Date:21st June 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

The summer fete is fast approaching and we have a huge range of exciting stalls and the PTA are now looking for volunteers to help run the stalls. Whether you can spare an hour or three hours the PTA would love to hear from you.

Please contact them via the school office.

The year 4 cake sale last Friday/Monday raised a total of £57.70 towards the school library. A big thank you from the PTA for all the donations & help.

PARENT'S AND FRIEND ASSOCIATION

Every class is learning a dance from a different decade, and they will be performing their dance in the playground on Sunday 1st July 2018, at the School Fete.

The dance performances will begin at about 12.30pm, and the running order will be as follows:

PLEASE CHECK THE RUNNING ORDER AS WE HAVE MADE A CHANGE

2010s - Reception

2000s - Year 6

1990s - Year 4

1980s - Year 2

1970s - Year 1

1960s - Year 5

1950s - Year 3

Your child's class teacher will let you know on Monday what time the children will dance and what they will need to wear for their performance.

MR MALLINSON AND THE HAGLEY BAND

Mr Mallinson and the Hagley band will be in school on Thursday 28th of June. The theme of the showcase this year is 'Reggae'. Please send your child into school wearing reggae style clothing focusing on the colours red, green, yellow and black.

5P CHALLENGE

So far we have received £237.70. Year 2 are the current leaders. Please continue to bring in any 5p's.

PFA FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Cakes, biscuits and goodies for the tombola (tins, packets of food, sweets, toiletries, bottle of wine etc - good quality, in-date items only please)

Guess the number of jellybeans in the jar. Tickets are 50p for one and three for a £1 and will be sold after school by the year six children.

Name the Gorilla. Tickets are £1 and are sold after school by Charlotte Strong and Clare Rutter.

FREEZEPOP FRIDAY - Freezepops available for 20p or 30p

Keep up to date with all PFA events by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StAmbrosePTA/

BENEDICTION

Thank you to Father Lamb and all the Parents and Grandparents who joined the Year 3 children for tea and cake before celebrating Benediction together last Friday. It was a wonderful way to commemorate the children having received their First Holy Communion.

CAFOD

On Tuesday we were very lucky to be joined by Sean Devlin, who led the whole school in a beautiful service to remember the plight of refugees and migrants, before leading us on a walk around the school grounds. The children each thought about a specific migrant child as they walked and together we contributed 24 miles to the CAFOD 'Walk around the World' initiative.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 97.5% 96.1% 95.4%
Reception 95.7% 95.7% 94.2%
Year 1 100% 96.5% 95.5%
Year 2 96.3% 96.9% 96.2%
Year 3 99.3% 94.3% 94.8%
Year 4 98.3% 96.3% 95.5%
Year 5 99.0% 96.5% 95.9%
Year 6 94.1% 96.5% 95.5%

Well Done Year 1!!!

AFTERNOON TEA

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

STAR ASSEMBLY

Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

The next Star Assembly is Monday 25th June.

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL

This week we have been made aware of a review of the School Crossing Patrol Service that is being undertaken by Worcestershire County Council. Currently, the proposal to review the need for a School Crossing Patrol Person on the Birmingham Road is being undertaken. Next week you will receive a letter to identify your views, so that we can share them with the County Council before July 13th. Alternatively, you can contact Mary Rayner who is a Local County Councillor by email at MRayner@worcestershire.gov.uk

Thank you for your support.

WARM WEATHER

The children have really enjoyed the sunny weather over the last few weeks. Please note, we are unable to apply sun cream to children during the day. We would therefore recommend you apply plenty of sun cream before they leave for school. Can we also recommend children bring a sun hat - please ensure their name is clearly written inside. Thank you.

RECEPTION TRIP

On Monday, Reception went to Bishop's Wood in Stourport on Severn to build animal homes, fairy gardens and have a picnic. They had a fantastic time and have been inspired to carry on building in their Reception Garden.

"My best bit was when we made the fairy gardens. We looked for fairy footprints." (Charlie)

"I liked all of the trip." (Ted)

"I thought it was fun because we had lots of adventures." (Jaime)

"My favourite bit was when we did the colour charts. We searched for different colours." (Isla)

"I liked it when we had to find the animal footprints. I found a duck and deer." (Scarlett)

"We had a picnic outside." (Niamh)

"I learnt how to make a house for Mr Reindeer. I made it with logs and sticks." (Samuel)

YEAR ONE TRIP

On Wednesday, the children visited Warwick Castle as part of their previous topic Kings and Queens. The children had a very exciting time visiting the Great Hall and the Kingmaker Exhibition. They also explored the castle and discovered how life was for people who worked at the castle long ago.

Many of the children said that it was a great day and that they would love to go back with their parents to see it all again!

YEAR THREE TRIP

Yesterday, the Year 3 Children had a wonderful time visiting the Ludlow Resource Centre. First they put on white coats before carrying out experiments on rock samples. Then after a well earned lunch they explored the store cupboard looking at fossils. The exciting day was rounded off with a walk around Ludlow town centre looking for how rocks are used in the environment. The children returned to school with pockets full of rocks!

