DATE: Friday 19th July 2019

As we reach the end of the school year, I would like to thank you for the support you have given to your child and the school. Together we have achieved great things, our children have all had achievements and moments to be proud of. The school now has a fully stocked library which is ready to be used by all pupils, this is most definitely an achievement for our school community-well done everyone.

When we return to school in September the playground will be transformed with three new astro-turf areas for the children. This is very exciting and is the result of the fundraising by the PTA. I am also pleased to say we will be upgrading our iPads to enhance the education we provide.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING:

I am sure you will agree that the Year Six Assembly was fantastic. The children were a credit to the school, they wowed us with their talents. The speaking, acting, singing and dancing was fantastic. I wish everyone luck in their next chapter and can I remind you all to keep in touch.

REMEMBER BE A CLOUD SURFER!:

Remember,

YEAR 6 PARENTS COFFEE AND QUIZ AFTERNOON:

Thank you to the children, staff and parents for all your hard work.

MASS FOR YEAR 6:

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the school career of  the Year Six pupils at Saint Ambrose School. Father Lamb reminded us what everyone had achieved and how we can all continue to suceed.

ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Aidan O - RE Award

Edward M - Reading Award

Luke C - Music Award

KIDZ CATHOLIC COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER COMPETITION WINNERS:

ATTENDANCE AWARDS CELEBRATING 99% & 100% FOR THE SUMMER TERM AND THE WHOLE YEAR:

NEW CLASSES SEPTEMBER 2019:

In September you will have an opportunity to visit your child's class and meet the staff. We will share dates and times with you in the newsletter on September 6th.

YEAR GROUP TEACHER TEACHING ASSISANT
Reception Miss Brewer & Mrs Holder Mrs Doohan & Mrs Staite
Year 1 Mrs Leak & Mrs Holder Mrs Davies & Miss Wright
Year 2 Mr Pitt Mrs Lloyd
Year 3 Miss Ballard & Mrs Stewart Mrs Joyner
Year 4 Mrs Neri & Mrs Stewart Mrs Joyner & Mrs Tew
Year 5 Miss Crumpler & Mrs McCormack Mrs Baylie
Year 6 Miss Holtom & Mrs McCormack Mrs Baylie
Learning Mentor Mrs O'Hara

SPORTS DAY:

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support our sports day. It was a wonderful event and I think it is fair to say the children did us proud. Their competitive spirit coupled with sportsman like conduct was fantastic.

I would like to say a big thank you to Miss Ballard and all the staff who worked hard to ensure it ran so smoothly.

UNIFORM REVIEW TEAPOT TIME:

Your opinion counts!

Thank you to everyone who attended the teapot time regarding our school uniform. I really enjoyed hearing your ideas. As a result of the coffee morning, we will be meeting with a range of uniform providers to find the best one for us.

VACANCY:

Please see the lunchtime supervisor advert below.

CURRICULUM:

We have taken a fresh look at our curriculum to ensure we provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, exciting and engaging for all. In the first half term, the theme across the school will be,'Me and my World.'

I can't wait to share what everyone learns and discovers

Thank you to everyone who has supported our toast venture. We have raised £382 towards our peace garden including a donation from sainsburys Supermarket.

After the huge success and by popular demand we will continue with selling toast on Tuesdays and Thursday when we return in September.

Many thanks.

CLASS INFORMATION:

Keeping safe with Thomas: 

On Wednesday afternoon Reception watched a live read of Thomas the tank engine book. It was read to the children by Inspector Becky Warren. The children learnt all about keeping safe at train stations. They had to be observant to answer the live quiz at the end. The Reception class at St Ambrose even received a shout out from the Inspector!!

Max - You stop when the lights show at the crossing.

Logan - You need to be with a grown up.

Matilda - I liked watching it because Thomas is the same name as my brother.

Robyn M - I liked it because the story was important.

Joseph - The Fat Controller was angry because Thomas was going too fast.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT DURING THE HOLIDAYS:

Simply Limitless will be supplying lunches for all of the children currently in receipt of Free School Meals. For further information you can contact them directly on: 01562 751144 or email them at info@simply-limitless.org

KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS:

Kidderminster Harriers in the Community will again be running summer holiday soccer schools for children aged between 5-14 years. For further information or to book a place please email harrierscommunity@hotmail.com or call 01562 863821. You can also find further information on their website www.harriers.co.u

FUN SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES:

Bewdley tennis club will be holding tennis camps over the summer. For more information and to book a place please go to https://bewdley.i2cplaytennis.co.uk/coaching/camps or contact Mel on mel@i2ctennis.co.uk

Discounted prices are currently being offered but there are limited spaces.

The link for ordering uniform through MG Sportswear has changed. The new link is:

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 93.5% 94.8% 95.3%
Reception 96.3% 92.8% 93.7%
Year 1 86.2% 94.8% 95.4%
Year 2 93.1% 96.0% 95.8%
Year 3 92.9% 94.5% 95.2%
Year 4 93.3% 93.7% 95.1%
Year 5 96.4% 95.3% 96.0%
Year 6 96.7% 96.2% 95.5%

WELL DONE YEAR 6 !!!

Good attendance is very important to us here at St Ambrose Catholic Primary School and we are working hard to make sure that all children attend school as often as possible. Our school target is 96%. We understand that children cannot help being ill, but we would urge parents to do their best to ensure that medical and dental appointments are made for outside of school hours. Below is a table highlighting how time off affects a child's learning:

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Years 1,3, 4 & 6. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please refer them to the School Office in the first instance. Many thanks.

ALTAR SERVERS' ROTA:

Please see attached the rota for Altar Serving. Thank you.

THE PARISH 200 CLUB:

The Parish 200 Club is a major fundraiser to help support the running of the Parish. Members contribute £2 a month (£24 a year) and there will be monthly draws for cash prizes. Application forms for new members are now avaliable from the School Office.

PARISH BABY AND TODDLER GROUP:

If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along to the Parish's Baby and Toddler group, the sessions are held on Wednesdays in term from 9-11 am (except the last Wednesday of the month). 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. We 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'.

MASS TIMES:

Sunday 11am & 6pm

Kind regards

St Ambrose

CONFESSION:

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

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