Headteacher’s Blog

Musicians from Bowmansgreen performed to a huge audience at the London Colney Light Switch-On event, on Sunday 29th November.  Kian, Reef, Harry, Alfie, Davud, Eliza, Poppy, Louisa, Lacey, Amin and Zara all played and sang beautifully, and finished their set with a rousing chorus of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. It was completed with a perfectly timed flurry of snow! Well done to all of the musicians for their hard work this term and for representing Bowmansgreen so well. A big thank you to Mrs Street, for accompanying the musicians to this event.

On Monday, Mr Regan led an assembly for KS1 and KS2 focusing on medical emergencies. He asked pupils to consider the types of medical emergencies that might occur at school and what they should do, where they should go and who they should tell, if they witness what they suspect to be such an emergency. Please discuss this important topic with your child and see if they can tell you what they have learnt.

This month, all pupils across the school will take part in a Forest School session. Mrs Stanley has been leading these hands-on, outdoor activities in the school grounds, supporting and encouraging pupils’ curiosity, confidence and independence. Some sessions have been muddier and colder than others…. but all sessions have been thoroughly enjoyed! Three classes will take part in their sessions on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Please be aware of the DfE guidance: ‘What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges’ – updated today.

During the last couple of weeks, a small number of pupils and staff at Bowmansgreen have had to self-isolate or have tested positive for COVID-19. Although we have had relatively low numbers, the number of positive cases within our school community has risen, in recent weeks. We are so close to the end of term and hope to make it to December 21st without having to bring in further restrictions and measures at school which is a more likely prospect if more members of staff test positive or have to self-isolate.

Please continue to test regularly and do not send your child in to school if they have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste

If your child is unwell and you are unsure whether or when to send them into school, take a look at this useful guide, to support families with their decision making.

We also ask that during these next seven school days, you do not send your child to breakfast club unless you require the wraparound care to support work or educational commitments.

HAPpy Holiday Activities are now available to book for the Christmas period. Parents and carers of children entitled to free school meals can book places for their children to attend local activities during the Christmas holidays. If you think that you are eligible, please contact the school office for your child’s code. For more information and to book, please visit:

Thank you Mrs Gentleman, for adding a seasonal sprinkling of snow-flakes and decorations throughout the school. Bowmansgreen is starting to feel a lot like Christmas…

Today was Christmas Jumper day. It was great to see so many pupils wearing their jumpers during this morning’s assembly and around school, supporting this event to raise money for Save the Children.

Next week, there will be no new home learning sent out. Once your child hands in their home learning on Tuesday, their books will not be returned until the beginning of next term.

Our Fundraising for Fiona raised a grand total of £1300! Thank you so much for showing your generosity and support for Fiona and her family. I know that the money raised will enable the family to create some very special, cherished memories.

Enjoy your weekend.