St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School

Snippets of News

Year 6 Music Awards

17 September 2019


Our talented flautists.

This talented group of Year 6 flautists were presented with their music awards and badges after passing their music exam which they took at the end of the Summer Term.

Well done to both pupils and their flute teacher, Miss Wrighton. A great example of using your gifts and talents.

Year 1's Teddy Bear's Picnic

12 September 2019


Year 1 enjoying their picnic.

Year 1 had a special treat for their teddies today.

After receiving their invitations their teddies came to school and enjoyed a picnic just like Fred did in ‘This is the Bear and the Picnic Lunch.’

Luckily, the sun shone so we did not need to have our picnic inside!

Fr. Kieran Brady Mission Assembly

6 September 2019


Father Kieran conducts the assembly.

The whole school was treated to the most informative assembly about St. Ambrose Barlow’s imminent mission.

A Parish Mission is a time for renewal, growth, celebration and empowerment. As well as a time to deepen faith, unite parish communities, share the Good News, reach out in the Spirit.

Fr Kieran enlightened us all of the fact that we are all disciples and the Holy Spirit works in a special way during a mission experience. He also explained the significance of his vestments and taught us how to sign one of our favourite hymns, ‘Walk in the Light.’

Thank you Fr. Kieran!

Certificate Assembly

19 July 2019


Congratulations to our 100% attendees for the year.

We celebrated our pupils who have given 100% attendance for the entire year.

Congratulations children, well done all. Keep up the great work!

Values and Virtues Certificates

19 July 2019


Children celebrated for their values and virtues this term.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was striving to be prophetic and intentional citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘intentional and prophetic’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Star Diners

18 July 2019


Some of our star diners receiving their reward.

Here are some of our school star diners!

Awards were given to children for being excellent examples to other pupils in the school dining hall.

Star diners will be treated to a delicious lunch and waitress service.

Thank you and well done!

Year 6 Leavers' Party

17 July 2019


Year 6 in their beach gear

Year 6 were treated to a leavers’ party.

The children chose the theme of the party (being the beach) and dressed up in appropriate attire! What do you think of our outfits?

We had a fabulous time.

Good luck and very well done children!

Year 6 Vocations Project

16 July 2019


Vocations project work from Year 6.

The children of Year 6 have written very informative vocations projects.

In the Gospel of Mark, we see Jesus calling the first four disciples. The story teaches us a number of things about following Jesus:

  1. They followed straight away.
  2. They didn’t let other things get in the way.
  3. They didn’t stop to consider what it might cost them.

The children of Year 6 looked at how a vocation is more than a job - it is a way of life - since it is a calling from God. All the Year 6 children specifically looked at vocations which mean the most to them, whether that be a teacher, a doctor, a cleaner or a nun.

We pray that the Lord will choose people from within our community, from amongst our families and friends, men and women who will dedicate themselves to the Lord.

Years 3 and 4 Mass

10 July 2019


Mass with Father Paul.

On Wednesday 10th July Years 3 and 4 celebrated a class mass with Fr Paul.

The Gospel was about Jesus choosing his 12 disciples. Fr. Paul talked to us about how the Holy Spirit would help us to be Jesus’ disciples on earth now.

If we do this we are living out the values and virtues prophetic and intentional.

School Assembly with British Sign Language Association

8 July 2019


Learning some sign language in assembly.

Mrs Maloney from the British Sign Language Association and members of sign language club delivered an assembly to all pupils.

She taught us sign language to the latest chart topping hits!

We had a fabulous time and look forward to putting our newly learnt sign language to the test.

Choir Sing for the Over 55s Club

4 July 2019


Singing for the Over 55s Club.

Children from Key Stage 2 entertained the Over 55s Club at St. Ambrose Barlow Church with a beautiful collection of upbeat and happy songs!

They were fabulous and received compliment after compliment. The children were even treated to a biscuit and glass of squash after their efforts.

Well done to all involved!

KS2 BCSSA Gaelic Football Tournament

5 July 2019


Our Gaelic football team.

A huge well done to the children to took part in the BCSSA Gaelic tournament.

We came in third place!

Value and Virtue Stones Linked to our Rights

1 July 2019


Values and virtues stones in our prayer garden.

Following on from our learning based on our Rights and Responsibilities based on the UNICEF convention, we recently designed some value and virtue stones.

From our specially designated class article taken from the convention, we linked it to a half termly value and virtue.

These specially crafted stones have been varnished and placed in our beautiful school prayer garden. Have a look out for them!

KS2 Girls' Football

1 July 2019


Our girls' football team.

Girls from Years 5 6 enjoyed their last game of the league.

KS2 BCSSA Tournament

25 June 2019


Our boys' 5-a-side team.

Well done to the boys who represented us at the BCSSA 5- a-side tournament on the 25th June.

BCSSA Athletics Competition

17 June 2019


Athletics stadium.

A massive well done to the 16 children who took part in the BCSSA athletics competition on the 17th June.

You did us proud!

Year 4's Healthy Life Assembly

12 June 2019


Year 4 presenting their assembly.

On Wednesday June 12th Year 4 presented an assembly for members of their families and the whole school.

To fit in with our whole school health week, the theme of the assembly was a healthy life style and the pupils told everyone, through words ad songs, what they had learnt about exercise and food choices.

Preparing the assembly, we discovered that Year 4 certainly do lots of exercise with PE lessons, after school clubs and activities they participate in outside of school.

After the assembly, we shared some fruit, with plums and nectarines proving to be very popular.

Whole School Book Fair

10 June 2019


Parents and children browse the books on offer.

We are a school of avid readers!

To supplement their book collections, children were delighted to have been given the chance to buy new books at our school book fair this week.

A Visit from the Percussion Band

17 May 2019


Enjoying the rhythms of the percussion band.

The children were treated to a live performance by a group of very talented musicians.

Children heard music originating from Ghana and Nigeria – these countries have particularly rich drumming traditions.

Children learnt more about what makes great percussive rhythms and even had the chance to create a tune of themselves alongside the musicians using a xylophone, a tambourine, maracas, triangles, glockenspiels and bongo drums.

Year 4's Fire Safety Workshop

15 May 2019


Learning all about fire safety.

On Wednesday 15th May Year 4 participated in a fire safety workshop with members of the fire service.

