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Headteacher's Welcome...

Welcome to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School!

Our School Motto is 'Love, Listen and Learn'! 

We believe that school life must be a partnership between the child’s home, school and parish.

Children need to be aware of their parents and teachers working together.  It gives them the security and confidence which they need if they are to develop good attitudes to learning, and to become part of the faith community.

Parents have an important part to play in their child’s education and there are many ways in which they can support their child and our school. We hope you will find the information on this website helpful.

It will explain how we seek to educate our children, how the school is organised and how parents and volunteers can help.   The primary years are very special ones and no child gets a second chance at them. We assure you of our very best efforts to make our children’s years at St Mary’s School as happy and productive as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

Ms. M. Creed

Headteacher

 

To find out more information about our Parish, visit our website at: 

Mary Mother of God Website

 

We have a very active school council. Each class elected a representative based on the manifestos they heard!
We the school council are working on several projects, which include:

  • A food bank project- Having a monthly collection at school and visiting our local food bank.

  • Raising awareness of the need to help others in our local area (have a look at our WE day assembly pictures).

  • A whole school assembly reminding everyone what the school council is about.

  • Running our monthly fair trade stall (have a look at our photos below).

We take the ideas of everyone into consideration and the entire school has the opportunity to have their ideas heard by writing them in our class green books.

Look at how much we raised for our local Food Bank!

Check out some of our manifestos and our School Council Project Board:

Manifestos:

We had a recent visit from Team London Young Ambassadors. This is an initiative of the Mayor of London to inspire young people to volunteer in their local communities.

All the children had the opportunity to participate in an assembly delivered by the Team London Young Ambassador, Rafaela Ricardo. The children were really inspired by the true stories of young people, including Rafaela making such a huge difference in their communities.

The children also heard stories of how fair trade makes such a huge difference in the lives of others.

After the assembly the school council had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a practical workshop. This helped them to develop an action plan for our food banks community project. Have a look at photos from our workshop and assembly below!

School Council Workshop and Assembly WE Day
St Mary's Fairtrade Stall


St Mary’s is a thinking school. This means use a set of tools for learning which help the children to become independent and critical thinkers.

Thinking Hats
Edward de Bono developed the "six hats" method as a means of teaching people to view problems from a range of perspectives, and so develop a more rounded way of thinking. In a group of people considering a problem or proposition, one person will consider the situation analytically, another emotionally, another positively, another negatively, and another creatively.

This explains the different thinking hats and the vocabulary we would use to explain it to the children. 

De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats
     
The Red hat is worn when we are looking at problems using our gut reactions and emotions. The red hat is like fire. It is warm and full of feelings!
     The Yellow hat helps us think positively.  It helps us to keep going when everything looks gloomy and difficult. 
     The White hat is all about information.  It is like computer paper!  We are looking at the information we have and seeing what we can learn from it.
     The Black hat is worn when we are looking at why a plan or solution might not work. It helps us to see the problems and weaknesses of a specific idea.
     The Green hat is worn when we are trying to be creative and think of different ways to solve a problem.  It is like nature, about growing new ideas.
The Blue hat is the hat worn by the person in charge of the discussion.  It keeps everyone organised and thinking the right way.

Habits of Mind
A habit of mind means having a disposition toward behaving intelligently when confronted with problems, the answers to which are not immediately known.
There are 16 Habits of Mind and the children focus at least one of them per week.

Thinking Maps
Thinking Maps presents eight powerful visual models that boost all learners’ metacognitive and critical thinking skills. This is a novel and effective model which helps students:
•    Organise thoughts
•    Examine relationships
•    Enhance reasoning skills
•    Create connections between subjects
•    Engage with content
The children use these maps daily across the curriculum.

 

Philosophy for Children


This is a method of thinking, reasoning and making sense of arguments. It is a chance for the children to think, share ideas and form reasoned arguments. It is also a time to listen to others and have their opinions heard. There are no right or wrong answers just opinions.
The children really enjoy the sessions. This is what a group of Year 6 children shared about their recent session:


‘If you speak and if it is wrong, nobody says it is wrong.’
‘There are no right or wrong answers.’
‘Everybody was free to share their opinion.’
‘We shared time together.’
‘We expressed our feelings freely.’
‘It gave me a chance to speak in a group because I like speaking in groups.’
‘We get to think outside the box.’

St Mary's Choir Supporting the Nightingale Hospice
Have a look at our Numeracy themed corridor displays...
DANCE FESTIVAL 2017
Our Choir

School Names

St Mary's Catholic Primary

Address line 1

Durants Road

Address line 2

Enfield

School postcode

EN3 7DE

School map

St Marys Catholic Primary School

School telephone

020 8804 2396

School fax

020 8292 2571

School email

office@stmarys.enfield.sch.uk

For further information about our school please contact our Administrative Officer Mrs. G Robinson at the school.

If you request a paper copy of the information published on our school website then please speak to Mrs. G. Robinson at the school.

YEAR 6 PUPILS PRESENT OUR SCHOOL

Confirmation of Safeguarding Checks on School Staff

British Values and Our Catholic Ethos

Risk Assessment Radicalisation and Extremism Updated

Mission and Aims

Everyday Evangelising

Have a look at these links!

Prospectus 2017

Ofsted Website Link

Ofsted Website Parentview

School Performance Tables 

National Curriculum Results at Key Stage 2 2015 Updated

National Curriculum Results at Key Stage 2 2016

Achievement End of Key Stage 2 2017

Achievement at End of Key Stage 1 2016

Achievement at End of Key Stage 1 Phonics 2016

Achievement at End of Early Years foundation Stage 2016

Expected Progress 2015 Updated

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement October 2017

Ready to learn every day leaflet

Apply for your Child Secondary School Place-Online Leaflet 2018

Guide to Secondary Schools in Enfield September 2018

Secondary Transfer 2018 and Open Evening details

Year 6 Secondary Transfer 2017

NSPCC Websites:

ChildLine School Service

NSPCC Underwear Rules

NSPCC For Parents

NSPCC Website

Drama Club
Shakespeare Globe Players Production