Category Archives: Respect


RSHE is part of the mission of Catholic Schools to educate the whole person. It should be carried out as part of the holistic education which seeks to form as well as inform young people in preparation for adult life. (Catholic Education Service).

In the academic year 2020/21, Relationships Education and Health Education became statutory in all primary schools in England.  At St Vincent’s  we follow the scheme ‘Life to the Full’ by Ten Ten Resources. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work.

The Life to the Full programme is based on a model curriculum that was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education.  We therefore have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education is based on the Catholic Framework and revolves around the sanctity of love and marriage. As children move through the school their relationship and health education is geared to their stage of development, allowing the children to develop a growing awareness of themselves, their place in society and their relationships with others.



• To encourage pupils’ growth in self-respect, acknowledging we are all created in the image and likeness of God

• To help pupils develop an understanding that love is the central basis of relationships

• To help pupils to understand the nature of relationships and to encourage them to reflect on their own relationships and respect differences between people.

• To develop pupils’ confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships.

• To help pupils acquire the skills necessary to develop and sustain relationships

• To ensure that pupils protect themselves and ask for help and support when needed.

• To ensure that pupils are prepared for puberty.

• To help pupils to develop a healthy lifestyle.

• To prepare pupils to play an active role as citizens and to understand the Catholic vision of what it means to be citizens of the Kingdom/reign of God

Taught with a spiral approach to learning, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional well-being, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world.

The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.

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St Vincent’s Community Garden

Our allotment project has grown and grown. We are very grateful to funding from INEOS which has helped this to happen. Well done to the team of parents who have been working with our gardener, Claire Witcomb, to plant this year’s crop. It’s looking amazing.

There are  nasturtiums and courgettes and pumpkins and sweet peas growing well around the willow dome. Giant potatoes are loving the compost bin shelter There are lots of ladybugs and bees to be seen. Tomoatoes, rocket, rapsberries and lots of herbs are coming along nicely.
This week the team have harvested loads of spinach.

Multi- Cultural Day

It felt like the whole world was represented at St Vincent’s today.

Thank to all the families who cooked such declicious food. We had three different coffee ceremonies from different parts of Africa. We loved seeing your presentations. The children learned some new dances and drumming patterns.  What an amazing day!!

Our Heritage

The children were challenged to creat a display about their family heritage. These are superb!

Action for Creation

Thank you to our pupil champlains who led our prayer  services for this day of action. We learned about recycling our waste fruit and paper.  At lunchtime we all shared a simple lunch of baked potato. We had a compettion to see which class could leave the least waste. The winners were Year 4 with zero waste, closely followed by Year 2 and Year 5.

The children wrote pledges for what they are going to do to help reduce waste and stop climate change.

St George’s Day

Happy St George’s Day to all of us!

Today, 23rd April, we celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of England. Many other countries also celebrate this day including Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Croatia. St George was born in Turkey. He was martyred because he refused to deny his Christian faith. Now people turn to him for protection. Find out more here.

Thank you to cook Mrs Finnegan, for our delicious St George’s Day menu today.