DATE: Friday 21st January 2022



There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.’

At St Ambrose we want all our children to become life long readers. Next week you will receive a letter explaining how we can achieve this.  It is really important that our children see the value of reading at home and at school so from February 1st all children who read 5X a week will be entered into a weekly raffle with the chance of winning a £5 voucher.

We are hoping from March to start holding different events in our library to celebrate reading at St Ambrose. If you know an author or an illustrator we could contact or have an idea to promote reading at Saint Ambrose please contact


We are tackling Climate Change Pope Francis says, "Creation is not a property which we can rule over at will; or, even less, is the property of only a few: Creation is a gift, it is a wonderful gift that God has given us, so that we care for it and we use it for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude"
He is so right and we as a school have signed up for 'Planet Super League' as a fun way to educate us all and especially our pupils on how they can care for and use the benefits of our world for all! We all have a moral responsibility! Next week we will let you know how you can access planet super league at home.
On Wednesday the Eco Warriors had a virtual meeting to discuss our Eco day. On Thursday we launched it with an assembly led by Miss Crumpler. We learnt about global warming and looking after our world and shared ideas about how we can all make the world a better place. Together, we looked at the Catholic Social Teaching of Stewardship and how we can care for God's creation.
The whole school were then set three challenges to complete during the day.
  1. We reflected on what we use electricity for and how we can save electricity.
  2. We spent part of the day with no electricity.
  3. Inspired by the artist Wassily Kandinsky, we all coloured our own mini worlds using colours that reminded us of God's creation. For example, yellow for sand and blue for the sky. 
In the future we are now more aware of not wasting electricity when we do not need it and we continue to look after God's world.


We enjoyed listening to Miss Crumpler's assembly all about how we can take care of our planet. We turned off all our lights! 

We learned all about the famous artist Wassily Kandinsky. We had the opportunity to create our own mini world using the colours that reminded us of God’s creation.

Year 1

Carmen chose the following colours for her Art work:
Blue for the sea.
White for the moon.
Red for the roses. 
Green for the grass.
Black for the darkness.
Abel- 'We made sure we switched off the lights in the classroom to save electricity. We want to look after our planet.'

Year 2

Year 2 had a lovely day on Thursday being more Eco friendly. We spent an hour without electricity and we went outside for a nature walk.
Child P, “I learnt that if we don’t use electricity we don’t have any lights or computers.
Child L, “We did a nature walk on the playground and I saw birds flying in the sky.”

Year 3

Sammy - we need to be careful because there are going to be more extreme storms and weather because of global warming
Molly - we need to chop less trees down and plant new ones because trees give us oxygen.

Year 5

Amelia has felt motivated to start litter picking again during lunchtimes and has asked if we can have more time dedicated to using no electricity in the day. 

Year 6

Ffion - " We saved electricity by turning off the lights and every switch in the classroom for an hour so we weren't being wasteful-it was really fun." 


Last week I attended a Parish Meeting to discuss how we can engage further in the life of the Parish. There are many opportunities for our children including reading at Parish Masses or Altar Serving (boys years 4-6). If your son or daughter is interested email  Next week on our newsletter there will be a link to a survey to gain your views on how our school community can embrace Parish life further. Remember to read the weekly Parish Newsletter by clicking the link below.


Again, I would like to thank everyone for supporting us as we experience 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.

  1. Complete LFD testing with your child for 7 consecutive days.
  2. If your child tests positive they must then isolate and book a PCR test whilst they await the result.


On Wednesday, everyone came to school wearing an item of clothing that was red to mark the feast day of our red house team's patron saint. We also spent time exploring Worcester Cathedral, where St Wulstan spent his time as Bishop of Worcester, and created some lovely pieces of art work which is going to be collated into a whole school art book!

St. Wulstan's Feast Day. On Wednesday, we enjoyed celebrating St. Wulstan's Feast day. The children came into school wearing red to celebrate the special day. We went on a red hunt around our classroom to see how many different items we could find that were red!
We found out about that St. Wulstan was the Bishop of Worcester a long time ago and that he is buried in the Worcester Cathedral. We had a go at being artists and sketched the Worcester Cathedral and shaded it in. 


Year 2 had a great time celebrating Saint Wulstan's Feast day. First, we found out about his life. Then we looked Worcester Cathedral online. Finally, we drew pictures of the church and spent some time with God reflecting and listening to worship music. 

Child A said, “Saint Wulstan stopped eating meat and he is the patron saint of vegetarians”

Child J, “He helped slaves."

Child A, “He was the Bishop of Worcester”

Below are some quotes from the children:
Olivia Y1- 'We had a virtual tour of Worcester Cathedral. It was a really big place.'
Joshua Y1- 'We looked carefully at the detail and drew on the blocks for the Cathedral.'
Lily Y1 - 'We did it really carefully and took our time.'
Cian Y4 - 'It was interesting to listen all about St Wulstan and learn some new things.'
Charlie Y4 - 'I enjoyed drawing the cathedral because it was fun and challenging.'


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
Reception Julia Aubree-Rai
Year 1 Lily P Harriet
Year 2 Summer Daniel
Year 3 Hannah Kian
Year 4 Louie Emelia
Year 5 Harley Amelia
Year 6 Gabriela & Natalia Ffion & Lilly


In celebration of our forthcoming FA Cup match v West Ham, Harriers Community Trust are holding a Mini FA Cup tournament on the morning of the game for children aged 5-11 years. It will be held on Saturday 5th February 10am-11.15 at Baxter College.
It is aimed at boys and girls that don't get the chance to play regularly in teams. Cost is £3 pp. Teams for each age group will be selected on the morning. Everyone will play. We will have 20 available spaces in each age group- 5/6 years, 7/8 years and 9-11 years old. To book a place email Ref Mini FA Cup with the child's name and age. Closing date Thursday 3rd Feb.


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.

Year Group Date
Year 3 26.01.22
Year 6 31.01.22
Year 2 09.02.22
Year 1/Reception 16.02.22


St Chad 2nd March
St Nicholas Owen 22nd March
St Richard 16th June


Please see the assembly dates below for this year:

Date Year Group
11th March 2022 Year 1
18th March 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:

  • FREE if they are unemployed and on benefits or they earn less than £17,000 per year.
  • FREE if their child receives a Free School Meal or is known to their school SENCo.
  • FREE if any of these courses would improve their health and wellbeing.  

All Family Learning courses can be found at 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 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



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



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.


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Kind Regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

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