22Jun 2017

We are excited to bring you a free workshop on MindUp. This programme provides new techniques to better cope with and manage the challenges of work/life stress.  MindUp also helps parents build healthy relationships between siblings, their children and the community and finally between their children and themselves.  If you would like to attend please […]

19Jun 2017

Year 4 classes will be visiting London Zoo as part of their science topic Rainforest.  Class 4J will visit on 19th June and 4G 22nd June.  Keep a look out on your Year 4 page for photos.  

19Jun 2017

The Senior Leadership Team has decided that, in line with other schools in the area, the school will close early on the last day of term, being 21st July 2017. This will now be the school’s practice on the last day of term before each holiday. • If your child is in A.M. Nursery, please […]

15Jun 2017

English Martyrs’ celebrated art week from 5th-9th June, pupils were given different artists to study and reproduce artwork in their own style, some pictures are available to view on our school website. Each year group were given a specific artist to study, each year group’s artist is listed below. Y1 -Mondrian, Y2 -Hockney, Y3-Matisse, Y4-Kandinsky, Y5-Picasso, […]

14Jun 2017

Welcome to English Martyrs Primary School News-round and our June edition. In this video update, our news team discuss a number of important events coming up this month so please listen out for those all important dates. To watch this video news-round, please click on the play button.

02May 2017

Walk to school week – 15th – 19th May 2017 We would like to encourage all classes and staff to walk to school, as part of our school travel plan and healthy lifestyle choices we would like to encourage parents to walk to school with their child, although it would be wonderful if you could […]

26Apr 2017

The news team are back with the latest updates for April. The team tell us about a new area on the website for parents offering guides and information relating to the forthcoming SATs. We also hear about some exciting trips coming up, so have your diaries at the ready for those. To watch this month’s […]

29Mar 2017

We welcomed our local Labour M.P. Mr Neil Coyle to English Martyrs’ on Friday 24th March.  Mr Coyle spent time with pupils from different year groups and was given a tour of the school and their classrooms, he was greeted by pupils whom made special welcome flags from their country celebrating the different cultures of […]

28Mar 2017

We welcomed our local Labour M.P. Mr Neil Coyle to English Martyrs’ on Friday 24th March.  Mr Coyle spent time with pupils from different year groups and was given a tour of the school and their classrooms, he was greeted by pupils whom made special welcome flags from their country celebrating the different cultures of […]

10Mar 2017

The choir performed brilliantly in their Voices in a Million concert at Wembley Arena on Wednesday 8th March. They sang and danced with lots of energy and really enjoyed the amazing experience of performing in such a famous venue. Well done to all of them and thank you to the parents who came to watch […]

01Mar 2017

The children and staff at English Martyrs’ Primary School were dressed a little out of the ordinary today as they arrived dressed as their favourite book characters. With Book Week well underway, the entire school looked like a wonderland of books from both the past and present. We took some pictures today of some of […]

27Feb 2017

Sports day has always be a fun and exciting day, the pupils, staff and parents all have a fun packed afternoon, the event will be held at Burgess park. All year groups work hard towards developing their skills throughout their P.E. lessons, building confidence and finding the skills needed to work together as a team. Please see dates booked for your child’s […]

27Feb 2017

We are hosting a Health and Sports Week (6-10 March) were the children will be learning about healthy lifestyle choices, engaging in exciting sports including gymnastics and dodgeball. The children will also be learning about the risks of alcohol and drugs. We want to engage parents/carers (as well as the children) so please come along […]

27Feb 2017

We are delighted that our children have been given the opportunity to go to the awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey which is steeped in over 1000 years of history and has been a coronation church since 1066.  The children have been involved in an outreach singing programme with the education department of the Abbey.  In February 2017, our year 4 children […]

10Feb 2017

Bikeability – Year 3 and 4 took part in a two day Bikeability training in March, provided by Southwark. This is a great opportunity for pupils to learn the basic skills of bike maintenance and safety training whilst using their bikes around our busy community. It is very popular with pupils and we welcome back two […]

