Date: 13th July 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

Junior SVP Bingo

After Mass on Wednesday, the Junior SVP held their final Bingo and Coffee morning of the year. They were joined by parents and parishioners and Father Lamb who all fought it out to win prizes for a line and a full card. They also enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee and home made cakes. A big thank you to Year 6 for all your hard work this year and thank you to all who supported the event - £30 was raised for Cancer Research. Look out for the next Bingo which will be organised by our new members in September, Thank you to all who have supported us this year! We look forward to seeing you all soon.

TENNIS

Kidderminster Tennis Club led fantastic tennis sessions on Wednesday with Years 1-5. The children had the opportunity to develop their skills and play tennis. See the flyer below if your son or daughter is interested in playing tennis.

A FANTASTIC CONCERT AT KIDDERMINSTER TOWN HALL

60 children represented the school at the Music Concert at Kidderminster Town Hall. The choir was led by Mrs Sherwood and Mrs Fish, the clarinets and flutist led by Mr Tattam, the violinists led by Mrs Howells and the bell plates led by Mrs Lloyd all took part.

Everybody was absolutely fantastic and it was wonderful to see so many parents and friends, who really enjoyed the children's outstanding performance.

NEW CLASSES 2018-19

We were delighted to have the opportunity to meet our new Reception children and parents today and welcome them into our school community as the children visited their classroom.

We are currently beginning the process of transition across the school in order to ensure that all of the children feel ready and prepared for September. On Tuesday morning after assembly, all children will spend the morning in their new classroom and meet their new teacher and teaching assistants.

NEW CLASSES SEPTEMBER 2018

CLASSES TEACHERS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS
Reception will move to Year 1 with Mrs Leak, Mrs Holder on a Friday and Mrs Davies
Year 1 will move to Year 2 with Mr Pitt and Mrs Lloyd
Year 2 will move to Year 3 with Miss Ballard, Mrs Joyner and Miss Wright
Year 3 will move to Year 4 with Mrs Neri and Mrs Baylie
Year 4 will move to Year 5 with Miss Holtom and Mrs O'Hara
Year 5 will move to Year 6 with Miss Crumpler, Mrs McCormack and Mrs Joyner and Mrs Baylie

We will be saying a very fond farewell to Mrs Sherwood who is moving on to pastures new at the end of this term following 15 years of valuable service at Saint Ambrose. She will be greatly missed and we wish her the very best of luck at her new school in Wales.

We will be warmly welcoming Mr Pitt as a Year 2 class teacher.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS

Tuesday 17th July - 9:10am Year 6 leavers assembly followed by refreshments for parents and children.

Thursday 19th July - 6pm Year 6 Mass in the school courtyard for parents, children and staff followed by the Year 6 leavers assembly and refreshments in the school hall.

FOOD BANK

Every Friday until the end of term, we will be having a food bank collection. Please can we kindly ask that children bring in the following items for distribution within the community: long life milk, tea bags, tinned meat or fish, tinned peas, tinned fruit, carrots or sweet corn, fruit squash, crackers or crisp breads, healthy snacks (raisins, apricots etc). Toiletries; e.g sun cream, bubble bath, shampoo, shower gel, or deodorants or house hold items such as small washing powder/liquid or washing up liquid. The food bank currently do not require any packet pasta, baked beans, tinned tomatoes or soups. Thank you for your support.

SCHOOL DISCO

PLEASE NOTE: the School Disco will now be in the School hall not the Parish Centre.

SPORTS DAY

Sports Day will be held at Holy Trinity School on Monday 16th July with a back up day of Wednesday the 18th. On the day, please ensure you apply plenty of suncream to your child. Please also make sure that your child has sufficient water, a sunhat and appropriate clothing including a t-shirt in their house colour. (Please see below).

KS1 Sports Day will take place from 9:15am-11:30am and KS2 Sports Day from 1:00pm-2:45pm. Results will be announced at 2:50pm on the school playground. Please note that there is limited parking at Holy Trinity. If we need to have Sports Day on Wednesday 18th July, Key Stage 2 will be in the morning and Key Stage 1 will be in the afternoon.

House Colour
Ashley Red
Leveson Blue
Oldcorne Yellow
Wall Green

PTA FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Drinks and smoothies will be available to buy on Sports Day for adults.

FUNDRAISING FOR NEW READING BOOKS

Miss Brewer, Miss Holtom, Mrs Leak, Miss Crumpler, Mrs Baylie, Mrs Fish, Miss Wright, Mrs Price, Mr Garvey and Mr Turner will be taking part in the Wild Warrior Challenge.

