Friday 7th October 2022
Firstly, may I say what a busy and happy first few weeks it has been at Saint Ambrose. You will see below your child’s Curriculum overview giving you information about your child’s learning.
WHAT IS MY CHILD LEARNING THIS TERM?
Please take a look at the exciting things that your child(ren) will be learning about this half term.
DATES WEEK BEGINNING 10TH OCTOBER
|Swimming||Tuesday||Y4 and Y6|
|Choir||Thursday 3.20pm - 4.20pm||Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6|
|Harriers after school club||Thursday 3.20pm - 4.20pm||Y4, Y5 and Y6|
|Sports Stars after school club||Tuesday 3.20pm - 4.20pm||Y1, Y2, and Y3|
DATES FOR FUTURE EVENTS
|Date and Time||Year Group|
|14th October||Whole School - Harvest Mass|
|19th October||YR, Y1 and Y2|
|1st November||Whole School - All Saints Day|
|9th November||Y6 and Y5|
|16th November||Y4 and Y3|
|30th November||Y2, Y1 and YR|
|7th December||Whole School - St Ambrose Feast Day|
|16th December||Whole School - End of Term|
Confirmation Meeting Dates
All meetings will be held in the Parish Centre at 6pm
|Wednesday 19th October||Meeting 3 - Members of Jesus' Church|
|Thursday 3rd November||Meeting 4 - Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments|
|Thursday 17th November||Meeting 5 - Living the Life of the Apostle|
|Thursday 1st December||Meeting 6 - Confirmation: The Rite|
|Wednesday 7th December||Children make the Sacrament of Confirmation|
Other Important Dates
|Event||Date and Time|
|Rosary Service||Wednesday 12th October - 2pm|
|Guided Tour of Church - introducing/re-introducing the Catholic Faith||Tuesday 18th October - 7pm|
|Spooky Bake Off||Wednesday 19th October|
|Year 6 Remembrance Service||Friday 11th November - 10.45am|
|Parents Evening - Session 1||Monday 7th November - 3.30 - 6.30pm|
|Year 2 SATs Information Workshop||Tuesday 15th November 9am - 10.30am|
|Parents Evening - Session 2||Wednesday 16th November - 3.30 - 6.30pm|
|RSE Parent Worshop||Tuesday 22nd November - 3.30pm - 4.15pm|
|Y6 Pioneer Residential||Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December|
|St Ambrose Feast Day||Wednesday 7th December|
|Y6 Confirmation Mass||Wednesday 7th December - 7pm|
|Parents Evening - Session 1||Monday 6th February 3.30-6.30pm|
|Parents Evening - Session 2||Wednesday 15th February 3.30-6.30pm|
|Summer Sports Day||Tuesday 18th July|
|Year 2||Thursday 10th November 2022|
|Year 5||Thursday 24th November 2022|
|Year 4||Thursday 12th January 2023|
|Year 3||Thursday 16th February 2023|
|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|
The first Congratulations Assembly will be on Monday for Reception to Year 5 children. Year 6 are visiting Hagley High School so their first assembly will be on Monday 17th October. During the assembly, we will celebrate the achievements of two children from every class. The children who will be receiving an award are:
|Year Group||Curriculum Award||Discipleship Award|
|Year 4||Isabella||Logan and Robyn M|
ARE YOU RECEIVING PUSH NOTIFICATIONS?
On Tuesday 11th October, Mrs Fish and Miss Downs will be in the parents shelter at the start and end of the day. They will be available to help parents set up school life, parent pay and answer any queries.
PARENTS EVENING APPOINTMENTS
From Tuesday you will be able to book parents evening appointments via school life.
Yesterday afternoon, some pupils from Y5 and Y6 led us, alongside Father Lamb, in an animal blessing service. Our pets from home were invited and we rejoiced in the wonder of God’s creation by singing All Things Bright and Beautiful.
YEAR 3 PRAYER SERVICE
Year 3 led the school in a wonderful prayer service on Tuesday morning to celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, their class saint. Well done, Year 3.
Thank you to everyone who sent in ingredients to make bread rolls. The bread rolls will now be made week beg 10th October ready for our school Harvest celebration.
We have had a number of complaints from residents who live on Leswell Street regarding parents using their allocated parking spaces and blocking their driveways. Please can we ask that you do no block anyone's access to or from their property or use their property to park your car. Thank you for your continued support.
We will be holding our ‘Open Day’ on Friday 21st October from 9.30-11.00am and 1.15-2.45pm. Please spread the word to parents of children who will start school in September 2023. Parents and children will have the opportunity to have a guided tour seeing the school in action , chat to staff and look around the school. Please feel free to come along and take advantage of this opportunity and encourage any friends or neighbours with school age children to come along too. As I have said before there can be a misconception that only Catholic children can apply to our school. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently preparing to apply for a school place please encourage them to attend the Open morning or contact me to arrange a visit and tour of the school. Applications for Reception Class 2023 must be completed online by 15 January 2023.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS
Friday 14th Oct – Bring your favourite soft toy into school.
All children are invited to bring in a soft toy. They will have the opportunity to talk about their soft toy and each class will have a group photograph.
SPOOKY BAKE OFF
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 3||Monday and Friday|
|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.
On Tuesday 18th October at 7pm, Father Lamb would like to invite you to a guided tour of the Church to introduce or re-introduce you to the Catholic Faith.
Last week it was lovely to meet representatives form the Parish UCM group.
It is a National Organisation of Women, open to all women. The Union of Catholic Mothers organises some fantastic activities in the Parish Hall and would welcome any visitors or new members. They run a craft club on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday of every month from 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome and you can pop in before you collect or after collection.
The UCM group over the next few weeks will be dropping flyers into school about their activities and will be available in the playground (dates to be confirmed) to answer any questions and tell us about future events.
CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
The Christmas Bazaar this year will be on Sunday 4th December at 12 o'clock after Mass in the Parish Centre. It will be wonderful to see as many families as possible especially as the choir will be singing carols around the Christmas tree.
Would you like to join the Parish flower group?
Any help you can give will be much appreciated. Whether you already have flower arranging experience or are just a beginner. They are very short and helpers and any assistance would be very welcome. Training and guidance will be given to any beginners. Please phone or text Elaine Yates on 07951 535843 if you are interested. Many thanks.
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.
ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Please click on the link PDF link below for more information on adult learning provided by Worcestershire Council.
Please see the flyer below for an exciting opportunity for you child to take part in a fantastic sport.
Please see the confirmed term dates below for 2022/23.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.