Headteacher’s Blog

On Wednesday 10th March, four enthusiastic Year 5s gathered together for the Annual Hertfordshire Maths Challenge. They worked together as a team to complete a variety of challenges. They had to memorise and replicate a detailed maths poster and estimate amounts and distances. They also had to use their number knowledge and skills to answer some very tricky problems! Well done Harry, Raudah, Amin and Abigail, for representing Bowmansgreen so well.

Thank you to the Bowmansgreen parents who organised the recent Mother’s Day sales. Pupils loved the opportunity to buy the gifts and I am sure that they also enjoyed giving them to their well deserving parents and carers, last Sunday.

Well done to the Bowmansgreen musicians and choir who have performed to the rest of the school during the last two weeks. It is always great to watch live performances by our fantastic pupils and see how much they have improved and grown as musicians, since their last performance. Thank you to Mr Bronstein for organising these concerts.

Mrs Street has also been impressed by the musical talents and exam successes of Reef and Lacey who took ABRSM music exams this term. Reef took his piano Prep Test and Lacey took Grade 3 in singing. Both Reef and Lacey worked really hard towards their exams. Well done to both of them for their musical achievements! Lacey was also Mr Bronstein’s choice for our new Musician of the Week award, which was presented in today’s celebration assembly.

The in-school COVID-19 vaccination programme ends today. 12 to 15 year olds will still be able to access the vaccine outside of school, at a vaccination centre, pharmacy or walk-in centre. Healthy 5 to 11 year olds will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine this month. Vaccinations will take place outside of school, in vaccination centres, pharmacies, GP surgeries and walk-in centres. Parents and carers of 5 to 11 year olds will receive a letter, from the NHS, with further information.

This year’s Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel challenge took place between 21st March to 1st April 2022. Thank you to the Eco-Committee for promoting this event at school and encouraging their peers to take part. Getting more children walking and being active on the way to school was one of the Eco-Committee’s targets and a way to help reduce CO2 emissions. The winner of the most active journeys will be announced at the start of next term. Thank you Mrs Gritz, for organising this important event at Bowmansgreen.

If your child has medical needs, please ensure that you keep school up to date with any changes in their needs, medication or care by contacting the school office or Mr Regan, the school SENCO.

Book a place for your child on Hertfordshire’s Holiday Activity Programme.

Mental Health Support Teams in Schools Online Recruitment Events: Wednesday 20 April, 2022
The Mental Health Support Teams in Schools (MHSTs) are running two online recruitment events at 12.30-1.30pm and 7-8pm, on Wednesday 20 April (Via Eventbrite/Teams).
These events will provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to share their experience and expertise and receive feedback around where they might best fit, in terms of available roles across the MHSTs. If you are interested in these events and want more information, book your place via the links below:
12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 20 April
7-8pm, Wednesday 20 April

In Hertfordshire, over 35 teams and organisations work together to develop and share useful tools, training and information to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This ranges from self-help tools to information on how to access support if it’s needed. This is known as the ‘Just Talk’ programme. Visit the Just Talk website for more information.

Pupils across the school have been very busy planning and creating some fabulous art work to celebrate Bowmansgreen’s 70th birthday. Inspired by an artist or piece of art from the last 70 years, pupils created their own masterpieces which were displayed in our art exhibition. Pupils across the school visited the exhibition today, keen to see their own art work as well as that of their siblings, friends and other year groups.

It is always exciting when new staff join our Bowmansgreen school community. Anna Krzus started this week, working as a teaching assistant in Year 5. Paula Elborough and Melissa Millen will start at Bowmansgreen, as part of our inclusion team, after the Easter break. It is also lovely to have welcomed Helen Manly back to Bowmansgreen, teaching and tutoring pupils across the school.

This week, I was lucky enough to attend an awards presentation as a finalist in the Mayor’s Pride Awards 2022 in the Frontline Worker category. It was an unexpected surprise and honour to have been nominated and to take part in such a lovely event with some truly exceptional people. Thank you to the mystery nominator…

Ramadan Mubarak. The holy month of Ramadan begins today. Please let the school office know if your child is fasting, on their return to school, after the holiday.

On Tuesday 26th April, at 7pm, parents and carers are invited to attend a live, Online Safety Workshop. This virtual session, led by ECP, reflects the information and issues discussed in the pupil workshops that took place earlier this term and provides an insight into the online world in which many of our children spend so much of their time. We hope that you take this opportunity to find out something new and help support your child to stay safe online. A link to this workshop will be sent to parents and carers, ahead of the event.

Enjoy the Easter break.