SPORTS DAY ON TUESDAY 19TH JULY IS CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT WEATHER FORECASTS.

EXTREME WEATHER FORECAST

Please be aware the Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat across the country from Sunday to Tuesday. Please be reassured that in school we will keep children hydrated, and avoid vigorous physical activity. Next week please send children to school in their P.E. kits or summer uniform and ensure they come to school wearing sunscreen. We will also reduce the use of lighting and other electrical equipment and change the format of P.E. lessons to indoor coaching sessions.

Just to also make you aware that TAPP won't be selling anything after school next week as we feel it is best to get the children home safely out of the heat. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting TAPP by buying things after school this year - this money goes into providing wonderful experiences for our pupils.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Date Year Group
Monday 18th July - 6pm in school hall Year 6 Leavers' Play
Tuesday 19th July - 1.45pm in church Year 6 Leavers' Mass & Graduation

We hope you will be able to join us for our end of Term Mass.

Thursday 21st July 9.30am in church

Today your son or daughter has received their school report. You can arrange a mutually convenient time next week to meet with your child's teacher if you would like to discuss any aspects of their report by emailing them at:

reception_amb@emmausmac.com
year1_amb@emmausmac.com
year2_amb@emmausmac.com
year3_amb@emmausmac.com
year4_amb@emmausmac.com
year5_amb@emmausmac.com
year6_amb@emmausmac.com

SHOUT OUT

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:

Oscar S from Y6 received a star award from his high school where he has spent some transition days. We are extremely proud of you and thank you for representing St Ambrose so wonderfully.

YEAR 2 SAFARI PARK TRIP

Year 2 had a wonderful trip to West Midlands Safari park on Wednesday. The children were so well behaved and we all had a wonderful time.
 
We all had a hands on and memorable experience learning more about Africa as part of our Geography topic, 'We Are Going On A Safari'. We also deepened our knowledge and understanding of animal habitats as part of our Science topic, Living things and their habitats. 
 
Year 2 also upheld the British Values. We showed respect to all of the animals and rule of law by following the rules of the Safari park to keep the everyone safe. 
 

HAGLEY BAND

Mr Mallinson's Hagley band came into school today and entertained the children with their songs and music from the noughties. We had a great time!

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2022

What do I need to do?

 

  • Go to your library this summer to join the Challenge – IT’S FREE!
  • Sign up to receive your special Gadgeteers collector poster
  • Choose books to read over the holidays
  • Collect stickers for each book you read
  • Add the stickers to your poster to complete the Challenge and become a Gadgeteer!

 

Complete the Challenge by 17th September and you’ll get your own certificate and medal!

MISSION STATEMENT SUPER LEARNING DAY

On Thursday, we had a super-learning day all about our mission statement: 'we do our best by following Jesus'. Following work staff and pupils have completed throughout the year, in our classes we worked together to showcase how we can live out our mission and presented it in an end of day assembly. Reception showed us the importance of praying and Year 1 highlighted how we can be kind and helpful. Year 2 sang a wonderful song about how we can be loving and Year 3 talked about the importance of forgiving people like Jesus did. Year 4 shared their gifts and talents and Year 5 highlighted how we can show understanding and be faithful. Year 6 wowed us with a mission impossible sketch teaching us that we should trust and be respectful. It was a fantastic learning experience!

YEAR 2 ASSEMBLY

We are so proud of all the Year 2 children who presented their assembly today about our Geography topic, 'We Are Going On A Safari'. We shared all of our knowledge about Africa and Kenya. Year 2 also performed a song and played the musical egg shakers. What a super celebration of our knowledge, skills and memories. 

SCHOOL FETE

Thank you to everyone for attending our school fete it was a brilliant school event. I was so proud of all our children who ran and organised the stalls. I would like to thank the TAPP group and Mrs Wallace for all of their hard work, drive and determination to plan the event. The fete raised an amazing £1595.15 and the class that raised the most money was year 6. WELL DONE EVERYONE! At the fete we also thanked Father Lamb for his thirty years service in Saint Ambrose Parish.

MEET THE TEACHER

We will be holding meet the teacher sessions for parents to attend and get to know the staff who will be supporting your son or daughter next academic year - see dates below. All children will receive a post card from their new teacher during the holidays and over the next few weeks children will learn about their new classes.

 

We will be holding 'Meet The Teacher' drop in sessions for parents when we return to school in September. These will be from 2.45pm. Please see the table for the dates for each class.

Date Year Group
8th September Reception and Year 1
9th September Year 2 and Year 3
10th September Year 4 and Year 5
11th September Year 6

TEACHERS FOR SEPTEMBER

Year Group Teacher(s) Teaching Assistant
Reception Miss Brewer Mrs Doohan
Year 1 Miss Gawthorp TBC
Year 2 Miss Crumpler TBC
Year 3 Miss Ballard (2 days) Mrs Holder (3 days) Ms Baylie
Year 4 Miss Noble Ms Baylie
Year 5 Mr Pitt Mrs Joyner
Year 6 Miss Holtom (3 days) Miss Ballard (2 days) Mrs Joyner
Learning Mentor Nurture Lead Pupil Specific Support
Mrs O'Hara Mrs Wallace Mrs Bishop / Mrs Staite (Y3)

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR VACANCY

Several vacancies have become available to become a governor of our school where you can work with our principal to help support and develop an excellent Catholic curriculum at our school!

Our school mission statement is: ‘We do our best by following Jesus’ and we live it out in everything we do. Also, we follow our three main school rules: ‘be safe, be ready and be respectful’. We are respectful to the staff and to other pupils. We stay safe by listening to the staff and by following the rules. We are always ready by practicing lockdowns yearly and fire drills bimonthly.

We do many fun things such as going on trips and residential trips as well as life skills such as cooking, first aid and cleaning every half term. Thanks to grants and contributions to the school we have an outdoor gym, a small climbing frame and an Astro-turf football pitch to use during PE and breaktimes. The staff organize many after school clubs to go to and events all year round.

You can become a governor and help ensure that many more wonderful opportunities are provided for the students.

Written by Oscar C Y6

CHANGE OF HOURS

Please see the letter adjacent regarding the proposed change of school day times from September.

PARISH NEWS

 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.

 

PSHE

In our PSHE lessons this term, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s PANTS rules. These are designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term “sexual abuse”. In the lesson, children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:
• Privates are private.
• Always remember your body belongs to you.
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help.
The lesson will be fully age-appropriate.
More information about talking PANTS, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at nspcc.org.uk/pants

FREE ONLINE SESSION FOR PARENTS

LIVE STREAM

Can we please remind you to complete and return the live stream consent form that came home with your child last week.

PRAYER MINISTRY

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 stambroseintercessors@gmail.com 

ATTENDANCE

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
Whole School 94.7% 92.6%
Reception 97.0% 90.2%
Year 1 86.7% 89.9%
Year 2 96.4% 94.4%
Year 3 97.5% 94.0%
Year 4 95.9% 94.5%
Year 5 91.7% 91.3%
Year 6 98.9% 93.9%

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. 

TERM DATES 2022/23

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

PARISH SURVEY

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 ebrocklesby@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk 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.

ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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.

P.E. DAYS

Year Group P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit
Reception Wednesday
Year 1 Tuesday
Year 2 Tuesday and Friday
Year 3 Tuesday
Year 4 Monday and Thursday
Year 5 Monday and Tuesday
Year 6 Tuesday

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.

WEDNESDAY WORD

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

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

Kind Regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

Stars of the Week

Diary Dates

Attendance

Class Assemblies