09Feb 2017

Each week pupils receive a Certificate at Good News Assembly and now they will have their name displayed on our website. Please visit the Our Parents section and drop down menu to find Stars of the Week to see if your child’s name is there. We want to see lots of names every week so praise and […]

09Feb 2017

City Hall Visit – Year 5 will visit City Hall on 22nd March with a 2-hour visit in one of the committee rooms along with a presentation, a selection of short video clips, and a quiz and lots with of opportunities for questions and discussion. The visits are designed to: Enthuse Londoners about their city […]

09Feb 2017

We are celebrating Book Week during the week beginning 27th February and the theme is ‘Stories from Around the World’. We will be celebrating different traditional tales from lots of cultures. As part of this week, and also to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, children are invited to dress up as a character […]

08Feb 2017

Pupils are invited to wear their own clothes on 1st March 2017 to help raise awareness for the British Heart Foundation, Pupils are asked to pay £1.00 each as a donation to the foundation.  This is linked with Book week and pupils in class have been learning more about the Heart Foundation and research into […]

18Jan 2017

From 10th-12th January, Dads had an opportunity to read with their children for 20 mins in School. There were three sessions before the start of school and two sessions before the end of the school day. Miss Platt gave each Dad a reading pack with information on fun reading activities to use with their children. A […]

13Jan 2017

English Martyr’s have kindly been given some Junior Lions Teamcard by Millwall, which allows children and their families to receive discounts/free food for children at various places such as Frankie and Benny’s and GAME as well as theme parks Who gets to use the card? Each class in Years 2-6 have their own card. One […]

11Jan 2017

Year 3 classes will be participating in a wonderful event called Chance to Dance. Chance to Dance works with 24 primary schools in Thurrock and the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark to provide a creative introduction to ballet for all Year 3 children through a mix of Royal Ballet demonstrations and practical workshops. Children identified […]

22Dec 2016

It’s the last day of term and as a special Christmas treat, English Martyrs’ Primary School built a special grotto in the school so that a very special guest and his Elf could pop in to visit us and give an early Christmas present to all of the children from Nursery through to year two. […]

15Dec 2016

Congratulations to the Year 1 Parents/Carers who attended the 5 weeks sessions on Helping my Child to Read.  The sessions started on 16th Nov and finished on 14th Dec. On Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, the parents explored ways to support their children with reading high frequency words, understanding punctuation  and  reading comprehensions.  They also explored a range of useful websites . These sessions were facilitated by Ms Hopieann […]

15Dec 2016

Children from years 3, 4, 5 and children from years 1 and 2 have all been very busy working on their Nativity plays in dress rehearsals today in preparation for their live performances to parents and carers over the coming days. We took some time to watch the dress rehearsals today and took some pictures. […]

05Dec 2016

Important dates for December English Martyrs’ Primary School has a very busy December ahead. To be sure that you have all of the most important dates to hand for your diary, here is a list for you to refer to. Christmas Jumper Day 16th December 2016 Children can replace their school jumper with their special […]

09Nov 2016

Congratulations to the Year 1 Parents/Carers who attended the 6 weeks sessions on Supporting my Child with Phonics.  The sessions started on 28th Sept and finished on 2nd Nov. On Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, the parents practised the sounds for each phase and explored useful websites. These sessions were facilitated by Ms Hopieann Platt-School Home Support Practitioner/Intervention Teacher. […]

05Oct 2016

The School will be celebrating International Week from 17th October, inviting parents and carers to join in with the pupils and staff. Children are invited to wear their traditional dress to school at a cost of £1.00. Parents and families are invited to attend a Culture Evening on 20th October from 3.30 – 5pm in Building […]

30Sep 2016

All pupils and staff have enjoyed their time away, competing in many fun exciting activities.  They have enjoyed themselves and arrived back safely.  Photos of their adventures will be available to view soon.    

