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


Much of our written work about 'The Great Fire of London' has been cross curricular with our learning in History. We have written a description of what it would have been like to live in London in 1666 following our 3D video tour of London in the past. We worked with a partner to collate our ideas in terms of what we would have seen, heard, tasted, touched and smelled. Using these ideas we created our individual narratives. 
We have loved reading the many wonderful books the school library service has provided us for our topic work on 'The Great Fire of London' and books all about London to help us to learn more about life in places we haven't been to and events that happened in the past.
As part of our 'Fantasy and Fire' topic, we have been learning about dragons and the legends surrounding them. In response to the beautifully written and illustrated book, 'Tell Me A Dragon', we were challenged to describe and then illustrate our own dragons. We tried to include adjectives and similes to describe our dragons and to make our descriptions as detailed as possible, so as to interest the reader.