On Wednesday 31st October, Kirstine and Charlotte from St Mary’s church ran a Prayer Space Day for the children. Each class took part in different activities which allowed them to reflect on their thoughts and feelings about different issues such as homelessness in London, natural disasters and peace. They also explored their own gifts and gave some really thoughtful responses.
Last week’s Dojo point winners had milkshakes this afternoon. We talked about the children’s favourite things about school, which included singing in assembly, PE, Maths, English, playtime and having milkshakes!
Last week’s Dojo points winners had milkshakes on Monday afternoon! We talked about the things that they liked about their new classes, which included funny teachers, challenging work and making new friends.
As it’s still warm outside, we decided that we would have milkshakes instead of hot chocolate! Here are the children who earned the most Dojo points last week.
We have had some visitors into our school in the last week to share their lives and beliefs with the children. Year 4 had a visit by a Sikh, who talked about the 7 Ks of Sikhism and what life is like for him. Year 1 and 5 were visited by a Jewish believer, who spoke about different practices in Judaism. She also brought Challah bread, which the children were able to try!
Our children have told us they love these visits, because it helps them to understand the difference faith makes to a believer’s life – it makes it real and relevant for them. It also helps them to develop respect for others, which is one of our core Christian values.
We are very grateful to our visitors for giving up their time to come and see us.
We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold RE Quality Mark for our excellent practice in Religious Education. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work put in by all the staff, as well as contributions by parents and our local community, to ensure that our children receive high quality Religious Education. Please do look at the RE page of our website to see examples of the children’s wonderful work.
We are passionate about this subject at St Mary’s because we believe that learning about each other’s religions and beliefs is an essential part of living in modern Britain and making a positive contribution to society, but most of all it is one of the ways to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. As a Church School, we also believe in the importance of teaching children about the Christian faith and giving them the skills to understand why Christians do what they do.
St Mary’s Bryanston Square C.E. Primary School