16Sep 2016

Welcome to EMS Newsround and our first news bulletin for this term. We have a brand new news team who are raring to go to bring you all of the very latest fantastic news from our wonderful school. To watch this months bulletin, please click on the play button.

16Sep 2016

English Martyrs school is proud to announce that it has recently been awarded the Silver Merit for STARS, which stands for Sustainable Travel Active Responsible Safe and is part of our School Travel Plan, which includes school visits from road safety experts such as ‘Peli & Zebe’s Roadtastic Adventure’ Workshop, who will be with us […]

16Sep 2016

On Wednesday 28th September at 9:15am, the London Fire Brigade will be visiting year 2 and Year 5 to run a fire safety workshop. The Fire Brigade Team will be discussing the many home fire safety procedures such as making sure that you test your smoke alarms regularly and so on. The children are looking […]

14Sep 2016

English Martyrs’ Primary School is proud to announce that it will be hosting a six week programme on ‘Supporting your Child with Phonics’ for both English and Spanish Speakers.  We think this will be very beneficial for you to assist your child with understanding letters and sounds. Each session will inform you of the Phonics that […]

07Sep 2016

Parents are invited to attend a Meet the Teacher meeting where questions regarding your child’s learning this school year will be answered, it is a great opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher and find our ways to support your child throughout the year. Monday 12th September – Year 1 – 9.00am Tuesday 13th […]

18Jul 2016

Thank you to all the staff, parents / carers and family members that helped make our Summer Fete on Friday 15th July such an enjoyable event.  The sun was shining and all the children, past and present pupils enjoyed their afternoon. The winners of the raffle prizes were     NO NAME 1ST 19inch TV […]

06Jul 2016

Congratulations to our pupils that participated in the Swimming Gala at Darwin Court.  They all made a fantastic effort and we are very proud of them.  Southwark News Online have helped celebrate their success, have a look at the link below.   They all worked very hard and we are very proud of them. Southwark pupils […]

21Jun 2016

YEAR OF MERCY On Monday 20th June our school council children together with a group of Year 6 pupils represented the school at a Jubilee year service at St George’s cathedral, Southwark.  During this service a special Year of Mercy candle was handed over to our school by a group of pupils from St George’s RC Primary […]

16Jun 2016

The NSPCC will be visiting school on the 14th July to deliver “speak out stay safe” programme assembly to KS1 and lower KS2,  in promoting awareness. If  parents would like to know more please click on the following links: NSPCC Share Aware Parent’s Guide Pants Parents Guide NSPCC Visit to English Martyrs’ 14th July 2016

15Jun 2016

Ex pupil Thomas Monkhouse popped in to see his old school this week. Thomas attended English Martyrs’ from 1946 – 1950, the Head Teacher at the time was Mr Rosetti. Mr Monkhouse meet with Mrs Appah to re tell stories of his days and memories as a pupil. His year 6 teacher at the time […]

10Jun 2016

Pupils and staff all celebrated the Queens 90th Birthday with a wonderful, fun “street party” in school on Friday 10th June.  Thank you to Ms Johnson – Humanities Lead for organising this event. The pupils enjoyed an afternoon of face painting and having small taster’s of traditional English food as well as other activities. All […]

27May 2016

Year 6 pupils visited The Houses of Parliament on 24th June and were given the opportunity to meet our local MP Neil Coyle in which they helped teach him some moves to the new dabbing dance craze that is sweeping the country! Please visit the link below to see our pupils teach Mr Coyle how to […]

25May 2016

Southwark Splash SHAKESPERIA- AN INSPIRATION IN SONG & STREET-DANCE Year 6 have been very busy practicing their wonderful singing skills with a company called Southwark Splash and will  be participating in a fantastic creative arts event at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 5th July at 7.00pm Parents and carers are invited to attend the event in […]

23May 2016

Welcome to EMS News round and our May edition. This months highlights and the last for this term are: • Walk to school Week • Other Faiths Week • Pre History Museum • Half term break & much more… To watch this months bulletin, please click on the play button.

