Headteacher’s Blog

This morning, we held a virtual Leavers’ Assembly for our fantastic Year 6. Although they have not physically been in the building for their last few days, they have very much been in our thoughts and it was great to be able to see them today, reminisce and remind them just how fantastic they are. They should all be very proud of how they have managed and succeeded in their final year at primary school. On behalf of all Bowmansgreen staff, we wish them all much happiness and good luck for the future.

The new Bowmansgreen bunnies have names! Earlier this week, Betsy B and Lexi S chose Marshmallow and Fudge as the winning names from the hundreds (and hundreds!) that had been suggested by pupils across the school. Thank you, girls – great choices!

This afternoon, you will have received two letters about maths (Y1 – Y5) and English (EYFS – Y5) Home Learning during the holidays. We hope that you find the resources helpful and supportive during the summer, and a great way to keep your children thinking, learning and connected to the curriculum, ready for their new year groups, in September.

You will receive your child’s end of year school report via post, next week. Included in the envelope, will be a letter explaining our assessment processes and expectations, and how our curriculum will support your child, from September. Y5 pupils will also receive a letter with their MyMaths account details.

GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS (SCHOOLS) – UPDATED DOCUMENT: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.  Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in 2021.

In September, we can confirm that – unless we are advised to maintain staggered timings for the school day due to further National Restrictions – we will return to pre-COVID school opening and closing times:
EYFS, Y1 and Y2: 8.35 – 3pm
Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6: 8.35 – 3.05pm

School has felt really different this year. There have been lots of necessary adaptations and adjustments put in place during the last eighteen months, as protective measures for our school community. As we review and re-adjust and hopefully reverse some of these measures, we will update families, so that you know what to expect in September.

There will be one further blog post from me tomorrow, then I will leave you all alone (for a while), to enjoy your summer!