AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Becoming reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life
CHILDREN AT THE HEART
OF OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY
WELCOME TO AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Miss Sharon Cale
Our aim is to create confident, well-rounded and motivated children, who are guided by strong Christian values.
I hope that you find our site informative and helpful in answering any questions you may have.
The Amberley Vision wheel incorporates all the elements of our school vision; the foundations we believe are necessary for each of us to grow into strong adults who lead fruitful lives.
The vision permeates through everything we do, using core Christian values and biblical teachings as vehicles for life.
Please click on the Vision and Values tab for more information.
We use the Parable of the Sower to unite our school community in its understanding of what we hope to achieve. The story helps us to understand the elements that are needed to grow into reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life.
THIS WEEK AT AMBERLEY
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THE GOLDEN BOOK
Our Latest News
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The Pink Letter page where our weekly newsletters can be found.
DEAR PARENTS & CARERS
We only have one week left and the time has flown by. We break up on Thursday 1st April at normal time.
Since we have been back, the governing board felt it was important that we put extra support into classes to support the children with their return to school. Belted Galloway class have in-class support from Mrs Harbord, Friesian class have myself teaching regular maths lessons, and Hereford class have been assigned extra teaching assistant support. I have really enjoyed teaching my budding mathematicians and it is great to be able to carry out lots of practical maths with reasoning. We are all proud of the way the children have returned to school. They have worked hard and settled into their routines seamlessly. We are aware that some children have a lack of confidence, resilience and detachment issues however with this extra support, we are able to put into place strategies to support the children. This will not happen overnight but hopefully we will be able to make a difference to all our children dealing with their individual needs.
I wanted to introduce you all to my dog ‘Teddy’. Teddy is a cavapoo and has been into school many times especially during lockdown. Teddy and I have the important job of judging the new PTA competition, My Pets Got Talent! We can’t wait to see all your photographs of your pets, real or imaginary. It will be lovely if everyone can support the PTA with this fundraiser.
It doesn’t feel that we have been in school long and we are nearly breaking up for the Easter holidays. I hope you all have a lovely break with your family. The DfE have asked schools to continue with contact tracing over Easter. Staff and parents/carers of pupils need to inform the school of a positive case where they developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in their education setting. Staff and parents/carers of pupils who were asymptomatic but tested positive within 48 hours of last being in school also need to let the school know. Where students or staff test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) during the holidays, having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in an education setting: staff, students, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace.
All confirmed cases continue will be reported to the health protection team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details for parents/carers: email@example.com
Please note: There will be no pink letter next week.
Whole School Attendance:99.0%
Government Guidelines: 98%
School Target: 97%
Attendance of the Week:100% -Y1 and Y4 Well done
SMARTIES CHALLENGE - THE RESULTS
Just befor Christmas, the children of Amberley must have been extremely busy doing their chores and collecting their 20p coins!
Altogether we raised
This is a fantastic result and a brilliant effort from everyone!
The winners of the class competition are
Congratulations to you all!
You have won a class prize which will be given on your return to school.
Well done to everyone who brought in their Smarties tubes to help raise money for the school.
Thank you for your support!
As the new academic year escalates, I thought this would be good timing to remind parents/carers of the changes to the free school meals application process. Last year GCC launched an online portal for parents/carers to apply for their child/rens free school meals and to date GCC have received over 10,000 applications. GCC have recently conducted a survey with parents/carers that used the portal and the feedback was very encouraging and they were happy that there was this on-line facility. GCC therefore want to continue to encourage parents/carers to self service using the GCC on-line system.
GCC have a new dedicated email address for Free school meals which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that prior to ordering a hot school lunch for your child/ren that their account is in credit, afterall you would not order a meal from a resturant and leave without payment
If you would like to discuss finanical support regarding school lunches please do not hesitate to contact the school office
Every Monday morning, the children attend church for school worship at 9:05am. This is currently on hold as per COVID-19 recommendations.
All parents are welcome to attend services once they resume.
We are delighted to be able to continue our highly successful Breakfast Club this year. Run by Mrs Cross, children can arrive at school from 7.45am and can have cereal/toast/fruit juice to start their day. They are then able to play quiet games, draw or read until they go out on the playground at 8.35am. The cost for Breakfast Club is £4.00 per pupil per session. A booking form can be located in the Parents tab above.
In recent years’ the number of children attending education settings with a variety of medication needs has increased. For this reason, medication training has been completed, however any medicines requiring administering is still preferred to be administered by a parent/carer. The school needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child but also those of the staff team and others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals
Please administer any medicines before school and inform the school office of dose administered and I will monitor your child throughout the day and contact you should the need arise
commencing Monday 8th March 2021
Amberley Parochial School provides free milk for under 5's and a subsidised price of around £14.00 per term for children over 5.
To register your child for school milk
AMBERLEY SCHOOL IS CARBON NEUTRAL!
We have succeeded in raising enough money to buy an offset to remove from the atmosphere the 32.19 tonnes of CO2 Amberley School's electricity and gas produced last year. We hope you enjoy watching the bees coming to your bee friendly plants next summer!
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we are looking to support the 'BCRT used postage stamp appeal' to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust (Charity Number 1159590), the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, and would love the support of your school and connections.
We are looking for used and new postage stamps from the UK and overseas, and any amount at any time of the year is very much appreciated. Every stamp sent will help, even if you get a few stamps a year for your birthday or Christmas.
Instead of throwing away your stamps, we can raise vital funds to help continue with research, providing information and raising awareness.
Primary bone cancer can occur at any age, but affects mostly children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. On average 12 people every week are diagnosed across the UK and Ireland. The survival rate for this disease is just over 50% and this has not changed in the last 25 years. With your help we can work towards changing this, so more people have a chance to live!
Registration for the Entrance Test for Entry September 2022
The registration window will open for your child to sit the Entrance Test on Monday 17 May at 12 noon until 12 noon on Wednesday 30 June 2021
The Entrance Test is planned to take place on Saturday 11 September 2021
However the Entrance Test date will be subject to any government guidance and restrictions in place. The school will keep communication with all parents who register their child.
AMBERLEY SCHOOL CALENDAR
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