23May 2016

As part of a PHSC project, year six visited the old Fire Station in Old Kent Road where they offer a junior citizenship programme. We took some pictures of the day, which can be seen in the gallery below. [Show slideshow]  

23May 2016

On 17th and 19th May year one pupils visited the world famous Crystal Palace Park to visit the dinosaurs as part of their Pre-History Museum project. The children had an amazing time at the park and were in ore at the sheer size of the dinosaur statues on display at the park. We took some […]

20May 2016

In RE we are learning about SIKHISM.  Children in each year group are finding out more about different aspects of this faith, such as the Sikh festivals of Vaisakhi/Diwali, Guru Nanak and Sikh special people. Sikh Places of worship and the Holy Book and the Sikh articles of faith.   They will also be using artefacts of […]

20May 2016

Friday 27th May, Year 1 will be opening a prehistory museum to share all they have learnt this half term. There will be carvings made of soap, cave paintings made from home made paint, pictures of prehistoric animals, models of round houses and fossils, as well as written information. Children will be inviting their parents to […]

11May 2016

Walking to School Week takes place from 16th to 20th May . English Martyrs’ is getting involved and helping to celebrate the benefits of exercise by encouraging pupils and parents to walk to school. This year’s theme is ‘Strider’s Walk in the Wild’ and each day’s walking challenge will focus on a different animal from around the […]

20Apr 2016

1J’s class assembly will be on Wednesday 27th April at 9.15am  All parents and carers are welcome to attend and see their child’s class  perform some interesting facts about St George’s Day that they have learnt in class.  It is also 400 years since Shakespeare death and the children have been leaning lots of facts regarding […]

19Apr 2016

More news from the team… Welcome to English Martyrs newsround and our first video bulletin for the new term. The news team have lots of dates for some amazing events coming up over the next few weeks so please have your diary handy. To watch this months video round up, please click on the play […]

19Apr 2016

Children from our school took part in several activities held in the parish church for the Visit of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the relics of Giacinta and Francisco on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April. They took part in the parish procession and dressed in costumes representing the children to whom […]

19Apr 2016

Dear Parents, In order to help you better understand the structure, processes and the exams taken during SATs week for your children, these videos have been created, which offer a step by step breakdown of the entire process. There are two videos. One for key Stage 1 children and another for our key Stage 2 […]

17Mar 2016

  Margaret Mizen MBE visited English Martyrs’ on 15th March to speak to Y5 and Y6 delivering an inspiring and heartfelt message of forgiveness, peace and hope.  Margaret spoke about the devastating loss of her beautiful, young son Jimmy, who was murdered in May 2008, on the day after his 16th birthday.  Since his murder, […]

14Mar 2016

The Author Event with Mac Barnett will begin at 11.15 on Monday 14th March for years 3-6. This will be their only chance to purchase and get copies signed, as the publishers will be bringing the supplies and taking them away after the session! It is very exciting for the children to get the opportunity to meet […]

08Feb 2016

Welcome to English Martyrs’ Primary School News. In this video, we speak to a few of the new School Council members where we find out what its like to be part of this very important group of people at our school. The team tell us about what they do as School Council members, how they […]

26Jan 2016

As the season of Lent approaches we will be supporting Cafod’s ‘Make a Splash’ campaign.  All classes are collecting money (silver coins only please) on behalf of the charity.  Funds will be used to bring water to many communities in Uganda, so that more children are able to attend school and receive a good education.  […]

26Jan 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016 will take place on the 9th February with the theme Play your part for a better internet! The school will take part in whole school assemblies as well as planned activities in the classroom to promote the importance of using the internet in a safe way.

