RE at English Martyrs
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.
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.
Examples of Catholic Life in Our School
During Lent We have planned many activities .
Beginning with our Lent launch Assembly we have looked at Mary's meals and Our school council shared our school environmental focus on reducing plastic. We then ended with a fairtrade breakfast hosted by our parishoners and governers.
You can find more details here-www.kidsagainstplastic.co.uk/learn
Little Lights will be Leading Our lent season with The Stations Of The cross on a Tuesday lunchime outside in the Prayer garden and inside the hall. They were lucky enough to be trained by Charles from the Youth Team.
We will be fundraising for Marys meals with our class collections with help from our parishoners Elizabeth and Hillary- Items include clothes, towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste , stationary, shoes, flip flops and spoons.
Each class will be bringing home a Lenten Journey to share with their families.
Elizabeth our parishoner came to join us and she started our appeal for Marys Meals by explaining what we needed to donate. We will join with Elizabeth and Hillary and our Parish this Lent
We are supporting Mary's Meals this lent. Take a look at the video to find out more.
Children attended Advent Mass at St Jospeh's and presented our Advent Wreaths for them to be blessed by Father Stephen.
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
Our trip to celebrate the Feast of St Therese Of Lisieux Mass at St Peter and St Paul’s in Lincoln. On Tuesday The Little Lights and Mini Chaplains went to Mass at St Peter and St Pauls Church in Lincoln. It took about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the rain was awful. At Mass there was a really good band from St Peter and St Paul’s, they played the drums and electric guitar. We sang lots of good songs like My Lighthouse and others like that. We celebrated St Therese’s feast day with a cookie and a juice. By Alfie
St Thérèse of Lisieux Feast Day
The Little Lights and Mini Chaplains accompanied Mrs Chambers and Mrs Topping to a special Mass in Lincoln on Tuesday to celebrate the feast of St Thérése with other schools across the Trust.
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.
Father Stephen came into school on Ash Wednesday to deliver Mass to the children and staff. We were also joined by families and parishioners.