The children learnt about what to do if there is a house fire, how to remove potential dangers in the home, as well as where to install a smoke alarm and how to ensure it is working. All really useful and important information.

Hopefully, Year 4 went home and talked to their parents about what they had learnt.

Desiging First Holy Communion Booklet Covers

13 May 2019


The winners of our design competition.

A competition was held for willing artists of Year 6 to design an original cover for the First Holy Communion booklet 2019.

These are lucky Year 6 winners who had their designs re-created and printed!

Well done all of you.

Values and Virtues Certificates

18 April 2019


Values and Virtues Certificate nominees.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was striving to be faith-filled and hopeful citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘learned and wise’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

KS2 Swimming Badges

18 April 2019


Celebrating our fantastic swimmers.

Just like Maths, swimming is a compulsory part of the national school curriculum.

Children in KS2 at St. Ambrose Barlow are able to swim between 10 and 980 metres.

What a fantastic achievement children. Well done!

KS1 and KS2 Sport Personality Awards

18 April 2019


Our Sports Personality award winners.

Children were recognised for their incredible sporting abilities off and on the pitch and their team building behaviour, when competing against other schools or teams.

You have shown an excellent attitude at all times children. Well done and keep it up!

Maths Stars and Times Table Champions

18 April 2019


Celebrating our maths champions.

Children in each class who have excelled in Maths, whether it be for with their mathematical reasoning, determination or continued improvement, were recognised.

Children who have shown great fluency when practising their times tables and were able to recall lots of different times tables were also recognised and celebrated.

Well done children. Hard work reaps rewards!

Year 4 Spring Music Assembly

9 April 2019


Year 4 children performing for families and their peers.

On Tuesday 9th April Year 4 entertained their families and the whole school with their flute playing and their wonderful singing.

The audience were also entertained by the talented flute players form Year 5 and 6.

Everyone is already looking forward to the next music assembly!

British Sign Language Assembly

8 April 2019


Whole school BSL assembly.

This morning, Mrs Maloney from the British Sign Language Association and members of sign language club delivered an assembly to all pupils.

She taught us sign language to the latest chart topping hits!

We had a fabulous time and look forward to putting our newly learnt sign language to the test.

World Book Day Competition

29 March 2019


Winning work in our World Book Day competition.

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, we ran a competition for children to submit their best character descriptions, front covers and book reviews.

Best entries received an age appropriate brand new book as a prize.

Well done children!

Rights Respecting Competition

29 March 2019


Rights Respecting Competition winners.

We have a steering group which is made up of children from each year group and Mrs Kavanagh.

This group meets on a regular basis to discuss how the school is focusing on children’s rights and if there are any action points which need to be addressed. If any issues arise, the group discuss what steps to take next.

Part of the steering group’s idea was to run a rights respecting competition during rights respecting focus week. Look at the fantastic posters competition winners created!

Talented Dancer from Year 6

5 March 2019


Proudly displaying just some of her medals and awards.

Worth their weight in gold takes on a new meaning for this talented Year 6 pupil!

Lots of hard work and dedication have turned a God given talent for dance into this incredible success.

Years 2 and 3 at the Primary Prom

25 February 2019


At the Primary Prom in Symphony Hall.

On Monday 25th February, Years 2 and 3 attended Music for Youth’s Primary Prom at Symphony Hall.

We had a brilliant afternoon listening to live music from Shenley Area Percussion Ensemble, Outer Circle band, Milton Keynes Youth Orchestra and BVGS Lower School Choir.

We listened and joined in with a variety of music from George Ezra to The Greatest Showman.

Star Diners

15 February 2019


Celebrating some of our Star Diners.

Here are some of our school star diners!

Awards were given to children for being excellent examples to other pupils in the school dining hall. Star diners will be treated to a delicious lunch and waitress service.

Thank you and well done!

Year 2 Class Liturgy

13 February 2019


Year 2's Liturgy.

Year 2 had their class Liturgy on the 13th February, led by Fr. John.

We spoke and prayed about loving one another, just like Jesus does.

Year 2 trip to Church of the Ascension

28 January 2019


Year 2 outside the Church of the Ascension.

Year 2 went to visit The Church of the Ascension.

We were learning about a different Christian Faith. We compared the church to St Ambrose Barlow. We found many things that were the same and that were different.

Year 4 Altar Servers

16 January 2019


Year 4 Altar Servers.

Look at how proud these two Year 4 pupils are on receiving their St. Stephen’s medal for altar serving.

On Wednesday 16th January they served their first class Mass when Fr. Paul came in to school to celebrate Mass with Year 4.

Do you know who the altar servers are in Year 5 and 6? Find out!

KS2 Trip to 'The Wizard of Oz' at the Birmingham Rep

21 December 2018


Key Stage 2 at the Birmingham Rep.

Key Stage 2 saw Oz like never before!

When farm girl Dorothy Gale ran away from the evil Miss Gulch, she found herself lost in a strange and wonderful new world. With her faithful dog Toto at her side, she set off on an adventure to find her way back home.

Along the way, she met some peculiar but loveable characters who were also in search of something special – a Scarecrow needing a brain, a Tin Man looking for a heart and a Lion lacking in courage. Together, they followed the yellow brick road to the Emerald City in search of answers from the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard of Oz.

But the friends soon found themselves caught between the forces of good and evil as they were mercilessly pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West. Did they ever make it to Oz and find what they were desperately seeking from the Wizard?

Year 6 Advent Reflection Service

21 December 2018


Year 6 present their Advent service.

As part of Year 6’s preparation for Christmas, the children drafted and prepared an Advent reflection service for the entire school.

Hymns were chosen along with appropriate readings and prayers (written by the children themselves.) Pupils also wrote a powerpoint, organised where they wanted to sit, performed a role play and designed the prayer focus.

It was a truly holy and reverent service. Well done Year 6!

100% Attendance Certificates Assembly

21 December 2018


Celebrating our 100% attendees.

We celebrated our pupils who have given 100% attendance for the entire year.

Congratulations children, well done all! Keep up the great work!

Values and Virtues Certificates

21 December 2018


Presenting this half term's certificates.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was striving to be faith-filled and hopeful citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘faith-filled and hopeful’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Whole School Christmas Party

19 December 2018


Enjoying our Christmas party.

