We are very excited to announce that we have been given the green light from our Catholic Multi Academy Trust to forge ahead with the building of a new classroom. We are hoping the new classroom will be started during the summer holidays and are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be finished by Christmas. The new classroom will mean we can have single year groups across the school and increase our planned admission numbers to allow our amazing school community to grow whilst still retaining class sizes under 30. We will keep you updated with any news on the build!
A huge thank you to FEM for organising another fabulous Christmas fair. The amount raised was a whopping £1209! Thank you to everyone who helped, donated and supported the event!
The Iron Man
Mrs Topping and Mrs Scott’s classes attended a special fully accessible performance of the Iron Man at the library last week by the Graeae Theatre Company. It really inspired them for the work they are doing at school around the book.
Rutland Showground—outdoor learning
Year 6 were invited to attend an outdoor learning session at Rutland Showground, which was fantastic! The children planned and made two decorative floral wheel barrows which look amazing and are currently on display in the school foyer. They were also lucky enough to meet the Duke of Gloucester who was visiting Rutland. Additionally, two of our boys - Liam and Josh were playing in a demonstration rugby game for the VIP visitor.
The children in Key Stage 2 were extremely lucky to be visited by Alex Hamilton and Eddie Turvey from the BBC East Midlands Today. They talked to the children about preparing weather forecasts and meteorology. It was amazing! The children even got the chance to present their own weather forecasts.
Route to Resilience Accreditation!
We are celebrating receiving news that we have been accredited with the route to resilience award after completing our toolkit at the end of last year. We are continuing on this journey, further developing positive learning attitudes across the school and providing opportunities to embed our vocabulary encouraging all our children to be as resilient as possible.
Our uniform provider Deco Schoolwear have generously sponsored 15 new tracksuits for children to use at sporting events. We're thrilled with them and the children are very excited to start using them. We are very grateful to Sam and Ben at Deco Schoolwear/Rutland Merchandise Ltd for sponsoring us.
For more information about Rutland Merchandise, please take at look at their website. http://www.rutlandmerchandise.co.uk/
Silver Artsmark Award
We are thrilled to have been awarded a Silver Artsmark Award in recognition of work we do in the curriculum around art, music and drama. We hope to build on this success this academic year by providing further opportunities for children to access the arts within the curriculum. All children will be participating in Arts Week in the week commencing 2nd October with lots of activities planned.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year, the first school in Rutland to achieve this!
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this!
We look forward to applying once again in 2019!
WE ARE THE 2017/2018 CHAMPIONS!!
!On Friday 13th July 201, we shared with the children the amazing news that not only had we retained the title of Rutland Small School Champions for sport,but we also won themain 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. Thank you also to all the staff and volunteers who helped at the events, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Our long-awaited Astroturf is finished! 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. Thank you also to Playscapes Playgrounds for such an excellent job in providing the pitch. Please contact the school if you are interested in hiring this facility for extra curricular sport or birthday parties.