Year 5: News items

Newletter - 12th February 2021, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 7:43pm

Newsletter - 5th February 2021, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 3:03pm

Children's Mental Health Week, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 12:22pm

This week is Children's Mental Health Week where this year's theme is 'Express Yourself'. 

We would like children to spend some time this week expressing themselves in their favourite way - it might be through talents such as singing, dancing, writing or drawing, or by dressing up, pulling a funny face or doing a silly dance.

We would also like parents to send a short video or picture of their children expressing themselves to so that we can create a video to celebrate this year's Children's Mental Health Week.


Newsletter - 29th January 2021, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 2:33pm

Newsletter 22nd January 2021, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 22nd Jan 2021 @ 3:14pm

Remote Learning Letter, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 3:32pm

End of Autumn Term Letter From Mrs Vayro, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 2:57pm

Click below to read Mrs Vayro's Autumn Term letter.

Newsletter - 17th December 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 3:04pm

Newsletter - 11th December 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 11th Dec 2020 @ 2:58pm

December 18th Closure, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 9th Dec 2020 @ 3:12pm

Newsletter - 4th December 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 2:53pm

Letter to All Parents from Year 1, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 1:58pm

Below is a letter written by Evita in Year 1, asking for donations to help Early Essentials.  Early Essentials is an organisation which helps provide parents with new borns with the essentials they may need.

They have requested donations if possible of the items listed below:

  • Nappies - sizes newborn,1 & 2 only
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby toiletries
  • Nappy cream.
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads
  • Women's toiletries - shampoo/conditioner shower gel, toothpaste/brushes, deodorant, smellies, gift sets.
  • Chocolate treats, biscuits etc

Early Essentials do not need baby clothes and toys at the moment so please do not bring these in.  

In return for the donation the children can come to school in their Christmas jumpers or festive red and green clothes on Friday 11th December.

Newsletter - 27th November 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 27th Nov 2020 @ 3:11pm

Free School Meals, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 10:40am

Are you Eligible for Free School Meals? 

We want to make sure every child that is eligible for Free School Meals has made a claim - especially during these unprecedented Covid-19 times. It is important we have an accurate record in case of any further disruption like we experienced in March to ensure every child eligible receives a meal dueing school closures.

If a claim is made now this will ensure your child will receive a meal in such an event.

To claim takes a few minutes and you normally receive an instant decision. You can find the link to make a claim on the school website on the School Meal page;

St Ambrose School Meal Page

To complete an application, you will need to provide:

  • Your own name and date of birth
  • Contact details
  • National Insurance Number or National Asylum Seekers Number
  • Child's name and date of birth
  • School your child is attending/will attend.


Newsletter - 20th November 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 2:34pm

Newsletter 13th November 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 2:45pm

Covid-19 Study, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 3:16pm

St Ambrose has partnered with the COVID Symptom Study to help make sure our students are as safe as possible, whilst doing our part in creating the world’s largest scientific dataset of COVID-19 in children.

Please see the email attached for further details. 


Newsletter - 6th November 2020, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:30pm

Free School Meals – October Half Term, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 23rd Oct 2020 @ 2:49pm


Manchester City Council has agreed today to provide funding for all children from Nursery class to Year 11 who are eligible for a benefits related free school meal over the October half term break next week.

This will be for families that receive Free School Meals due to low income. This does not include children who get a free school meal through the universal scheme.  

FSM eligibility

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part !V of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on  - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)


To claim for this scheme, click on the link below and follow the steps on the Manchester City Council Website.

Inset Day - Friday 23rd October, by Mrs Maguire

Date: 22nd Oct 2020 @ 3:38pm

Reminder - school is closed on Friday 23rd October 2020 for a staff inset day.

We hope you and your family have a happy and safe half term break and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 2nd November. 

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