TOWN HALL CONCERT

We will be having a spectacular evening of music at Kidderminster Town Hall on Wednesday 11th July at 6:45pm where our choir, bell plates, clarinetists and all of our talented musicians will be performing. Tickets will be available from the school office at £5 an adult and £1 per child. Further details will be sent out after half term.

MUSIC LESSONS

Could we ask all parents to return the music interest slip as soon as possible so that we can set the correct service level agreement and price for next year. Even if this is just to give notice that your child does not wish to continue next year. Also, if your child needs to hire an instrument from Severn Arts, it is important that they do so before the start of the Autumn term (the deadline is Friday 24th August) in order for the instrument to be delivered ready for their first lesson.

BUILDING FUND

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the building fund, these contributions are vital to help the Academy Committee of the school raise the funds they need to maintain and develop the school building so that our young people - your children - can continue to be educated in good and improving surroundings.

HELP US WIN £5000 FOR OUR LIBRARY

Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute: http://po.st/schools18

TEACH MEET

St Ambrose School will be hosting a Teach Meet event for local schools and schools in the Saint Nicholas Owen Multi-Academy Company on Thursday 13th September from 4.30pm-6.30pm.

Our event entitled 'Communication is the key' will look at the importance of effective communication in schools.

On arrival teachers will have the opportunity to sample food from different countries to celebrate food from around the world. At the event we would like to celebrate the cultures in our community, so if you would be prepared to cook a traditional dish from a country of your choice please see a member of staff.

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship in Year 1 yesterday and in Year 5 today at 2.50pm.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Enjoy your weekend!

Mrs Brocklesby

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS TOTAL
Ashley 2818
Leveson 2192
Oldcorne 2958
Wall 1957
Club Year Group Day Time
Multi-Sports Club Year 1-4 Monday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Rounders Club KS2 Tuesday 3.10 - 4.10pm
Choir KS2 Thursday 3.10 - 4pm
Bell Plates KS2 Friday 3.10 - 4pm
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.
CAN YOU PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD'S P.E. KIT IS IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY AS WE HAVE LOTS OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE SUMMER TERM. CAN YOU ALSO CHECK THAT YOUR CHILD'S TRAINERS/PUMPS FIT CORRECTLY.
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.
Please can we remind you that the Summer Uniform is a yellow summer dress with white socks, not grey.
RECEPTION 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 The children have their purple homework books back this week with a new spelling list. Please practise and return to school on Wednesday for their spelling test.
Well done Year 1 for being so wonderful on our school trip to Warwick Castle. I am very proud of you all and you were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Please ensure children who do Multi-sports club on Mondays have their PE kits back in school on Tuesday as we have limited spare PE kits - thank you.
Please ensure earrings are removed for PE on Tuesdays.
YEAR 2 Letters for the trip to Wyre Forest have gone out - please could all forms and money be returned to the office as soon as possible.
Please can children check and complete their Education City homework.
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 For the School Fete dance, children have decided to wear cowboy hats or a hat of some description for their performance. Please can you help your child with this.
There is a clarinet concert on the morning of the 5th July. Please encourage your child to practise at home.
YEAR 5 Please can forms and money for the Pioneer Trip be handed in ASAP.
Please can you ensure children remember goggles with their swimming kits.
Please can homework be completed on Education City.
Please make sure your child has their P.E. kits in school all week.
YEAR 6 If your child wants lunch on the Hagley Transition Day please follow the link on the letter that they had about Transition Day to confirm your child would like a lunch provided.
Please can Hagley Transition Day forms be returned ASAP.

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.

PARISH BABY & TODDLER GROUP.

The Parish baby and toddler group is under new management. If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along the sessions are held on a Wednesday from 9-11am. 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.

They 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'.

FAMILY FUN DAY

SPORTS ACTIVITIES ACTIVITY CAMP

SEVERN ARTS MUSIC LESSONS

SKOOLS OUT VACANCY

Skools Out currently have a vacancy. If you would be interested in applying for the position please either see Monica Preedy or call 07548945125.

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!

Please check here for activities and updates for the Summer break.

HOMEWORK RESOURCES

If you do not have your child's login details for 'Times Tables Rockstars' 'Education City' and/or 'Oxford Owl' 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

Sunday 11am & 6pm

St Ambrose

CONFESSION

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

There will be a whole school Mass for St Peter and St Paul on Friday 29th June. All are welcome.

ALTAR SERVERS FOR SUMMER TERM.

CHILDREN'S OUT OF SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS

We would like to celebrate our children's extra cirricular achievements. Please see below the children who have received awards for their amazing abilities.

NAME YEAR GROUP ACHIEVEMENT
Scarlett M-F Reception Third place in dance competition.
Isla P Reception Medals from dance competition.
Krystian G Year 1 Football medal for winning his match.
Danny M Year 1 His football team won their tournament and he also got parents player.
Harley V Year 1 Football trophy for top goal scorer.
Luke V Year 4 Football trophy and parents player.

Well done to all of the children for their achievements. If any other children have talents or awards, trophies etc.. please allow them to bring them in for recognition at school.

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