St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Psalm 133.1

Category: The Curriculum Outdoors

Utopia adventures in Athens

By Miriam Ridge, St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, Barnet Utopia in Athens Following our visits to partner schools in Europe and our successful hosting of partner representatives from: Belgium, Bulgaria,

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EnvironLent

Over the last five weeks, leading up to the celebration of Easter, we have been taking inspiration from Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ and spent time time looking after ourselves,

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Mental Health Week 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 took place from 7-13 February and we celebrated it over two weeks. This year’s theme was Growing Together. We encouraged children (and adults) to consider how

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Cross Country

Today, during our lunch break, children from KS1 and LKS2 competed in a school cross country race. Over 90 children competed in a series of laps around our wonderful field!

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Classifying Invertebrates

As part of LKS2’s project, we have been reading James and the Giant Peach. James becomes friends with different insects who are part of the invertebrate family. We have been

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Raft Building

UKS2 have been reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. In one of the early chapters, the children build a raft using materials they find in the Rainforest to help them

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How Do We Survive?

To kick-off their Autumn Term Project, the children in UKS2 paid a visit to the forest last weekend with Mr McKaye. They talked about what they thought was needed in

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Curriculum Intent

At St Vincent’s it is our INTENT is to enable ALL children to thrive through the opportunities we provide them with, in order to:

Curriculum Context

St Vincent’s is a 1.5 form entry school with 285 children ranging from 4 -11. Children come predominantly from the parishes of Sacred Heart in Mill Hill and St Anthony’s in Edgware.

Children come from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds, speak 17 different languages and hail from 26 different ethnic groups. The curriculum we present, and promote, to the children is an endeavour to reflect these differences by providing opportunities to explore the different countries, languages and customs our children are part of through the projects they investigate. We have looked closely at the context of our school, the backgrounds of the children and how life is for a child growing up in North London today. We have used the underlying principles of our Catholic Faith and the example of our namesake St Vincent to create a set of values which lie at the heart of our curriculum.

We are aware of the changing nature of society and the pressures faced by young children as they enter the next stage of their education. The rise in Mental Health related issues has been widely documented across the media. Therefore, issues such as internet safety and the enormous impact across society of social media are at the forefront of our minds when planning our curriculum. With the current worldwide concerns relating to Covid 19, racial justice, equality and diversity, as well as gender and economic background, we feel it is our duty to prepare the children through a concerted focus on building independence, resilience and communication skills linked to our Vincentian Values.