DATE: Friday 14th January 2022
As the second week of the Spring Term comes to an end, I would like to thank everyone for supporting us this week as we experience a rise in COVID cases across the school. Thank you to everyone for protecting each other by following the guidance below.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has advised that it is important for anyone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 to complete daily testing so we can prevent its spread.
If your child does not have symptoms they can attend school as normal but if your child is a close contact please follow the steps below.
On Wednesday 2nd February Saint Ambrose will be closed to pupils along with all other Emmaus schools for a training day. The focus of the training day will be curriculum development.
All children will come home today with a letter regarding a 'Pirate' themed lunch menu for Thursday 20th January. It is Census day on this day and our funding for next year relies on how many children specifically in Reception, Y1 and Y2 take a lunch on that day. If you order a lunch you are still welcome to send your child in with a lunchbox from home.
Please can we ask that you complete and return the form by Tuesday morning at the very latest.
Please see the job advert below. Home Instead are a company that offer care work and are recruiting a number of people in the new year. They offer flexible hours that can fit in with school.
Year One have been on a journey today visiting all the countries of the United Kingdom. Children created their own fact files and then sampled food from each country. We tasted soda bread, jam tarts, Welsh cakes and Scottish shortbread. This is all part of our 'Once upon a Journey topic'. Take a look at our wonderful photos:
On Monday morning, we will be celebrating children from each class who have followed our Catholic Mission: 'we do our best by following Jesus' in our Celebration assembly. The children receiving a certificate are:
|Year Group||Curriculum Award||Discipleship Award|
|Year 2||Aurelia and Annabella||Jack|
This term, Father Lamb has kindly offered to celebrate Mass in school with our pupils. These will be special Masses where he will go through each part of the Mass with the children and answer any questions they have about it. This will enable all pupils to show the virtues of being curious and active and will be a wonderful opportunity for them. Unfortunately due to current COVID guidance parents/carers will not be able to attend Mass in school.
|St Wulstan||19th January|
|St Chad||2nd March|
|St Nicholas Owen||22nd March|
|St Richard||16th June|
As it is St Wulstan's feast day on Wednesday, we are asking ALL pupils to wear their school uniform and an item of clothing that is red. This item could be a hair bobble, socks, a t-shirt etc. We look forward to sharing some of the activities we get up to on next week's newsletter. Watch this space!
Please see the assembly dates below for this year:
|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|
Here are the January – March 2022 New Family Learning Courses that are being delivered by Worcestershire County Council. The courses start at the end of January so please book a place quickly as they do fill up.
Parents and carers living in Worcestershire can attend any course below for FREE with the following eligibility:
All Family Learning courses can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses and you will need to book your places online ASAP before the end of January in order to enrol with time to start each course.
Family Learning January 2022 Courses:
Cook with your Family for Parents and Children Sundays 3.30pm online via Teams
Maths in Early Years for Parents Wednesdays 1pm online via Teams
Phonics in the Early Years for Parents Wednesdays 10am online via Teams
SEND – Managing Mindfulness Tuesdays 7pm online via Teams
SEND – Strategies for Positive Behaviour Tuesdays 6pm in Fairfield Centre, Warndon Worcester
Maths in Key Stage 2 & 3 for Parents Mondays 7pm online via Teams
English in Key Stage 2 & 3 for Parents Tuesdays 7pm online via Teams
Family Wellness Course for parents and carers Mondays 10am online via Teams
Communicating with Deaf or Hearing-Impaired People Mondays 7pm online via Teams
Art for your Child – Ideas for Parents Thursdays 7pm online via Teams
Art for Parents and Carers Thursdays 1pm online via Teams
Art in Key Stage 1 and 2 for Parents Thursdays 11am online via Teams
SEND – Understanding Dyslexia Mondays 7pm online via Teams
English & Maths in Key Stage 1 for Parents Wednesdays 1pm online via Teams
Cooking Creatively Tuesdays 10am online via Teams
Please Book your place online at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses or ring 01905-728537 for support in booking on.
All courses are FREE if:
You earn Less than £17,000 per year
You are unemployed and on benefits
Your child is known to the school SENCo
Your child receives Free School Meals
Your Health and Wellbeing would be improved by taking a course
Swimming for Years 3 and 5 are on Tuesday. Year 5 will be leaving school promptly at 9.00am so please ensure that your child is in school by 8.50am in order to be registered in plenty of time. We will be purchasing a hair dryer for use in school for any pupils who need their hair drying before commencing lessons.
|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.
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 newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.