DATE: Friday 13th May 2022
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A SLIGHT CHANGE TO OUR TERM DATES AND FRIDAY 24TH OF JUNE WILL NOW NOT BE A TEACHER TRAINING DAY AND CHILDREN SHOULD COME INTO SCHOOL AS NORMAL.
MRS FARMER WILL BE STARTING THE JUBILEE FLOWER GARDEN NEXT WEEK. IF ANY PARENTS ARE ABLE TO DONATE SOME SOIL FOR THIS PROJECT IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
It is wonderful to see the children looking very smart in their summer uniforms; fingers crossed the warmer weather will pick up again! With regard to uniform could you please ensure that your child wears sensible shoes and his/her hair is tied up (if long). Please make sure all items of clothing are named.
Thank you for your support to improve punctuality, I am really pleased to say everyone is now arriving on time, Well done. From next week I will be having a focus on attendance. Please remember to contact us about your child's attendance or other issues. Good communication between us is good for your child's education. Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education, and support and guidance is always available. We know that we need to work together to support our children to attend school and to be successful. We want all parents/carers to help their children by making sure they attend school every day and arrive on time. Doing this will ensure that your child feels confident, up to date with learning, and up to date with their circle of friends.
|Monday 16th May||Y5 and Y6||Board Game Club - Sign up required|
|Wednesday 18th May||Reception and Y1||Football - selected pupils|
|Thursday 19th May||Y1||School Trip|
|Friday 20th May||Y5 and Y6||Orienteering - selected pupils|
|Monday 23rd May||KS2||CTA Atletics - selected pupils|
|Tuesday 24th May||Y4, Y5 and Y6||Photography club - Sign up required|
|Tuesday 24th May||Y4||Cricket - selected pupils|
This term I am looking forward to welcoming parents into school to take part in a workshop with your son or daughter. This week parents have attended the Year 1 reading workshop. Remember to book a place via school life. The workshops are listed below.
|Thursday 19th May||2pm||Y3||Reading|
|Wednesday 25th May||2pm||Y4||Reading|
|Thursday 9th June||2pm||Y5||Reading|
On Friday, 20th May, we will be honouring Mary by saying the Rosary together as a whole school. You are welcome to join us at 2pm.
Library Events this year
Our library will be open to parents and children after school.
• The children can change their library books
• You can listen to your child read.
• You can spend quality time with your child by sharing books together.
|Wednesday 18th May||3.15-3.45pm||Y1 and Y2|
|Wednesday 15th June||3.15-3.45pm||Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6|
|20th May 2022||Year 5|
|23rd May 2022||Reception|
|Friday 15th July||Year 2|
|W/C 18th July - Date TBC||Year 6 Leavers Play|
|W/C 18th JulyTBC||Year 6 Graduation|
All school Masses will be in Church this term and we hope you will be able to join us.
|Thursday 26th May at 9.30 am||Ascension|
|Wednesday 29th June at 9.30am||St Peter and St Paul|
|Thursday 21st July||End of Term|
|6th July||YR, Y1 and Y2||9.15am|
|13th July||Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6||9.15am|
|St Richard||16th June|
This week I have been so proud of our pupils, particularly Year 6, who completed each test with a positive attitude and gave their all. Well done, Year 6. They celebrated today by playing a few games of rounders, making pizza and watching a film - we are really proud of them.
|Year 1||Nikodem and Dillon||Carmen|
|Year 2||Ora-Reign||Daniel T|
|Year 3||Franky P||Hannah|
In the second half of the summer term, Miss Ballard will be organising a Talent Show for all pupils. The money raised will be donated to Saint Ambrose Church maintenance fund. All children will receive a letter before half term explaining how they can take part in the school event.
Tapp are holding a stamp design colouring competition. Your child will come home with a sheet today that they can colour and decorate. Entry will be 50p which you will need to attach to your child's sheet. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each key stage. Please can all entries be returned by Tuesday 24th May.
We will be holding a Platinum Jubilee Garden Party on Thursday 26th May for all children in the afternoon. Children will be asked to dress in red, white and blue or dress up as Kings and Queens or Princesses. In preparation for the party children will make a crown in class. Please see the letter below that has also been sent home with your child today. Food can be sent into school before the party day as long as it is not perishable.
A letter has gone home this week regarding our NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme that we are running next week. This consists of an online assembly and supporting classroom based activities. Speak out. Stay safe. is a safeguarding programme available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to help children understand abuse in all its forms and to recognise the signs of abuse in a child friendly way. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline. Please see the letter below.
Can we please remind you to complete and return the live stream consent form that came home with your child last week.
Mathew Morgan who leads the intercessory prayer network at Saint Ambrose has provided parishioners the opportunity to leave prayer intentions for the network to pray for throughout the week. Matthew would like to extend this opportunity to our school community and invites anyone to email prayer intentions to email@example.com
The things that are achieved by the children at our school are incredible. Members of our school represent numerous sports teams and clubs outside of school, as well as representing the school with great pride at various competitions.
This week I have heard:
"All children at Saint Ambrose are wonderful and manners are impeccable. It is the best school I have visited."
School Photographer May 13th 2022
Well done, please email Mrs Brocklesby firstname.lastname@example.org any achievements you would like us to share.
Before COVID our Summer Fete was a huge success and not only was it lots of fun but we raised a fantastic amount of money for the school! We are already planning ahead, have set the date and are looking forward to organising this year’s fete to be just as much fun, if not better!
At Saint Ambrose everyone recognises regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life. To ensure all our children get the best start in life, we will contact you and support you if we feel your son or daughter's attendance is below an acceptable level.
|Year Group||Weekly Attendance||Termly Attendance|
Attendance will be celebrated weekly in our Gospel Assembly on a Friday and the winning class will be able to select a treat from a list devised by the school Ambassadors.
Thank you to everyone for remembering the school gates open at 8.45 am and close at 9.00 am as we now no longer have a staggered start. If anyone arrives after 9.00 am they will need to come into school via the main office. Arriving before 9.00 am ensures no learning time is lost-thank you for your support.
Please see the term dates below for 2022/23. We have yet to confirm our staff training days.
|Autumn Term 1||Monday 5th September 2022- Friday 21st October 2022|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 31st October 2022 - Friday 16th December 2022|
|Spring Term 1||Tuesday 3rd January 2023 - Friday 17th February 2023|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 27th February 2023 - Friday 31st March 2023|
|Summer Term 1||Monday 17th April 2023 - Friday 26th May 2023|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 5th June 2023 - Tuesday 25th July 2023|
The Church is currently following a directive from Pope Francis to focus on reflection and sharing of the whole church. Pope Francis states,
"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be
able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live
communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."
At Saint Ambrose we aim to enable families to experience the wide parish Community and for us to reflect and learn please complete the survey, see link below. The results will be shared with the parish to enable us to grow and learn together.
PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com if your son (years 4-6) would like to train as an altar server or your son or daughter (years 3-6) would like to read at Parish Masses.
Father Lamb extends a warm welcome to all families to continue to attend Mass. Please click on the link below which will take you to the Parish website where you can view historical newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please also click on the PDF to view the most recent Parish newsletter.
|Year Group||P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit|
|Year 2||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 4||Monday and Thursday|
|Year 5||Monday and Tuesday|
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.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.