DATE: Friday 18th June
'A wise man will go and grow life, but a greedy man will cut greenery for money.'
Miss Holtom led this morning's Gospel Assembly, where we were encouraged to work towards God's Kingdom on earth through walking alongside those who most need welcome, love and compassion. We talked about feelings of being 'left out' and how we can welcome others this weekend. Miss Holtom was really impressed with the thoughful answers each class gave to the different questions she asked. Here are some of Y3's fantastic responses:
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 Thursday 8th July all children will meet their new teacher(s) and teaching assistant. The children have found out today who their class teacher(s) and teaching assistant will be in order to ensure they feel fully prepared.
Please see the following staffing updates for next academic year:
I am sorry to inform you that Mrs Goodsir will not be with us from September and I am sure you would like to join us in thanking her for all her hard work and dedication this year. Mrs Goodsir and Year 4 have had a great year and they have certainly worked hard to develop and grow together.
On Wednesday the whole school will be celebrating Mass virtually and Year 4 will be in Church. Everyone will be offering their prayers to Becki O'Hara who is unwell. Becki is Mrs O'Hara's daughter and she attended Saint Ambrose School and Hagley High School so we ask you all to join us and offer our support.
This week I was so proud to learn that Jack in Year One was Baptised at Saint Ambrose Church last Sunday. Today in asssembly everyone celebrated Jack's Baptism . Congratulations Jack.
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||Hubert and Eva|
|Year 1||Joseph and Annabella|
|Year 2||Mikey and Lydia|
|Year 3||Nikola and Sandra|
|Year 4||Sonny and Darius|
|Year 5||Alex W and Oscar S|
|Year 6||Poppy, Louis and Zach|
Today it has been wonderful to welcome Year 1 parents into the school playground to celebrate their children's achievements. Mrs Holder said it was so lovely to hear the positive feedback from parents about how they were really happy with their children's progress since September.
|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|
This week, Year 3 enjoyed their RSE lesson about 'a community of love'.
Soon we will be saying a fond farewell to our fantastic Year 6 pupils and we would like to mark this with a celebration of the children’s time at school. On Monday 19th July, we will be holding their outdoor event which will include a mini graduation ceremony and an opportunity for Year 6 to share their memories and work they are proud of with parents, carers and staff.
We are also very excited to invite Year 6 parents, families and carers to join us for a fantastic End of Year Production: 'The Pirates of the Curry Bean' which Year 6 will be performing on Friday 16th July. There will be two performances: one at 9.15am and the other at 1.30pm. We kindly ask that up to two people book to join one performance. Our aim is for the production be performed on the playground and we are praying that the weather stays nice for the occasion. Bookings for this event are now open on ParentPay and rehearsals are already well underway.
Details of our Leavers Y6 Mass will be shared with you early next week.
Due to the government update sports days will take place in class bubbbles on our school grounds. For this reason we will not be inviting spectators this year but we will produce a sports day blog with photographs after each event (this will be shared with parents the following day).
|Tuesday 6th July||Morning||Year 4 and Year 5|
|Tuesday 13th July||Morning||Reception and Year 1|
|Afternoon||Year 2 and Year 3|
A reminder letter has gone home with your child today about next week's training. Please remember that bikes needs to be in school each day and it is important that they come into school fit for riding with no faults or adjustments needed. We have been advised that children must be able to fit their own helmets as the instructors will have minimal contact with riders’ equipment and must maintain social distancing. Unfortunately, any bikes unfit for the road may mean your child will not be able to participate in the training and children will not be able share bikes.
We will share photos of the children taking part in their training next week!
|Summer Fun Afternoons||.|
|Year 1||7th July|
|Year 2||5th July|
|Year 3||12th July|
|Year 4||15th July|
|Year 5||9th July|
|Year 6||17th July|
School Reports will be available on Friday 9th July. The report will highlight your son or daughter's achievements and identify targets and developmental steps for their next academic year. You will have an opportunity to book an appointment to discuss the report and your child's progress if you wish week beginning 12th July.
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.
After receiving more donations from Year 2 last week we can confirm the new class total is £47.72 meaning we raised an overall total of £466.21.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK PART IN THE SMARTIES CHALLENGE TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR OUR WONDERFUL SCHOOL!
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.
|Harriers Footcall Club||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
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Please see the letter from the director of children's services and the director of public health.
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.