In assembly today, we talked about why it is so important for children to be in school every day. Here are some facts about this term:
We were delighted that so many children hit our school target of 96% or higher attendance!
What made us most excited was the fact that 100 children had 100% attendance! This is brilliant and now we are aiming to beat that figure for next term!
St Mary’s has been selected for a STARS Top School award!
STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) is a scheme run by TfL to inspire young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, wellbeing and the environment.
St Mary’s has the gold level accreditation but we have also won a Top School award for all the work we have done promoting active travel, improving air quality and road safety for our school community.
Some pupils will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony in December at City Hall.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who have helped us to win this award, but especially to our pupils and their families for all their efforts and support. We are very proud of you!
Welcome back to school for the new term. Here is today’s newsletter with lots of key information for the coming term: April 20th 2018
We are also delighted to have achieved the Silver Level Games Mark this week for our excellent practice in PE!
We are open as usual, and enjoying the snow at St Mary’s. This morning, school looks like this:
Yesterday, children had lots of fun exploring the snow!
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
At our first hot chocolate of the year we talked about the Christmas break and what we are looking forward to this year. In particular, we are all excited about International Week!
St Mary’s has been awarded the Gold level accreditation for its work on encouraging children to travel to school in a healthy and sustainable way, and for its work on air quality.
Well done to all the children, staff and parents who helped us to achieve this. We are also grateful for the help we received from Westminster City Council.
We are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Sing Up’ Gold Award for having singing embedded throughout the school.
Sing Up Gold certificate
Here are some of the endorser’s comments:
‘Overall I am very impressed with the quality of singing, particularly from the choir. It is clear that pupils are encouraged to sing well and with conviction, listening to their tuning, and as a result lots of the singing I heard was very beautiful.
It is good to hear that children are given lots of opportunities to lead singing, particularly in the upper years, and it’s good that this will be developed by supporting them to lead part singing.
It is nice to see such emphasis put on staff training. The training that took place was obviously a valuable experience for the staff that took part and it sounds like it has had an impact on their use of singing in the classroom.
Congratulations again St Mary’s Bryanston Square, you are a golden singing school and I look forward to hearing about your next singing adventures!’