Date:9th March 2018

Good afternoon everyone,

LENT

During our whole school assembly today we focused on preparing ourselves during the season of Lent. We learnt about the work of 'CAFOD' and how we can work together to build a better world, where no one lives in poverty and each of us can become the best person we can be.

FAMILY MASS SUNDAY 4TH MARCH

It was wonderful to see so many families at the Family Mass at Saint Ambrose Chuch last Sunday. Thank you to the families that attended, the children that read and served refreshments in the Parish Centre

ATTENDANCE

Year Group This Week This Term This Year
Whole School 96.1% 95.7% 95.1%
Reception 95.0% 95.7% 93.5%
Year 1 93.3% 93.8% 95.6%
Year 2 93.3% 94.1% 96.2%
Year 3 98.5% 97.3% 94.9%
Year 4 97.1% 94.3% 95.3%
Year 5 96.6% 97.3% 95.3%
Year 6 98.9% 97.1% 94.7%

Well Done Year 6!!!

STAR ASSEMBLY

The next Star Assembly is Monday 12th March at 9am.

AFTERNOON TEA

Well Done to the seven children who joined Miss Holtom for 'afternoon tea' today.

WORLD BOOK DAY

Due to the cold weather, we celebrated World Book Day today and as always we were so impressed by the costumes.

AUTHOR VISIT

On Thursday KS2 thoroughly enjoyed when 'Billy Bob Buttons' an award-winning author came into classes to work with them. Years 3 and 4 learnt all about creating characters and how we can bring them to life in their writing whilst Year 5 and 6 discovered how to plan interesting plots and found out about the process of getting stories published. 'Billy Bob' also answered all their questions and read parts of his exciting books.

It was so lovely to see so many children buying signed books after school and we hope they enjoy reading them!

WHAT A BUSY WEEK!!

The week started with extremely well attended maths workshops for parents. At the workshops, parents found out how they can support their children at home, followed by an opportunity to visit their son or daughter in their classroom.

Thank you to the Reception parents who attended the phonics workshop on Wednesday. It was wonderful to hear how confident parents now feel to support their child at home.

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
Monday 12th-Friday 16th March Scholastic Book Fair
Monday 12th March Phonics workshop for Year 1 Parents. 5.30pm
Tuesday 13th March First Holy Communion Meeting. 6.30pm
Lucy Plowright Family Support drop in session 8.30 - 9am
Thursday 15th March SEN Parents meetings. 9am - 2.30pm
Friday 16th March SEN Parent's meetings. 9am - 2.30pm
Y3 Trampolining taster session at Hagley In school hours
Thursday 22nd March School Photo's

PRAYER INTENTIONS

During the month of November, we always have a prayer intention book where families can record the names of deceased loved ones. We are planning to introduce a 'Prayer Intentions' book for other periods in the school year. This will be located in the school reception area and will be available for families to record their prayer intentions, for example: you may wish to offer a prayer for a family member who is ill, a prayer for a significant family celebration or maybe a prayer during a time of worry such as exams. Every Monday morning, when the staff gather at 8:30am for weekly briefing, we will share your intentions and join our prayers with yours.

NEXT WEEK

On the 12th-16th March our Scholastic Book Club will be back in school where children will have the opportunity after school to browse and purchase the different books on offer for their collections at home.

PRAYER SESSIONS

We were delighted that some parents were able to join us for our end of the school day collective worship this week. This is now a regular event and all parents, grandparents etc. are most welcome. This is on a Friday, for children in Years 2 and 4 until Easter.

COMMUNITY EVENT

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MEETINGS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE
3rd Meeting 13th March
4th Meeting 22nd March
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.

Kind regards,

Mrs Brocklesby

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

HOUSE HOUSEPOINTS LAST WEEK HOUSEPOINTS THIS HALF TERM
Ashley 683 1946
Leveson 724 2079
Oldcorne 648 1790
Wall 512 1814
Monday Y5 & Y6 Football 3.10 - 4.10pm
Monday Y5 & Y6 Netball 3.10 - 4.10pm
Tuesday Y3 & Y4 Football 3.10 - 4.10pm
Tuesday Y3 & Y4 Netball 3.10 - 4.15pm
Friday Mad Science 3.10 - 4.10pm

Due to the snow day last Friday, Mad Science will be holding their last session next week on Friday 16th March.

MESSAGES

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. Letters will go out before we break up if your child is interested in joining.
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 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 YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN GIVEN SPELLINGS HOMEWORK FOR THE HALF TERM.
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 x table.
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 be on Tuesday of next week and then will go back to Wednesdays until we break up for Easter.
YEAR 5
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.

HOMEWORK RESOURCES

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.

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS MASS ON WEDNESDAY 14TH OF MARCH

ALTAR SERVERS

KS2 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Miss Ballard, Mrs Joyner and Mr Garvey went with two KS2 football teams to Winterfold for a CTA Football Tournament. It was a fantastic morning, with lots of talented play and great team work. The U9s came 4th (we think!) and the U11s came 5th out of 12 teams!

Well played to everybody, and we are now looking forward to the CTA Netball tournament tomorrow!

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