Date:18th May 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

It is a tradition to crown the statue of Mary during May - a custom known as May Crowning. Often, the crown is made of beautiful blossoms representing Mary's beauty and virtue. It's also a reminder to the faithful to strive to imitate our Blessed Mother's virtue in our own lives. Here at Saint Ambrose School we will hold our own May Procession on Monday 21st May at 2pm. We warmly welcome everyone to join us.

KEY STAGE 1 AND KEY STAGE 2 SATS

Well done to all of the children in Year 6 who demonstrated such amazing positivity and resilience during the SATs tests this week. We won't know the results of these tests until later on in the term but regardless of the outcome we are extremely proud of them all; their hard work and determination was truly commendable. The children in Year 2 are currently completing their assessments which will be used to inform teacher judgements made at the end of the year.

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.

"You can socialise with family so it's nice" - Param

"It's really fun because you can make lots of things with your dad" - Matthew C

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 97.1% 96.4% 95.3%
Reception 96.7% 96.5% 94.1%
Year 1 98.7% 98.0% 95.6%
Year 2 99.6% 97.8% 96.2%
Year 3 96.0% 92.9% 94.7%
Year 4 91.0% 95.4% 95.3%
Year 5 98.0% 96.6% 95.8%
Year 6 100% 97.7% 95.5%

Well Done Year 6.

WORCESTER YOUTH ORCHESTRA

I am delighted to inform you about two talented musicians Luke Collins and Meghann O'Sullivan who are playing at the Arena in Worcester tonight. Good luck!

RED, WHITE AND BLUE DAY

Today we have celebrated the Royal wedding with an afternoon street party, games outside and Royal activities. The children came to school wearing red, white and blue to mark the occasion. Thank you for all the party food!

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

We are holding our school summer fete on Sunday 1st July after Mass at 12pm, please keep the date free as every class will be dancing at the fete, more details to follow next week.

Fundraising for the school has already started with guess the number of jellybeans in the jar. Tickets are 50p for one and three for a £1 and will be sold after school by the year six children.

If you have any unwanted gifts at home or know of a business that would like to donate towards our raffle we would be truly grateful. Also if you have unwanted bottles of drink or teddies for our tombola and if any Mums, Dads, Nans or Grandads that bake could donate some homemade cakes these will also be gratefully received.

We are short of helpers and would really appreciate parents or grandparents help on the day. Please let the office know if you are able to help.

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.

Next Week Star Assembly is on Monday at 9.05 am.

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.

YEAR 2 INVESTIGATES THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT

Year 2 have been busy all week investigating the history of flight and making helicopters. Yesterday they launched their fabulous creations off the balcony of the school!

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 1447
Leveson 1044
Oldcorne 1581
Wall 889
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 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!)
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 bring in your child's consent forms and money for the Warwick Castle trip.
Kings and Queens Banquet - this will take place on Thursday 24th May. Children may wear their assembly costumes for the day.
YEAR 2 There will be no more Maths groups before school with Mrs McCormack.
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 Think Tank 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 this week with SATs.

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.

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

Mass will be led by Year 6 on Wednesday 23rd May.

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