The children of St. Ambrose Barlow were treated to a Christmas party. Key Stage 1 classes even had a visit from Father Christmas!

All classes experienced first class entertainment that consisted of party games, music, dancing and laughter.

Year 6 Alton Castle Residential Retreat

12 to 14 December 2018


The children reflecting at Alton Castle.

Year 6 went on their first class residential trip to Alton Castle. This retreat focused on the theme of ‘Discipleship’ in readiness for Confirmation for Year 6.

The children on retreat participated in a variety of activities during their stay, including archery, orienteering, trying out an adventure course, trekking, archery and survival.

Each activity included an element of reflection and discussion and prayer, and it was through these activities that each child was challenged and encouraged to find hidden strength, learn new skills and experience achievement as part of a team and as an individual.

We loved every moment of this trip and did not want to leave!

Key Stage 1 and 2 Christmas Dinner

11 December 2018


Enjoying our Christmas dinner.

The children of Key Stages 1 and 2 thoroughly enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner.

Mr Jackson and his helpers worked very hard to ensure that we had turkey, ham and all the trimmings.

Thank you Mr Jackson. We cannot wait till next year’s treat!

British Sign Language Association School Assembly

10 December 2018


Learning sign language to the latest hits!

This morning, Mrs Maloney from the British Sign Language Association and members of sign language club delivered an assembly to all pupils.

She taught us sign language to the latest chart topping hits!

We had a fabulous time and look forward to putting our newly learnt sign language to the test.

Shoe Box Appeal – Operation Christmas Child

23 November 2018


Displaying some of our shoe boxes.

Since 1990, more than 113 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Children of St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School have helped donate filled shoe boxes for children less fortunate than ourselves. A huge thank you to all and a very well done!

Year 6 Confirmation Saint Projects

22 November 2018


Displaying some of our Confirmation projects.

The children of Year 6 have written very informative saint projects about their chosen Confirmation saint.

Each project contained important facts about the saint’s life and most importantly why each child chose the saint as their Confirmation name.

Come up to the Year 6 classroom and have a look at them!

Year 5's Liturgical Leaders

16 November 2018


Our Liturgical Leaders.

Some Year 5 pupils have been given the special responsibility to evaluate prayer focuses throughout the entire school.

Each pupil is expected to assess whether liturgical colours of the Church’s calendar have been used, flowers or plants and a candle decorate the altar, a bible is open at an appropriate page and if statues or other appropriate artefacts are displayed. Consideration as to whether the altar is interactive, for example, by means of a prayer box is also addressed.

Children also ensure that the focus is changed regularly, used by the teachers and pupils, looks well-presented and is well cared for.

Keep up the wonderful work Year 5 pupils!

Laying of School Wreath at Shirley War Memorial

11 November 2018


Laying our wreath at the War Memorial.

Sunday 11th November 2018 marked 100 years since the end of World War One. Millions of people gathered around the UK to remember those who died in the war on Armistice Day.

On behalf of our school, our School Council members from Years 4, 5 and 6 laid a school wreath, which was created by our children, at the foot of war memorial in Shirley.

Whole School Book Fair

5 November 2018


At our busy book fair.

We are a school of avid readers!

To supplement their book collections, children were delighted to have been given the chance to buy new books at our school book fair this week.

Values and Virtues Certificates

26 October 2018


Proudly displaing our certificates.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was striving to be loving and compassionate citizens. Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘loving and compassionate’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Key Stage 2 Choir

19 October 2018


The Key Stage 2 children practise their singing techniques.

The Key Stage2 children have been practising a mix of songs.

Did you know that singing works the respiratory system, so is good for the heart and lungs? It also triggers feel-good chemicals in the brain, lifting our spirits. As well as this, some research has shown it can boost the immune system.

What's more, something special happens when we sing in a group. Singing together regulates breathing and causes your heart rate to synchronise with everyone else in the choir.

Singing well together has a deep impact on our school community, helping to strengthen the identity of our school and makes our pupils feel proud to be part of it!

Well done children!

Year 6 Tudors Assembly

12 October 2018


Year 6 presenting their assembly.

Year 6 have been learning all about the Tudors. Supplementing their historical knowledge, the children performed the most magnificent re-creation of the life of infamous Henry VIII and his six wives.

The children thought about what we would do and what changes we might make if we were King or Queen.

The children considered how King Henry VIII did not put his Christian half termly value and virtue of being compassionate and loving into good practice. Being compassionate literally means ‘to suffer together’, understanding what it’s like to be someone else and treating them as you would like to be treated. Loving one another is how, as Christians, we should interact with one another both at school and at home.

We all strive to live out this value and virtue daily at St Ambrose Barlow!

Ukulele After School Club

11 October 2018


Learning to play the ukulele.

Each week after school, Key Stage 2 have the chance to learn and refine their newly acquired skills of playing the ukulele.

Watch this space for imminent recording record sign ups being created in a town near you!

School Sponsored Walk

5 October 2018


Joining in with our sponsored walk.

Our school sponsored walk took place on Friday 5th October. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, despite our aching feet!

Each child dressed in coloured clothing pursuant to their house. Can you see the array of children dressed in blue, green, yellow and green?

Year 2 Visit Mount Pleasant Farm

3 October 2018


Year 2 down on the farm.

On Wednesday 3rd October, Year 2 along with Miss Ball, Mrs Fayaz and Mrs Thorne travelled to Mount Pleasant farm.

We got to feed the chickens and collect the eggs. We fed the sheep and met Pinky and Perky the two pigs. We also saw lots of cows and had a look inside the milking parlour. Last of all we met some little calves!

We had a lovely day learning all about the farm.

Year 6 Class Mass for the Feast of Saints Damian and Cosmas

26 September 2018


Celebrating Year 6's Class Mass.

Year 6 celebrated the feast of Ss. Cosmas and Damian.

These twin brothers were unmercenaries and miracle-workers. They were brothers both in the flesh and in the spirit, born somewhere in Asia Minor. They were called ‘unmercenary physicians,’ that is, unpaid physicians, for they healed freely and thus fulfilled the commandment of Christ: Freely you have received, freely give.’ (Matthew 10:8).

