St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

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

Picnic in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 27/5/22

On 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. There are events, community activities and celebrations as well as national moments of reflection taking place throughout the year, including a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, St Vincent’s community celebrated together in The Big Lunch with a whole school ‘Picnic on the Pitch’ on Friday 27th May 2022 between 12 noon – 1pm. Children came to school dressed in Red, White and Blue – the colours of the British Flag. The PTA kindly gave the each child a cupcake as a treat to bring even more smiles to their faces and help mark this special occasion.

This small gesture to share food, friendship and fun is in celebration of this momentous and joyous event in honour of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II.

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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.