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This is the first Friday without an ‘official’ weekly newsletter. From now on, we hope to be able to relay school information, events and news more effectively, through blogs, posts and links to the school website so that communication can be spread throughout the week, as school life happens. Please encourage friends and family to download the school app so that they can also keep up to date with news about the Bowmansgreen school community.

It was lovely to see so many pupils taking home new titles at this month’s book swap which took place this afternoon. I really enjoy this event as it is heartening to see so many excited faces taking home books to share, read and enjoy. Inspiring and motivating pupils to read for pleasure is a responsibility we share with parents, to support pupils develop their language and communication skills as well as a wide range of other life skills such as forming opinions and developing their imaginations.  If you have any books that your child has outgrown or no longer reads, please send them in so that we can add them to our book swap library. Next book swap event: Thursday July 4th.

We are noticing an increasing number of pupils arriving to school not wearing the correct school uniform. We appreciate that we are in the final half-term of the year and parents are reluctant to buy new uniform but we must insist that standards are maintained. Please ensure that your child has full school uniform every day, including footwear. Trainers are only acceptable if they are all black – bright logos and lettering are not permitted. We will be reminding pupils of uniform expectations next week and contacting parents if we have ongoing concerns about their child’s uniform.

On Tuesday, Anthony Glenn will be visiting Bowmansgreen to deliver a ‘Shaking up Shakespeare’ performance of Macbeth. Pupils are in for a treat as the performance involves audience participation and lots of humour.

One week to go until the Bowmansgreen Summer Fair! On Thursday, pupils can wear non-uniform in exchange for items donated for the tombola.

Enjoy your weekend.

This Week’s Celebrations

Author of the week

Reception: Maya and 3S: Izzy

Reader of the week

2BC: Benji  and 4H: Brendon

Mathematician of the week

1O: Libby and 6G: Angel

 

Jazzy Jar winners

Reception: Sienna         Year 4: Fariha

Year 1: Khloe                  Year 5: Megan

Year 2: Riley                   Year 6: Darcie

Year 3: Issa

 

Class Attendance

Winners this week:
Rec, Year 1W,
KS2 and  5JW

Whole School Attendance

95%

 

Mini Athletics Tournament

This was the first mini athletics tournament that Bowmansgreen have entered. Taking a team of year 3, 4, 5 and 6 boys and girls, the events included sprinting,  throwing (Freddie won the boys throw by about 8 metres) and relays, plus a difficult distance race.
Well done to all the athletes, who looked like they were having fun and there were some great performances.
Mr Sanders

Girls Kwik Cricket

In a busy week for sport, we had the Girls Kwik Cricket tournament played at the home of St Albans CC, Clarence Park.
After preparing well and working hard over the last week or so, the girls were looking forward to getting out onto the field again.
As it turned out, Bowmansgreen were actually in the stronger group, which included Breachwood Green, Wood End, The Grove and an extremely strong Beechwood Park.
The girls gave it their all but ended up losing all the group games so didn’t qualify for the semi final, and were in the middle of a friendly match against St Adrian’s when the heavens opened and rain stopped play!
Mr Sanders