Our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus.'
Friday 13th October 2023
Message from Mrs Brocklesby
Next week on Friday 20th October 9.30 am -11.30 am it is our Open Day. We are so proud of our school and are looking forward to our chance to shine. Today children are coming home with an open day flyer. Please hand your flyer to a family who has a son or daughter who is due to start school in September 2024. Remind the family to bring the flyer with them and we will give a reward to the family who gave them the flyer. At our Open Day families will have the opportunity to see Saint Ambrose in action and our children taking part in a variety of lessons. Everyone at Saint Ambrose are fantastic Ambassadors for our community and I am sure anyone who visits will be impressed by all children's motivation, independence and thirst for learning.
Mission Statement, 'We do our best by following Jesus.'
Message from Mrs Laskey
On Tuesday evening Mrs. Bodlovic and I joined the Confirmation meeting with Father Lamb and the children who are preparing to receive the sacrament with their parents. We all learnt about the presence of the Holy Spirit and gifts that we receive through the sacrament. Every child has been given a prayer sponsor from the parish and during the meeting a few children met their sponsor. It was a lovely gathering and I ask you all to keep these children and their families in your prayers during the coming months as they continue their journey of faith.
Yesterday afternoon the children all took part in a ‘Life Skills’ session. There were plenty of life skills being introduced, practised and embedded. Our aim is to develop key life skills, essential for living in the wider world. The children develop their skills and knowledge and become resilient when faced with a challenge! Practical life skills are an essential part of learning to be independent, feeling confident in the community and helping to develop self-esteem. These skills taught within the safe of school.
Please see below what each year group covered so that you can support your child at home.
- Reception Class – Riding a bike using pedals.
- Year One Class - Using a broom and dustpan and brush to clean up at the end of lunch.
Freddie-It was so much fun sweeping the hall.
Valeria-I loved tidying up with my friends.
Florence W- We were Shristi the bear because we showed we care. We saved our lunchtime supervisors a job because we cleaned the hall for them.
Bertie-It was brilliant using the big brooms.
- Year Two – Hoovering
"I liked hoovering up and down"
"The hoover sucked up all of the rubbish and it made it nice a clean"
- Year Three – Tying Shoelaces
Analisia - I felt happy because I haven't done it by myself before.
Connor - I was happy, I did it all on my own.
Lily-Rose - It was stressful, the bunny ears are floppy
- Year Four – Folding clothes
- Year Five - Sewing
'It will be a useful skill to remember because I could mend clothes for myself and my family in the future.'
'I found it very calming when sewing and it was really nice to sew my own design.'
'I felt very creative when sewing. I could design my own sewing pattern and in the future I could even create my own clothes.'
- Year Six – First Aid
Today we celebrated our Harvest Mass as a whole school. It was a lovely Mass where the children showed great reverence throughout. The readers read clearly and the altar servers showed great service. Thank you to all those who donated items for the Kidderminster Foodbank, this truly displays our current virtues of being generous and grateful.
A thank you to TAPP too who organised a food hamper raffle. This was to help us in supporting the global catholic charity CAFOD.
Have a lovely weekend.
Regular attendance at school means that your child will make the most of their education and improve their chances later on in life. At St Ambrose, good attendance is of high importance and we strive to have at least 96% attendance. Please help us with this target. If you need any support, then school is here to help so that your child can get the very best out of the education we provide.
We will continue sending out regular push notifications about attendance so that you are aware if you child falls below our 96% target and we are working with Louise Howles, our Education Welfare Officer to support us with improvements.
|Year Group||This Week||This Term|
Mass Times at St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Can we remind you that your child's application for High School needs to be completed by 31st October. If you miss the deadline your application will be classed as late and your child may not get their first choice of High School.
After the successful run of our Curriculum Workshops in school the final one for Year 4 will take place on Tuesday 17th October at 9.05am The sessions are a great way of engaging and working with your child. Due to this Year 4 will not be attending swimming on Tuesday but will have a PE lesson instead in the afternoon.
Please sign in at the school office as the sessions will take place in the school hall. If you are unable to attend the Powerpoint produced will be available on your child’s class website page and any copies of materials will be sent out to you.
If you would like a grandparent to attend in your absence that is fine.
It has been brought to our attention that childcare for younger siblings can sometimes be difficult.
If it is possible to arrange childcare for any younger siblings that would be very much appreciated.
However, if this proves difficult then there will be some toys and books from Reception in the hall for the younger siblings to play with if needed.
Many thanks for your continued support we look forward to seeing you at the final session.
|Year 4 Curriculum Workshop||Tuesday 17th October at 9.05am|
|Year 4 Class Mass||Wednesday 18th October at 9.15a.m.|
|Out of Space Themed Menu||Please order your child's meal on the School Food United App/Website|
|Open Morning||Friday 20th October 9.15a.m. to 11.30a.m.|
|Confirmation Meeting||Tuesday 24th October at 6p.m.|
|Reception, Year 1 and 2 Mass||Wednesday 25th October at 9.15a.m.|
|Spooky Bake Off||Wednesday 35th October - Entries|
|Break up for Half Term||Friday 27th October|
|Autumn Parents Evening 1 - Please note change of date||Tuesday 14th November|
|Autumn Parents Evening 2 - Please note change of date||Wednesday 15th November|
You will be able to book for you child's parent's evening appointment before we break up for half term. All bookings will be via Arbor. Please speak to the school office if you are having any difficulties logging into Arbor.
Spooky Bake Off
BEE HIVE CLUB
The Bee Hive Club is now open. The Club is based in the Bee Hive which is the nursery building currently.
The Bee Hive Club is open to children between 7.45am – 8.45am & 3.20pm - 6.00pm every school day.
There is a minimum of two qualified members of staff and a ratio of one member of staff to eight children under the age of eight years.
The Bee Hive Admissions Policy
The Bee Hive (Before and After School Club) will admit any child who attends St Ambrose School subject to availability of places, and the admissions criteria below.
The Bee Hive Morning Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day. The Bee Hive Evening Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day. The club operates a minimum staffing of one adult per eight children under the age of 8 years.
|Autumn Term 1||Monday 4th September - Friday 27th October|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 6th November - Friday 22nd December|
|Spring Term 1||Monday 8th january - Friday 9th February|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 19th february - Friday 22nd March|
|Summer Term 1||Monday 8th April - Friday 24th May|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 3rd June - Monday 22nd July|
|Staff Training Days||Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th September 23. Friday 6th October 23. Friday 9th February 24. Monday 22nd July 24.|
Mrs Laskey and Mrs Brocklesby