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


In our RWI sessions we are always busy learning.

We loved celebrating World Book Day in Willow Class!

We love gettin new library books to share when we have a visit from the library van!

Exploring the non fiction topic books.

We enjoyed writing what was in Santa’s toy sack. We used our Fred fingers to sound out our words.

We made Christmas tree words by selecting a base and using our Fred talk read the word to read the word then collected the correct parts of the tree and made the word.

More sound hunt fun. The children were using their sounds when looking for them and using great mathematical language too, “ I’ve got only 1 more to find”. Plenty of communication between them to find and match the sounds.

Our school role play is proving very popular! The children are recreating phonics lessons with their friends, holding up the sound cards and asking them, "what's this sound?"

We have read The Paper Dolls this week. Linked to this book is the concept of memory. We played a memory game in class. The children had to identify which item I had taken off the tray and write or draw it on their whiteboards!

The children have loved reading story’s in our book corner this week!

Writing and drawing the story of Goldilocks in our discover and do time!

This morning we listened to an interactive space story! We enjoyed joining in with the actions and words. Afterwards the children decided to make a rocket outside to help the skunk in the story get to the moon!

Great to see our phonics sessions translated into the children's play. In continuous provision she decided to sound out her teddy's name to write, 'Little Fluff'.

We loved going on a phonic sound hunt. We spotted, said and matched each of the sounds to the ones on the sheet!

Great blending today as part of our phonics word time.

We love choosing books to take home to share.

Phonics in action.

We have been busy learning to write our names!