Our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus.'
Friday 26th May 2023
RECEPTION WILL BE HAVING THEIR VISION SCREENING ON THURSDAY 13TH JULY. PLEASE SEE THE LETTER THAT HAS COME HOME WITH YOUR CHILD THIS WEEK. THE VISION SCREENING IS AN OPT OUT SERVICE WHICH YOU CAN DO BY COMPLETING AND RETURNING THE SLIP ON THE LETTER.
THE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER WILL BE IN ON TUESDAY 20TH JUNE TO TAKE CLASS PHOTO'S AND YEAR 6 LEAVERS PHOTO'S.
The Parish Folk Group have organised another Folk Mass that will take place on Sunday at 6pm in Church. All of our families are warmly invited to attend.
YEAR 6 KEY DATES
As we approach the final term please take note of the important dates for Year 6 below.
|Young Citizens||Thursday 15th June - during school hours|
|Bikeability||W/C 10th July - during school hours|
|KS2 Sports Day||Tuesday 18th July - 9am - 12pm|
|Year 6 Leavers Play||Thursday 20th July - 6pm|
|Year 6 Leavers Mass and Graduation||Monday 24th July - 2pm|
Well done to Max who took part in the regional trampolining and gymnastic cup. An amazing achievement.
We are saying a sad goodbye, good luck and a huge thank you to Mrs Holder as she is leaving Saint Ambrose today.
Mrs Holder has been working at Saint Ambrose since January 2006. She has been absolutely fantastic and has a wealth of knowledge that we will truly miss. We will miss her laughter, fun and contribution to music. We wish her good luck and all the best for the future as she starts a new post in Malvern.
Mrs Preedy is also finishing her full time role today as a lunch time supervisor. She has been a part of our team for many years but I am glad to say she will support us when she can. She is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren. We wish her good luck and thank her for her hard work.
SUPER LEARNING DAY: Made In The Image & Likeness of God
This week, we had a super learning day based on the theme: Made in the Image and Likeness of God'. In the morning, we focussed on Mary as in May we honour her and in the afternoon we took part in different activities exploring our theme. Everyone came into school wearing clothes that expressed themselves/their personality. We even had Hagley band visiting us during the morning to help us with our celebrations! It was a fantastic day!
This morning, a team of Y6 pupils helped Miss Holtom organise a wonderful Rosary service honouring Mary. It was wonderful seeing everyone process around school and using their hand-made rosary beads to help them say the Hail Mary so beautifully in the glorious sunshine. Well done.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING - PARTICIPATION
‘Each of us has a part to play, a gift to share, a service to offer, for building up the Body of Christ in love.’ Pope Francis, June 19, 2013
Well done to Matthew who has been sharing his gift of swimming.
Matthew gave a talk to Year 2 and shared his exciting news that he has moved up to stage 6 and he completed his 100m badge.
He also helped out with lifeguard staff training.
He is also thoroughly enjoying the school swimming lessons on a Tuesday.
Well done, Matthew we are so proud of you!
Regular attendance at school means that your child will make the most of their education and improve their chances later on in life. At St Ambrose, good attendance is of high importance and we strive to have at least 96% attendance. Please help us with this target. If you need any support, then school is here to help so that your child can get the very best out of the education we provide.
We will continue sending out regular push notifications about attendance so that you are aware if you child falls below our 96% target and we are working with Louise Howles, our Education Welfare Officer to support us with improvements.
|Year Group||This Week||This Year|
UPCOMING FEEL GOOD FRIDAY EVENTS
|Friday 30th June||Summer holiday/beach day (no swimwear or open toe shoes/sandals)|
|Event||Date and Time|
|Pre-School Intake Evening||Monday 5th June|
|Y6 Young Citizen's Challenge||Thursday 15th June|
|St Richard's Feast Day (wear something green)||Friday 16th June|
|First Holy Communion||Saturday 17th June|
|School Photographer||Tuesday 20th June|
|Reception Vision Screening||Thursday 13th July|
|Y6 Bikeability||W/C 10th July|
|Y2 School Trip||Thursday 13th July|
|Reception School Trip||Friday 14th July|
|KS2 Summer Sports Morning (9:00-12:00)||Tuesday 18th July|
|KS1 Summer Sports Morning (9:00-12:00)||Wednesday 19th July|
THIS HALF TERM'S VIRTUES: CURIOUS AND ACTIVE
This half term, we will be focussing on the virtues Curious and Active.
We are growing to be curious about everything; and active in our engagement with the world, changing what we can for the better.
We will celebrate the pupils who have demonstrated these virtues in a special assembly after May Half Term.
|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 - 2pm|
|7th June 9.15am||Year 5|
|14th June 9.15am||Year 6|
|21st June 9.15am||Y4 - Memorial of St Aloysius Gonzaga|
|29th June 9.15am||Whole School - St Peter and St Paul|
|5th July 9.15am||Year 3|
|12th July 9.15am||Reception, Year 1 and Year 2|
|21st July 9.15am||Whole School - End of Term|
TERM DATES 2023-24
|Autumn Term 1||Monday 4 Sept - Friday 27 October|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 6 November - Friday 22 December|
|Spring Term 1||Monday 8 January - Friday 9 February|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 19 February - Friday 22 March|
|Summer Term 1||Monday 8 April - Friday 24 May|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 3 June - Monday 22 July|
|Staff Training Days|
|Monday 4th September 2023|
|Tuesday 5th September 2023|
|Friday 6th October 2023|
|Friday 9th February 2024|
|Monday 22nd July 2024|
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
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|
|Year 1||Tuesday and Thursday|
|Year 2||Tuesday and Thursday|
|Year 4||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 5||Tuesday and Wednesday|
Children are to come to school wearing their P.E. kit on the day(s) listed above. Thank you.
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.