Date:28th March 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

HOLY WEEK

Last Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday - our chance to praise and thank Jesus for the many good things in our lives and for always being our friend. As we have celebrated Holy Week and continued our preparation to celebrate the most important event in our Christian faith, the Resurrection of our Lord, we held special Liturgical assemblies led by years 3,4,5 and 6.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS RECEPTION

PALM SUNDAY YEAR 3

GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE YEAR 4

THE LAST SUPPER YEAR 5

OFFICE OF MANDATUM HOLY THURSDAY AT ST. AMBROSE'S CHURCH AT 7.30PM

A group of Year 3 boys who are preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion are taking part in the Office of Mandatum on Holy Thursday at 7.30pm. It is a great honour as the Principal Celebrant is Bishop Robert Byrne.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

There will be a 'Stations of the Cross' service for families at Saint Ambrose Church on Friday at 12 O'clock.

LETTER FROM FATHER LAMB

Last week children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5 received a letter from Father Lamb, please return your slip to school by Wednesday 18th April. 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 95.1% 95.2% 95.1%
Reception 93.8% 95.0% 93.5%
Year 1 94.4% 95.7% 95.1%
Year 2 93.8% 95.5% 96.0%
Year 3 94.4% 95.6% 95.1%
Year 4 93.3% 94.0% 95.3%
Year 5 99.4% 96.2% 95.7%
Year 6 96.8% 94.4% 95.1%

Well Done Year 5!!

Tomorrow in Assembly we will be celebrating with the children who have 99% or 100% attendance this term.

STAR ASSEMBLY

The next Star Assembly is Monday 23rd April at 9am.

COMMUNITY EVENT

Tomorrow all children will come home with three flyers each to advertise our community event, which is taking place after the holidays. Please help your son or daughter to deliver the flyers to neighbours or ask if they can be displayed on shop notice boards.

SNOMAC ROWING COMPETITION AT ST. WULSTANS

A huge well done to all of the children who participated in the SNOMAC rowing competition. Please see the results table below. Both schools performed amazingly well.

The interhouse handball and basketball results will be announced on the next newsletter.

St Ambrose St Wulstan's Winning School
Year 6 Girls Maisie - 212m 228 m St Wulstan's
Year 6 Boys Sebin - 235m 241m St Wulstan's
Year 5 Girls Meghann - 204m 194m St Ambrose
Year 5 Boys Oliver - 207m 209m St Wulstan's
Year 4 Girls Lottie - 195m 204m St Wulstan's
Year 4 Boys Luke - 196m 194m St Ambrose
Year 3 Girls Erin - 186m 176m St Ambrose
Year 3 Boys Ollie - 205m 178m St Ambrose
Whole group - 8 minute race 1377m 1384m St Wulstan's

SURVEY

Thank you to everyone who completed the Religious Education Survey at Parent's Evening. If you didn't manage to complete the survey you can access it on the school website by clicking the tab Parent and Carer Religious Education Survey 2018.

DATE EVENT TIME
Thursday 29th March Last day of term
Tuesday 17th April Pupils return to School
Monday 23rd April Reception Class Saints Celebration 11am
Wednesday 25th-Friday 27th April Year 6 Residential

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship this term in either Year 2 or Year 4. Next half term parents are invited to join Year 3 or Reception on a 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.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Have a Happy and Holy Easter and a good rest.

See you all on Tuesday April 17th,

Mrs Brocklesby

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS LAST WEEK HOUSEPOINTS THIS HALF TERM
Ashley 309 2441
Leveson 308 2304
Oldcorne 265 2328
Wall 270 2432
Club Year Group Day Time
Choir KS2 Thursday 3.10 - 4pm
Bell Plates KS2 Friday 3.10 - 4pm

We will notify you in the first week back after Easter of further after school clubs.

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.

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.
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.
Mrs Lloyd's bell plate club will commence on Friday the 20th April.
RECEPTION Please can you ensure that your child has their p.e kit in with them every Monday and that earrings are removed or covered with plasters.
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 ensure that ALL of your child's uniform and p.e. are clearly labelled with their name. We are accumulating a lot of unnamed items of uniform.
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.
Our next spelling test will be after the Easter holidays.
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 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.
Swimming will now be back on a Wednesday and Year 4's final session will be on Wednesday 28th March.
YEAR 5 It will be the turn of Year 5 to go swimming after the Easter break. Please can you ensure that you complete and return the consent form and payment by Tuesday 17th April.
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.
PLEASE CAN WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT USE 2016/2017 PAST SATS PAPERS FOR REVISION WITH YOUR CHILD. WE ARE USING THESE PAPERS FOR ASSESSMENT AND IF YOUR CHILD HAS ALREADY COMPLETED THEM THEIR TEST WILL BE VOID. THIS IS FOR READING, WRITING, SPELLING AND NUMERACY.

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.

SCHOOL PLACES

We have places available in 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.

MASS TIMES

St Ambrose

Sunday 11am & 6pm

CONFESSION

St Ambrose

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

The altar servers for summer term will be distributed when we return after Easter.

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