Category Archives: British Values

Westminster Winter Windows

We are delighted that four of our pupils now have work displayed in Leicester Square as part of the ‘Westminster Windows’ project. There are 20 illuminated images, created by school children for a Westminster-wide competition on the theme of light.

Last night, Ananda, Sagi, Khadija and Sara went to Leicester Square to be presented with a certificate by the Lord Mayor of London, and see their ‘windows’ in situ. Congratulations!

If you get the chance, do go along and have a look.

Remembrance Day

The whole school held 2 minutes’ silence today to mark Remembrance Day. The children explained that on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, ‘we will remember them’. Year 6 read ‘On Flanders Field’ and we all prayed together for the peace of our world.


Year 5 Trip to the Bank of England

Yesterday, Year 5 visited the Bank of England Museum in the City. They learnt about our country’s financial system, held real gold (yes, really!) and discovered how bank notes (including the brand new £5 note) are made. It was a great way to put their Mathematical learning into a real life context.


Happy 90th Birthday to the Queen

On Saturday, the Queen celebrated her official 90th birthday. Several of us celebrated at an indoor Street Party in St Mary’s Church on Sunday, and on Monday, we had a specially themed assembly about the Queen and royal tea with Miss Norman. We have been thinking about the ways in which the Queen has kept herself healthy and happy – physically, emotionally and spiritually – and looking at what we can learn from her. Happy birthday, your Majesty!

Tea 13.6.16 QueenGracious God, give our Queen continued wisdom and strength to carry out the promises she has made;
and bless those who are gathered here,
that, by serving others,
we may faithfully serve you, all the days of our life. Amen (adapted from the CofE)

Wear it Wild Day!

Today was Wear it Wild Day at St Mary’s. Children (and adults) dressed up as animals to support the work of WWF in protecting endangered animals. Year 2 had written to Miss Norman to ask for this day, after learning about the plight of different animals at London Zoo. This morning they shared some of their work in assembly, and all the children showed off their outfits!

RE Artwork: What Prayer Means to Me

Year 6 pupils have been creating artwork for the Westminster Faith Exchange, on the topic of ‘What Prayer Means to Me’. Here is some of their work, and the inspiration behind their Art:

BIT Award for the Prevention of Bullying

St Mary’s has been awarded the BIT award in recognition of its work in preventing bullying in school. This is a wonderful achievement and something we are extremely proud of, as we take anti-bullying extremely seriously. Year 5 worked intensively with Kidscape last term, and both Mrs Leith and Mr Davies have been trained to deliver high-quality anti-bullying teaching to the children. A huge thank you to Mrs Leith, Mrs McSherry and all the staff for all their work in protecting our children.

St Mary’s Bryanston Square Primary School Primary Bullying Intervention Training Certificate Kidscape-PrimaryBIT-Logo-WEBSITE

International Day Assembly

This morning, we held an assembly where all the children shared which country they came from, and showed their traditional costumes.

International Day 2016 Assembly for web


Each class also explained to the school the work they had undertaken about the countries they have studied this week.