DATE: Friday 8th July 2022

PLEASE NOTE SCHOOL IS HAVING A COMPUTER UPGRADE FROM TODAY AT 1PM UNTIL TUESDAY 12TH JULY. THIS WILL MEAN STAFF WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS EMAILS. PLEASE SPEAK TO STAFF ON THE GATE OR TELEPHONE OR VISIT THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

SPORTS DAY WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY 19TH JULY ON HOLY TRINITY PLAYING FIELDS. KS2 - 9.15AM. KS1 12.15PM.

Your child will come home with their school report on Friday 15th July. You can then arrange a mutually convenient time the following week to meet with your child's teacher if you would like to discuss any aspects of their report.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Thank you to everyone who donated toiletries to the school last Friday, it was a wonderful response from school families and very much appreciated. We have donated these much needed items to the Kidderminster Food Bank.

SCHOOL FETE

Today we are very excited about our school fete and I would like to thank the TAPP group and Mrs Wallace for all of their hard work. I look forward to seeing everyone later at the fete. Remember to support our class stalls particularly as all products have been designed and made by the children.

SECOND HAND UNIFORM

Today, we will have a second hand uniform stall that you can either:

1. swap some second hand uniform

2 or make a donation for some uniform

You can now enquire about second hand uniform on the school website by selecting Key Information, Parents Information and then Uniform.

In the uniform section you will see information on how to request pre-loved uniform'

TOY SWAP

Please see the flyer below with details of the toy swap that will be taking place later today at our school fete.

TRANSITION

On Wednesday all children met their new class teacher - see staffing list. We will be holding meet the teacher sessions for parents to attend and get to know the staff who will be supporting your son or daughter - see dates below. All children will receive a post card from their new teacher during the holidays and over the next few weeks children will learn about their new classes.

At the end of the year, we will be very sad to say goodbye to:

Mrs Leak our Year 3 teacher.  She has made such a positive impact on our school in so many ways and we know that she will be wonderful in her next role. 

Mrs Lloyd who has worked with us for many years as a teaching assistant, she has always been a truly valuable member of staff.  We hope that she will enjoy her free time and hopefully we will see her from time to time.

Miss Wright is leaving to embark on a new career. We will miss her and know she will be fantastic.

Mrs Bellison who has supported our Year 1 children and we wish her good luck at her next school.

Year Group Teacher(s) Teaching Assistant
Reception Miss Brewer Mrs Doohan
Year 1 Miss Gawthorp TBC
Year 2 Miss Crumpler TBC
Year 3 Miss Ballard (2 days) Mrs Holder (3 days) Ms Baylie
Year 4 Miss Noble Ms Baylie
Year 5 Mr Pitt Mrs Joyner
Year 6 Miss Holtom (3 days) Miss Ballard (2 days) Mrs Joyner
Learning Mentor Nurture Lead Pupil Specific Support
Mrs O'Hara Mrs Wallace Mrs Bishop / Mrs Staite (Y3)

MEET THE TEACHER

We will be holding 'Meet The Teacher' drop in sessions for parents when we return to school in September. These will be from 2.45pm. Please see the table for the dates for each class.

Date Year Group
8th September Reception and Year 1
9th September Year 2 and Year 3
10th September Year 4 and Year 5
11th September Year 6

FOUNDATION GOVERNOR VACANCY

Several vacancies have become available to become a governor of our school where you can work with our principal to help support and develop an excellent Catholic curriculum at our school!

Our school mission statement is: ‘We do our best by following Jesus’ and we live it out in everything we do. Also, we follow our three main school rules: ‘be safe, be ready and be respectful’. We are respectful to the staff and to other pupils. We stay safe by listening to the staff and by following the rules. We are always ready by practicing lockdowns yearly and fire drills bimonthly.

We do many fun things such as going on trips and residential trips as well as life skills such as cooking, first aid and cleaning every half term. Thanks to grants and contributions to the school we have an outdoor gym, a small climbing frame and an Astro-turf football pitch to use during PE and breaktimes. The staff organize many after school clubs to go to and events all year round.

You can become a governor and help ensure that many more wonderful opportunities are provided for the students.

Written by Oscar C Y6

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Clubs, Trips and Sports Events

Date Year Group Event
Wednesday 13th July Y2 Safari Park
Friday 15th July Y4 Severn Valley Railway and Country Park
Friday 15th July Y5 Severn Valley Railway and Engine House Museum
Tuesday 19th July KS1 Sports Day 12.15pm @Holy Trinity
Tuesday 19th July KS2 Sports Day 9.15am @ Holy Trinity

We will notify you in the new school year of more exciting after school clubs.

Class Assemblies

Date Year Group
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

WHOLE SCHOOL MASSES

We hope you will be able to join us for our end of Term Mass.

Thursday 21st July 9.30am in church

CLASS MASSES

Date Year Group Time
13th July Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 2pm - in school hall

YEAR 6 SATS RESULTS

We are really proud of how hard our Year 6 pupils have worked preparing for their SATs results. They will be coming home with their results in an envelope today. Well done, everyone!

PARISH NEWS

 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.

FOLK MASS  Saturday July 9th

I have been informed about a Folk Mass at Saint Ambrose Church on Saturday 9th July. On Monday all children will receive an  invite to the Mass.

PSHE

In our PSHE lessons this term, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s PANTS rules. These are designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term “sexual abuse”. In the lesson, children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:
• Privates are private.
• Always remember your body belongs to you.
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help.
The lesson will be fully age-appropriate.
More information about talking PANTS, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at nspcc.org.uk/pants

TALENT SHOW

Please see the flyer below with details on how to enter the Talent Show.  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.  We look forward to seeing your entries!

 

FREE ONLINE SESSION FOR PARENTS

LIVE STREAM

Can we please remind you to complete and return the live stream consent form that came home with your child last week.

PRAYER MINISTRY

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 stambroseintercessors@gmail.com 

SHOUT OUT

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:

ATTENDANCE

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
Whole School
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

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. 

TERM DATES 2022/23

Please see the confirmed term dates below for 2022/23. 

PARISH SURVEY

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 ebrocklesby@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk 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.

ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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.

P.E. DAYS

Year Group P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit
Reception Wednesday
Year 1 Tuesday
Year 2 Tuesday and Friday
Year 3 Tuesday
Year 4 Monday and Thursday
Year 5 Monday and Tuesday
Year 6 Tuesday

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.

WEDNESDAY WORD

Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.

GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

Kind Regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

Stars of the Week

Diary Dates

Attendance

Class Assemblies