26Jan 2016

Parents of selected pupils have been invited to attend a workshop on 28th January at 2.30pm with Ms Mintrim to help find ways they can support their child’s learning in preparation for their SATs

25Jan 2016

Welcome to English Martyrs’ School video newsround and our first bulletin for this term. The children discuss some amazing events that have happened and some that are coming up. These include the year six residential visit to Grosvenor Hall in Kent, year fives forthcoming trip to the British Museum and much more. To watch this […]

25Jan 2016

Year 3 and year 4 children have been taking part in Bikeability over the past few days. Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling. There […]

14Jan 2016

Many thanks to all parents who attended the Maths workshops On Tuesday 12th January.  Many parents commented about how useful they found these sessions.  We are sure they were a good opportunity to become more familiar with the maths curriculum and to discuss ways how to support children at home.  One good website that was […]

14Jan 2016

Sacred Heart have kindly invited year 5 & 6  pupils to go and be a part of their audience for their school production of The Jungle Book.   The performance begins at 1.45 – 3.oopm. Pupils have been invited in the past and Sacred Heart have wonderfully talented pupils who put on a fantastic performance.  All […]

18Dec 2015

Parents with children attending the residential trip on 20th – 22nd January are invited to attend a meeting on 8th January at 2.45pm. Please make sure you are able to attend this final meeting before the residential trip. Thank you Ms Mintram  

18Dec 2015

Christmas Jumper Day – All pupils and staff made a wonderful effort in supporting the Text Santa Christmas Jumper event today. We had some fantastic jumpers. Thank you to all staff and pupils for their donations to the Charities.

16Dec 2015

Thank you to parents for your support with every reading passport completed this term! Your child will bring home their certificates over the next few days. Congratulations to all children in year 5 for 100% of the year group achieving a passport! Look out for Spring reading passports, when the children return to school with […]

10Dec 2015

Monday 14th December 2015 Year 6 will be taking part in a workshop on Road Safety. Southwark Road Safety team have appointed The Riot Act to deliver a Theatre in Education event to schools across the borough. This interactive C.S.I. style project promotes transitional road safety skills in an interactive and unforgettable way, addressing the […]

07Dec 2015

Computer Science Education Week -7th-13th December 2015.  Parent Workshop – Keeping you and your family SAFE Online.  9.15am -9.45am and 2.30pm 3.00pm. In the week pupils will learn how to code and write computer programmes.

03Dec 2015

Welcome to EMS News and our last video bulletin for this term. In this video our news readers discuss some amazing news that will see some of our amazing children starring in a new CBBC show entitled “Mr Maker” so look out for that. The children also have some important dates for your diary so […]

03Dec 2015

In June producers visited our school to run a fun workshop to find confident children who wanted to take part in the filming of the brand new series called “Mister Maker Arty Party”. The workshop was to primarily meet children who were interested in taking part. It involved playing some fun games and seeing how they were on camera. 12 of our […]

17Nov 2015

November Newsround     Welcome to our November edition of EMS News. In this bulletin, the news team cover a plethora of topics that our children have been involved in this month. We also hear about some amazing trips and events coming up in December so be sure to listen our for those. The team […]

17Nov 2015

British Council China Bridge Head Teacher Visit During the October half term week 26th – 30th October 2015, Mrs Appah visited Yangzhou in China as part of the 2015 Chinese Bridge for schools programme supported by the British Council and Hanban (Confusius Institute). The trip allowed her to link up with a school in China […]

17Nov 2015

English Martyrs’ Primary School is very proud of its pupils both past and present, and it is always so nice to hear some amazing news about how well our pupils are doing with their studies once they have moved on. We recently heard from one of our previous pupils Stephany Baladas who was presented with […]

11Nov 2015

The entire student body and staff of English Martyrs’ Primary School held a two minute silence on Remembrance Day on 11th November 2015. Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. Known as the Great War, World War 1 spanned four […]

06Nov 2015

In July the school took part in a mini enterprise workshop with Enabling Enterprise, the money raised during our Enabling Enterprise project  totalled to approx £400.00, this was decided to be used for a charity called  Believe in Better. The money raised was used to lay a new floor at Amatsiko School for Orphans and […]

