We are delighted that Billy Ivory, a well known British screenwriter and actor and a member of our parish, has agreed to work with us helping to inspire our children in their reading and writing. He came to school to talk in assembly and he will be delivering a writing workshop and organising a writing competition at the end of the year.
Maths Challenge Winners 2017!
After a very successful year in all the Maths Challenge competitions and Kangaroos where our children achieved amazing results, we couldn't have asked for a better ending than the maths challenge team of Polly, Sophie H, Tara and Edward who won the Kings School, Peterborough Primary Maths Challenge! Coming first out of 31 schools. Well done to everyone involved!
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.
English Martyrs Bake Off!
As part of our English Martyrs Day celebrations we held our very own English Martyrs Bake Off! All of the entries were amazing! Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who took part and to the parents who helped make the wonderful creations.
World Osprey Week
During World Osprey week our Ambassadors took part in a Skype discussion about Ospreys with schools in Spain, Italy and the Gambia – it was a fantastic experience.
A huge well done to the Maths Challenge teams who took part in the regional final in Peterborough in March. The achievement of the Year 6 team was all the more special as they were the only Year 6 team present. All of the other teams came from KS3 – Year 7-9. The children did incredibly well ending up in 20th place. A well done to all involved.
We managed to come second in the Tesco grant and have therefore won £2000 for the school, fantastic news!
Thank you to everyone who asked for extra tokens and for voting, and thank you to Mrs Iden for completing the paperwork!
We Need Your Vote!
English Martyrs has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco's #BagsofHelp initiative. The project is for an outdoor seating area. Please vote for us to win the top prize in Tesco stores from 1st to 25th February - collect your blue token(s) and post into our project and remind all other family members too!
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales and the scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 all raised from the 5p bag charge. Let's go for the £5,000!! Thank you.
Eat Healthy Competition with Tesco
Well done to Polly who created the winning design for the Tesco Jute Bag - she was presented with the design of her bag. Every child has also been given a bag to take home.
Mass at St Joseph's
We enjoyed celebrating Mass with the Parish Community at St Joseph's on Sunday 27th November.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 by the Big Lottery Fund for the development of an all Weather Surface Pitch within our school grounds. Further fundraising is required but this is a fantastic start to our project financially!
End of Year of Mercy
Year of Mercy ends with Celebration at Nottingham Cathedral with Bishop
Mrs Chambers and Mrs Iden had the pleasure of taking Libby and Polly to the Cathedral on Friday 18th November to mark the end of the Year of Mercy with Mass celebrated by the Bishop. Mrs Crawford attended with Izzy from St Augustine's
This week the children have been thinking about their aspirations for the future and what job they might like to do when they are older. Father Stephen visited and he talked about his calling to the Priesthood and the Priest that had inspired him and how he had to ‘go back to school’ in Rome to commence his studies to become a Priest. During the week children have been out to visit different types of employment; the Co-op, the fire station, Ketton cement Works and Caldicott Farm. We have had the local Vet in to talk but also some of our parents came in – their careers included hairdressing, a soldier, a paramedic, a psychologist, an illustrator, a scientist, a postman and a nutritionist The children have produced some beautiful writing and artwork based around their aspirations which Parishioners are welcome to come and see!