Date: Friday 9th November
SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS WILL NOW BE TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY THE 21ST NOVEMBER.
ST AMBROSE REMEMBRANCE DAY CASCADE OF POPPIES:
Please take a moment to look at the wonderful display of knitted and crocheted poppies in Church, which have been created by many of St Ambrose Parishioners and Families at the School. There are nearly a thousand poppies in the display and we are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to make this display a wonderful commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the ending of the First World War - it represents many hours of work! If you have a look at the display you will see there are several different colours of poppies: the Red Poppies are in Remembrance of those who fell in that war, the Purple and Blue Poppies represent the horses and dogs who died in the war and the single White Poppy commemorates those who were shot at dawn. We will remember them all!
To commemorate Remembrance Day the children have been busy painting plastic bottle poppies which have transformed the parent shelter into our very own memorial. We will be holding a 2 minute silence followed by a short service led by our Y6 Liturgy Leaders on Monday at 11am at the shelter, weather permitting (in the School Hall if wet!). All are welcome to join us on this special occasion.
YEAR 3 TRIP TO CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA:
Year Three went to the Chedworth Roman Villa on Thursday. They dressed up as slaves (Liam was the head slave!) and made medicine bags which were made of lavender, mustard seeds, bay leaves, coriander and cumin. They walked around a Roman villa and learnt about how Romans bathed; they got to see the remains of a furnace, a bathroom, a dressing room, the kitchen, and a temple. Year three were archaeologists so they had to sort lots of artefacts that were made of metal, brick, pottery, shells, stone and bones.
"We learnt that in the Roman times they used maggots to eat the dead and infected flesh of people!" (Charlie, Lilli-Rose)
"I loved dressing up as slaves and making the medicine bags because it was interesting and fun!" (Honey)
"I enjoyed hearing about what the Romans used to eat." (Andreia)
"I liked seeing all the different Roman jugs - some of them used to have long bottoms so they wouldn't spill on boats - they would sit in sand and sway with the boat!" (Ted, Demi-Leigh)
We are delighted to announce that our brand new library has been installed over half term. It is bright and colourful and we are looking forward to being able to get it up and running with exciting new books. Thank you for all your support with our PTA events, which has helped raise money for new books in school - we hope the children in KS2 have been enjoying their new home reading books. We have also managed to receive a £3000 grant from Foyles Library Foundation to spend on resources for this ongoing project and can't wait for this money to come through. There are exciting times ahead for reading in our school and we look forward to continuing to work with yourselves to help improve reading standards further.
CHRISTMAS CARD ARTWORK:
Your child's christmas card artwork was handed out on Monday. Please can we kindly ask that you support this by ordering your child's cards as it is to help raise money for the school library. The closing date to return order forms and money is Friday 16th November. Thank you.
MESSAGE FROM THE PTA:
We are pleased to announce the Polar Express event is now ready to go.
The event is on Saturday 1st of December with two showings - 2pm & 4:30pm. The school will be looking its very best with a true Christmas atmopshere provided by the PTA which is not to be missed - the school gates will be open 30 minutes before the film starts. We kindly ask that all children attend in their PJ's to feel the full magical experience the movie has to offer. Tickets will be £6 per child which includes a memorable photo for them to keep. Tickets will be available to buy from the office - please ensure the correct amount of money is given in an envelope with your child/children's name on the front as no change will be available from the office. Please remember to bring the magic ticket with you on the day. Santa will be there along with our very own school photographer, Miriam; Santa will be avaliable for a visit after the film finishes. All the children will receive a hot chocolate, a cookie & a candy cane.
Can we ask that all children are accompanied by an adult. The reindeer tuck shop will be available at the back of the train with extra treats to buy including popcorn, drinks and snacks. For the parents, we will have our very own train bar providing the usual festive treats such as mulled wine, Baileys hot chocolate, beer, soft drinks and hot drinks, a chocolate fountain and mince pies. The Christmas music will be playing and a great atmosphere is definitely guaranteed. So please come and join us for a truly great Christmas event and kick your Christmas off with an amazing magical experience.
As always we require a little help so if you fancy assisting on the day please get in touch with us at the PTA, the office or our Facebook page at St. Ambrose Primary School PTA. It's all only possible with a full amount of volunteers. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the St Ambrose Polar Express event.
PARISH CHRISTMAS FETE:
The St Ambrose Church Parish Christmas Fete will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 12noon. To support the Parish Christmas Fete, we will have a non-uniform day on Friday 16th November. We would welcome donations of the following: chocolates from Reception and Key Stage 1 children and a bottle from Key Stage 2 children. Thank you.
OPEN DAY 12TH NOVEMBER:
On Monday 12th November we will be holding our Open Day from 9-11am and 5.30-7pm. Come along and discover what your child gets up to all day! Tell your friends too as we have avaliable places in some classes. Everyone Welcome.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Thank you to everyone who is supporting Operation Christmas Child. Be a part of changing children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. Please can all completed shoe boxes please be returned to school by the 16th November.
|18th November||Y6 make their Confirmation commitment at Mass 11am|
|4th December||Y6 Confirmation 7pm|
Parish/School Masses - Wednesday 9:15am
|13th November||4th Meeting|
|28th November||5th Meeting|
|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|
|Year Group||This Week||This Term|
Well Done Year 5!!!
VALUES AND VIRTUES ASSEMBLY:
Last term the values and virtues St Ambrose were focusing on were Compassionate and Loving. On Monday we held an assembly and gave certificates to those who showed these virtues last term. This term the virtues we are thinking about are Faithfilled and Hopeful.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
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.
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:
Sunday 11am & 6pm
Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm, and by request.