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DATE: Friday 25th September 2020

Good afternoon,

ANOTHER GREAT WEEK


Another week has passed and we continue to adapt to our new school routines. As previously expressed, thank you for your support and cooperation for drop-off and collection arrangements. The systems are working well and it is wonderful seeing the younger children already growing in their independence, entering the school gate and walking (sometimes running!) to their classrooms, eager for their next day of learning.
We will continue to share with you any updates linked to Covid-19 as soon as possible and as previously mentioned, we will make adaptations as necessary to our procedures in order to follow Government guidance.

PARENT APPOINTMENTS

Due to the government guidance, appointments to discuss your son or daughters progress will not be face to face. We will be using microsoft Teams to meet and discuss progress on the identified dates below. The main reason for using Teams, is to ensure if we do have a local lockdown we are prepared and will be able to continue to teach children virtually. The parents appointments will be test sessions to ensure we are all able to meet virtually. We have chosen to use Teams because it is an App that can be downloaded on a smartphone, tablet or computer (details below explaining how to download Teams). I would now like to ask you all to download the Teams app on to your device. Next week every child will receive their school sign in email and password ready for the meetings. The meeting dates and times are detailed in the table below and appointments can be booked on the school website from Tuesday 29th September at 12 o'clock.

Reception

5th October 3.30pm-6.30pm

12th October 1pm-4pm

Year One

5th October 3.30pm-6.30 pm

7th October 1pm-4pm

Year Two

5th October 3.30pm-6.30pm

6th October 1pm -4pm

Year Three

5th October 3.30pm -6.30pm

7th October 1pm-4pm

Year Four

5th October 3.30pm-6.30pm

8th October 1pm-4pm

Year Five

5th October 3.30pm-6.30pm

12th October 1pm-4pm

Year Six

5th October 3.30 pm-6.30pm

8th October 1pm-4pm

TEAMS APP FOR A PHONE OR TABLET

How to install the Teams app from the app store or Google Play store.
  1. If you are on iPhone or iPad, click here or search for "Teams" in the app store.
  2. If you are on Android, click here or search for "Teams" in the Google Play store.

TEAMS FOR A WINDOWS PC

Install Teams on my Windows PC
  1. Sign in to Office 365 . ...
  2. Select the menu button and choose Teams.
  3. Select Get the Windows app.
  4. When prompted with the pop up window, select Save File.
  5. Now you have downloaded Teams

HARVEST

This year we will still be celebrating Harvest in school. In order for us to prepare and meet guidelines by quarantining all produce, please send into school from Monday any tinned products. All tins will be donated to the Foodbank in October.

CONGRATULATIONS

On Monday we will celebrate the hardwork and achievements of our pupils in a virtual celebration  assembly. The following children will receive a certificate and bring a photograph home on Monday.

Reception

Cody K

Isla R

Year One

Parisa A

Matthew L

Year Two

Robyn M

Leighton P O'D

Year Three

Fia-Bella M

Jakub R

Year Four

Nicola K

Woody P

Year Five

Oscar C

Carys D

Year Six

Lacey L

Isla P

KEEPING IN TOUCH

As we are unable to hold face to face meetings between teacher and parents we have set up year group email addresses for you to communicate with staff. Please note that emails received after 6pm will be answered the next working day and none over the weekend.

General enquiries: office@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Reception:Reception@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 1: year1@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 2:year2@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 3:year3@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 4:year4@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 5:year5@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

Year 6:year6@st-ambrose.worcs.sch.uk

RECEPTION CLASS 2021

Applications for Reception Class 2021 have now opened and must be completed online by 15 January 2021. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently applying for a school place please encourage them to contact school. Again, if you have any queries regarding applying please do not hesitate to speak to us.

APPLICATIONS FOR HAGLEY SEPTEMBER 2021

If your son or daughter is in Year Six please see the flyer below advertising the Open Morning at Hagley Catholic High Scool on Saturday 10th October.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation this year for our Year 6 children will be on Saint Ambrose's Feast Day, 7th December at 7pm in Church.  The Year 6 children have  received a letter from Father Lamb explaining how to enrol on the Confirmation programme. The application can be downloaded using the link below.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Please see the letter below for Year 4 parents regarding the details for your son/daughter's First Holy Communion on Saturday October 3rd at 12 o'clock.

FACE COVERINGS

In line with Government guidance, can we please ask that from Monday you wear a face covering when coming into the school reception area. Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you to everyone who has already completed and returned their menu choices for this half term. We are currently providing a packed lunch menu and kindly ask that if you would like your child to receive a packed lunch to complete their sandwich filling choice and return to the school as soon as possible. (You will find the menu choices below.)

Meals cost £2.30 per day unless your child is in receipt of Free School Meals or they are in KS1 (Reception, Y1 and Y2) where they will receive Universal Free School Meals.

If we do not receive notification of your packed lunch choice for your child we will presume that you are sending them with a lunch from home.

UPDATED P.E. DAYS

YEAR GROUP DAYS CHILDREN ARE REQUIRED TO COME IN P.E. KIT
Reception Wednesday
Year 1 Tuesday
Year 2 Wednesday and Friday
Year 3 Monday and Thursday
Year 4 Tuesday and Friday
Year 5 Tuesday and Friday
Year 6 Tuesday and Thursday

Can we please ask that children come into school wearing their P.E. kit, school jumper, shorts/tracksuit bottoms (weather dependant) and trainers/pumps on their allocated day(s).

TEAPOT TIME

Due to the parish hall still being closed, Teapot Time will take place at school. If you would like to attend, the next session will be on Tuesday 29th September at 9am. Entrance will be via the side gate next to pre-school.

MASS

Father Lamb will be saying Mass in school on Wednesday for our Year 4 children. 

CAR PARK

Thank you to everyone for not using the school car park to drop off and pick up children, this has really enabled us to keep everyone safe. Only parents who have a car park pass will be permitted to use the school car park when it is safe to do so.

ALLERGY AWARENESS

Please remember that we have children in school who suffer from a severe allergy to all nuts and products containing nuts. Children with this condition may have a serious reaction, which could prove fatal if they come into contact with nuts. Consequently, I would ask that no nuts or related products (e.g. Kinder Bueno, Nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.) are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch. Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threatening situation from developing. I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.

SCHOOL UNIFORM

If you still need to purchase uniform for your son or daughter please see the PDF document below. You can print, complete and return the form to Hagley Sports or follow the link to access their website.

Kind regards,

Mrs Brocklesby.

Part of the Saint Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi Academy Company. A Private Limited Company with charitable status.

Registered in England and Wales

Company No: 09174154 Registered Office: Hagley Catholic High School, Brake Lane, Hagley, Worcestershire DY8 2XL

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