Click the link below to find out what they have let themselves in for.

https://xrunner.co.uk/wild-warrior-obstacle-course-race/

Please help us by sponsoring them. All money raised will go towards new reading books for all the children at St Ambrose.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ambroseinaction

SCHOOL REPORTS

In regards to your child's progress, you will receive a concise report detailing your child's progress in all subject areas throughout the academic year on Monday 16th July. There will be an opportunity to discuss the report if you have any questions on Wednesday 18th July or Thursday 19th July between 3.30pm and 5pm. You will be able to book an appointment on School life from Monday 16th July at 3.30pm.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 95.5% 95.9% 95.3%
Reception 92.0% 95.3% 92.4%
Year 1 97.0% 96.3% 95.5%
Year 2 95.9% 96.7% 96.1%
Year 3 90.7% 93.6% 94.6%
Year 4 95.2% 95.8% 95.4%
Year 5 98.3% 96.7% 96.0%
Year 6 99.0% 96.6% 95.6%

Well Done Year 6!!!

STAR ASSEMBLY

Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

Please note we will not have an Assembly on Monday 16th July.

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL

On Thursday Mrs Sherwood and Mr. Memery-Brennan attended a meeting to ensure your views are taken into consideration when the review for the need of a School Crossing Patrol Person on the Birmingham Road is undertaken. Yesterday we emailed our school petition statement to the Council along with Holy Trinity and Saint George's. Next week on Thursday 19th July a representative from school will attend a meeting at County Hall to present our view. Alternatively, you can contact Mary Rayner who is a Local County Councillor by email at MRayner@worcestershire.gov.uk

Thank you for your support.

WARM WEATHER

The children have really enjoyed the sunny weather over the last few weeks. Please note, we are unable to apply sun cream to children during the day. We would therefore recommend you apply plenty of sun cream before they leave for school. Can we also recommend children bring a sun hat - please ensure their name is clearly written inside. Thank you.

HELP US WIN £5000 FOR OUR LIBRARY

Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: http://po.st/schools18

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship in Year 5 today at 2.50pm.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Brocklesby

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS TOTAL
Ashley 2818
Leveson 2192
Oldcorne 2958
Wall 1957
Club Year Group Day Time
Multi-Sports Club Year 1-4 Monday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Rounders Club KS2 Tuesday 3.10 - 4.10pm
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.
RECEPTION Please remember to send your child in with a hat and plenty of water due to the heat.
YEAR 1 Please ensure children who do Multi-sports club on Mondays have their PE kits back in school on Tuesday as we have limited spare PE kits - thank you.
Please ensure earrings are removed for PE on Tuesdays.
YEAR 2 Continue to read at least 5 times a week and utilise the online homework facilities.
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 Continue to read at least 5 times a week and utilise the online homework facilities.
Please can children practise their spellings.
YEAR 5 Please can you ensure children remember goggles with their swimming kits.
Please can homework be completed on Education City.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kits in school all week.
YEAR 6 Year 6 leavers mass will be on the 19th July followed by the leavers assembly.

PARENT AND CARER CHILDCARE SURVEY 2018

Worcestershire County Council want to hear the views of parents and carers with 2, 3 and 4 year old children in Worcestershire and would be grateful if parents/carers would complete their online survey at www.worcestershire.gov.uk/childcaresufficiency . The aim of the survey is to find out about the experiences and needs of families with young children in relation to childcare. The information will be used to inform their Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and will support them to plan and ensure there are enough childcare places in Worcestershire. Responses to this survey are anonymous, all answers will remain confidential and they will never publish anything which might identify individual respondents. The survey closes on Friday 20th July 2018.

CHOIR

Just a reminder that there will be NO choir for the rest of the term.

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.

FAMILY FUN DAY

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY CAMPS

SUMMER HOLIDAY FOOTBALL - Kidderminster Harriers Community Trust will have summer football courses for children aged 5-14 years throughout the holidays. All courses run 10am-3pm. Cost £10 per day or £5 for half days. Competitions are held every day including Goal of the Day, Goalscorers Award plus our end of course 6-a-side tournament where all players receive a Harriers Skill Ball.

Week 1 - Kidderminster Baxter College - 25th, 26th 27th July

Week 2 - Bromsgrove, Catshill Middle School - 30th,31st July,1st August

Kinver High School -30th,31st July 1st August

Worcester, Bishop Perowne College 2nd & 3rd August

Week 3 - Tenbury High School, 6th,7th & 8th August

Stourport High School - 7th,8th & 9th August

Week 4 - Droitwich, Dodderhill School 13th,14th &15th August

Bromsgrove, Catshill Middle School 14th,15th &16th Aug

Week 5 - Kinver High School - 20th,21st, & 22nd August

Cleobury Mortimer Sports Centre- 21st,22nd & 23rd Aug

Worcester, Bishop Perowne College- 23rd & 24th August

Week 6 - Kidderminster, Baxter College 28th,29th.30th,31st August

Places can be booked by email harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk or tel 01562863821

SEVERN ARTS MUSIC LESSONS

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