Friday 14th October 2022

It was lovely celebrating our Harvest Mass this morning and so lovely to hear songs being sang again in Mass. Thank you to everyone who sent in ingredients to make bread rolls and who donated food for our local Foodbank. We are overwhelmed with the donations we received to help support our local community - thank you! A big thank you goes to our Year 6 volunteers who helped load up cars with all the goods after Mass!

ATTENDANCE

Year Group Weekly Termly
Whole School 93.3% 95.08%
Reception 93.7% 94.1%
Year 1 90.5% 95.5%
Year 2 93.3% 96.1%
Year 3 99.2% 95.7%
Year 4 87.9% 94.0%
Year 5 94.0% 95.6%
Year 6 94.5% 95.0%

Please check your child's class page to find their login details for Oxford Owl. Your child will be able to access free ebooks online to read at home. 

Our Reading Ambassadors at St. Ambrose are:

 

Y1 Pola and Bobby

Y2 Joshua and Isla

Y3 Leo and Hetty

Y4 Robyn M and Franky P

Y5 Mikaela and Charlie

Y6 Amelia and Jacob

This year, our wonderful Reading Ambassadors are inviting children to donate a book to the library instead of bringing in sweets on their birthday. They will then present it to the school in assembly. We will put a plaque inside the book showing our appreciation and they can add their own personal quote about reading to it.

Rewarding reading at home

The Reading Ambassadors will be asking their teachers on a Monday, to see how many children have read at least 5x week at home for the previous week. Then the winning class will be announced in assembly. The winning class will then choose a book for us to purchase to go into their class library. 

SHOUT OUT

This week has seen an amazing achievement for Colton who took part in a martial arts tournament and secured a silver and bronze medal. Well done Colton we are so proud of you!!

DATES WEEK BEGINNING 17TH OCTOBER

CLUB/ACTIVITY DAY/TIME YEAR GROUP
Swimming Tuesday Y4 and Y6
Choir Thursday 3.20pm - 4.20pm Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6
Harriers after school club Thursday 3.20pm - 4.20pm Y4, Y5 and Y6
Sports Stars after school club Tuesday 3.20pm - 4.20pm Y1, Y2, and Y3

DATES FOR FUTURE EVENTS

Mass Dates

Date and Time Year Group
19th October YR, Y1 and Y2
1st November Whole School - All Saints Day
9th November Y6 and Y5
16th November Y4 and Y3
30th November Y2, Y1 and YR
7th December Whole School - St Ambrose Feast Day
16th December Whole School - End of Term

Confirmation Meeting Dates

All meetings will be held in the Parish Centre at 6pm

Wednesday 19th October Meeting 3 - Members of Jesus' Church
Thursday 3rd November Meeting 4 - Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments
Thursday 17th November Meeting 5 - Living the Life of the Apostle
Thursday 1st December Meeting 6 - Confirmation: The Rite
Wednesday 7th December Children make the Sacrament of Confirmation

Other Important Dates

Event Date and Time
Guided Tour of Church - introducing/re-introducing the Catholic Faith Tuesday 18th October - 7pm (see the flyer below)
Spooky Bake Off Wednesday 19th October
Hot Dog Friday organised by TAPP Friday 4th November 3.20pm in the Playground
St Ambrose Baby and Toddler Table Top Sale Saturday 5th November 9.30-11.30am (see flyer below)
Year 6 Remembrance Service Friday 11th November - 10.45am
Parents Evening - Session 1 Monday 7th November - 3.30 - 6.30pm
Year 2 SATs Information Workshop Tuesday 15th November 9am - 10.30am
Parents Evening - Session 2 Wednesday 16th November - 3.30 - 6.30pm
RSE Parent Worshop Tuesday 22nd November - 3.30pm - 4.15pm
Y6 Pioneer Residential Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December
St Ambrose Feast Day Wednesday 7th December
Y6 Confirmation Mass Wednesday 7th December - 7pm
Parents Evening - Session 1 Monday 6th February 3.30-6.30pm
Parents Evening - Session 2 Wednesday 15th February 3.30-6.30pm
Summer Sports Day Tuesday 18th July

CHURCH TOUR

ST AMBROSE BABY AND TODDLER TABLE TOP SALE

HOT DOG FRIDAY

Tapp will be selling hotdogs on the school playground from 3.20pm on Friday 4th November.

