Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Art and Design

Developing juxtaposition work inspired by dreams, Dali and Magritte.

Surrealism - Playing around with Juxtaposition

Our work on symbolism portraits is continuing nicely, with pupils now thinking about colour and how this can also express our personalities. Some chose their favourite colours, while some chose colour to represent emotions or objects. Are you able to identify anyone yet?

In Art we learned that artist Frida Kahlo created portraits that communicated her passions and interests. She used bright colours, symbolism and big shapes. We linked her work to thinking about our inner selves and started to sketch a self-portrait of our inner and outer selves.