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

CLUB/ACTIVITY DAY/TIME YEAR GROUP
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

Mass Dates

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

CLASS ASSEMBLIES

Year Group Date
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

CONGRATULATIONS ASSEMBLY

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
Reception Keegan Sylvie
Year 1 Nellie-May Isla-May
Year 2 Freddie Analisia
Year 3 Alicia Olly
Year 4 Isabella Logan and Robyn M
Year 5 Gracey Charlie

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.

ANIMAL BLESSING

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.

HARVEST

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.

 

PARKING NOTICE

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.

OPEN DAY

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

P.E. DAYS

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
Reception Monday
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
Year 6 Tuesday

Children are to come to school wearing their P.E. kit on the day(s) listed above. Thank you.

PARISH NEWS

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.

UCM GROUP

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.

SPORTING OPPORTUNITY

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.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

Stars of the Week

Diary Dates

Attendance

Class Assemblies