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EYFS Update

We are looking forward to meeting you all in person this week and for your child to begin their journey with us at Bowmansgreen.
We are excited to announce some new members of staff who have joined our EYFS team. Mrs Neo (Early Years Lead) and Mrs Walker (Teaching Assistant) will join Miss Connolly, Miss Kay and Mrs Akbolat, to give your child a great start to their first year at school.
The EYFS classroom is ready to excite and motivate your child and we are sure that they will have a smooth and positive transition to Bowmansgreen.
Please be reminded that as well as the second Stay and Play session (Friday 9.45am – 11.45am), our Parent and Carer Welcome Meeting will take place this Friday, 10.30am – 11.30am. Settle your child in the EYFS classroom and then we will direct you to the school hall, where you will meet key adults who will be involved in your child’s school life at Bowmansgreen.
Stay and Play sessions – please read the message below that has also been sent via Schoolcomms.

When you arrive at school, please buzz the green pedestrian gate at the front of the school and you will be let in. Once on site, follow the path round to the right, onto the playground, where members of staff will greet you.

Due to a recent change in government guidance regarding the full opening of schools, we would like to encourage parents to wear face coverings tomorrow and Friday, during the Play and Stay sessions. Children are now more used to seeing adults wearing face coverings in society and as we will have a high number of children, staff and parents in the same classroom, we would like to take this protective measure, to support the health and safety of all parties. We appreciate that not everyone is able to wear face coverings, for a range of reasons.

We have a supply of single use masks available for you, if you do not have your own face covering.

Thank you for your support.

Autumn Term Arrangements

With just over two weeks to go before the start of the new school year, plans and preparations are well under way to welcome all pupils back to school.

Please read the latest letters that have been sent to parents outlining some of the arrangements and protective measures that we are taking, to ensure that the full opening of Bowmansgreen is as safe as possible. Apologies if you have not received either of the letters – it appears that some families did not receive the emails via the Schoolcomms app.

Parent and Carer letter – end of year and autumn term information, including start/finish times

Parent and Carer letter – breakfast club

Breakfast Club survey – only complete this survey if you are in urgent need of childcare in the autumn term.

If you are a family new to the Bowmansgreen school community, we look forward to you joining us next month. Please take a look at the Parents and Carers section of our website for information and useful contact details. All new families will need to complete and submit enrolment and data capture forms before your child starts. These forms and essential information about school meals and uniform can be found on the New Families page, under the Parents and Carers tab.

The Chair of Governors and I have been to look at how the building work for the new Lattimore and Village Surgery development is progressing. We met with the site manager who reassured us that a new path will be in place and the back gate in full use by the beginning of term. The new path will be on the other side of the Caledon Club Community Centre, between the park and the building. The parish council is encouraging families, who would have parked at the Caledon Club, to use the car park in Haseldine Road and will be funding a temporary crossing patrol so that families can safely walk to school, to their preferred entrance.

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week
2C: Niamh and 3RW: Isabella

Reader of the week
EYFS: Lainie-Grace and 6C: Tanzim

Mathematician of the week
1O: Lydia and 5W: Youssef

 

Best Attendance
KS1: 2C and KS2: 6C

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week
1CW: Aayan and 4H: Emily

Reader of the week
2C: Zoha and 5S: Filip

Mathematician of the week
EYFS: Emilio and 6C: Lucy

 

Star of Kindness

4H: Izzy chosen by Mr Wilson

 

Ms Scoot for Effort

2C: Hector chosen by Mrs Pattenden

 

Best Attendance
KS1: EYFS-NM and KS2: 5W

Brass Instrument Lessons

Max Bronstein, a trumpet player and music teacher, will be offering an amazing opportunity for children from Years 2 – 6 to have 1:1 brass instrument lessons during the school day. Lessons will begin at the commencement of the Summer Term.

Children can sign up to learn: trumpet, trombone, french horn or tenor horn.
There will be 10 lessons for each pupil, per term.
Lessons will be scheduled on a rotational basis, so that pupils are not leaving the same lesson week in, week out.
Prior to each term starting, a schedule of each pupil’s lessons will be sent to parents so that they are informed of when lessons are taking place and this will also remind pupils to bring to school their instrument/music on the day of the lesson.
Parents will be billed directly by Mr. Bronstein and payments will need to be made in advance of the term commencing. Bowmansgreen will subsidise lessons for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.
If a pupil is not in school and misses a lesson for one reason or another, the lesson fee for that particular lesson will carry over to the next batch of lessons the following term, or the fee will be refunded at the end of term, if the pupil would like to stop having lessons.

Please contact Mr. Bronstein directly to enrol your child for music lessons, have questions over lesson fees or if you have any other queries about the lessons:
Mob: 07961 760388 or Email: maxbronstein@icloud.com

HCC OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION

Statement for parents and carers

As you will be aware, there has been a lot of information in the news about returning trips to Italy over half term in light of the recent measures put in place by the Italian Authorities on Coronavirus.  

We would like to assure you that there is no cause for concern, none of the school trips run by Hertfordshire schools were within the ten towns which the Italian Authorities have put on quarantine measures and Hertfordshire residents remain at low risk.

If you have returned from the quarantines towns and develop flu like symptoms, please stay at home, avoid contact with other people and call NHS111.

 

Taking basic hygiene precautions remains the best way to reduce the chances of spreading any virus: sneeze or cough into a tissue, bin it, wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you’ve just washed your hands.  Using a normal detergent to clean the surfaces people touch regularly like door handles and lift buttons is also sensible.

 

Please visit  www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the most up to date advice.