12Oct 2015

Welcome back to English Martyrs’ Newsround and our second video bulletin for this term. In this edition, the team discuss some great past and forthcoming events such as an Author visit, Roman Workshop, year five and six trip to Belgium and much more. To watch the newsround, please click on the play button below.   […]

12Oct 2015

On 25th September 44 children from year five and six were lucky enough to go on a fantastic trip to the Flanders Field Museum in Ypes, Belgium to find out more about life in the trenches during the Great War. They also visited the world famous poppy fields and burial grounds. We took some pictures […]

09Oct 2015

Jennifer Gray, author of the children’s favourite Atticus Claw will be visiting the school on Wednesday 14th October to work with pupils on creative writing and using their imagination. The children will be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book, signed by the Author.  

28Sep 2015

Parents of children in Nursery and Reception are invited to attend a Phonics Workshop on Wednesday 30th September from 9.15am to 10.00am. This is an opportunity to find out about how we teach phonics in Nursery and Reception. We will be demonstrating a range of activities, which you can use at home to help your child with […]

24Sep 2015

Thank you to all the parents/carers that attended the meeting on Monday 14th September. Year 6 is a very important year for your child. A letter to all Year 6 parents was given to your child to take home on Wednesday 16th with lots of information about their learning in Year 6 as well as […]

24Sep 2015

Year 6 children that are not attending the Belgium Battlefields trip will be visiting the Imperial War Museum on Friday 25th September.   The museum offers many exciting and wonderful exhibitions, the children will be visiting the bunkers and getting to experience being in an air raid shelter.

11Sep 2015

The London Fire Brigade visited the school on Thursday 10th September to do a workshop with year 2 and Year 5 on fire safety.  The children discovered lots of ways to prevent fires and what causes many household fires.  

17Jul 2015

Class 1P Assembly from English Martyrs' School on Vimeo. Class 1P amazed the whole school at their assembly this week at English Martyrs. Please take a moment to watch this amazing film trailer style movie that they created relating to their forthcoming project on the Stone Age. It is truly breathtaking. To watch the video, […]

14Jul 2015

On 13th July year two went on a day trip to Broadstairs as part of their seaside topic. Broadstairs is brim-full of nostalgic, old-world, seaside charm. Sandy bays meet surf schools. Fishermen’s cottages meet Charles Dickens connections. Broadstairs was Charles Dickens’ favourite holiday spot. Explore a wealth of Dickens memorabilia and prints at the Dickens House […]

08Jul 2015

Year 2 has been learning about London.  They read the book titled A Walk in London and decided to have their own walk around the city.  They spent the day looking at all the famous London Landmarks that they had read about in their book, also researching when some of these buildings were built.  They […]

08Jul 2015

Selected year 2 children that had remained on Good To Be Green this term were treated to join in with the wonderful, colourful activities at the Waterloo Carnival on Friday 3rd July.  They enjoyed seeing all the costumes as well as dancing with some of the entertainers. Gallery: We took some pictures of the day, […]

06Jul 2015

Our Year one pupils have all been working very hard this term. Two of the projects they have been studying are Hurricanes and Dinosaurs. Below are some downloadable items outlining what they have all been learning whilst working on these two exciting subjects. To download these items, please choose from the links below. Downloads: Please […]

06Jul 2015

Welcome to English Martyrs’ Newsround and our July edition. In this bulletin, our reporters tell us about some fantastic forthcoming events and some past trips. The news team will be back in September so watch this space for new information. To watch this months newsround, please click on the play button below. EMS-Newsround-July15 from English […]

06Jul 2015

Thank you to all who attended the Enterprise day on Friday 26th June to support the children’s businesses. It was a very successful day and the children worked very hard. The total raised by each year group were –   Nursery £47.15 Reception £25.02 Year 1 £22.34 Year 2 £23.81 Year 3 £27.40 Year 4 […]