Year 6 children were invaluable to the preparation of Mass. Children helped write the bidding prayers, ensuring that they were consistent with our Mass theme, helped organise the PowerPoint presentation that outlined hymn lyrics and Mass responses, arranged the classroom ready for Mass, read scripture, presented the offertory gifts, chose hymns and helped organise the CD player to enable them to be played at correct stages of our Mass.

100% Attendance Certificate Asembly

24 July 2018


Congratulating all our 100% attendees.

On the final day of term, we celebrated our pupils who have given 100% attendance for the entire year.

Congratulations children, well done all! Keep up the great work!

Values and Virtues Awards

24 July 2018


Value and virtue certificate winners.

Our half termly value and virtue this half term was striving to be attentive and discerning citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘attentive and discerning’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Star Diners

24 July 2018


Star Diners enjoying their lunch.

Here are some of our school star diners!

Awards were given to children for being excellent examples to other pupils in the school dining hall.

Star diners will be treated to a delicious lunch and waitress service.

Thank you and well done!

Year 6 Leavers' Party

23 July 2018


Year 6 showing off their moves.

On Monday, Year 6 were treated to a leavers’ party.

The children chose the theme of the party (being the 1980s) and dressed up in appropriate attire! What do you think of our outfits?

We had a fabulous time!

Good luck and very well done children.

Year 6 Leavers' Mass

23 July 2018


Year 6 children at their final Mass.

On Tuesday 23rd July, Father Paul celebrated Mass for the pupils of Year 6 who left this school at the end of the summer term.

Year 6 have been marvellous leaders of this school, worked extremely hard and exemplified wonderful behaviour to the younger pupils.

Good luck and very well done!

Year 6 Leavers' Assembly

21 July 2018


Year 6 in their final assembly.

Year 6 entertained the school with a marvellous rendition of ‘This Morning’ with ‘St. Ambrose Barlow This Morning LIVE’ with our very own Holly and Philip!

The children of Year 6 worked very hard to include happy memories of their school life over the past seven years. Without a doubt, these pupils are natural born performers.

Well done to you all!

Year 6 Vocations Project

12 July 2018


Children displaying some of their work on vocations.

The children of Year 6 have written very informative vocations projects.

In the Gospel of Mark, we see Jesus calling the first four disciples. The story teaches us a number of things about following Jesus.

  1. They followed straight away;
  2. They didn’t let other things get in the way;
  3. They didn’t stop to consider what it might cost them.

The children of Year 6 looked at how a vocation is more than a job - it is a way of life - since it is a calling from God. All the Year 6 children specifically looked at vocations which mean the most to them, whether that be a teacher, a doctor, a cleaner or a nun.

We pray that the Lord will choose people from within our community, from amongst our families and friends, men and women who will dedicate themselves to the Lord.

Shakespeare Stage Set Competition Winners

9 July 2018


Winning entries in our Shakespeare stage set design competition.

Following our fabulous Shakespeare Week earlier on in the half term, Mrs Greatrex launched a fantastic follow-up competition for Key Stage 1 and 2 children.

Winners and runners up were carefully selected following a brilliant number of entries to design the stage set of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’

There was tough competition from all entries - there was ingenious selection!

Well done to you all those who entered this competition - your stage sets are on display in the D & T classroom!

Years 3 and 4 Class Mass

4 July 2018


Father Paul with children from Years 3 and 4.

On Wednesday 4th July Years 3 and 4 celebrated a class mass with Fr Paul.

During the homily, Fr. Paul spoke about the first reading where God calls on us all to choose good over evil. We need to use the virtue of discernment in making good choices.

Pupils also displayed the virtue of attentiveness as they listened, prayed and sang so prayerfully.

Ukulele Performance

3 July 2018


Our Ukulele Group ready to perform.

We have come to expect great things from the ukulele group when they perform and on Tuesday 3rd July they did not disappoint.

Once again they impressed their audience with tuneful playing and beautiful singing.

Well done to the group for their hard work this term and to their wonderful ukulele teacher, Miss Bashford.

FOSABS Summer Fete

29 June 2018


Lots of fun and stalls at the summer fete.

FOSABS organised their annual Summer fete on Friday 29th June.

Not only did children from Years 5 and 6 run their own stalls, children were given the opportunity to participate in a penalty shoot out final, archery, hook a duck, have a go on the bouncy castle and bottle tombola!

Delicious refreshmentas were served by members of FOSABS also.

Fun was had by all!

A PCSO visits Year 6

21 June 2018


Year 6 listening to the PCSO team.

Year 6 had a very special visit from the local PCSO team.

Looking forward to secondary school, children were given real life scenarios of what to do in the event of anti-social behaviour, an incident of crime, crossing the road and travelling on public transport.

The children also learned more of what to do in the event of someone being bullied or even being a victim of bullying themselves. We also discussed what factors trigger anti-social behaviour and bullying.

Our thanks go to the local PCSO team!

Year 6 Shakespeare Workshop on 'Macbeth'

20 June 2018


Year 6 engaging in the Shakespeare workshop.

A professionally trained actress and storyteller performed Shakespeare’s Macbeth in a mesmerising story of ambition, guilt and revenge.

In our school hall, Year 6 were treated to a workshop where they role played scenes such as the meeting between Macbeth and the witches, the royal banquet, at which Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and the thrilling battle between Macbeth and his greatest enemy, Macduff.

The children were encouraged to explore the motives of Macbeth through language and role play, thoughts, feelings and emotions of the characters and improvisation.

Children were selected to become characters themselves and were given the opportunity to speak and perform Shakespeare’s words at several stages of the play.

We had a wonderful time!

Birmingham Catholic Schools Athletics Event

18 June 2018


Children receiving their awards.

On Monday 18th June Miss Ball and Miss Traynor took 16 children to Alexander Stadium to complete in the Birmingham Catholic School Sports Association Athletics competition.

A massive well done goes to all those who took part, you did our school proud!

A special mention goes to one of our Year 3 girls who got to the sprint finals, four girls who got through to the relay finals and to one of our Year 6 girls who also got through to the sprint finals coming home with a bronze medal.

Well done all!

Year 6 Collective Worship on Attentive and Discerning

18 June 2018


Year 6's collective worship.

