St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

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

Category: Upper KS2

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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Resurrection Assembly 29/4/22

Our Year 5 students did an excellent job of putting on a Resurrection assembly this Friday. It was the first assembly in front of parents since Covid and they put

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UKS2 Spring Project

During the Spring Term, pupils in UKS2 explored the driving question: ‘What does it mean to give your heart to someone?’ We explored both the literal and figurative meaning of

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Free Workshop

Download and fill in the registration form if you would like to attend this free workshop. Email the school office and ask Miss Scelsi for any support if needed.

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Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent. UKS2 attended mass at Sacred Heart Church this morning to receive their ashes – their behaviour was exceptional! The rest

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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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Free Workshops for Parents

Barnet are running free workshops for parents/carers. Please click on the links for booking information or contact Miss Scelsi to help you further. Supporting your child’s anxiety – Parent/carer group

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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.