DATE: Friday 28th January 2022
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.'
This week Miss Brewer has spoken to everyone during Assembly about an exciting new reading initiative. Every week now from Monday- Sunday all children who read 5X a week will be entered into a weekly raffle with the chance of winning a £5 voucher. The first raffle will be drawn on Monday 7th February based on reading from Monday January 31st-Sunday 6th February.
I am really pleased to let you know that after my request in the newsletter the illustrator Lolita Skura is going to be working with us later this term. Please check out her website lolitaskuraallen.com. Our aim from March is to start holding different events in our library to celebrate reading at St Ambrose. If you know an idea to promote reading at Saint Ambrose please contact email@example.com
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 newsletters and get information on Mass times.
On Monday all children will receive an invitation to sign up to Planet Super League.
Planet Super League is a website which has environmental activities for you and your child to do.
How do I get involved?
There are over 100 activities to do on the Planet Super League website, including:
There are activities across several categories, some educational, some fun, some impactful and others simple and effective everyday behaviour changes.
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|
|Year 6||Olaf & Oscar C||Oscar S & Ricky|
This week, Miss Holtom challenged the whole school to think about our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus' and what this means. Each class worked together on a class thought-shower about what doing their best by following Jesus looks like and we were really impressed with their ideas and their understanding. Our pupils know we need to help one another and help others who are less fortunate than ourselves by supporting different charities. They know that they need to be kind to one another just like Jesus was kind to everyone he met and they understand that they need to teach others about their faith just like Jesus taught us about God. Take a look at some of their work:
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 3 were 'curious and active' in a special Mass with Father Lamb.
This term, Father Lamb has kindly offered to celebrate Mass with our pupils 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 with the children.
|St Chad||2nd March|
|St Nicholas Owen||22nd March|
|St Richard||16th June|
Please see the assembly dates below for this year:
|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:
All Family Learning courses can be found at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses 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 www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses 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|
|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.