English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Curriculum Overview

As a Catholic school, English Martyrs provides a curriculum which enables our children to become respectful citizens of the world, guided by our faith. We offer opportunities and experiences for children to take an active role in our community and encourage them to make meaningful links and transfer skills from one curriculum area to another. 


Our pupils come from a wide geographical area and have a diverse range of opportunities and cultural experiences; they come from Catholic and Christian families, and equally families that follow other faiths or have no faith background.  Our curriculum is relevant to and inclusive for all our children.


Our learning themes inspire and enthuse adaptable learners who acquire the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever changing world. Pupils build upon prior knowledge by working collaboratively, inquisitively and creatively to become life-long learners. Learning is driven with the aim to enable children to understand and respect the cultural and diverse context in which we live, both now and in the future.


Our curriculum is shaped by our belief in God, ourselves and others.


Learning Themes: 2022-23


The following document provides an overview of the different learning themes across the academic year.  For more detail about what is covered within each of these, please go to the class pages (under the tab for 'Children') and look at the yearly overview within 'Current Learning'.

You can find more information on the curriculum our school is following at:

Want to make sure your children's minds are fired up and ready for the return to school in September?  Have a look at the BBC Bitesize website to refresh knowledge of last year's learning or to start to prepare for what's ahead.