DATE: Friday 27th May 2022
This week we have welcomed a number of guests into school to enrich our curriculum. The guests were Mr. Mallison and the Hagley Mass band, David Brown a graffiti artist, Mike Jones, Ann Mulders, from HSBC and Craig Leonard. Mike has worked with children from years 1-6 on internet safety, Ann ran workshops on gaming with years 5 and 6 and Craig has delivered history talks to years 6, 4 and 2. The photographs below show some of the great activities that the children took part in this week.
This week we have been very excited to have an outdoor gym installed! Year 4 had fun trying out the new equipment, and it will be exciting for the children to enjoy the new gym equipment after half term!
Year 4 have been replanting their sunflowers in the parish centre garden this week. Please keep an eye on them to see how tall they grow!
They have also been enjoying learning new skills in art this half term!
The winner of the Jubilee hamper was Isaac in Year 4. Well done, Isaac and thank you to TAPP for providing the hamper.
Thank you to everyone who supported us with the sale of sweets after school. A fantastic £87 was raised to help support St Ambrose church's fund.
Emily in Year 5 has organised a colouring competition. Your child should have come home with a colouring sheet today. Please can they colour/decorate the sheet and return to school by Thursday 9th June. Winners will be announced on Friday 10th June and there will be a winner and runner up prize for each class.
Thank you to Emily for organising this competition.
|Mondays||Y5 and Y6||Board Game Club - Sign up required|
|Tuesdays||Y4, Y5 and Y6||Photography club - Sign up required|
|Wednesday 8th June||Y2||Art Club - Sign up required|
|Friday 10th June||Y6||Young Citizen's Challenge|
|Wednesday 22nd June||Y5||Emmaus MAC Sports Afternoon|
After half term I am looking forward to welcoming Year 5 parents to the reading workshop.
|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|
|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.
|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.
Celebration assembly will recommence on Monday 13th June
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.
The competition is open to all year groups - you can enter in a group or as a solo. Any talent will be accepted - dancing, singing, acting, musicians, comedy acts etc. Get practising over half term so that you're ready to audition after the holiday!
The talent show will be held just before the end of the school year - keep your eyes peeled for further details!
Well done to the winners of the TAPP colouring competition:
|Runner up||Isabela||Year 4|
Thank you to TAPP for organising a wonderful Jubilee party - everyone had a wonderful time celebrating.
Whit Week- May Half Term
Kidderminster Harriers Community Trust are holding Half term football courses during whit week. Courses include the Skills Challenge Award, everyone can win a medal, and the FA cup 6-a-side tournament. Courses will run 10am-3pm. Open to children aged 5-13 years. All abilities welcome.
Cost: Online price: 1 day = £10, 2 days = £20. Half days are available @ £5 per day 10-12.30 or 1-3pm - 10% sibling discount
Pay on the day price: 1 day = £12, 2 days = £22. Half days @ £6 per day- No sibling discount
Kidderminster, Baxter College - Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May
Droitwich, Cricket Club St Peters Fields - Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May
Bromsgrove Catshill Middle School- Monday 30th
Worcester, Bishop Perowne College - Tuesday 31st & Wednesday 1st June
Malvern, Dyson Perrins Academy – Wednesday 1st June
Cleobury Mortimer Sports Centre -Wednesday 1st June
Please bring both indoor and outdoor footwear, packed lunch, drinks and waterproof clothing. All courses will be outdoors, in the event of adverse weather conditions, we may have to cancel.
To book a place email email@example.com
Please email details EACH time you book
Any Medical Conditions:
Emergency Contact number:
Payment details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Katie in Year 6 won a medal in her Judo competition! Well done!
'Have had a great day with the Year 5's and Year 6's today. They were really engaged and interacted really well. It was a pleasure to be in the school' - Ann from HSBC.
Well done, please email Mrs Brocklesby email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.