St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

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

LKS2 Terrific Teeth

As part of Lower Key Stage 2’s latest project on how we can teach others about staying fit and healthy, children were given the wonderful opportunity to hear from a school parent, Mrs Young, a dental hygenist, who spoke to them about how to keep their teeth healthy, what food’s to try to avoid and the correct way to brush our teeth!

Some brave volunteers even had their teeth disclosed which can indicate where they are brushing well and which areas could need some more attention. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Check out below for some amazing pictures from the event.

What did the children think?

A child from Oak Class said, “I liked when Mrs Young put the dye on our teeth; it showed all of the areas we can brush more!”

A child from Silver Birch said, “I loved learning about the different types of teeth and how different types of toothbrushes help our teeth.”

A child from Rowan Class said, “I loved watching the dye go onto their teeth; I really also liked finding out how to look after our teeth!”

We would like to give a huge thank you to Mrs Young for your generosity of time and knowledge with our children!

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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.