DATE: Friday 21st June 2019

We hope that all of the children making their First Holy Communion tomorrow (Saturday 22nd June) have a wonderful day. 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:

'Let us be united to Jesus, nourished by daily prayer, by listening to the Word of God, and sharing in the Sacraments'

Pope Francis.

THIS WEEK'S STARS:

Well done to all of the children who received an award! Keep up the good work!

WHAT WE HAVE DONE THIS WEEK:

RECEPTION ASSEMBLY:

Reception children took part in their first class assembly this morning. Every child had a line to deliver and wowed the audience. Numberblocks have been a huge part of Reception class this year where they have all loved doing Maths. I think everyone watching today will be singing the number block song. 

Franky- I loved doing my slow motion on the moon.

Esther-I liked making the spots on the dice.

Robyn-I liked the 14 song and acting out the ten song.

Hannah-I liked saying my lines.

Mikey-I was smiling through all of it. 

RECEPTION ROAD SAFETY:

Reception children had a visit from the nurses to talk about road safety. 

Lydia-I learnt that you should hold Mummy's hand when crossing the road.

Szymon-You need to listen.

Franky-You need to listen when you cross the road.

Jared-You should always wear a helmet when you use a scooter or a bike.

Robyn-You should never run across the road. 

Sammy-You need to listen for cars coming before you cross the road.

Year 5 have been busy reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo as a class. In the story, the main character disappears from his family boat and ends up stranded on an island. While half the class were representing our school at a Cricket tournament the rest of the children spent their time working on creating detailed missing posters. Take a look at the wonderful work that they produced.

Can we please ask that you do not send cutlery in your child's lunchbox? If your child requires any cutlery, school are able to provide this for them.

Please can you ensure that when collecting your child/children from school/pre-school that they are supervised at all times and they are not let to play around the cars parked within the vicinity of the school.

Can we please remind you that we are a nut free school and that your child MUST NOT bring in any lunchbox items that contain nuts in any form? This also includes hazelnut chocolate spread on sandwiches.

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

TRIPS/ACTIVITIES:

DATE YEAR GROUP TRIP/ACTIVITY
Wednesday 3rd July Y6 Hagley Transition
Friday 12th July Y6 Cinema Trip

SPORTS DAY:

Sports day will be held on Monday 15th July with a reserve day of Tuesday 16th July in case of bad weather.

KS1 - morning

KS2 - afternoon

Times to be confirmed.

TEA POT TUESDAY:

Mrs Wallace will continue to host 'Teapot Tuesday' every Tuesday in the Parish Hall or Adams Lounge. Please come along from 9-10 am for an informal chat and to help form a group that could support you and your children. If you would like more information, please see Mrs Wallace.

We have our first speaker booked for 24th September: Lee from West Midlands Autism. He has been recommended to us and we are very lucky to have him as a guest speaker. Please put the date in your diary!

MORNING BREAK TOAST:

Please remember to send your child in with their 20p on a Tuesday and Thursday if they would like toast at morning break. Your child needs to give the money to their class teacher which is swapped for a token that allows them to get their toast.

We have already raised over £100 towards the 'Peace Garden'. This is the area outside of the nurture classroom that we will be transforming into a mindfulness space for children, parents and staff to relax in and enjoy a small outside space.

FOODBANK FRIDAY:

Please can we ask that you continue to keep giving tins and packets of food to our school foodbank. The food collected is given to a foodbank for local distribution. Many thanks for your continued support.

PTA INFORMATION:

With just over a week left until the fete can we please ask that you continue to bring in any bottles for the tombola prizes and that raffle tickets are still available for purchase.

We really appreciate your support.

ATTENDANCE:

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 95.0% 94.3% 95.2%
Reception 97.2% 91.2% 93.6%
Year 1 96.1% 95.8% 95.4%
Year 2 92.7% 95.9% 95.8%
Year 3 97.3% 95.7% 95.5%
Year 4 93.7% 91.3% 95.1%
Year 5 92.0% 94.4% 95.7%
Year 6 96.2% 96.0% 95.5%

WELL DONE YEAR 3 !!!

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:

SEN DROP IN:

Appointments on a 1-1 basis can be arranged with Mrs Price; this can also be done via the School Office.

SCHOOL PLACES:

We have places available in Reception, and Years 1, 2, 3 & 5. 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:

MASS WILL BE LED BY YEARS 5 & 6 ON WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE. YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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

  • Year 2 - 22/03/19
  • Year 3 - 17/05/19
  • Reception - 21/06/19
  • Year 6 - 16/07/19