Children of Year 6 led collective worship for the whole school based on our half termly value and virtue of being attentive and discerning.

During this half term, children will be thinking about the importance of being attentive to Jesus and listening to His word, by talking to him through prayer and speaking to him throughout our day.

It is also important to be attentive to the little things in life that make people happy, to the feelings of others, and to the decisions that we make.

Once we have thought about how we can be attentive in our lives, we will then be able to discern what is good for us and which choices are the right ones for us to make.

Year 2 Prayer Service in Honour of the Sacred Heart

8 June 2018


O’ Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in thee.

The children in Year 2 had a prayer service to celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on 8th June.

We reflected on how we remember the Sacred Heart during the month of June.

We thank Jesus for loving us and pray that His love will guide us to follow His example. By loving Him, we can become closer to God.

Year 2 Class Liturgy

6 June 2018


Year 2 children.

Year 2 had their class liturgy which was all about peace.

We considered, meditated and prayed about how we will continue to live, work and play together in peace with one another

Going Forth First Holy Communion Mass

10 June 2018


FHC children celebrating their First Holy Communion

Recently Year 3 celebrated their First Holy Communion. They received Jesus in the Eucharist – in bread and wine - for the very first time.

Jesus gives us all a special job, he asks us to be messengers of his love, wherever we go and in whatever we do.

In the Going Forth FHC celebration Mass, Year 3 considered how they were going to spread Jesus’ message of love, since they know that He will be with us wherever we go and in whatever we do.

Whole School Book Fair

4 June 2018


Our Book Fair in progress.

We are a school of avid readers!

To supplement their book collections, children were delighted to have been given the chance to buy new books at our school book fair this week!

Grateful and Generous Certificate Awards

24 May 2018


Children proudly displaying their certificate awards.

Our half termly value and virtue this half term was striving to be grateful and generous citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘grateful and generous’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Crowning of our Lady and Prayer Service

23 May 2018


Learning obout Our Lady.

In Reception class, we have been learning all about Mary.

We have learnt how to say the ‘Hail Mary.’ We deepened our understanding that Mary is Jesus’ mother and she is a very special person and an integral part of our faith.

We wrote our own prayers to Mary for her to intercede to God on our behalf and held a prayer service in our prayer garden, which also included the crowning of Our Lady for the month of May.

Reception Class Prepare for the Feast of Pentecost

13 May 2018


Reception children with their wind twirlers.

On Friday 13th May Reception Class listened to the story of Pentecost. We discovered that you can’t actually see wind but we know that it is there because we can hear it, see it feel it when it blows through the trees.

We could see, hear and feel the wind when it blew our wind twirlers in the trees.

We know that the Holy Spirit is just like the wind; we can’t see it but we know that it is there because we see it at work in the people around us.

We asked the Holy Spirit to help us to be kind and caring to each other every day.

Year 2's St. George Celebrations

23 April 2018


Year 2 waving their flags of St George.

On the 23rd April Year 2 had a celebration for St George.

We want to be as heroic as St George and stand by our faith just like he did.

We feel very happy to have chosen him as our class saint.

Good Shepherd Appeal Boxes

17 April 2018


Pupils with one of our collection boxes.

Well done to the children who have added coins to the Good Shepherd Appeal.

Many of the collection boxes have been placed on class altars, reminding us of the importance of almsgiving during Lent.

Planting in Year 6

17 April 2018


Year 6 proudly showing the result of their planted seeds.

Pupils from Year 6 led whole school collective worship relating to our Gospel Virtues, Intentional and Prophetic last half term.

Each child received a seed to represent their faith to grow at home. Year 6 were astonished to see how much one of the seeds had grown over the Easter holidays!

Our faith, represented by the seed in the Parable of the Mustard Seed, can have impact on others and truly can blossom when it is nurtured and cared for.

100% Attendance Awards

29 March 2018


Congratulating our 100% attendees for the term.

On Friday, we celebrated our pupils who have given 100% attendance for the entire term.

Congratulations children, well done all. Keep up the great work!

Values and Virtues Certificates

29 March 2018


Proudly displaying our certificates.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was striving to be intentional and prophetic citizens.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘intentional and prophetic’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

Music Assembly

27 March 2018


Enjoying the music assembly.

On Tuesday 27th March, pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 entertained pupils, parents and staff at our termly music assembly.

All these children are certainly living out the gospel message of using the talents that God has given you. Using that talent involves lots of practising as these recorder players know only too well.

Year 6 Values and Virtues Collective Worship

26 March 2018


Year 6 presenting their collective worship.

Our Monday morning assembly got off to a busy start with the children from Year 6 planning and presenting their own Collective Worship to the rest of the school.

In groups, the children have been busy planning their presentations on how to become more intentional and prophetic in our daily lives.

The children focused their collective worship on who are famous prophets throughout history; linking our Year 6 class saint, St. Patrick as well as St. Joseph, St. Chad, Abraham, Moses and Noah.

The children quizzed the rest of the children who would be considered famous prophets and asked the children which Old Testament prophets they knew and what characteristics were needs to be a great prophet.

The Year 6 pupils read the parable of the mustard seed and planted a seed, which represented their faith and how it can grow over time. In the likeness of famous prophetic archetypes, the children highlighted how we can strive to spread the word of God to others. They asked what it meant to show good intentions and provided practical examples for the younger pupils.

Very well done Year 6!

Year 6 Sponsored Zumba

23 March 2018


Enjoying the sponsored Zumba moves.

As part of our Lenten fundraising for the ‘Child Bereavement UK,', Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of sponsored fitness!

Our afternoon involved dance and aerobic elements combined with high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations! Whilst being kept active, we danced to hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included.

Have a look at our dance moves!

An Author Visits Key Stage 1 Children

16 March 2018


Listening to the adventures of Professor Broccoli.

On Friday 16th March Key Stage 1 had a visit from a local author.

We enjoyed sharing the story of Professor Broccoli and his travels through the alphabet.

The children enjoyed guessing what he would encounter next in his journey towards Z!

Lenten Family Fast Day

16 March 2018


Money raised on our Fast Day.

Storms, droughts and floods have had a devastating impact on the lives of our poorest sisters and brothers worldwide, destroying homes, farms and lives.

