Date:11th May 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

On Thursday the whole school went to Mass to celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord. Father Lamb reminded us that after his Resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples over a period of forty days. It was wonderful to see so many parents and parishioners at Mass, as we celebrated Jesus' return to his Father in Heaven.

YEAR 1 ASSEMBLY

A huge congratulations to Year 1 for a wonderful King and Queens assembly. It went amazingly and everyone looked fantastic in all of their costumes. Thank you to all parents and carers for a great turnout and for your continued support.

DADS AND LADS

There are a limited amount of spaces available for the Dads and Lads session. If you are interested, please speak to the school office in the first instance.

"We really enjoyed last nights lads and dads. Thank you for suggesting it for us." - Mr Maguire

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.6% 95.8% 95.2%
Reception 93.7% 95.7% 93.9%
Year 1 99.1% 97.6% 95.5%
Year 2 98.6% 97.0% 96.0%
Year 3 89.7% 89.9% 94.6%
Year 4 98.7% 96.9% 95.4%
Year 5 97.9% 95.9% 95.7%
Year 6 98.2% 97.7% 95.3%

Well Done Year 1.

BIRMINGHAM DOGS HOME ASSEMBLY AND YEAR 2 WORKSHOP

Thank you to everyone who sent in dog treats for the Birmingham Dog's Home. The assembly led by Rachel and Riva the dog on Tuesday was extremely interesting, as we all learnt how to care for dogs.Year 2 also had a further session to give them more information on dogs which they thoroughly enjoyed.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE DAY

On Friday 18th May we will be celebrating the Royal wedding with an afternoon street party on the playground (weather permitting). The children may come to school wearing red, white and blue to mark the occasion. Every child has received a letter asking them to bring in an identified treat for six children. Thank you for your support.

CAR PARK

Thank you to everyone who parks on the road when they drop off their children at school. If you need assistance and require a space in the school car park, please speak to Mrs Brocklesby

PARENT'S AND FRIEND ASSOCIATION

I am so pleased that a group of parents have spoken to me about forming an active and supportive group, who will organise a wide variety of events raising invaluable funds for our school and its pupils.

The objectives of the Association will be:

To develop more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school;

To engage in activities which support the school and the education of the pupils attending it;

To provide and assist in the provision of facilities for the school; and

To encourage parents and friends to support the school and school activities.

We will be holding a meeting on Friday 18th May to establish a committee, which will administer the affairs of the Parents and Friends Association. Please come along to the meeting, to let us know how you can help,

The aim of our fundraising will be to establish a new library in school.

AFTERNOON TEA

Today Mrs Brocklesby was joined by seven children for afternoon tea and I was so pleased that they were chosen for demonstrating the virtues 'Grateful and Generous'.

STAR ASSEMBLY

Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

BUILDING FUND

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the building fund, these contributions are vital to help the Academy Committee of the school raise the funds they need to maintain and develop the school building so that our young people - your children - can continue to be educated in good and improving surroundings.

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship in Reception yesterday and in Year 3 today at 2.50pm. Next week collective worship will be in Reception on Thursday at 2.50 pm and in Year 3 on Friday at 2.50pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MEETINGS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE
7th Meeting 23rd May
8th Meeting 8th June

ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT 6.30PM AT SCHOOL. HOLY COMMUNION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 9TH JUNE AT 12PM.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Brocklesby

