Headteacher’s Blog

It has certainly been a busy couple of weeks! Story cafes, cycling events and discos are amongst the many activities that pupils have recently taken part in, at Bowmansgreen.

Thank you to the family members of pupils in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 who were able to join us for their child’s story café. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers, sharing a story and activity with their child and seeing aspects of our new phonics programme, in action. Pupils were very excited and (apart from some very teary goodbyes!) thoroughly enjoyed hosting family members in their classrooms. We look forward to inviting you to our next story cafés, in the summer term.

Last Monday, pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 took part in a fully funded cycling event. The purpose of the session was to check the safety of their bikes, to ensure that they are roadworthy and  pupils can ride safely, with confidence. Pupils were given bikes and helmets, if they had outgrown or no longer owned their own. It was a valuable event and great preparation for the Bikeability course which will take place later in the year.

This week is Children’s Mental Health week. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Let’s Connect.’ During yesterday’s assembly, pupils considered what it means to connect with others and who they connect with. They also thought about what it might feel like for people who do not feel connected or who are lonely. Pupils will be taking part in activities as part of this campaign, throughout the week.

Today is Safer Internet Day. Miss Golding launched the 2023 campaign with pupils during this morning’s assembly, which is based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. There are lots of resources for schools and families (select your preferred language) to mark the day and to support our roles in creating and maintaining a safe, online world for our children.

Last Friday was disco time at Bowmansgreen! Pupils across the school enjoyed their second disco of the year, having lots of fun, singing, dancing and spending valuable social time with their friends. Thank you to the FOBS committee for organising this event to help raise much needed funds for our school.

Take a look at the DSPL7 website, for information and resources for families in St Albans, including courses for parents and carers.

A belated thank you to a very generous parent at RedAlert PT who kindly donated some new netball bibs to Bowmansgreen. Our netballers have been training hard and taking part in matches with local schools, putting their new bibs to good use. Thank you very much!

This Thursday, our next Curriculum Evening takes place with English as the focus subject. Come along to share in your child’s learning, from 3.05pm – 4pm and 6-7pm, in the school hall. We look forward to seeing you there!