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The day the farm came to school!


On Friday 27th March, Farmer David from Bowland farm brought a selection of farm animals to visit the children.  The farmer talked to the children about each of the animals and gave the children plenty of opportunities to stroke and feed the animals.  We had hens, ducks, a rabbit and a guinea pig, sheep and lambs, goats and alpacas. The children loved watching the lambs feed from their mother and we were even lucky to collect some eggs from the ducks and hens too.  It was a wonderful experience for our youngest children in the school.




Instead of eating your boiled egg why not decorate it and enter our Easter Egg competition?


Bring your entry into school by Wednesday 1st April.


Prizes will be awarded at the final praise assembly for the winning design from each class and an overall winner!



 We are collecting the Sainsbury's sports vouchers in school.  Please collect and send in as many as possible.





Many thanks to everyone who sent in a donation for Wear Something Red day on Friday 13th March. £170 was raised on the day and will be sent to CAFOD.


St Ambrose Chicks


Click here to see the new arrivals at St Ambrose this week 





On Tuesday 10th March, a group of children from year 5 and year 6 attended the Irish Festival in Manchester Town Hall.  The day consisted of a series of workshops leading to a celebration of music, song and dance in the Fleadh at the end of the day. 

The tin whistle workshop was first on our agenda and the children enjoyed recalling familiar tunes like “Rattling Bog”, “Hot Cross Buns” and “You are my sunshine”.  They persevered with their learning to add a new Irish tune “The Lilting Banshee” to the repertoire.  

Ms. Durcan led our next workshop where the children learned three new dances – “The Bridge of Athlone”, “ The Limerick Set” and a simple heel and toe dance.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and showed particular strengths in keeping time to the music.  We were asked to perform some of these dances in the final Fleadh.

Our next workshop was with Mr. Sanderson where we were very lucky for every child to have an opportunity to play the fiddle.  The children learned three Irish traditional tunes – “Soldier’s Joy”, “Rakes of Mallow” and “The Irish Washerwoman”. 

Our final workshop before lunch was delivered by Ms. Connolly who led the children in song.  The children listened and sang very well managing to sing a range of songs including “P is for Paddy”, “The road to Clady”, “Katie Daly”, “Let him go”.  However it was very clear to all that the most popular song loved by all was “I’ll tell me ma”.

The Fleadh took place after lunch.  This was an opportunity for all schools to showcase Irish music in their setting.  Our school performed “Southwind”, “Swallowtail Jig” and “Star of the County Down” on guitars.  The children did a superb job and made our school very proud. 


Fun at the Irish Festival
Fun at the Irish Festival


Happy Birthday to ...

Tyler A, Constanza, Kyra, Madison, Finlay P, Percy, Bradley, Lily W-B and Nashaun who celebrated their Birthday's last week.  


St Ambrose Primary @stambroserc

27 Mar RT @CAFODSchools: @stambroserc @CAFOD Thank you so much to everyone at St Ambrose for taking part for CAFOD! We hope it was a great day!

27 Mar The farm has arrived in our playground! We are having a lovely morning learning about farm animals. #nurserylearning http://t.co/BDFduSzhLj

27 Mar RT @mattbaker133: @stambroserc What a pleasure working with St Ambrose Primary! The staff and students inspire me every Thursday 😊

Photos from our Sainsbury's School Games Day.
The children participated in a variety of sporting activities including: hockey, rounders, football, volleyball, dodgeball and cricket.




 Music Assembly 2014


On Wednesday 10th December, St, Ambrose held our end of term Music Assembly.  This is an opportunity for our pupils to show the school and parents their learning in our music lessons.


The music assembly was opened by our school choir who performed "Candlelight Carol".  Nursery children have been learning to use instruments and played their instruments loud and quiet following picture cues from their teacher.  Reception gave us a sneak preview  of what is to come in the Early Years Nativity singing "Mary and Joseph".  Year 1 sang, acapella, the popular Christmas carol "Little Donkey".  We heard some interesting facts about Tchaikovsky from Year 2 who also performed a call and response song.  


Year 3 played the song "Merrily we roll along" on the recorders and impressed us with their reading of music note.This term, Year 4 have begun learning guitar and wowed us with their rendition of Jingle Bells.  Year 5 were joined by a group of our talented violinists and they gave us an impressive performance of Silent Night together. Year 6 have been building on their Samba skills this term which was evident in their Samba drumming.  Mr. Sanderson then led a group of violinists who brought some festive cheer to the assembly with "We wish you a Merry Christmas".This Christmas theme continued with the guitarists playing "Good King Wenceslas".  The music assembly came to a close with the after-school guitar club playing "Let it Go" much to the delight of all the children in the school!