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As a learning community centred in Christ, we walk hand in hand with God on our journey in faith.


How do we link our faith to history?

As a school, we promote the academic social, moral, spiritual, religious and physical development of each and every child through the teaching of Catholic Social Teachings and UNICEF Rights and Responsibilities to ensure pupils have a secure understanding of shared values and grow to become highly skilled, cultured, educated global citizens, ready for the modern world. 

Its it the golden thread which runs through every curriculum area.

In history we link every lesson - from the start of Reception right through to year 6  - with this  golden thread which ends with our year 6 unit: 'The History of Human Rights'. 

Children continuously link their learning back to how, in the past, rights have been withheld from certain groups and how Catholic Social Teachings plan to combat this now, in the modern world.

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This is how we are historians at English Martys:

King Charles III Coronation

This year, to commemorate King Charles' coronation, we have taken part in the 'Tower of London Coronation Competition'. 

In our classes we have worked collaboratively to design a coronation bench for King Charles! We have included symbols that represent the values of our school and the values we think of when we think of the United Kingdom. 

Take a look at some of our designs:

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Celebrating 70 years of our Queen.

English Martyrs' have celebrated the Queen's jubilee by taking a trip through the decades of her reign. Each class were given a decade to focus on (starting in the 1950s in year 6 all the way to 2010 in Reception).

We learnt about key events, music and culture in our assigned decade and we dressed up in clothes from that decade. 

In the afternoon, we had a street party in our playground and performed a dance or song from the decade we had been learning about - it was so much fun!

We even had a special visitor...does she look familiar?


Women's History Month.

March 2022.


At English Martyrs' we have been learning all about influential women in history.

Sparkhill in the past

Spark hill has changed so much over the years! Do you recognise any of the places in these pictures? What is the same? What is different?