Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's C of E Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

Religious Education


This half term we are focusing on the Christian Value of Friendship.

Click on the pictures below to read our School and Trust prayers.


If you know of any person or family who are going through difficult times, you can let the school office know and we will send them a Prayer Card to let them know they are in our prayers. 

Year 1 - The Feeding of the 5000

Today in RE we read the story 'Feeding the 5000.' To help the children feel immersed in the story and understand the feelings of the characters, we shared 1 packet of biscuits between 30 children! A lovely, reflective afternoon.

Time for reflection

The children in Year 1 listened to a hymn called ' Think of the world without any flowers.' Whilst the hymn played, the children reflected on what our wonderful world would be like without any of the wonderful creations of God. The children believed that without God's wonderful creations then the world would be dull and dark. Caleb said 'Without trees we wouldn't be able to breathe so there would be no people on the Earth.' Jack said 'Without sunlight the world would just be so so dark and it would make me sad.'

Think of a world without any flowers.


A huge thank you to all of you who donated items for the Angel Starfish shoe box appeal. After the shoe boxes had been shipped to Africa we received more donations from all the generous children and their parents. After some research, we decided to send the remaining donation to a local charity, Fur Clempt. Fur Clempt supports the people of Wigan by giving to those in need. Miss Caunce and Mrs Murphy had the pleasure of going to Fur Clempt to meet Katy and take the donations. They were so overjoyed at your generosity.  In return, they donated loaves of bread to help our Y6 children with their fundraising for their school trip. You could say we've enough to feed the 5000! 


We spent a lovely day meeting new friends from other schools in our LDST family. 


Goodbye and Good Luck       Goodbye and Good Luck





Rev. Pearson visited to teach us about The Last Supper.



Year 2 create a Friendship Station after completing the unit, Jesus: A friend to everyone.

Year Four Christingle Service


Charity Work




Christian Values Cross

Using ceramic tiles kindly donated by one of our governors, each child painted their own representation of a Christian Value. These have been arranged in the shape of a cross and displayed at the back of the hall. Our children are extremely proud of their achievement and enjoy explaining its meaning to visitors to their school.    


Religious Education displays and Reflection Areas

Every classroom has an Religious Education/Reflection Display. This area provides a focal point for pupils' prayers and reflections.

Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Diocesan guidelines to all age groups of children. All children attend a daily act of collective worship. On occasion, the whole school worships at St. Matthew’s Church and we welcome parents and friends to join us. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from R.E. and Collective Worship, upon prior arrangement with the Headteacher.