Headteacher’s Blog

Year 1 stepped back in time yesterday, to experience a Victorian school, during their trip to the British Schools Museum. Pupils had great fun learning about Victorian school life and were able to explore and compare toys and objects from the past and present. Pupils were very excited to be travelling off-site, on a coach and have already been asking when their next trip will be taking place!

Our regular Bowmansgreen Book Swap took place this week, with pupils choosing new titles to enjoy during half-term. Our next Book Swap event takes place during our Reading Festival, June 13th – 17th. Book donations are always very welcome – thank you for the steady supply!

Hertfordshire’s Family Centre Service brings together a range of activities, services and resources to support children and their families. Find out what your local Family Centre Service has to offer.

We have two blue badge parking spaces within our staff car park, available for staff and visitors. With an increasing number of families holding blue badges, we will no longer be able to guarantee parking within the carpark. If both spaces are full, we will be unable to let blue badge holders into the carpark until a space is available.

Step2Skills is offering two courses, to help parents and carers of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, understand the transition to secondary school level maths and English.
Getting Ready for maths at secondary school – a five week, online, live-streamed course, starting on Tuesday 7th June – 10am to 12pm.
Getting Ready for English at secondary school – a five week, online, live-streamed course starting on Tuesday 7th June – 1pm to 3pm.
Both courses will cover the various topics within the curriculum and the strategies and methods used to teach your child. As a Hertfordshire resident, you can access this course for £15 and places can be booked on the Step2Skills website.

2022 is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. Many celebrations are taking place over the special bank holiday weekend, from June 2nd to 5th. Bowmansgreen will be marking this occasion with a jubilee tea party for pupils, on Friday 10th June. Pupils can wear red, white or blue or dress up as a Queen or King, to join in the celebrations.
Reminder: our additional bank holiday is Friday June 24th, 2022.

On Thursday, I was lucky enough to join Ms Franks and a group of KS2 pupils for a ‘Go Wild’ adventure in Hudnall Park. Set in the park’s beautiful grounds, pupils had a fantastic outdoor learning experience and great fun climbing, swinging and building in the woods before enjoying s’mores around their campfire. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

Enjoy your half-term.