Date:16th March 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

WHOLE SCHOOL RETREAT DAY

We gathered together as a school community on Wednesday for a whole school retreat day led by Dan Callow and Emily Clarke from Onelife Music. During the day we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sing, dance, share ideas, laugh, pray and work together. Through a range of interactive sessions, we explored the ways in which we can all be disciples of Jesus and share his Good News through our own words and actions.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.1% 95.9% 95.1%
Reception 93.3% 94.6% 93.4%
Year 1 91.9% 92.9% 95.4%
Year 2 95.0% 94.5% 96.1%
Year 3 99.0% 98.1% 95.1%
Year 4 96.5% 95.3% 95.4%
Year 5 98.3% 97.8% 95.4%
Year 6 98.8% 97.9% 95.0%

Well Done Year 3

STAR ASSEMBLY

The next Star Assembly is Monday 19th March at 9am.

AFTERNOON TEA

Well Done to the seven children who joined Miss Holtom for 'afternoon tea' today.

BOOK FAIR

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped at our Scholastic Book Fair. We have raised a fantastic amount to support the purchase of books for our school.

SPORTING EVENTS

Last week, our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 boys and girls took part in a Football and Netball tournament against other Catholic Primary Schools in Worcestershire.

Team work, sportsmanship and determination were all on display as the boys and girls participated in the tournaments. They did everyone who was there proud and most importantly themselves-Well Done.

I would also like to say a big thank you to all the staff and parents who transported the children to and from the game, as well as supporting them.

PHONICS SESSIONS FOR YEAR 1 PARENTS

Thank you to all the parents who supported our Phonics Workshop in Year One. At the workshop, parents found out how they can support their children at home, and how they can help them to prepare for the Phonics Screening check, which is the week beginning June 11th. Miss Brewer will be delivering the session again on Tuesday at 2.30pm for all parents who were unable to attend the session on Monday evening.

SURVEY

Thank you to everyone who completed the Religious Education Survey at Parent's Evening. If you didn't manage to complete the survey you can access it on the school website by clicking the tab Parent and Carer Religious Education Survey 2018.

DATE EVENT TIME
Tuesday 20th March Lucy Plowright WHP Drop In 8.30-9am
Thursday 22nd March Lenten Alsmgiving Family Sponsored Walk Y3-Y6 1.15pm
FHC Meeting 6.30pm
Monday 26th March School Class Photo's Morning
Thursday 29th March Last day of term
Tuesday 17th April Pupils return to school

PRAYER INTENTIONS

During the month of November, we always have a prayer intention book where families can record the names of deceased loved ones. We are planning to introduce a 'Prayer Intentions' book for other periods in the school year. This will be located in the school reception area and will be available for families to record their prayer intentions, for example: you may wish to offer a prayer for a family member who is ill, a prayer for a significant family celebration or maybe a prayer during a time of worry such as exams. Every Monday morning, when the staff gather at 8:30am for weekly briefing, we will share your intentions and join our prayers with yours.

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship this week. This is now a regular event and all parents, grandparents etc. are most welcome. This is on a Friday, for children in Years 2 and 4 until Easter.

COMMUNITY EVENT

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MEETINGS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE
4th Meeting 22nd March
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.

Kind regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS LAST WEEK HOUSEPOINTS THIS HALF TERM
Ashley 186 2132
Leveson 195 2274
Oldcorne 273 2063
Wall 248 2162
Monday Y5 & Y6 Football 3.10 - 4.10pm
Monday Y5 & Y6 Netball 3.10 - 4.10pm
Tuesday Y3 & Y4 Football 3.10 - 4.10pm
Tuesday Y3 & Y4 Netball 3.10 - 4.15pm
Friday Mad Science 3.10 - 4.10pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FINAL MAD SCIENCE SESSION WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY 23RD MARCH.

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.
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.
Mrs Lloyd's bell plate club will commence on Friday the 20th April. Letters will go out before we break up if your child is interested in joining.
RECEPTION Please can you ensure that your child has their p.e kit in with them every Monday and that earrings are removed or covered with plasters.
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 can you listen to your child read 5 times a week and record it in their reading record.
Can you please ensure that ALL of your child's uniform and p.e. are clearly labelled with their name. We are accumulating a lot of unnamed items of uniform.
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.
Children are doing really well at the 'Times Tables Rockstars'. Please encourage them to keep practicing the multiplication and division facts of the 2 x table.
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.
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.
Swimming will now be back on a Wednesday and Year 4's final session will be on Wednesday 28th March.
YEAR 5 It will be the turn of Year 5 to go swimming after the Easter break. Please can you ensure that you complete and return the consent form and payment by Tuesday 17th April.
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 CAN WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE 2016/2017 PAST SATS PAPERS FOR REVISION WITH YOUR CHILD. WE ARE USING THESE PAPERS FOR ASSESSMENT AND IF YOUR CHILD HAS ALREADY COMPLETED THEM THEIR TEST WILL BE VOID. THIS IS FOR READING, WRITING, SPELLING AND NUMERACY.

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 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.

SCHOOL PLACES

We have places available in 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.

MASS TIMES

St Ambrose

Sunday 11am & 6pm

CONFESSION

St Ambrose

Saturday 11:45am - 12:45pm, and by request.

Mass will be led by Y6 on Wednesday 21st March. All welcome to join us.

ALTAR SERVERS

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