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


Today we listened to the story of Jesus healing the man who could not walk at the pool of Bethesda. The children continued to act it out in their own play.

We acted out the story of how Jesus welcomed the little children. We thought about how we could be a good friend to Jesus.

We listened and acted out how Jesus chose his first disciples. We discussed who are friends are and why.

We heard how Jesus was left in the Temple. When Mary and Joseph found him he said he was in his Fathers house.

Today we listened to a retelling of the Christmas story.

Today we looked at items and the children had to guess what we were preparing for by looking at them! In the first group there were pyjamas, toothbrush, a book and a teddy . They all guessed they were used for preparing to go to sleep. We had items then relating to preparing for going to the beach and preparing for going camping. We finished by looking at how we prepare for Christmas and I introduced the class Advent calendar and Christmas wreath. We explored the nativity scene and the children played with this in their own play. We made Advent paper candles and wrote Advent promises for our display.

Today we listened and watched to the first part of the Christmas story when the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her she was going to have God’s son.

Today we listened to the story of Nicolas and how he did very kind deeds but no one knew it was him. We acted out the story. We thought of our own kindness mission that would help someone we know.

Today we started our new topic of Gods family. We spoke about our ‘ home ‘ families and who is in them- we drew someone on our whiteboards. We then talked about our school family and drew someone from this on our whiteboards. We had buddies, friends and teachers all featured! We then learnt that we are all part of an even bigger family, the family of God.

Sycamore class led us in our Harvest festival celebration.

This week we had Bible Encounter visit school. Mrs Fraser told us the story of Gideon and how God helped him and his people.

This. Week we learnt about God’s most precious thing- us! We looked in the box to spit the most precious thing he had made, it was us in the mirror inside!

Today we discussed how to look after the world God has made. We read 10 things I can do to help my world. We then passed the inflatable world round the circle saying what we would do it keep it as beautiful as God would like it!

Willow class created a display of things God made.

Today we listened to the story of creation. We learnt how God made every part of our wonderful world. We drew and painted our favourite part of creation.

Today we read the story, Guess how much I love you’. We discussed the people that love them. They heard that God also lives them so much. We tried to describe how much he loves us, just like in the story. His love is; “ bigger than a mountain” “ bigger than my house” “ bigger than the moon!”. They drew their ideas and the used the watercolour paints to paint them.