Today, children throughout the school contributed money towards CAFOD’s Family Fast Day, to ensure people are able to cope with the impact of these disasters as well as preparing themselves for future shocks.

Science Champions Assembly

5 March 2018


Demonstrating some fascinating scientific experiments.

Year 6 Science Champions kicked off British Science Week with an incredibly informative assembly - all written and prepared for by themselves!

Children blew up a balloon with vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and created a volcano through the help of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Not only that, they demonstrated a dead man’s switch - when pressure released circuit is opened.

To end, they put a water rocket to the test and pretended to let it off in the hall and then did it in real life in the all afterwards.

Well done Year 6 Science Champions!

Year 2's Class Liturgy

28 February 2018


Year 2's Liturgy.

On Wednesday 28th February, Year 2 held their class Liturgy.

The theme was Lent.

The children spoke about almsgiving and forgiveness.

Year 5 Collective Worship

19 February 2018


The boys linked their collective worship on Refugees to fact that Jesus became a refugee when Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt.

2018 got off to a busy start with the children from Year 5 planning and presenting their own Collective Worship.

In groups of two and three, the children were busy over the Christmas holidays planning their presentations. St. Georgia was the theme of our first group. The three girls showed their knowledge and IT skills to lead the service and did so reverently and calmly.

The liturgies that followed showed thorough research and improving confidence and included the themes of: Talents, Refugees, Lourdes, Ash Wednesday, St Peter, St Patrick, St Nicholas, Holy Week and the Stations of the Cross.

Our Flautists in Concert

15 February 2018


Our Year 5 and 6 flute players.

On Thursday 15th February these very talented Year 5 and 6 flautists represented our school at the South Area Chamber Concert.

They were note perfect, as was their behaviour.

A big thank you goes to Miss Wrighton from the music service for all her hard work and enthusiasm.

Year 2 Meet the Aston Villa Mascot

13 February 2018


Year 2 meet Hercules.

Year 2 got a very special surprise. It wasn’t just an ordinary basketball lesson in PE because we had help from Hercules the Lion!

The Aston Villa mascot helped us with our skills and watched us play a tournament.

Year 5 Liturgical Leaders

7 February 2018


Our Liturgical Leaders.

Some Year 5 pupils have been given the special responsibility to evaluate prayer focuses throughout the entire school.

Each pupil is expected to assess whether liturgical colours of the Church’s calendar have been used, flowers or plants and a candle decorate the altar, a bible is open at an appropriate page and if statues or other appropriate artefacts are displayed. Consideration as to whether the altar is interactive, for example, by means of a prayer box is also addressed.

Children also ensure that the focus is changed regularly, used by the teachers and pupils, looks well-presented and is well cared for.

Keep up the wonderful work Year 5 pupils!

Year 5 Class Mass

7 February 2018


Year 5 Class Mass.

Year 5’s Class Mass fell on the feast day of St. Josephine Bahkita who was sold into slavery and suffered much during her life. This linked with the Gospel theme of the Good Samaritan where we are reminded to love our neighbours whoever they may be.

Year 5 displayed great composure and reverence in their active participation during the mass where their duties included: altar serving, reading, singing, the offertory procession, setting up the room and IT presentation.

Father John came into school to celebrate this Mass with Year 5 and was particularly impressed by the singing, especially the sung responses to his chants.

Year 3 and 4 Storyteller Session

6 February 2018


Year 3 and 4 participating in the story session.

Year 3 and 4 had a visit from a visiting storyteller.

The children were told – not read – a story about a thief and a rug maker along with their animals and family. The storyteller carried out an age old tradition of telling stories from memory as they were before they were recorded.

There were frequent parts of the tale where the children repeated or became part of the storytelling verbally. The children even took part by performing actions!

The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Reception's Storyteller Session

6 February 2018


Reception children enjoying the story session.

Reception class enjoyed a fun filled morning when a storyteller came to visit us.

We visited a world of magical creatures. We met a talking wolf that enjoyed nothing more than a quiet evening in with his favourite meal of lamb stu! Our wolf got quite a surprise when a lamb knocked on his door that evening looking for a place to keep warm.

We were kept on the edge of our seats at this wonderful story of the unlikeliest of friendships!

Year 6 Confirmation Artwork

5 February 2018


Confirmation artwork in the church.

In readiness for Year 6’s Confirmation, St Ambrose Barlow Church was beautifully decorated with the children’s creations of the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

Can you name each gift and fruit of the Holy Spirit?

Severn Trent Water School Assembly

26 January 2018


Learning about water conservation with Severn Trent.

On Friday 26th January, we thoroughly enjoyed a School Assembly given by Severn Trent Water.

We learnt how to become more of a ‘water saver’ rather than a ‘water saver’ and how to implement water saving practice into our daily lives.

Year 4's Class Mass

17 January 2018


Year 4 altar servers.

2018 got off to a lovely start when Father Paul came into school on Wednesday 17th January to celebrate a class Mass with Year 4.

Fr Paul was particularly impressed by the singing during the Mass.

We are lucky in Year 4 to have two altar servers, who not only served so beautifully for our class Mass, but regularly serve at weekend Masses at St Ambrose Barlow church.

A great example of the value active being lived out by these pupils.

Year 3's First Reconciliation Service

16 January 2018


The church splendidly ready for the Reconciliation Service.

Preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time is an exciting time. It is a time for focus on God’s mercy, how we forgive among our family, friends, and community, and how we celebrate forgiveness.

Year 3 participated by reading and singing beautifully, making it a truly prayerful and special occasion for all.

Whole School Sign Language Assembly

15 January 2018


Learning more about British Sign Language.

KS1 and KS2 were treated to a British Sign Language Assembly, where children were taught new signing to new songs by Mrs Maloney.

In Britain, the term 'sign language' usually refers to British Sign Language (BSL). BSL is a complete language with a unique vocabulary, construction and grammar. In Britain there are over 70,000 people whose first or preferred language is BSL.

Year 6 Advent Reflection Service

22 December 2017


Year 6 present their Advent service.

As part of Year 6’s preparation for Christmas, the children drafted and prepared an Advent reflection service for the entire school.

Hymns were chosen along with appropriate readings and prayers, written by the children themselves. Pupils also wrote a powerpoint, organized where they wanted to sit and designed the prayer focus.