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Year Group Date
Year 2 Thursday 10th November 2022
Year 5 Thursday 24th November 2022
Year 4 Thursday 12th January 2023
Year 3 Thursday 16th February 2023
Year 1 Thursday 8th June 2023
Reception Thursday 22nd June 2023
Year 6 Play Thursday 20th July 2023 - 6pm
Year 6 Leavers Mass and Graduation Monday 24th July 2023

CONGRATULATIONS ASSEMBLY

Congratulations Assembly will be on Monday for Reception to Year 6 children.  The children who will be receiving an award are:

Year Group Curriculum Award Discipleship Award
Reception Jamie Noah
Year 1 Pola Yonghao
Year 2 Matthew Lily P
Year 3 Leela-J Hetty
Year 4 Jared Molly B
Year 5 Michal Emelia
Year 6 Michael and Amelia Ethan and Krystian

ARE YOU RECEIVING PUSH NOTIFICATIONS?

If you are experiencing any problems with School Life then please come to the school office to speak with Mrs Fish or Miss Downs. They can also help you with setting up for Parent Pay and School Food United accounts.

PARENTS EVENING APPOINTMENTS

Please remember to book your parents evening appointments via school life.

PRAYER BAGS

We are really excited to launch our year group prayer bags this week. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time with your child(ren) completing the activities together. Please take the time to update the prayer bag book and feel free to email your year group email with any information that you want us to print off for you to go in the book. Prayer life is really important to us at Saint Ambrose and this we look forward to developing this further as a school this year. Every child will have the opportunity to take the prayer bag home over the course of the year.

ROSARY SERVICE

On Wednesday, we honoured Our Lady, in a whole school Rosary service dedicated to the Joyful Mysteries where we were reminded of the happy times Mary spent with Jesus. Well done to Year 6 who led the service.

SAINTS PROJECT CHALLENGE

After half term, we will be holding our very own Saints Exhibition - we are asking for pupils to research and celebrate the life of a chosen saint and the work produced will be celebrated in a whole school exhibition gallery. Details will be given out next week. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to work together on this project over half term and there will be prizes for some of the most creative entries.

Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.

OPEN DAY

We will be holding our ‘Open Day’ on Friday 21st October from 9.30-11.00am and 1.15-2.45pm. Please spread the word to parents of children who will start school in September 2023. Parents and children will have the opportunity to have a guided tour seeing the school in action , chat to staff and look around the school. Please feel free to come along and take advantage of this opportunity and encourage any friends or neighbours with school age children to come along too. As I have said before there can be a misconception that only Catholic children can apply to our school. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently preparing to apply for a school place please encourage them to attend the Open morning or contact me to arrange a visit and tour of the school. Applications for Reception Class 2023 must be completed online by 15 January 2023.

 

FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS

Friday 14th Oct – Bring your favourite soft toy into school.

Today the children brought in their favourite teddies and soft toys for Freel Good Friday.

SPOOKY BAKE OFF

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS HALF TERM FOOTBALL CLUB

Kidderminster Harriers Community Scheme will be holding our holiday football courses during half term. Course run 10am-3pm and are open to children aged 5-13 years (Reception- Year 8). Younger children, 5-7 years can attend for half days if they prefer. 

The courses will feature our Star Player Award and a mini soccer tournament, everyone who competes receive a prize. 

