Date: Friday 5th October

Y1 ASSEMBLY:

Today we were joined by lots of proud parents and grandparents as Year 1 entertained us with the first class assembly of the year. Through an extremely polished performance they explained all about Harvest, speaking confidently, acting out the story of the Little Red Hen and singing my favourite song: The Big Red Combine Harvester. Thank you for giving us all something to think about; not to waste food and water, to share our time and what we have with others and to try to help those people less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you to Mrs Leak, Mrs Holder and Mrs Davies for preparing the children so well and thank you parents - it was lovely to see a packed hall.

I reminded the children about their committment during Monday morning's assembly at the start of Little way week: to try to be like St Therese of Lisieux and show a little act of kindness to someone every day. Additionally, they were told about today's CAFOD Family Fast appeal where £7 helps support people in drought affected countries to dig a borehole to find clean water.

BABY UPDATE:

Mrs Brocklesby is pleased to announce that she has named her beautiful baby girl Ava. We are all looking forward to having a cuddle very soon.

ARMISTICE DAY - CASCADE OF POPPIES:

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, the parish are going to create a cascade of poppies in church. Some of the children are going to attempt to knit poppies to contribute to the display but they need as many poppies as possible. If you would like to take part, the school office can supply you with the knitting pattern. All finished poppies need to be returned to the office by Monday 5th November.

ANIMAL BLESSING SERVICE:

We were well and truly blessed yesterday as the sun shone down on our Animal Blessing Service. It was a wonderful occasion as parents and parishioners joined the children on the playground with their pets. Over 35 animals were blessed including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, African land snails and a baby tortoise. Everyone had a wonderful time; thank you to Father Lamb for giving so generously of his time to conduct the ceremony. 

YEAR 4 AND YEAR 5 CROSS COUNTRY:

Congratulations to our fantastic Year 4 and Year 5 children who went to King Charles this morning to run in a cross country event. They represented the school superbly and showed great determination to do well. The top five children will be entered into the next stage of the competition and details will be provided shortly. Special congratulations go to Izzy D and Ollie G who both won second place in their races and Millie C and Luke V who won third place in theirs.

SCHOOL GAMES MARK:

We are delighted to announce that we, St Ambrose Catholic Primary School, have achieved the School Games Bronze Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

  • Participation in CTA Football, Netball and Athletics Competitions
  • Successful start up of a Change4Life Club
  • A wide variety of after-school sports clubs for KS1 and KS2 pupils
  • Introduction of termly interhouse sports competitions (dodgeball, basketball, handball, rounders)
  • With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

    As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

    A special thanks to:

  • Miss Ballard
  • Mr Garvey and Mr Turner
  • Miss Holtom
  • We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

    https://st-ambrose.sch.life/page/detail/primary-pe-and-sport-premium

    FANCY DRESS SCHOOL DISCO:

    There will be a fancy dress disco on Thursday 11th October in the school hall. KS1 will be at 6pm-7pm and KS2 will be at 7pm-8pm. Entry cost will be £2 per child. There will also be tuckshop goodies available to buy and light up children toys to purchase.

    DATES:

    Whole School Masses - Wednesday 9:30am

    DATE MASS
    (School Hall) 7th December St Ambrose Feast Day
    21th December - 10:30am End of Term

    Parish/School Family Masses - Sunday 11:00am

    14th October Y6 Confirmation Commitment Mass

    Sacraments:

    4th December Y6 Confirmation 7pm

    Parish/School Masses - Wednesday 9:15am

    DATE YEAR GROUP
    10th October Y4
    17th October Y3
    24th October Reception, Y1 and Y2
    7th November Y6
    14th November Y5
    21st November Y4
    28th November Y3
    7th December - 9:30am Whole School Mass
    12th December Reception, Y1 and Y2
    21st December - 10:30am Whole School Mass

    Class Assemblies:

    DATE YEAR GROUP
    30th November Y5

    Confirmation Meetings:

    10th October First Meeting (Parents Only)
    14th October Commitment Mass
    17th October 2nd Meeting
    7th November 3rd Meeting
    13th November 4th Meeting
    28th November 5th Meeting

