DATE: Thursday 27th May
We are now delighted to be able to plan some outdoor events, within current protective measures in school, over the remainder of this term for every year group.
Due to covid guidance only one parent will be permitted to attend and we ask parents to book in advance via ParentPay (there is no cost to attend the sessions, we are just using the booking system). There will be two sessions with 15 available places for every year group, one in the morning at 9.10am and one in the afternoon at 2.30pm.
The first session will be for Reception parents on Friday 11th June. At this session children will share their learning journey.
We are all relieved to hear and see, Covid restrictions continue to ease in a number of ways for the general public. At present, guidance states that the protective measures in primary schools remain unchanged.
Staff will continue to wear face coverings outside of their classroom bubble and we politely ask that you continue to wear them when on the playground. Thank you for your continued support.
|Reception||Friday 11th June|
|Year 1||Friday 18th June|
|Year 2||Friday 25th June|
|Year 3||Friday 2nd July|
|Year 4||Thursday 8th July|
|Year 5||Friday 16th July|
Please see the letter from the director of children's services and the director of public health.
On Wednesday afternoon, we gathered virtually as a school to honour Mary. We chose to focus on the 'Glorious Mysteries' and asked Mary to listen to our prayers. Year 2 - Year 6 each had a mystery to share and produced some artwork for the rest of the school to see during the service. Please take a look at some of the chosen examples below:
This week, every pupil walked a mile to raise money for Father Hudson's - an important charity. The children in their classes chose how they wanted to come to school and we had an array of ideas for different ways to dress. It was really lovely seeing the children take part in this across the week. Donations can be made on ParentPay and we urge you to support us with this worthy cause. After half term, we will update you on how much we managed to raise. Thank you.
Please see the photo's of our Reception children taking part in their 'Walk a Mile' challemge.
Here are our Year 1 children ready for their 'Walk a Mile' challenge on Monday. Don't they look wonderful!
Check out Year 3's animal costumes - what a great idea for a fundraising day!
Year 6 decided to wear funky glasses when doing their walk and on the day decided to do a few laps of the conga to make it even more fun!
Year 4 have been giving presentations to each other on their interests. So far we have heard from Jacob on capitalism and socialism, from Isla on the planets, from Bertie and Ethan on William Shakespeare, from Polly and Nicola on bugs and insects, from Woody on bones and muscles and from Darcey and Rosie on dogs. They were very interesting presentations and we are looking forward to some more after the half term holiday.
As a Catholic commmunity, one of the most important lessons we will ever teach is about diversity. Teaching about the Importance of Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help grow children of Saint Ambrose to have the best start in life . Did you know that being culturally aware can have a significant affect on success? "Diverse classrooms promote creativity, high level thinking, and collaboration." All classrooms represent different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicity, language, religion, and physical ability. Being diverse is defined as all the ways we are alike and different. For this reason every half term we will be celebrating a different culture with members of our school and parish communities. On Friday 9th July from 2pm - 5pm at the Parish Centre we will be celebrating the Filipino culture with members of our school community and parish. Please keep the date free and if you would like to be involved in organising the event please contact E.Brocklesby via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Wallace would like to wish parents and children a happy and restful half term and she looks forward to welcoming you back to teapot time on Tuesday 8th June.
Please can we ask that you continue to send in your filled smarties tubes. Thank you to those parents and children who have already returned theirs. This is a fantastic fundraising project for our school in order for TAPP to provide extra support and activites for our children.
!!! REMEMBER THAT THE CLASS THAT RAISES THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE!!!
We are really proud of how hard ALL pupils have worked in school this week. On Monday morning, in our whole school virtual celebration assembly, the following children will be receiving a certificate for their fantastic efforts:
|Year Group||Star Learners|
|Reception||Nikodem and Oliver|
|Year 1||Zuzanna and Amelia H|
|Year 2||Jared and Hannah|
|Year 3||Lara and Calum|
|Year 4||Darius and Isla|
|Year 5||Ethan and Lilly B|
|Year 6||Lyla and Jensen|
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
Our virtues for this half term were compassionate and loving. We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away. Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
In our virtues assembly this morning, each class revealed who they had voted for as showing these virtues consistently and then the teachers revealed who they had nominated as well. Alicia in Y1 was also nominated by her mum for her compassion and loving acts at home - well done!
|Year Group||Pupil Nomination||Teacher Nomination|
|Year 6||Tom R||Jess|
Our new virtues will be revealed after half term.
We are very much looking forward to celebrating your son or daughter's First Holy Communion on Saturday 26th June at 12.00 pm. Our preparations began in school last week and we were really impressed with how engaged the children were with the first three chapters of the programme.
Father Lamb's information Zoom Meeting for parents will be held on Monday 7th June at 6pm outlining the importance of this sacrament and the role you play in supporting your child to be a practising Catholic. There will be opportunities for you to ask any questions about the programme and details of how your child can make their First Confession will be shared.
To log in to the Zoom meeting, please use the following log in details:
Meeting ID: 7139023157
On the special day, girls should wear a white dress and may wear a veil if they wish. Gloves should not be worn during Mass. Boys should wear dark trousers and a white shirt. They will be given a red sash from school to wear and they can also wear a red tie. Some red bow ties are available for those who would like to borrow them - please complete the form on letter that has been distributed to your child if this is required. Further practical arrangements of the day will be given in due course.
We are very much looking forward to helping support your child with this important moment in their lives.
Details of afterschool clubs taking place after half term will be given when we return to school.
Do you know of any prospective parents who may be interested in their child joining us in September? If so, please do encourage them to call school for more information and encourage them to follow us on social media.
We are also looking to promote our school further. Please review us on google if you have a google account and we would be very grateful if you could send us a testimonial which we can add to our promotions work and website. If you are happy for us to share your testimonials please follow the link provided on the news section of our website.
Each Wednesday at 2.45pm, Miss Brewer will be sharing a story with Reception children and we are inviting you to join this at home on Zoom too. If you have young children at home or know of any other families who would like to join us for this please share the following details:
Meeting ID:4974976598 Password: ambrose123
Please see the following documents from NHS Test and Trace and NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Latest update on testing and isolation periods.
Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.
Please see the following covid documents from Public Health.