Date:27th April 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

The week began with a Mass in the Reception Classroom to celebrate it's opening and the feast day of Saint George. Father Lamb reminded us how Saint George's faith in God gave him the courage to make the right choices even when they are difficult.

PIONEER TRIP - Y6

This week our Year 6 children visited the Pioneer Centre for their two night residential trip with four members of staff.

It was wonderful to visit everyone yesterday and see everyone taking part in a range of sports and team building exercises so independently. I'm sure the children have made some very happy memories that they will cherish for many years to come. Thank you to Miss Holtom, Miss Crumpler, Miss Brewer, Mrs Joyner, Mrs McCormack and Miss Wright for organising the trip.

YEAR 5 TAG RUGBY

On Wednesday of this week a group of Year 5 children went along to Kidderminster Carolians to take part in a Tag Rugby event organised by the Police.

The children and staff braved the elements and had an enjoyable day competing against other schools in the area.

We would like to extend a big thank you to parents who assisted with lifts to and from the event and also to Mrs Neri and Mrs Joyner for supporting the children.

LETTER FROM FATHER LAMB

Thank you to everyone who has returned their letter regarding a visit from a Parish Representative. Could we also ask that you add a number that you can be contacted on. A Parish Representative will then call you to arrange a suitable date and time to visit. The purpose of the visit is to help you support your son or daughter on their continuing Journey of Faith.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.7% 96.6% 95.2%
Reception 97.6% 97.9% 93.9%
Year 1 98.0% 98.3% 95.3%
Year 2 96.3% 96.7% 95.9%
Year 3 93.5% 94.8% 95.0%
Year 4 95.5% 95.5% 95.2%
Year 5 95.6% 95.9% 95.7%
Year 6 100% 97.3% 95.2%

Well Done Year 6!!

COMMUNITY EVENT

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Community Event over the weekend, we are so pleased with our newly painted wall. Due to the success of the Community Event Mr. Maffei will be continuing to paint the fences every Friday afternoon, so if you have any spare time please come along to the school office at 1 pm and join him.

AFTERNOON TEA

Today Mrs Sherwood 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.

DATE EVENT TIME
Tuesday 1st May Year 5 Good Shepherd Mass 12pm
Thursday 3rd May SNOMAC Tag Rugby Trials for Year 4, 5 & 6. am
Friday 11th May Year 1 assembly and Reception healthy eating presentation. 9am
SNOMAC Tag Rugby Year 4, 5 & 6.
Tuesday 15th May Lucy Plowright Family Support Worker drop in session 2.30pm
Thursday 17th May Tag rugby match at St Wulstans. 3:30pm
Friday 18th May Mrs Imrie from Hagley Catholic High School to meet with Year 6 parents 9.20am
Monday 21st May CTA Athletics Tournament for KS2 at Abbey Stadium. 6 - 8.30pm
Friday 25th May SNOMAC Tag Rugby Year 4 & 5.
Last day of term.
Monday4th June Pupils return to school.
Thursday 7th June SNOMAC Rounders Year 6. 1 - 3pm
Tuesday 12th June Year 6 Young Citizens Challenge.

BUILDING FUND

All families have received a letter today about how the Academy Committee is requesting parents' support to raise money for building funds. 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.

DADS AND LADS

If you have received an invite to the Dads and Lads sessions taking place in May and June, please return your slip so we can allocate all the places to interested Dads and Lads.

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
5th Meeting 25th April
6th Meeting 8th May
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
Ashley 442
Leveson 414
Oldcorne 348
Wall 391
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

********CHOIR WILL BE BACK ON AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY 3RD MAY********

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'.

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 can we ask for any donations of spare underwear especially boys pants. Thank you.
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 make sure that you either remove your child's earrings or cover them with tape when they have pe.
Please can you listen to your child read 5 times a week and record it in their reading record.
Can you please support your child with their words for the class assembly which they will be bringing home to practise. Many thanks for your continued support.
Please can you continue to encourage your child to work on the phonics homework that was sent home for the Easter holiday. Please practise sounding then blending the real words and nonsense words regularly with your child.
New Education City tasks ahve been added for April - May.
Could you please check that your son is wearing the correct trousers as we still have a pair missing - thank you.
YEAR 2 Please can we remind you that your child needs to read 5 times a week. They will be rewarded by moving up the zone board and will receive housepoints if they have read 5 times. Also, they must practise their spellings and times tables.
There are a number of children who have not completed Education City homework. Please can you ensure that they are up to date with all of the homework tasks that have been set. Many thanks.
Children are doing really well at the 'Times Tables Rockstars'. Please encourage them to keep practicing the multiplication and division facts of the 2, 5 & 10 x tables.
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.
YEAR 4 Please can you ensure that your child has their p.e. kit in school all week next week. Thank you.
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 remember to use the Oxford Owl reading and the Times Tables Rock Stars logins at home to support your child's learning at school.
Clarinet lessons will be on Thursday morning until further notice.
YEAR 5 Swimming next week will be on Monday 23rd April and children will arrive back at school for approximately 3.30pm.
Homework is to be handed in on Tuesday as normal and our spelling test will take place on Wednesday.
YEAR 6 Please can we remind you that your child needs to read 5 times a week and that homework must be completed and handed in on time.
With the SATS fast approaching can we please ask that you encourage your child to use their revision guides especially focusing on the areas that they may be struggling with. Many thanks.

PARISH EVENT - CATHOLIC MEN'S SOCIETY

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