Year 4 are excelling themselves with the quality of home learning that they are handing in. I have been so impressed with the standard and creativity over the last couple of weeks and they should be very proud of their efforts. Jasmine and Csanad produced two very different models for their home learning this week, supporting their science topic of rocks, soils and fossils. Fantastic work!
Thank you to everyone who turned out yesterday for our Open Morning. We hope that you enjoyed your visit and were able to get a really good sense of our curriculum, values and ethos and had your questions answered. It was great to see so many new faces as well as existing members of our school community. If you would like to arrange another visit, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
What an absolute pleasure it was to host the National Youth Choir of Antigua and Barbuda on Friday! The choir performed songs, dances and percussion numbers, including some well known tunes on the steel pan. They were amazing and literally got the whole school to their feet to join in. It was a wonderful afternoon of singing and dancing that brought the whole school together -we even learnt some new dance moves! I would like to thank the choir and the High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda for visiting and being part of a very special afternoon at Bowmansgreen.
The National Youth Choir are currently touring England, not only to entertain audiences but also to raise awareness of the destruction caused to the tiny Caribbean Island of Barbuda which was devastated by hurricane Irma in 2017. Bowmansgreen will be helping to raise money for the Hurricane Appeal fund. Please contact the school if you would like to make a donation.
Y1 welcomed a very special visitor to Bowmansgreen. The IBF Super middleweight champion James DeGale, MBE, talked to pupils about his career, how he stays fit and healthy and what it takes to be a champion. He brought in his IBF belt, his Olympic gold medal and his MBE. What a fantastic, inspiring experience for Y1!
Another great turn-out for our monthly book swap event. It was great to see so many children taking new reads home for the weekend. Next book swap event: Friday 25th May. I hope to see lots of you there.
Very proud of our Y3/Y4 football team. Great match boys and a well fought and earned draw!
You might be aware of a number of cases of Scarlet fever, both locally and nationally, including at Bowmansgreen. We are directing parents to advice from NHS Direct regarding how long children should be away from school if they to fall ill. Please use the link below for more information (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever/).
FOBS have been busy raising money for the school throughout the year and I am very excited to announce that they have enabled us to purchase some fantastic new play equipment for the KS1 playground. Pupils will be very excited when they return after Easter and see how fantastic it is and they will make very good use of the equipment. Thank you to the parents, children and staff who have continued to support the FOBS events – your children directly benefit from the money that is raised.
On behalf of all staff, parents and pupils, I would like to thank Sam Gentleman for all of her hard work and enthusiasm as the Chair of the FOBS committee. She has worked tirelessly to increase parental involvement and support for FOBS over the last few years. She is now handing over the baton to Annabel Zatko who will take over as Chair next term. Please see the calendar dates for upcoming events in the summer term.
There are several staff goodbyes to say this term. Mrs Ingham will not be returning to Bowmansgreen after her maternity leave. Miss May, Mrs Andiyapan and Mr Spooner have also left us this term. I know you will join me in wishing them all well and the very best of luck for the future. They will all be missed and we hope that they will keep in touch and visit us soon.
Enjoy a lovely Easter. See you in April!