DATE: Friday 11th June
The world may be round but the way to heaven is straight!
Next week we will be launching our rainbows project. The project will be shared with children, families and parishioners and the aim will be to remember, how together we have all grown stronger.
Mrs Holder starting next week will be organising every child in school to draw a picture that will be used to produce a teatowel of hope for parents to order. Mr. Maffei will also be asking for help to plant flowers within a rainbow to signify the support and strength we have offered each other. Further details of both projects will be shared with you next week.
This week, we all joined CAFOD's National Assembly and found out about a letter Pope Francis has written to everyone, 'Fratelli Tutti', asking us to reach out to our sisters and brothers in need, whoever they are, wherever they may come from. We are all challenged to turn outwards and think of ourselves as one global family, becoming neighbours to all.
We have been thinking about how we can put Fratelli Tutti into action by being a global neighbour.
We are really proud of how hard ALL pupils have worked in school this week. On Monday morning, in our whole school virtual celebration assembly, the following children will be receiving a certificate for their fantastic efforts:
|Year Group||Star Learners|
|Reception||Andre and Freddie|
|Year 1||Daniel P and Lucy|
|Year 2||Sophia and Szymon|
|Year 3||Isaac and Sandra|
|Year 4||Ethan and Amelia C|
|Year 5||Charlie and Oscar C|
|Year 6||Isla P and Anayah|
I would like to thank Mrs Farmer for giving each class a pumpkin plant to grow. Miss Crumpler, Miss Wright and Mrs Bishop have worked with children from every class to plant the pumpkins. We are so excited and can't wait to see which class grows the biggest pumpkin for our next culture cafe in October. Next week I will share details of the next event.
Today it has been wonderful to welcome Reception parents into the school playground to celebrate their children's achievements. Miss Brewer was very proud of how the children talked about their activities and shared their learning journey books so confidently-Well done Reception.
|Year 1||Friday 18th June|
|Year 2||Friday 25th June|
|Year 3||Friday 2nd July|
|Year 4||Thursday 8th July|
|Year 5||Friday 16th July|
|Year 6||Monday 19th July|
Please see the letter from the director of children's services and the director of public health.
We are very lucky that we are trialling the GO read App in Reception, Year Three and Year Four for the next few weeks. This is an exciting opportunity to move our reading on and track the reading effectively across year groups. In a few weeks time a feedback form will be sent out to fill in. Any problems with accessing the app please speak to your child's class teacher.
As a Catholic commmunity, one of the most important lessons we will ever teach is about diversity. Teaching about the Importance of Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help grow children of Saint Ambrose to have the best start in life . Did you know that being culturally aware can have a significant affect on success? "Diverse classrooms promote creativity, high level thinking, and collaboration." All classrooms represent different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicity, language, religion, and physical ability. Being diverse is defined as all the ways we are alike and different. For this reason every half term we will be celebrating a different culture with members of our school and parish communities. On Friday 9th July from 2pm - 5pm at the Parish Centre we will be celebrating the Filipino culture with members of our school community and parish. Please keep the date free and if you would like to be involved in organising the event please contact Mrs Brocklesby via email email@example.com
The TAPP volunteers have counted the smarties tubes over the half term, each class raised the following amount; Y £40.22 Y 1 £66.53 Y 2 £6.60 Y 3 £78.27 Y 4 £51.88 Y 5 £37.45 Y 6 £5.77
A total of £286.72 has been raised by all of the classes.
The parish have also added some tubes and their amount was £39.05 So the
The total raised so far through the event is an amazing = £325.77
We have still been receiving smarties tubes from the parish and will add this to our total and update you next week.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART IN THE SMARTIES CHALLENGE TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL!
In order to raise the profile of geography in our school we would like to get involved with the Euros 2020 football tournament.
The children have been involved in randomly selecting a country to follow during the tournament which they can then research and share with their classmates.
The children can either complete a simple country fact sheet available in school, or if they prefer, design a poster or do a mini project for their Euro 2020 country. They could include information such as capital city, population, languages, national flower or emblem, famous people and landmarks.
Thank you for your continued support and … COME ON ENGLAND!!!!
A few weeks ago, Charlie from Year 5 sent a letter to his favourite football team, WBA. This week they have been in touch to say thank you for Charlie's letter and also that they have a little parcel on the way to him in the post.
We would like to say thank you to Charlie too as he had asked for WBA to come into school and they have offered to come and do a FREE training session with Year 5. How exciting!
Mrs Wallace will be holding teapot time on Tuesday morning. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
Our virtues for this half term are faith-filled and hopeful. We growing to be faith-filled in our beliefs and are hopeful for the future.
We help our pupils to grow by passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ and by encouraging them to have faith and hope in others.
We are very much looking forward to celebrating your son or daughter’s First Holy Communion on Saturday 26th June at 12.00 pm. Please see the letter below that has gone out to the children who will be receiving their First Holy Communion, detailing the plans for the day.
We are very much looking forward to helping support your child with this important moment in their lives.
|Football||Y2 and Y3||17th June - 15th July 3.10 - 4.15pm|
|Mr Garvey Multi-Sports||Y4, Y5, Y6||8th June - 13th July 3.10 - 4.15pm|
The Harriers afterschool club is bookable and payable via parentpay.
Mr Garvey's multi-sports club is bookable and payable via the sporstars website which you can access using the following link. Spaces are limited.
Do you know of any prospective parents who may be interested in their child joining us in September? If so, please do encourage them to call school for more information and encourage them to follow us on social media.
We are also looking to promote our school further. Please review us on google if you have a google account and we would be very grateful if you could send us a testimonial which we can add to our promotions work and website. If you are happy for us to share your testimonials please follow the link provided on the news section of our website.
Each Wednesday at 2.45pm, Miss Brewer will be sharing a story with Reception children and we are inviting you to join this at home on Zoom too. If you have young children at home or know of any other families who would like to join us for this please share the following details:
Meeting ID:4974976598 Password: ambrose123
Please see the following documents from NHS Test and Trace and NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Latest update on testing and isolation periods.
Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.
Please see the following covid documents from Public Health.