DATE: Friday 12th November
Year 6 led the school in a poignant Remembrance Service this week. Following pupil feedback from last year's service to include more prayers, Year 6 asked each class to write their own class prayer to share after the two minute silence we all observed.
Year 6's Prayer:
May we remember the people who have recently died - not just today but all those in war who gave their lives generously for us.
We ask that they may have great lives in heaven with God.
If it was not for them our lives would be very different today and for this we are so grateful. We pray that they all rest in peace in God's arms.
Year 5's Prayer:
May the world be silenced,
Today we take a moment to remember and give thanks to those who took the ultimate sacrifice.
Where there is fighting let there be peace,
Where there is sadness let there be smiles,
Show us how we can all get along and live beside each other and in your image,
Year 4's Prayer:
Today we remember all those brave soldiers who gave their lives to protect our wonderful country.
Please help us to remember that we are made in Your image and likeness.
Let us always care for each other and show peace and love to everybody, just like You want us to.
Year 3's Prayer:
Thank you for the soldiers who have made sacrifices to protect us.
We remember those soldiers who have died in the wars.
We also pray for their loved ones and their families.
Please keep our brave soldiers safe today.
We remember those we have lost and those who are injured.
Year 2's Prayer:
We remember all of the people who fought in war for us.
Please bless the families of the soldiers who died in the war to fight for their country.
Look after and bless everyone who is in the armed forces today.
May you watch over them and protect them.
We hope for peace in the future.
Year 1's Prayer:
We remember the war.
Thank you for looking after our country.
We pray for all the people who died.
Let's hope everyone in countries with a war are safe.
|Year Group||Curriculum Award||Discipleship Award|
|Year 3||Robyn H||Jared|
It was wonderful today to meet this week's Buzzy Bees who have all been chosen for fantastic maths work.
This week the Buzzy Bees are:
|Oliver B||Year 1|
|Oscar C||Year 6|
This week Miss Crumpler and I have been bowled over by the School Ambassador applications. Every application was well thought out and had some fantastic ways to make a difference to school life. On Monday we will be presenting every child with a certificate for their application and announcing the roles.
The three roles will be School Ambassador led by Miss Crumpler, Well Being Ambassador led by the Pastoral team and Eco Warrior led by Miss Crumpler.
I am delighted that Lorena will be based at Saint Ambrose School every Tuesday and her first role will be to help us establish a Pastoral Team. The Pastoral Team will be:
Miss Holtom - Vice-Principal RSE and PSHE Lead
Mr Pitt - Senior Mental Health Lead
Mrs Price - SENDCo
Mrs Wallace - Nurture Lead
If you would like to contact the pastoral team please email
Thank you to everyone for expressing an interest to be part of a parent focus group to obtain views and formulate an action plan to support everyone at Saint Ambrose School. Lorena this week has emailed all parents and is in the process of arranging a date and time for the meeting.
Miss Brewer will be running GO READ tutorials for parents on Wednesday 24th November or Wednesday 1st December after school. The aim of the tutorials will be support parents and answer questions. If you would like to attend please book a space. Bookings can be made from Monday at 1pm.
We watched a video demonstrating how to make a printing block out of playdough, create patterns and texture using different equipment, and how to turn it into a printed pattern using printing ink.
Then we did it ourselves!
Our Changing World - Leaves!
We really enjoyed finding out all about the structure of leaves – how they are all different, their features.
Then we drew them and labelled what we could see!
Please see below the most recent parents booklet from Barnardo's.
Next week, we will be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week and our theme is: 'One Kind Word'. During this week, we will provide children with a clear and positive message that bullying is not acceptable in schools and communities. We will encourage our pupils to show each other even more kindness and encourage them to participate in collective responsibility against bullying. To start off this important week, we will be inviting everyone to wear odd socks on Monday to school to help raise awareness of anti-bullying.
Can we please remind you you to share and discuss the ICT fair use agreement with your child and return the signed copy to school by Friday 19th November. Thank you in advance for your support to educate our children on the importance of online safety. The Emmaus Online Safety policy can be found in the policy section on our school website.
Please see below the letter that went out to your child this week regarding the Christmas celebrations. On Tuesday you will be informed if your son or daughter will be wearing a costume for their celebration.
We will be sending out information next week about purchasing raffle tickets for the staff Christmas hamper.
Thank you to everyone that has donated unwanted, pre-used, clean school uniform for the uniform sale. All items will be sold for £1 each on 16th November between 9 am-10 am and 2 pm - 3 pm.
We would like to thank the Teapot Time Group for helping to organise and co-ordinate this event.
The tea towels designed by the children will be available to order on Parent Pay from Monday at a cost of £5. All tea towels will be delivered to school before Christmas if you are planning to order them as a present. A sample tea towel can be viewed in the office window.
Please start collecting any pre-loved toys for the Toy stall. We will be asking for toys week beginning 22nd November and I am delighted to let you know all proceeds from the Toy stall will be donated to school.
On Monday (8th November) all children received a Saint Ambrose water bottle to use in the classroom if they do not already have one. Children will be reminded to bring their bottles home daily and use any insulated chill bottles at lunchtime. Thank you
You are most welcome to join us in church now that Covid restrictions have been lifted. Alternatively you can join using the live-streaming facility. Please note if cases rise in the area we may make the decision to not attend Church and access Mass via the livestream-parents will be informed ASAP.
|17th November||Year 4|
|24th November||Year 2 and Year 3|
|7th December||Whole School: St Ambrose Feast Day|
|17th December||Whole School: End of Term|
We are delighted to inform you that we are planning to hold an assembly for every class in the Spring and Summer term. Please see the assembly dates below:
|4th February 2022||Year 1|
|11th February 2022||Year 3|
|25th March 2022||Year 4|
|20th May 2022||Year 5|
|23rd May 2022||Reception|
|Friday 15th July||Year 2|
|WC 18th July - Date TBC||Year 6 Leavers Play|
|WC 18th JUlyTBC||Year 6 Graduation|
APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD'S HIGH SCHOOL PLACE HAS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN APPLICATION YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT SCHOOL ADMISSIONS VIA WORCESTERSHIRE CHILDREN'S FIRST TO DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE A LATE APPLICATION.
If you have a child that was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you need to now make an application for a reception school place for September 2022.
The deadline for the application process is 15th January 2022 and you are encouraged to do this online.
If you require any assistance with your application then please speak to the school office in the first instance.
This year there is an additional Bank Holiday for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. As the additional Bank Holiday will take place in half-term on 3rd June the last day of the summer term has moved forward by one day to Thursday 21st July 2022.
Please see the poster below about this wonderful incentive that is being run by people within our school community.
The Emmaus Directors have agreed that for the Autumn Term that children can wear P.E. Kit on their P.E. days.
|Year Group||P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit|
|Year 2||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 3||Tuesday and Wednesday|
|Year 4||Monday and Tuesday|
|Year 5||Monday and Wednesday|
Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct P.E. kit. The P.E. uniform is as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: P.E. HOODIES CAN ONLY BE WORN ON P.E. DAYS.
Father Lamb extends a warm welcome to all families to continue to attend Mass over the summer. Please click on the link below which will take you to the Parish website where you can view newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.