It was a truly holy and reverent service. Well done Year 6!

100% Attendance Certificate Winners

22 December 2017


Our 100% Attendance award winners.

On Friday 22nd December, we celebrated our pupils who have given 100% attendance for the entire term.

Congratulations children. Well done to you all, and keep up the great work!

Star Diners

22 December 2017


Some of our Star Diners.

Here are some of our school star diners!

Awards were given to children for being excellent examples to other pupils in the school dining hall. Star diners will be treated to a delicious lunch and waitress service.

Thank you and well done!

Values and Virtues Certificates

21 December 2017


Certificate winners from this term.

Our half termly value and virtue this term was being learned and wise.

Children from across the school were nominated for showing particular ‘learned and wise’ thoughts and actions both inside and outside the classroom.

Well done children!

KS2 Carol Concert

20 December 2017


The children present their beautiful carol concert.

On a cold and wintry evening, Key Stage 2 presented their Carol Concert at Church.

Everyone was so impressed with the performance, since the children read and sang exceptionally well.

Very well done to you all!

Whole School Christmas Party

20 December 2017


Enjoying the party.

The children of St. Ambrose Barlow were treated to a Christmas party. Key Stage 1 classes even had a visit from Father Christmas!

All classes experienced first class entertainment that consisted of party games, music, dancing and laughter.

FOSABS Key Stage 2 Disco

13 December 2017


Key Stage 2 children enjoying the disco.

The children of Key Stage 2 were treated to an evening of entertainment by FOSABS.

Can you see our latest dance moves? It was great fun!

KS2's Wonderland Trip to The Old Rep Theatre

4 December 2017


Waiting for the show to begin.

Key Stage 2 children went on a magical adventure through a rabbit hole into Wonderland!

This modern adaption of Lewis Carroll's classic tale followed Alice on her journey through the enchanted and extraordinary Wonderland, meeting many peculiar characters along the way.

From intriguing white rabbits, bizzare riddles, mad tea parties and dangerous encounters with the Queen of Hearts, did Alice ever find her way home?

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Appeal

27 November 2017


Showing off some of our shoe boxes.

Since 1990, more than 113 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Children of St Ambrose Barlow Catholic School have helped donate filled shoe boxes for children less fortunate than ourselves.

A huge thank you to all and a very well done!

Year 2 Class Liturgy

22 November 2017


Year 2's class liturgy.

On Wednesday 22nd November, Year 2 had a class liturgy with the theme All Saints and All Souls.

We remembered those who are no longer with us and thought about how we can be like saints.

We sang some lovely hymns and put leaves on our remembrance tree.

A Local MP Visits Years 5 and 6

15 November 2017


Mr Godsiff, MP, speaking to the children.

We had a visit from Hall Green’s Member of Parliament, Roger Godsiff MP. Roger Godsiff MP is a British Labour politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath from 1992 to 2010, then he became Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hall Green.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to ask him plenty of questions concerning British values including the rule of law, democracy, tolerance of others of those with a different faith or belief, individual liberty, mutual respect, the present government, the new Labour leader, his job role, his responsible duties and aspirations.

We look forward to our class visit to the Houses of Parliament later on next week.

Whole School Book Fair

13 November 2017


Looking at books at the Book Fair.

We are a school of avid readers!

To supplement their book collections, children were delighted to have been given the chance to buy new books at our school book fair this week.

Autumn Tidy Up

3 November 2017


Sweeping up the fallen leaves.

Helping take care of our school environment, Key Stage 1 and Year 5 litter picker monitors have been busy tidying up our playground each lunchtime to keep it free of falling leaves.

Keep up the good work!

KS1 After School Dance Club

19 October 2017


Children enjoying the dance club.

Have you heard the chart topping hits coming from the hall each Thursday after school?

Key Stage 1 children look forward all week to their dance session with a professional dance coach.

They are given the chance to explore how the body can move using direction, speed, space and level; seek/explore new movement ideas using improvisation; work co-operatively with a partner; explore movement imaginatively to express emotion.

Year 6 Class Mass

18 October 2017


Year 6 Class Mass.

Year 6 thanked God for the flowers, fruit and vegetables and for making the earth so beautiful at this time of year.

We also remembered children and adults in our city who are less fortunate and have not got such gifts. Combined with the Harvest theme, we celebrated the feast of St. John the Evangelist, who lead us to God by word and deed.

Year 6 children were invaluable to the preparation of Mass. Children helped write the bidding prayers, ensuring that they were consistent with our Mass theme, helped organise the PowerPoint presentation that outlined hymn lyrics and Mass responses, arranged the classroom ready for Mass, read scripture, presented the offertory gifts, chose hymns and helped organise the CD player to enable them to be played at correct stages of our Mass.

Year 2's Class Liturgy

18 October 2017


Year 2's Class Liturgy.

Year 2 spent precious time participating in a class liturgy in honour of Our Lady of Fatima and the month of the Holy Rosary.

The children all took part in saying the prayers needed to pray the Rosary – Our Father (1) Hail Mary (10) Glory be (1).

They then took it in turns to come out and choose a petition that someone else from the class had written anonymously to read it out loud.

Harvest Festival Collection for our Local Community

17 October 2017


Our Harvest collection.

Year 6 have been busy putting their values and virtues to good use! This photograph is just a small glimpse of what they have collected for those less fortunate than ourselves in the local community.

Year 6 exemplifies how generous they really are, not to mention generous!

Keep those cans and non-perishable foods flooding in and well done!

Shoe Box Appeal Assembly

16 October 2017


Our Shoe Box Appeal assembly.

As part of our preparation towards celebrating the feast of Christmas, on Monday 16th October, Mrs Winters launched the Operation Christmas Child project during assembly.

Following the huge response to last year’s Operation Christmas Child, we would like each family to again work towards sending one filled show box into school by the end of November.

Each box must contain age appropriate items and £3 towards post and packing.

Thank you everyone and get packing those shoe boxes!

Years 5 and 6 Running Club

10 October 2017


Running Club members hit the streets.

Years 5 and 6 really are a talented bunch!

Each week, some children from Years 5 and 6 run the roads of Hall Green and nearby Solihull Lodge- have you seen them yet?

It is truly a thoroughly healthy experience and also lots of fun!

