Headteacher’s Blog

This week, pupils in EYFS, Y1 and Y2 took part in drama workshops, taking them on a journey through outer space. Pupils had fun dancing, singing and improvising, undertaking some astronaut ‘training’ and learning about some of the planets in the solar system.

Assemblies this week have focused on two national eco-events: the Great Big Green Week  and Recycle Week. Pupils across the school learnt about and discussed what our school community can do better, to help look after our environment as well as what we can all do at home, to create less waste and recycle more.

Our extra-curricular provision is slowly growing, with several more after-school activities re-starting this week, including pet club and film club. Our new art club also started this week, which sounds like it is going to be great fun… and sometimes very messy!

Two Home Learning clubs will run from next week (Monday and Friday lunchtimes) to support your child to complete some of their home learning tasks.

As previously mentioned, we are currently taking the decision to keep the back gate restricted to a pupil only entrance/exit for independent travellers. We appreciate that it is not ideal for some families, especially those who live in the roads behind school and who would use the gate with younger children, as well as putting increasing pressure on traffic and parking at the front of the school. We have been closely monitoring the situation, taking into account the numbers and views of Y4-Y6 independent travellers; the volume of traffic and parking issues; as well as the views and opinions of staff, some local residents and members of the wider school community. Any decisions about the re-opening and use of the back gate will be made in the interests of the health and safety of the school and local community and taking into account the impact of our new neighbouring medical centre. We will update families with any changes and decisions.

Please be reminded to name all of your child’s school uniform. This week, 5 black bags full of unnamed, unclaimed clothing, including coats and shoes, have been collected from lost property. Please encourage your child to look for any lost items.

Our whole school attendance is currently 95% – just! It would be great if we could improve on this, to at least 96% before half-term and ensure that more pupils are attending school every day and maximising their learning opportunities.

Mrs Stanley’s coffee morning got Bowmansgreen off to a great start today. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake were on sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’ Thank you to everyone who baked or bought to support the sale which raised a fantastic £205.36p! Thank you Mrs Stanley, for organising and hosting the event.

The live Meet the Teacher presentations took place yesterday and today – we hope that you found them useful. Recordings will be available to all parents next week.

Next Tuesday and Thursday,  family consultation meetings take place – please contact the school office if you have not yet booked an appointment. We look forward to seeing you all.

Enjoy your weekend.