Date:20th April 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

Mass to bless the Reception classroom and celebrate the feast day of Saint George

Welcome back! The Summer Term is here and there will be all sorts of fantastic opportunities for our children to get outside and take in some fresh air whilst enjoying learning. The term started with Mass on Wednesday for the whole school and today in assembly we learnt that this Sunday is'Good Shepherd Sunday.' We talked about how Jesus is the 'Good Shepherd' who guides our lives in the right direction.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their letter regarding a visit from a Parish Representative. Could we also ask that you add a number that you can be contacted on. A Parish Representative will then call you to arrange a suitable date and time to visit. The purpose of the visit is to help you support your son or daughter on their continuing Journey of Faith.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.6% 95.1%
Reception 98.3% 93.7%
Year 1 98.7% 95.2%
Year 2 97.2% 95.9%
Year 3 96.3% 95.0%
Year 4 95.6% 95.2%
Year 5 96.2% 95.7%
Year 6 95.0% 95.0%

Well Done Year 1!!!

COMMUNITY EVENT

Thank you for helping your son or daughter to deliver the three flyers to advertise our community event, which started today. Thank you so much for all your help.

Please join us on Saturday between 11 am and 2 pm and on Monday after 1 pm.

AFTERNOON TEA

Today I was joined by seven children for afternoon tea and I was so pleased that they were chosen for demonstrating the virtues Grateful and Generous.

HANDBALL AND BASKETBALL RESULTS FROM THE END OF SPRING TERM

I am very excited to share the Basketball and Handball Tournament results, as it was a great competition that the whole school took part in. Well Done Wall.

Overall house results:

Red Ashley 330

Green Wall 373

Blue Leveson 347

Yellow Oldcorne 315

DATE EVENT TIME
Saturday 21st April Community painting event 11am
Monday 23rd April Reception Class Saints Celebration 11am
Monday 23rd April Community painting event 1pm
Wednesday 25th-Friday 27th April Year 6 Residential 10am
Tuesday 1st May Year 5 Good Shepherd Mass 12pm
Friday 11th May Year 1 assembly and Reception presentation 9am
Thursday 17th May Tag rugby match at St Wulstans 3:30pm
Monday 21st May CTA Athletics tournament for KS2 at Abbey Stadium 6pm

PIONEER TRIP - Y6

Next week our year six children will visit the Pioneer Centre for their two night residential trip.

The Pioneer Centre, which is based in Cleobury Mortimer, provides a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities promoting a range of different individual and teamwork skills.

The children will be busy throughout each day, starting activities from 9am and completing their final challenges at 7pm.

PIONEER TRIP MEETING FOR YEAR 5 - WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL

During this meeting, you and your child will find out about the activities they will be taking part in while visiting Pioneer.

If you cannot make the meeting, please can you contact the school office and they will try to arrange an opportunity for you to talk to a member of staff.

BOOK FAIR

Thank you to everyone who supported the Book Fair as we have raised an amazing £579 to buy books for school.

FOODBANK DONATION

It was wonderful to receive the above letter this week. I was so proud of all the pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 who donated an item of food during Lent.

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship in Reception yesterday and in Year 3 today at 2.50pm. Next week collective worship will be in Reception on Thursday at 2.50 pm and in Year 3 on Friday at 2.50pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MEETINGS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE
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.

RECEPTION SAINTS CELEBRATION

Please come along to celebrate our Saints day on Monday 23rd April. Father Lamb will be saying Mass in the classroom and we will also be celebrating the opening of our new classroom. Please see the posters attached that have been designed by the children.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Brocklesby

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS
Ashley 442
Leveson 414
Oldcorne 348
Wall 391
Club Year Group Day Time
Multi-Sports Club KS2 Monday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Athletics Club KS2 Tuesday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Choir KS2 Thursday 3.10 - 4pm
Bell Plates KS2 Friday 3.10 - 4pm

********THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR ON THURSDAY 26TH OF APRIL********

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.

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.
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.
RECEPTION 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 make sure that you either remove your child's earrings or cover them with tape when they have pe.
Please can you listen to your child read 5 times a week and record it in their reading record.
Can you please check that you do not have any uniform belonging to another child and please make sure that all uniform and p.e. kit are clearly labelled.
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 & 10 x tables.
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 can you ensure that your child has their p.e. kit in school all week next week. Thank you.
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.
YEAR 5 Swimming next week will be on Monday 23rd April and children will arrive back at school for approximately 3.30pm.
Homework is to be handed in on Tuesday as normal and our spelling test will take place on Wednesday.
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.
With the SATS fast approaching can we please ask that you encourage your child to use their revision guides especially focusing on the areas that they may be struggling with. Many thanks.

ANTIQUES EVENING AT HAGLEY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

PARISH EVENT - CATHOLIC MEN'S SOCIETY

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.

MASS TIMES

St Ambrose

Sunday 11am & 6pm

CONFESSION

St Ambrose

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

KIDDERMINSTER ROSE THEATRE PRODUCTION

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