At English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary school we aim to provide an environment in which children can grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith and develop their own relationship with Jesus. We want our children to understand that religion is not just for learning but also for living. Religious Education is not simply one subject among many, but the foundation of our entire educational process.
At our school we use ‘THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE’ Programme of Study. This programme is made up of a unit on a specific theme for each half term for all the different year groups from Nursery to Year 6. Children learn and reflect by reading stories from the Bible and other Christian books such as lives of saints and prayers written by other people. We also study other world faiths in order to develop our knowledge and to help promote tolerance and understanding of other people’s beliefs and practices. In the Autumn term we study ‘Judaism’ while in the summer term we study one of the other major world faiths namely, Sikhism, Islam or Hinduism.
Some of the many ways that the school is responding to racism is through assembly, teaching the topic in PSHE and RE; making cross curricular links with other subjects and making multicultural books available for all classes from Nursery to Year 6.
You can download a message from our Bishops to the Young People in Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Southwark via the link below:
Year 1 and reception classes were lucky enough to be invited to watch The Sisters of Charity renew their vow at English Martyrs Church on 23rd March 2019.
The month of October is a good time to commit to praying The Rosary everyday. Children are invited to pray The Rosary every morning.
Congratulations to Samantha and Samuel (Year 6) and Andrew and Treasure (Year 5) who are our Junior Chaplains for this academic year. Did you enjoy their presentation all about Our Mother Mary? What did you learn about her?
What do you do with your class when you visit the Chaplaincy Room? Our new prayers have been posted on the prayer wall. Please take the time to read the Thanks and Hopes of other children at our school.