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS TOTAL
Ashley 807
Leveson 783
Oldcorne 907
Wall 602
Club Year Group Day Time
Multi-Sports Club KS2 Monday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Athletics Club KS2 Tuesday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Choir KS2 Thursday 3.10 - 4pm
Bell Plates KS2 Friday 3.10 - 4pm
YEAR GROUP MESSAGE
WHOLE SCHOOL CAN WE PLEASE ASK YOU TO BE EXTRA VIGILANT IN CHECKING AND TREATING YOUR CHILD'S HAIR FOR HEAD LICE. IF LICE ARE SPOTTED IN YOUR CHILD'S HAIR YOU WILL BE CONTACTED TO COLLECT THEM FROM SCHOOL TO TREAT THEM.
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 TO BRING IN THE EXACT CHANGE. THIS PREVENTS ANY DISCREPANCIES. THANK YOU.
CAN YOU PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S P.E. KIT IS IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY AS WE HAVE LOTS OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE SUMMER TERM. CAN YOU ALSO CHECK THAT YOUR CHILD'S TRAINERS/PUMPS FIT CORRECTLY.
If your child has school dinners please can we ask that you make meal choices and bring payment in no later than the Wednesday of the week before.
RECEPTION Please bring in your child's consent forms and money for the Bishopwood trip.
Please keep sending in your child's WOW vouchers to celebrate anything positive that they do at home and also please read with your child 5 times a week.
YEAR 1 Thank you for the wonderful Kings and Queens costumes that you supplied for our class assembly - your support is much appreciated.
Please continue to practice the phonics sheet word lists that were sent home during the Easter holidays. A new copy can be supplied if needed, please ask.
Please read at least 5 times a week with your child - all reading can be recorded in the school reading diary (not just school reading books - it all counts!)
A letter regarding Year 1's school trip to Warwick Castle was sent home on 10.5.2018. Please check your child has their copy.
YEAR 2 Next week we will be starting our SATs so please ensure that your child is in school promptly each morning and that they have a good breakfast!
YEAR 3 Please ensure that you are encouraging your child to read 5 times a week and to also practice their spellings and times tables.
Please bring in your child's consent forms and money for the Shrewsbury Museum trip.
YEAR 4 Please encourage your child to complete all homework in their homework books before handing them in and that they have carefully read through their work checking for errors.
Please bring in your child's consent forms and money for the Shrewsbury Museum trip.
YEAR 5 Homework is to be completed by Tuesday each week. If you are unable to access the internet, then please let the teacher know as the opportunity to complete it at school will be given.
Please can you ensure children remember goggles with their swimming kits.
YEAR 6 Well done for all your hard work in the build up to SATs and good luck next week.
Please can children be in school on time next week.

SATS ADVICE

  • Make sure you get enough sleep.
  • Make sure you have a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
  • Make sure you attend school everyday and on time.
  • Stay positive and don't worry.
  • Come prepared with stationery.

SCHOOL PLACES

We have places available in Reception for 2018, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 & Year 6. If you know of anyone who would be interested please refer them to the school office in the first instance. Many thanks.

LUCY PLOWRIGHT - FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER DROP IN

Lucy Plowright will be in school for a drop in session from 2.30pm on Tuesday May 15th. If you have any concerns or need support for yourself and your family please come along to see her.

PARISH BABY & TODDLER GROUP.

The Parish baby and toddler group is under new management. If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along 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'.

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS TEAM TRIALS

BEWDLEY BIKE WEEK

KIDDERMINSTER CRICKET CLUB

PARISH EVENT - CATHOLIC MEN'S SOCIETY

SKOOLS OUT VACANCY

Skools Out currently have a vacancy. If you would be interested in applying for the position please either see Monica Preedy or call 07548945125.

The Simply Limitless Wellbeing Centre positioned in a quiet location in Puxton Lane by the River Stour in Kidderminster invites you to join in a whole host of activities that are targeted for your optimum health and wellbeing. A warm welcome is given to all!

During the Easter break Simply Limitless will be holding and hosting a number of activities. Please click on the link below and see the attached flyers for further information.

HOMEWORK RESOURCES

If you do not have your child's login details for 'Times Tables Rockstars' 'Education City' and/or 'Oxford Owl' please speak to the school office where they will be able to assist you.

Mrs Holder is also running a 'Homework Club' during school hours for anyone having difficulties logging on or completing the homework tasks set online by the teachers.

Please remember to use the following homework resources with your children. They are fun and exciting ways to encourage learning and understanding.

MASS TIMES

Sunday 11am & 6pm

St Ambrose

CONFESSION

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

ALTAR SERVERS FOR SUMMER TERM.

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