    Other Events:

    DATE EVENT
    10th October-12th October Y6 at Pioneer Centre
    12th October TED day
    17th December KS1 Nativity Dress rehearsal pm
    18th December KS1 Nativity pm
    19th December KS1 Nativity am
    20th December Parish and KS2 Carol Concert 7pm

    Autumn Term Parents Evening:

    DATE TIME
    24th October 5pm-7:30pm
    25th October 3:30pm-6pm

    ATTENDANCE:

    Year Group This Week This Term
    Whole School 97.6% 96.3%
    Reception 97.0% 97.5%
    Year 1 97.3% 96.2%
    Year 2 99.7% 97.6%
    Year 3 97.9% 94.6%
    Year 4 97.0% 95.5%
    Year 5 99.3% 97.5%
    Year 6 95.3% 95.2%

    Well Done Year 2!!!

    CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY:

    Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

    THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

    Best wishes,

    Mrs Stewart.

    YEAR GROUP MESSAGE
    WHOLE SCHOOL CAN WE KINDLY ASK THAT WHEN MAKING PAYMENT TO SCHOOL YOU PUT THE MONEY INTO AN ENVELOPE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME AND YEAR GROUP AND WHERE POSSIBLE, BRING IN THE EXACT CHANGE. THIS PREVENTS ANY DISCREPANCIES. THANK YOU.
    RECEPTION Can you ensure all children's uniform is clearly labelled with their name.
    Just a reminder that only water is allowed in children's water bottles for school.
    YEAR 1 Please read with your child 5 times every week and record all reading in their record book.
    Please remove earrings on Mondays. If you are unable to do this please tape them before school.
    Homework is issued on Wednesdays. Please return books on Mondays.
    Your child's spelling test result is high-lighted in their sheet.
    YEAR 2 P.E. kits must be in school on a Tuesday ready for their lesson.
    Please can you make sure your child is reading every day.
    Year 2 spellings are on a Friday.
    YEAR 3 Spellings and timetables will be on a Monday.
    Please can children ensure their PE kits are in school for Monday.
    YEAR 4 Please ensure that your child hasn't got their earrings in on P.E or swimming days or provide own tape to cover the earrings.
    Spelling: Ensure the children are using a dictionary in order to learn the meanings of the words given.
    Please return the forms regarding the use of the clarinets to the office.
    YEAR 5 Please can children bring in any spare plastic bottles to create some artwork.
    YEAR 6 Please can children order their CGP study guides (see letter given)
    SATs will begin the week of Monday 13th May 2019.

    SCHOOL PLACES:

    We have places available in Reception, Year 3 & Year 5. If you know of anyone who would be interested please refer them to the school office in the first instance. Many thanks.

    CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT:

    PARISH BABY AND TODDLER GROUP:

    If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along to the Parish Baby and Toddler group, the sessions are held on a Wednesday from 9-11am. We welcome newborn up to pre-school children and their parents. Your first session will be free of charge and thereafter will be 80p. This cost includes refreshments for you and your child. They have an array of toys and activities for you and your child to enjoy and this is also a great opportunity to meet and socilaise with other families. If you have any enquiries please see the Facebook page 'St Ambrose Toddlers Kidderminster'.

    SEVERN ARTS MUSIC LESSONS:

    MASS TIMES:

    Sunday 11am & 6pm

    St Ambrose

    CONFESSION:

    Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm, and by request.

    Stars of the Week

    Diary Dates

    Attendance

  • Whole School - 96.2%
  • Year R - 94.6%
  • Year 1 - 92.6%
  • Year 2 - 98.1%
  • Year 3 - 97.0%
  • Year 4 - 94.4%
  • Year 5 - 99.3%
  • Year 6 - 97.9%
  • Class Assemblies

  • Year 4 - 08/02/19
  • Year 3 - 22/03/19
  • Year 2 - 17/05/19
  • Reception - 21/06/19
  • Year 6 - 16/07/19