Sport at English Martyrs
Please click here for the Rutland Sport Competition Calendar.
Please click here for the Rutland Competition Rules Booklet.
Please click here for the Parents Code of Conduct.
Please click here for information on our current and past Sports Clubs.
To check how English Martyrs are doing on the Primary Schools Results table, please see the Active Rutland website here.
We are the champions!
At the end of term we found out the amazing news that not only had we retained the 2018 title of Rutland Small School Champions for sport, but we also won the main Rutland School Games Champion trophy too! This is a massive achievement for a small school like English Martyrs and we couldn’t be more proud of our children for all their hard work in helping us win these awards.
Huge thanks are also due to all the staff and volunteers who support the children at the events entered as without them it wouldn't have been possible.
Good luck to the year 5/6 hockey team who have qualified to represent Rutland at the Leicestershire and Rutland County finals.
We were lucky enough that both our year 5/6 teams qualified in the final stages of the competition but in the end there could only be one winner.
Both teams play superbly and should be very proud.
Bronze winning Olympic medalist comes to visit!
As part of English Martyrs Day we were lucky enough to have a visit from Sam Oldham who won an Olympic medal at London 2012 for gymnastic.
Sam told the children all about how he got into the sport and the dedication it required. He also talked about having a passion for something and putting your everything into to achieve your dreams. He even let the children hold his medal!
It was great to see the children so inspired and excited. We wish Sam the best of luck for qualifying for Tokyo 2020.
On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April 12 dancers from key stage 2 took to the stage to perform in the Primary School Spotlight Show. The group have been working their socks off since January to learn their routine and all their efforts have paid off. They were fantastic and should all be proud of themselves.
We are Boccia County Champions!
On Wednesday 20th March our Boccia team went to represent Rutland in the county finals against others teams from around Leicestershire.
They played all four games fantastically winning three and drawing one before being crowned champions!
Basketball County Finalists
On Monday 19th March our basketball team went to represent Rutland at the County finals at Uppingham School Sports Centre.
They played all three games brilliantly drawing one and losing two. The standard we saw being played was really high and it was a super opportunity to develop our skills.
We ended up coming 8th out of the nine county finalists which is a massive achievement for our small school competing against large schools from within Leicestershire.
The team were fantastic and we are so proud of them for making it so far.
We officially opened our Astroturf today(Friday 9th March) and the local paper and Rutland Radio joined us. The majority of the funding has come from the enormous efforts of parents, staff and governors at the school and Mrs Chambers would personally like to thank them all for their incredible hard work.
The children can't wait to start using it at lunchtimes and for after school clubs.
We are the Champions!
We are thrilled to announce that we are the champions of the small schools sports league and 4th in the overall schools table out of 21 schools. This is a massive achievement for us and we are incredibly proud. Thank you to all the children who have helped us achieve this and to the staff who work very hard on our involvement in sporting activities.
Some photos from our 2016/2017 Sporting achievements.
Sports Week 2017
For our sports week we are starting each day with Wake and Shake exercises every morning!
Run for Rutland
Well done to the 18 children from school who took part in the Run for Rutland fun run at Oakham Rugby Club on April 1st. It was a great event despite the weather and the children were fantastic as always. A special mention for Isaac who was the third fastest finisher out of the entire field. A well done and thanks to all who contributed sponsorship money, in total we raised £223 for charity.
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
The Mark is a retrospective award which will validate your success over the ongoing academic year.
This year we have achieved the gold mark for the third year running, the only Rutland Primary School to do so three times!
This recognises the dedication to sport that all our staff, children and parents have and the links that we make with Rutland School Sport through participation in events and competitions as well as our links to external clubs.
Our curriculum focus this year for staff is gym and dance and we are also exploring further possibilities to develop physical literacy for all our pupils. Through our house system the leaders are running intra school competitions and we are competing in as many different sports as possible with other Rutland primaries.
We are busy organising and running fundraising events alongside FEM to try and realise our dream of a school Astro Turf to enable our children to access an extended all weather hard surface to play as much sport as possible.
We have also planned 3 themed healthy living days to enable the children to explore further actions that will keep them healthy and having a good understanding of healthy living and well being to make the correct choices.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Junior Chefs Workshop
On January 6th 2017, Years 3,4,5 and 6 had a junior chefs workshop. They learned about foods and their origins and made a crunchy fruit cocktail. It was great fun and really educational and more importantly the food was delicious.
Let's Get Cooking!
Uncle Ben’s, in association with Let’s Get Cooking (Children’s Food Trust), came in to school on December 15th 2016 to teach the Year 5 & 6 children about healthy eating. They were taught how to prepare and chop vegetables safely and they made a delicious veg- etable and chorizo risotto. They also prepared cranberry cookies to bake at home. The children had a great time, with fun games and activities and they got a lovely apron to take home too.