DATE: Friday 9th July
'Take the source of God's good light and hold it within you for the rest of your life.'
I am sorry to inform you that we have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
The small number of children who have been in close contact have received a letter informing them that they must stay at home for 10 days.
The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.
Our virtues for this half term are faith-filled and hopeful. We growing to be faith-filled in our beliefs and are hopeful for the future.
We help our pupils to grow by passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ and by encouraging them to have faith and hope in others.
Next week, virtually as a school, we will be celebrating who our pupils and teacher's feel have demonstrated these virtues and the pupils nominated will receive special certificates.
Today, we were fortunate to join Dan and Emily for a summer livestream. We learnt some new songs and listened to Emily and Dan explaining to us what the words meant. We thought about 'how we can set the world on fire and be who God made us to be'.
I am pleased to share the following dates with you:
Sunday 18th July 11 am Outdoor Family Mass celebrating the End of the Term to be held in the Church garden.
Year 4 children will be leading the Mass and we will be remembering their First Holy Communion. It will also be an opportunity for the children who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday to wear their dresses and suits again (if this is possible). After the Mass, Year 3 children will be called for a group photograph in Church.
Sunday 19th September 11 am Outdoor Family Mass welcoming everyone to Church to be held in the Church garden.
Year 6 (September 2021) children will be leading the Mass to mark the start of their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in December 2021.
Summer fun afternoons started this week for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and it has been wonderful seeing all the children with smiles on their faces, playing different games and having fun with their friends and teachers.
I would like to thank the teapot time group and TAPP for helping to make this a fun event by organising and funding a cone of chips and an ice cream for all children along with summer activities set up in the playground.
Next week, KS2 children will be able to come to school in their own summer suitable clothes e.g. shorts, t-shirt and trainers (not flip flops) for their fun afternoons. If you have not returned the reply slip regarding dietary requirements, please return it as soon as possible. Thank you for your support, this will enable us to pre-order summer food for everyone.
|Summer Fun Afternoons||.|
|Year 3||12th July|
|Year 4||15th July|
Due to the government update, sports day for Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 took place on our school grounds this week.
Year 6 kindly offered to do a sports morning this week instead of races owing to the weather conditions. They had great fun playing walk rounders, traditional rounders and kick ball rounders (boys versus girls).
Next week it is the turn of Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. We are unable to invite spectators this year but we will produce a sports day blog with photographs after each event. Please see under 'Our School' section of our website.
We are hoping to organise a sports day in the Autumn Term and details will be shared with you in due course.
|Tuesday 13th July||Morning||Reception and Year 1|
|Afternoon||Year 2 and Year 3|
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||Lincoln and Noah|
|Year 1||Leela-J and Alex|
|Year 2||Zuzanna and Sammy|
|Year 3||Xavier and Charlie|
|Year 4||Darius and Isla|
|Year 5||Ted and Oscar|
|Year 6||Maria and Erin|
School Reports are available today: Friday 9th July. The report highlights your son or daughter's achievements and identify targets and developmental steps for their next academic year. If your child is not in school their report will be posted out to you.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of the report with the class teacher, please arrange an appointment via email with your child’s class teacher on the following email addresses:
All appointments will be via Microsoft Teams.
We would be grateful if you completed the slip on the accompanying letter inside the report envelope as confirmation that you have received your child's report. Thank you for your support throughout this academic year. We are really proud of how hard everyone has worked.
Year 3 really enjoyed dancing to Go Noodle this morning for world friendship day!
Year 3 have really enjoyed learning how to say the different body parts in french! They have even learnt how to sing Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!
Dear Year 5 parents/carers,
It is with great pleasure that I can say the Pyramid Virtual Event will be available to stream from Monday 12th July until Monday 19th July.
I have now completed all 31 videos and have produced the final show.
It all looks great and I'm sure you are all keen to see it.
Although the IT team have not given me the "access code" that parents/ carers etc will need to view the event, this will be sent to you next week.
All the best
"Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it."
Thank you to everyone for donating a selection of coloured plants and to Mr.Maffei for buiding the flower bed. It is wonderful to see a rainbow of colour that marks the support we show and have shown each other.
If you have some spare time next week please book a session between 3.30pm and 4.30pm via the School Life app to come and paint our playground fence, shelter or wall.
On Thursday 8th July all children met their new teacher(s) and teaching assistant in order to ensure that all of the children feel ready and prepared for September. All teachers enjoyed meeting their new classes and are looking forward to teaching them lots of new skills and knowledge next year.
Soon we will be saying a fond farewell to our fantastic Year 6 pupils and we would like to mark this with a celebration of the children’s time at school. On Monday 19th July, we will be holding their outdoor event which will include a mini graduation ceremony and an opportunity for Year 6 to share their memories and work they are proud of with parents, carers and staff.
We are also very excited to invite Year 6 parents, families and carers to join us for a fantastic End of Year Production: 'The Pirates of the Curry Bean' which Year 6 will be performing on Friday 16th July. There will be two performances: one at 9.15am and the other at 1.30pm. We kindly ask that up to two people book to join one performance. Our aim is for the production be performed on the playground and we are praying that the weather stays nice for the occasion. Bookings for this event are now open on ParentPay and rehearsals are already well underway.
Year 6 Leavers Mass will be Monday 19th July at 5pm in St Ambrose's Church.
DUE TO OUR BUBBLE CLOSURES WE WILL UPDATE YOU NEXT WEEK REGARDING WHETHER THESE EVENTS ARE ABLE TO TAKE PLACE.
Due to sports day Tea Pot time will not be taking place on Tuesday 13th of July.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
Please bring both indoor and outdoor footwear, packed lunch, drinks and waterproof clothing. Due to the restrictions all courses will be outdoors, in the event of adverse weather conditions, we may have to cancel.
To book a place email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01562 863821. Please leave the child’s name, age, school year, any medical conditions, an emergency contact and which course you want to attend. Payment details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
Please see the flyers below that gives details of groups that will be run by starting, well in partnership with Barnardo's, over the summer.
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 letter from the director of children's services and the director of public health.
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.