DATE: Friday 20th May 2022
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A TEACHER TRAINING DAY ON FRIDAY 27TH MAY AND SO WE BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM ON THURSDAY 26TH MAY.
MRS FARMER IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB WITH THE JUBILEE GARDEN. HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF DONATIONS OF SOIL TO COMPLETE IT BEFORE THE JUBILEE NEXT WEEK. CAN WE KINDLY ASK FOR ANY SOIL DONATIONS TO BE BROUGHT INTO SCHOOL BY WEDNESDAY AT THE LATEST. THANK YOU
THE UCM ARE HOLDING A CAKE SALE AFTER CHURCH ON SAUNDAY. EVERYONE WELCOME.
Year One had a fantastic day taking a step back in time. We went back to Victorian times and even dressed the part. The children went to Victorian School for the morning. They lined up outside in boys and girls lines and were told to walk in and stand by their desk. We did Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. It was then time for a Victorian playtime where we used hoops, stilts, cup and ball and yo-yos. After lunch we explored the whole museum and went down to visit the Scullery and the Laundry room.
Authors Aloud with Professor Ben Garrod!
We had an online Zoom session led by Professor Ben Garrod, who talked about his Extinct – The Story of Life on Earth series and taught us all about extinction!
I enjoyed learning about gibbons and the megladons because it was fun learning about them (Charlie)
I enjoyed finding out about extinct animals that I didn’t even know used to exist (Noah)
I enjoyed learning all about extinction because it was interesting to find out all the different ways extinction can occur (Katie)
Tickets will be on sale in the playground to win this wonderful Jubilee hamper. The cost is £1 per ticket. Members of the TAPP team will be selling tickets next week after school.
|Monday||Y5 and Y6||Board Game Club - Sign up required|
|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|
|Wednesday 8th June||Y2||Art Club - Sign up required|
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.
|Wednesday 25th May||2pm||Y4||Reading|
|Thursday 9th June||2pm||Y5||Reading|
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 15th June||3.15-3.45pm||Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6|
|23rd May 2022||Reception|
|Friday 15th July||Year 2|
|Monday 18th July - 6pm in school hall||Year 6 Leavers' Play|
|Tuesday 19th July - 1.45pm in church||Year 6 Leavers' Mass & 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|
Under the current National Curriculum, children are required to know their times tables by the end of Year 4, but until now they have not been formally tested on them other than through multiplication questions in the Year 6 maths SATs. In June, Year 4 will be tested using an on-screen check (on a computer or a tablet), to answer multiplication questions. This highlights the importance of playing multiplication games with your son or daughter regularly from a young age.
There will be no celebration assembly this week as it is Reception class assembly.
Every person at school had a fantastic day on Tuesday when David visited school.
The gardening club have been busy with their planting and are delighted to be able to sell their tomato plants. They will be on sale in the parent shelter after school next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will cost £1 per plant. All proceeds will go to the club.
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.
Please remember to send in your child's completed stamp picture by Tuesday 24th of May so that it can be entered into the competition.
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.
Just a reminder that this week all pupils took part in an NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. online programme. This consisted 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 for further details.
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:
"Miss you should be so proud of your pupils they have amazing ideas."
David Graffiti Artist
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.