Date:4th May 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

Year Five attended the Good Shepherd Mass for Father Hudson's Society at St George's Catholic Church in Worcester on Tuesday. It was a wonderful Mass, led by Bishop Robert Byrne, which provided us with the opportunity to present a cheque to Father Hudson's Society from the money we collected as a school during Lent.

KEY STAGE 2 CHURCH VISIT

Yesterday the Key Stage 2 children had a great time visiting Saint Ambrose Church. Joseph spoke to everyone about the history of the Church and the children went on a hunt for different features of the Catholic faith.

CHARITY WORK

On Monday, a representative from the Kemp Hospice attended the Congratulations Assembly to receive a cheque from school. Liz was so impressed by our compassion and generosity towards charitable causes. Well Done Everyone!

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 95.0% 95.5% 95.1%
Reception 96.0% 96.6% 93.9%
Year 1 96.0% 97.0% 95.3%
Year 2 97.0% 96.3% 95.9%
Year 3 88.5% 90.0% 94.7%
Year 4 96.9% 96.1% 95.3%
Year 5 95.3% 95.0% 95.6%
Year 6 95.5% 97.5% 95.2%

Well Done Year 2.

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 Miss Brewer 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.

YEAR 4 PLAYSCRIPTS

Year 4 have been studying play scripts, they have been writing play scripts to perform. I was very impressed that the children understand why play scripts are set out in a particular way.

Here is a an extract from a play written by: Archie B.

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.

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
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

DATE EVENT TIME
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
Friday 8th June Hagley Visit and Parent meetings - Please see schoollife and the Parents evening tab to sign up. 12 - 5.30pm
Tuesday 12th June Year 6 Young Citizens Challenge.
HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS TOTAL
Ashley 638
Leveson 518
Oldcorne 643
Wall 425
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 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 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.
YEAR 5 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.
Please make sure that during SATS your child is getting a good nights sleep and eating a healthy well balanced diet.
Please see the parents evening tab on schoollife in order to book your 15 minute transition appointment with Mr McCardle from Hagley Catholic High School.

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.

BIRMINGHAM DOGS HOME ASSEMBLY AND YEAR 2 WORKSHOP

Please can we remind you that Birmingham Dogs Home will be presenting an assembly for the whole school on Wednesday 9th May. They will be bringing dogs in with them so if your child has any allergies please advise the school.

Year 2 will then be having a workshop in class after the assembly. Please see the consent forms that have gone out with your child today. These need to be returned to school by Tuesday 8th May.

Can we kindly ask that you bring in any donations of dog food, treats, old blankets and/or towels, toys etc. These will then be distributed to the dogs at the home.

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 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.

There will be a whole school mass on Thursday 10th of May. Everyone welcome.

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