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Date: 5th January 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. On behalf of all the staff at Saint Ambrose's I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful 2018.

WHOLE SCHOOL MASS

At Mass on Wednesday, Father Lamb reminded us that the month of January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. Every Class has visited Church this week to follow the Magi to the crib as they bring their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

The course to prepare the children in Year 3 to receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday 9th June at 12 o'clock begins on Wednesday 31st January at 6.30pm. The first meeting led by Father Lamb is for parents/carers and will be held at school. The dates of the preparation meetings will be handed to parents at this meeting.

VALUES AND VIRTUES

On Thursday in Assembly we celebrated the values 'Learned and Wise'. We heard about children who are learned in the way they try their best at school and wise in their words, choices, decisions and the way they choose to live their lives.

ATTENDANCE

Congratulations to Year 2 and Year 4 who had the best attendance across KS1 and KS2 for the Autumn Term at 96.42% and 96.4%!! Well done.

STAY SAFE ONLINE

1 in 3 children are victims of online bullying - keep your child safe.

#Be Cyber Smart The Virtual World Has Real Life Consequences

Many children will have had electronic devices or smartphones this Christmas and we want to help you to help them, stay safe online.

The Hive in Worcester is holding two identical FREE drop-in events to help raise awareness of online safety and help you to protect your children from online bullying and harassment.

When and where?

The Hive, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

Saturday 20th January, 10am-1pm

Wednesday 7th February, 1pm-5pm

It is a joint initiative and people from West Mercia Police, Worcestershire County Council, Parents' Voice and Youth Workers will be on hand to give support and advice.

For children there is no difference between online and offline life. To them, it's just life. There's no doubt that the internet and social media give children amazing opportunities to learn, to develop new skills, to make connections and friendships and to interact with others. We should not be afraid to embrace it.

Come along and pick up some tips, Be Cyber Smart.

RECEPTION CLASS

I have been so impressed this week with how the Reception children have settled into their new classroom-Well Done Reception.

MESSAGES

YEAR GROUP MESSAGE
RECEPTION Please can you ensure that your child has their p.e kit in with them every Monday
YEAR 1
YEAR 2 Year 2 will be having their attendance slumber party on Friday afternoon. Please send in suitable pyjama's (not night dresses for girls) and a nut free snack.
Please can we remind you that your child needs to read 5 times a week and also they must practise their spellings and times tables.
YEAR 3 Please can you ensure that your child's p.e kit is in school at all times. P.e. is on a Monday but we do have other games sessions planned for different days in the week.
YEAR 4 Year 4 will be having their attendance slumber party on Tuesday afternoon. Please send in suitable pyjama's (not night dresses for girls) and a nut free snack.
Year 4 will commence their swimming lessons on Wednesday 10th January. Please ensure that they have their full swimming kit with them.
YEAR 5 We still have tickets available for the Hagley Pyramid Schools of Rock Concert.
YEAR 6 Please see diary dates regarding The Pioneer Residential trip for Year 6. We will be holding an information evening on Tuesday 16th January at 6pm.
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.

STARS OF THE WEEK

The next Star Assembly will be on Monday 15th January at 9.10am

PARENT ACADEMY REPRESENTATIVE

You will have received a letter and a ballot form to place your vote for a Parent Academy Representative by Tuesday 16th January. We are really pleased to inform you that we have three candidates and we would like to thank each candidate who has taken the time to prepare their statement for you to read.

Mrs Brocklesby

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

MASS TIMES

St Ambrose's

Sunday 11am & 6pm

CONFESSION

St Ambrose's

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

ALTAR SERVERS

DATE W/C ALTAR SERVERS
January 8th Luca B & Lewis K
January 15th Sebin J & Christopher P
January 22nd Luke V & James V
January 29th Finn R & Thomas B
Thursday Choir THERE WILL BE NO CHOIR UNTIL THURSDAY 11TH JANUARY 2018
WE WILL NOTIFY YOU SHORTLY OF AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

For anyone whose children are due to start school in September 2018 you must make your application online by 15th January 2018.

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.

All classes have been given login's for 'Oxford Owl', a website where they can read books online for free.

Please encourage your child to use this resource to read a wide range of books at home.

HAPPY READING!

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