Category Archives: Whole School

Gold Award for RE

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.

REQM-Gold-LogoWe 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

International Day Celebration

Today, our families brought food to share from their home countries – all over the world! Children and adults dressed up in national costumes, too.

International Week

We started the week learning about Mother Teresa of Calcutta in assembly, and what she thought was the most important human need.

HinduismYear 4 have been learning about India, and in particular, all about Hinduism. They have had two special visitors who taught them that there are over 330 million gods in Hinduism, and over a billion people follow the religion! They also learnt what life is like in India.


Year 1 have been learning about Indonesia, and really enjoyed hearing from their visitor:









Year 2 have been learning about Bangladesh and about Islam as the main religion in Bangladesh. They made roti bread, flags and waterlilies from clay (Bangladesh’s national flower) and had some very special visitors:

Year 6 learnt about China and Confucianism. Some of the Chinese children helped their classmates to practise writing Chinese characters and were visited by some of our parents, sharing their culture and practices with the class.

Year 3 learnt about Thailand, and Buddhism as practised in Thailand and had a special visitor talk about the culture of the country.