RE at English Martyrs

A Partnership

We encourage our parents to support all of our children in their journey of faith. Our parish Church of St Joseph's is an extension of our school and all families are welcome to worship God in this Church. The meaning of life as understood in the Catholic faith is explored and experienced by all those taking part in the life of the school whether they are Baptised Catholics or not, practising their faith in their own Parish or not.

Religious Education

In the life of faith of English Martyrs CVA, Religious Education plays a central and vital part, it is the foundation of the entire educational process. RE is a core subject in our school which occupies ten percent of our timetable and the majority of classroom teaching is delivered through the Diocesan 'Come and See' Programme. A termly newsletter is sent home with more information about what is covered within lessons across each key stage.

For more information about RE at English Martyrs, please take a look at the Parent Booklet.

Please click here for our RSE Curriculum overview and for the DFE guidance on RSE, please click here.

Please click here for our RSE Policy.

The Baptism of Jesus

Take a look at the video below of Malakai retelling the story of the Baptism of Jesus.

The Briars Team - A message from Charles.

Last Wednesday, myself and some of the team from The Briars joined English Martyrs as part of the parish of Saint Joseph's mission week. 

We spent the day creating boats with year groups 4 - 6 and talking about how we can all be better disciples by doing small things with a lot of love!  We finished the day with a whole school celebration where the Little Lights and chaplaincy team lead a liturgy about being missionary disciples, something Bishop Patrick has asked us all to do!  

We take our inspiration from the brand new class disciples! If you haven't seen them yet check them out in the classrooms around school! 

We look forward to seeing you soon, God Bless, The Briars Team

School Houses

We have been busy putting our children into new houses along with staff and governors to ensure that we have fair numbers in each house. Our new house captains helped to coordinate a morning assembly on our Martyrs giving the children lots of information about each one. We looked at the Gospel Values, school values and resilience words to see which ones fitted best to each Martyr and then there was a quiz at the end for KS2 children.

Please have a look at the power point on our Martyrs here.

English Martyrs Day

We had a wonderful day on Friday celebrating English Martyrs Day at school. We started off with Mass led by Father Stephen and children from EYFS and Y3. A special mention to the EYFS children who learnt their words off by heart and spoke beautifully. Our English Martyrs Bake Off was back with amazing entries once again and we managed to raise £90.80 at the sale. Thank you to Mrs Archer, Billy Ivory and Rutland Radio for judging. In the afternoon, the children were split into groups and took part in a number of challenges around Route to Resilience. Thank you to family members who came along to support the event.  

Ash Wednesday

Father Stephen came into school on Ash Wednesday to deliver Mass to the children and staff.  We were also joined by families and parishioners.