Harvest Family Fast Day

6 October 2017


Contributing to Cafod's funds.

Storms, droughts and floods have had a devastating impact on the lives of our poorest sisters and brothers worldwide, destroying homes, farms and lives.

Today, children throughout the school contributed money towards CAFOD’s Family Fast Day, to ensure people are able to cope with the impact of these disasters as well as preparing themselves for future shocks.

Year 2 at Mount Pleasant Farm

4 October 2017


Enjoying a day on the farm.

On Wednesday 4th October Year 2 along with Miss Ball, Mrs Haughton and Mrs Kinnaird went all the way to Mount Pleasant Farm.

First we collected eight eggs from the chicken coop and then fed the hens and roosters. After that, we were able to go and feed the sheep.

Before lunch there was only one thing left to see... the biggest pigs we had ever seen! We watched as Miss Hatch fed them their carrots.

After eating our packed lunch we went to see the cows. There were lots and lots of them! We even got to go and stroke the calves.

What a great day!

Year 4 Autumn Mass

4 October 2017


Participants in the Autumn Mass.

On Wednesday 4th October Year 4 celebrated a class mass with Fr Paul.

The theme of the mass was God’s creation, which couldn’t have been more fitting as it was also the feast day of St Francis.

As part of the Mass each pupil read part of a prayer they had written in praise of God’s creation. Eloquence, one of our value and virtues for this half-term was certainly in evidence. At the end of Mass we also got the chance to sing a belated happy Birthday to Fr Paul.

Here you can see pupils who read, did the offertory procession or were in charge of the PowerPoint.

Year 6 Flautist Awards

2 October 2017


Talented musicians from Year 6.

These two talented Year 6 flautists were presented with their music awards and badges after passing their music exam which they took at the end of the Summer Term.

Well done to both pupils and their flute teacher, Miss Wrighton. A great example of using your gifts and talents.

School Sponsored Walk

29 September 2017


Dressed up for our sponsored walk.

Our school sponsored walk took place on Friday 29th September.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, despite our aching feet!

Each child dressed in clothing associated with a character from a well-known book. Who can you spot?

Year 4 at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

28 September 2017


Scratch art at the BMAG.

During Year 4’s visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery we were able to develop our artistry skills.

The children created owl images using a technique known as black figure-painting. The Ancient Greeks used this technique to decorate pottery. Figures were painted in wet clay onto pots which turned glossy black when fired in a special oven called a kiln.

They were also able to explore the technique of scratch art and produced some beautiful images using simple shapes in gold, silver and bronze.

The children enjoyed an Ancient Greek treasure hunt, they followed clues to locate objects widely used in Ancient Greek daily life and had to consider what they might have been used for over 2000 years ago.

Year 4 decorated pillars to honour the gods, as would have been customary in Ancient Greek times. They incorporated images which represented each god, such as grapes for goddess of harvest, Demeter.

Bikeability Week

25 September 2017


Year 6 Bikeability sessions.

Year 6 have been treated this week!

Following an assessment, members of Year 6 have been taken out on the open roads in small groups, by specially trained bicycle instructors. They have learnt how to ‘u’ turn, cycle with due care and attention, addressed the importance of wearing a helmet and suitable clothing.

Children have also learnt how to take care of their bikes, so that they become a reliable method of transport to be used regularly in their lives.

KS2 Led Prayer Group for KS1 Pupils

22 September 2017


Year 6 leading the prayer group.

A calm, prayerful and reverent atmosphere is created each Friday lunchtime in Year 1.

Weekly, Year 6 children prepare and lead a prayer group for younger pupils of our school. KS2 children decide upon the prayer focus, read scripture and sing hymns together.

Bringing their own style and understanding of prayer to each session, the children are given the opportunity to pray about a particular chosen theme, value or virtue. This may be a theme that is particularly important to the children such as homelessness or a theme that is liturgically topical.

Year 6 Assembly: Being Eloquent and Truthful

22 September 2017


Year 6 Assembly.

Year 6 delivered a lovely assembly to the rest of the school, through use of role play and fantastic singing.

Year 6 have been making lots of links to our Jesuit tree of life this half term. You may or may not know that our current half termly value and virtue is our strive to be eloquent and truthful citizens.

At St. Ambrose Barlow, we pride ourselves on being able to put our eloquent thoughts into action. Such as:

  • Putting our hand up when wanting to put forward a sensible point or opinion.
  • Making eye contact with the speaker.
  • Wait whilst others are speaking.
  • Respectfully agreeing or disagreeing.
  • Supporting your claims with evidence.
  • Being able to speak in the presence of others that we don’t know well, particularly when reading in Mass and during assemblies!
  • Showing the ability to persuade and ease stressful situations during times of pressure, particularly when we fall out!
  • Above all, we will endeavour to do our very best in life.

We also taught the school how important it is to be truthful to others. If you don't tell the truth, people are not always sure of you. Telling the truth can sometimes be difficult, but it is always easier than lying. We ask God to help us this half term to learn how to be and remain both eloquent and truthful this half term.

FOSABS Coffee Morning

20 September 2017


Coffee morning.

FOSABS held a coffee morning for all parents this morning, to mark the beginning of the academic year.

Watch ouy Costa, you may have competition!

Year 5 Litter Pickers

18 September 2017


Some of Year 5's litter pickers.

At St. Ambrose Barlow, we pride ourselves in looking after our local area and ultimately God’s beautiful world.

To make certain that we keep God’s world clean and tidy, a group of Year 5 children work on a weekly rota, lending a hand each lunchtime, ensuring that our lovely school is kept immaculate!

Well done and thank you for all your efforts!

Mini Vinnies Visit Years 5 and 6

14 September 2017


Teresa speaking to the children.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. The SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new 'Mini Vinnies' programme.

Teresa Kehoe, a local representative for Mini Vinnies, visited Years 5 and 6. They were encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life,’ through helping the homeless and caring for the sick and needy in their daily lives.

Year 4's New School Councillors

6 September 2017


Year 4's two new Councillors.

Introducing Year 4’s new School Councillors.

The virtue eloquence was certainly in action when these candidates delivered very well prepared speeches and were subsequently elected in a close fought contest.

Don’t they look delighted with the result!

 

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