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


One of our amazing Y6 organised a poetry writing competition. Well done to everyone involved for a varied mix of poetic forms!

Amazing costumes this year for World Book Day. Lots of planning seems to have gone into it and it was lovely seeing Oak Class sharing their love of reading with others.

We sequenced events from our visual text and added powerful description

We have been using Neil Gaiman’s dark text, Hansel and Gretel, to inspire our writing. Today we read the part about the children noticing delicious aromas drifting through the forest. In class we had to smell and taste a selection of tasty treats to help us generate powerful vocabulary to describe the foods. Safe to say, we all enjoyed this lesson!

Here are some more examples of our Spelling Journal homework. It's lovely to see the children thinking of their own strategies to help them learn their spellings and being inspired by other subjects.

This week we have been writing instructions about how to survive on a desert island. We used our concept maps to help us as well as other sources of information such as the internet and texts we have read. We had to use lots of 'Word' formatting to make sure we had the correct layout features and punctuation.

We are loving the visual strategies used by the pupils this term in their Spelling Journals. It's wonderful that they are enjoying learning their spellings.

This week we learned how to create concept maps, to help us make links between words and facts from our research. Our concept maps show information about what to do if you find yourself deserted on an island, just like Michael in our class novel.

What an amazing start to the year with our Spelling Journals! These are our spelling homework books, where we do a range of activities to help us learn our spellings..