Date: 6th July 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

Have you got your ticket for the spectacular evening of music at Kidderminster Town Hall on Wednesday 11th July at 6:45pm? The choir, bell plates, clarinetists and all of our talented musicians will be performing. Tickets are available from the school office at £5 an adult and £1 per child.

FAMILY MASS

It was wonderful to see so many people at the Family Mass last Sunday. It was lovely to see so many families young and old participating in prayer and worship together.

A FANTASTIC SCHOOL FETE

I was delighted to see HUNDREDS of people spending the day in the sunshine at the school fete last Sunday. We have raised an amazing £2400, which is fantastic. The support and hard work of everyone was overwhelming and really sums up the support of the school community and parishioners. I would like to thank the PTA, staff, parents, children, Father Lamb, the UCM group and parishioners for their determination and dedication to raise money for the school. Thank you and see you all at the next event!

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS

Tuesday July 17th - 9:10am Year 6 leavers assembly followed by refreshments for parents and children.

Thursday 19th July - 6pm Year 6 Mass in the school courtyard for parents, children and staff followed by refreshments in the school hall.

FOOD BANK

Every Friday until the end of term, we will be having a food bank collection. Please can we kindly ask that children bring in the following items for distribution within the community: long life milk, tea bags, tinned meat or fish, tinned peas, tinned fruit, carrots or sweet corn, fruit squash, crackers or crisp breads, healthy snacks (raisins, apricots etc). Toiletries; e.g sun cream, bubble bath, shampoo, shower gel, or deodorants or house hold items such as small washing powder/liquid or washing up liquid. The food bank currently do not require any packet pasta, baked beans, tinned tomatoes or soups. Thank you for your support.

SCHOOL DISCO

SPORTS DAY

Sports Day will be held at Holy Trinity School on Monday 16th July with a back up day of Wednesday the 18th. On the day, please ensure you apply plenty of suncream to your child. Please also make sure that your child has sufficient water, a sunhat and appropriate clothing including a t-shirt in their house colour. (Please see below).

KS1 Sports Day will take place from 9:15am-11:30am and KS2 Sports Day from 1:00pm-2:45pm. Results will be announced at 2:50pm on the school playground. Please note that there is limited parking at Holy Trinity. If we need to have Sports Day on Wednesday 18th July, Key Stage 2 will be in the morning and Key Stage 1 will be in the afternoon.

House Colour
Ashley Red
Leveson Blue
Oldcorne Yellow
Wall Green

YEAR 5 TRIP

Year 5 had a fantastic day yesterday at the Wyre Forest, map reading and orienteering their way around the woods.

YEAR 4 CLARINET CONCERT

Yesterday the Year 4 parents got the chance to hear how the children have progressed with their clarinet lessons this year in a special concert. The children played a range of pieces of music superbly and I know Mr.Tattum feels they have been his best group this year. Well Done Year 4!

YEAR 2 TRIP

Today Year 2 had a wonderful day exploring the forest, learning all about the different habitats, animals and the plants that grow there. They had lots of fun pond dipping and hugging trees!

PTA FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Well Done to Susanna T in Year 5 who won Guess the number of jellybeans in the jar, with an amazing guess of 1524.

Well Done to Jared Jenkins in Pre-School who guessed the name of the Gorilla correctly.

Drinks and smoothies will be available to buy on Sports Day for adults.

SCHOOL REPORTS

In regards to your child's progress, you will receive a concise report detailing your child's progress in all subject areas throughout the academic year on Monday 16th July. There will be an opportunity to discuss the report if you have any questions on Wednesday 18th July or Thursday 19th July between 3.30pm and 5pm. You will be able to book an appointment on School life from Monday 16th July.

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 95.3% 95.9% 95.3%
Reception 96.7% 95.6% 94.2%
Year 1 95.3% 96.2% 95.5%
Year 2 95.9% 96.7% 96.1%
Year 3 95.4% 93.9% 94.7%
Year 4 92.8% 95.9% 95.4%
Year 5 97.3% 96.5% 95.9%
Year 6 93.5% 96.3% 95.5%

Well Done Year 5!!!

AFTERNOON TEA

Today Mrs Brocklesby was joined by six children for afternoon tea and I was so pleased that they were chosen for demonstrating the virtues 'Attentive and Discerning".

STAR ASSEMBLY

Well Done to everyone who received a certificate this week.

The next Star Assembly is Monday 9th July.

SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL

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. Last week week you would have received a letter to identify your views. Please send in 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.

GAMING WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS

Thank you to everyone who attended the information talk about Gaming and Internet Use today.

"Very informative and well presented workshop. Extremely useful giving an insight in to online gaming".

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.

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

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
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.
RECEPTION Please remember to send your child in with a hat and plenty of water due to the heat.
YEAR 1 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 Continue to read at least 5 times a week and utilise the online homework facilities.
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 Continue to read at least 5 times a week and utilise the online homework facilities.
YEAR 5 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 Year 6 leavers assembly will take place on the 17th July and the leavers mass will be on the 18th July.

CHOIR

Just a reminder that there will be NO choir for the rest of the term.

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.

FAMILY FUN DAY

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY CAMPS

SUMMER HOLIDAY FOOTBALL - Kidderminster Harriers Community Trust will have summer football courses for children aged 5-14 years throughout the holidays. All courses run 10am-3pm. Cost £10 per day or £5 for half days. Competitions are held every day including Goal of the Day, Goalscorers Award plus our end of course 6-a-side tournament where all players receive a Harriers Skill Ball.

Week 1 - Kidderminster Baxter College - 25th, 26th 27th July

Week 2 - Bromsgrove, Catshill Middle School - 30th,31st July,1st August

Kinver High School -30th,31st July 1st August

Worcester, Bishop Perowne College 2nd & 3rd August

Week 3 - Tenbury High School, 6th,7th & 8th August

Stourport High School - 7th,8th & 9th August

Week 4 - Droitwich, Dodderhill School 13th,14th &15th August

Bromsgrove, Catshill Middle School 14th,15th &16th Aug

Week 5 - Kinver High School - 20th,21st, & 22nd August

Cleobury Mortimer Sports Centre- 21st,22nd & 23rd Aug

Worcester, Bishop Perowne College- 23rd & 24th August

Week 6 - Kidderminster, Baxter College 28th,29th.30th,31st August

Places can be booked by email harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk or tel 01562863821

SEVERN ARTS MUSIC LESSONS

MASS TIMES

Sunday 11am & 6pm

St Ambrose

CONFESSION

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

ALTAR SERVERS FOR SUMMER TERM.

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