DATE: Friday 7th May
This week I feel has been a special week as Year 4 went to Saint Ambrose church for Mass on Wednesday. It was lovely to be in Church as a community with members of the Parish. Next week Years 2 and 3 will be attending Mass in Church on Thursday at 9.30 am for the Feast of the Ascension whilst years R,1,4,5 and 6 will be celebrating virtually. Parents of children in Years 2 and 3 are invited to join us in Church.
As a Catholic commmunity, one of the most important lessons we will ever teach is about diversity. Teaching about the Importance of Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help grow children of Saint Ambrose to have the best start in life . Did you know that being culturally aware can have a significant affect on success? "Diverse classrooms promote creativity, high level thinking, and collaboration." All classrooms represent different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicity, language, religion, and physical ability. Being diverse is defined as all the ways we are alike and different. For this reason every half term we will be celebrating a different culture with members of our school and parish communities. On Friday 9th July from 2pm - 5pm at the Parish Centre we will be celebrating the Filipino culture with members of our school community and parish. Please keep the date free and if you would like to be involved in organising the event please contact E.Brocklesby via email email@example.com
We are really proud of how hard ALL pupils have worked in school this week. On Monday morning, in our whole school virtual celebration assembly, the following children will be receiving a certificate for their fantastic efforts:
|Year Group||Star Learners|
|Reception||Lily-Rose and Harriet|
|Year 1||Cody and Violet|
|Year 2||Joseph and Szymon|
|Year 3||Scarlett and Cameron|
|Year 4||Charlie and James|
|Year 5||Ricardo and Honey|
|Year 6||Tom R and Lyla|
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
Our new virtues for this half term are compassionate and loving. We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away. Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words. Please let Miss Holtom know if your child demonstrates these virtues at home (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we would love to reward them for this in our end of term celebration!
We currently have a vacancy for one parent academy representative and are seeking nominations for an enthusiastic and committed parent or carer to join the academy committee.
Letters were distributed to children yesterday and you can also access the letter on the news section of the school website or click the pdf link below.
Please can we ask that you read and return the letter with any nominations by no later than miday on Friday 14th May.
Reception have been busy making Easter Gardens this week after learning about the Easter Story.
Please complete the questionnaire below to help us plan future parents evenings and review the provision for this year.
|Year Group||PE Day|
|Year 1||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 2||Thursday and Friday|
|Year 3||Thursday and Friday|
Thank you to all of the parents who have signed their child up to one of the after school sports clubs. We still have places available on our cricket club for years 4, 5 and 6. Please help support the school to continue to offer extra curricular clubs by signing your child up to cricket. Many thanks.
We are very hopeful that as a community, we will be able to offer our Year 3 pupils the opportunity to prepare for and to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion this term. This Sacrament focusses on the Eucharist which nourishes our faith.
All being well, this year, First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 26th June at 12.00 pm, slightly later than usual in the hope that further restrictions may be lifted so more of our family members can be part of the day.
Father Lamb will be holding a Zoom Information Parents session outlining the importance of this sacrament and the role you play in supporting your child to be a practising Catholic. He will also stress the importance of your committment and support of this programme of preparation. Details of the date and time of Father Lamb's session will be given our nearer the time.
This year, due to COV-ID restrictions, preparations will take place in school with Miss Ballard, Ms Baylie, Miss Holtom and Mrs Brocklesby and the programme book 'Jesus Come To Me' can be purchased from school for £8. This book can be paid for via ParentPay and lessons will begin on Friday 7th May 2021.
We are very much looking forward to helping support your child with this important moment in their lives.
Today your child has come home with a letter and a tube of smarties. Our Teacher and Parent Partnership (TAPP) Team have proposed a fundraising idea with the smarties challenge. The letter can be viewed below.
Do you know of any prospective parents who may be interested in their child joining us in September? If so, please do encourage them to call school for more information and encourage them to follow us on social media.
We are also looking to promote our school further. Please review us on google if you have a google account and we would be very grateful if you could send us a testimonial which we can add to our promotions work and website. If you are happy for us to share your testimonials please follow the link provided on the news section of our website.
Each Wednesday at 2.45pm, Miss Brewer will be sharing a story with Reception children and we are inviting you to join this at home on Zoom too. If you have young children at home or know of any other families who would like to join us for this please share the following details:
Meeting ID:4974976598 Password: ambrose123
Please see the below pdf document that details all of the curent courses and activities provided by Starting Well, part of Barnardo's.
Please see the following documents from NHS Test and Trace and NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Latest update on testing and isolation periods.
Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.
Please see the following covid documents from Public Health.