 Cost: Online price: 1 day = £10, 2 days = £20, 3 days= £28 . Half days @ £5 per day 10-12.30 or 1-3pm - 10% sibling discount 

Pay on the day price:  1 day = £12, 2 days = £22, 3 days= £30. Half days @ £6 per day- No sibling discount

The venues are:-

Droitwich Cricket Club WR9 7AN– Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th 

Worcester – Bishop Perowne College -Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th 

Kinver Sports & Community Association DY7 6ER- Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th 

Malvern –  Dyson Perrins Academy - Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th 

Kidderminster – Baxter College - Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th

Cleobury Sports Centre - Thursday 27th & Friday 28th

Please bring both indoor and outdoor footwear, packed lunch, drinks, umbrella and waterproof clothing. All courses will be outdoors, in the event of adverse weather conditions, we may have to cancel. Online price is available until Friday 21st Oct before the start date after which pay on the day price applies. 

To book a place email harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk  Please email details EACH time you book 

 Name:                           Age:               Any Medical Conditions:              Emergency Contact number: 

 Course Venue:                                                      Days attending:                                      

 Payment details will be sent with confirmation of booking. 

P.E. DAYS

Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct P.E. kit. The P.E. uniform is as follows:

  • Black shorts, black leggings, black track suit bottoms (unbranded if possible)
  • Maroon round neck T-shirt with embroidered badge
  • P.E pumps or black trainer

PLEASE NOTE: P.E. HOODIES CAN ONLY BE WORN ON P.E. DAYS

 

 

Year Group PE Day
Reception Monday
Year 1 Tuesday and Thursday
Year 2 Tuesday and Thursday
Year 3 Monday and Friday
Year 4 Tuesday and Friday
Year 5 Tuesday and Wednesday
Year 6 Tuesday

Children are to come to school wearing their P.E. kit on the day(s) listed above. Thank you.

PARISH NEWS

On Tuesday 18th October at 7pm, Father Lamb would like to invite you to a guided tour of the Church to introduce or re-introduce you to the Catholic Faith.

UCM GROUP

This half term it has been lovely to meet representatives form the Parish UCM group.

It is a National Organisation of Women, open to all women. The Union of Catholic Mothers organises some fantastic activities in the Parish Hall and would welcome any visitors or new members. They run a craft club on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome and you can pop in before you collect or after collection.

The UCM group over the next few weeks will be dropping flyers into school about their activities and will be available in the playground (dates to be confirmed) to answer any questions and tell us about future events.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

The Christmas Bazaar this year will be on Sunday 4th December at 12 o'clock after Mass in the Parish Centre. It will be wonderful to see as many families as possible especially as the choir will be singing carols around the Christmas tree.

 Would you like to join the Parish flower  group?

Any help you can give will be much appreciated. Whether you already have flower arranging experience or are just a beginner. They are very short and helpers and any assistance would be very welcome.  Training and guidance will be given to any beginners. Please phone or text Elaine Yates on 07951 535843 if you are interested. Many thanks.

 

STAY SAFE ONLINE

Please read the following tips to share with your son or daughter about staying safe online:

  • Never give out personal information. This includes online people you know as well. Keep them private!
  • Never send pictures of yourself because once it’s online, it’s there forever, and it could get into the wrong hands.
  • Don’t make friends with people you don’t know. People are not always who they say they are.
  • Tell your parents/carers what you’re doing online so they can act fast if there are any issues and can vet whether the website is safe for use
  • Leave the website and tell a trusted adult immediately if you see something that concerns you or makes you feel unsafe
  • Never show your real name, age or where you live in your username
  • Use strong passwords which have a mix of numbers, letters and symbols
  • Do not share passwords with others
  • Don’t open an attachment unless you’re 100% sure it’s safe
  • Don’t let strangers into your video calls. Blur your background so you don’t give away any information about where you are.
  • Be careful who you webcam with
  • Don’t meet up with someone you’ve only met online
  • Be nice online
  • Think before your post! This applies to when you send or forward content.

Please see the confirmed term dates below for 2022/23. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

Stars of the Week

Diary Dates

Attendance

Class Assemblies