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Last half-term ended with our school Harvest celebration. Year 5 did themselves proud by leading proceedings at our Harvest assembly, with their super readings and singing. Thank you to Mrs Flatt, Mrs Street and the Y5 staff team for organising such a lovely assembly. This celebration highlighted what a caring, giving school community we are, with over 500 items having been generously donated. Reverend Wood collected the donations for the Churches Together Foodbank and has asked me to pass on his thanks and gratitude to everyone who kindly made a contribution.

Last half term, we said goodbye to Iaonna who worked in our breakfast club and school kitchen. I know that you will join me in thanking Ioanna for all of her hard work and commitment to Bowmansgreen and wishing her good luck for the future.

Bowmansgreen has been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund which is open until 24 October 2020. If you are a Co-op member, please ensure that you choose Bowmansgreen as your local cause so that every time you buy selected own-brand products and services, school receives 1% of the money. Please encourage friends and family to register too. https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration

This week, all pupils took part in on-line safety workshops, to remind them about the best ways to keep themselves safe when navigating the internet and apps. Thank you to the parents who attended the evening workshop. We hope that you found it useful and an opportunity to be updated about what our children are accessing and can be exposed to on-line as well as ways to help keep them even safer. Once they are received from ECP, we will make the workshop slides available to parents.

Yesterday, pupils created our Bowmansgreen poppy field to help the school community commemorate Remembrance Day. Every pupil made a poppy and planted it to help them remember the lives lost in war and to symbolise the hope for a peaceful future. Each class marked the occasion in their own way, including with poetry readings and quiet reflection.

Enjoy your weekend.

This Week

House Captains:

Congratulations to our eight House Captains who were presented with their green blazers during this week’s celebration assembly. They are all fantastic role models for the school community and will help to lead and improve our school, for all pupils. I am very proud of them all and know that they will undertake their roles and responsibilities well and with pride.

Morpurgo
Zaviaan and Izzy

Kenny
Hudson and Madeline

Whitlock
Luca and Verity

Wiggs
Poppy and Jason

Best Attendance:

Rec/KS1: 1CW
KS2: 6A

Last Week’s Celebrations


Star of Kindness – 5W: Alex
Nominated by Mr Gowler

 


Ms Scoot award for effort – 1O: Alfie
Nominated by Miss Wynne

 


Author of the week
1CW: Oliver and 6A: Chisom

Reader of the week
Rec EK: Jaeh-Rose and 5S: Lyra

Mathematician of the week
2H: Alyssa and 3RW: Lexie

Best Class Attendance
Rec/KS1: 1CW/1O and KS2: 4H

EYFS Blog

What a great half term we have had!
All of the children have settled in so well and have made a positive start. It has been really great to hear so much positive feedback from the children and parents during our parent consultation meetings – thank you.
We have now covered all of the Phase 2 sounds. Please keep practising all of the accompanying actions, to keep them fresh in the children’s minds.
Next half term our topic, in the lead up to Christmas, is called “Let’s Celebrate!”
Thank you for all your support – it really is much appreciated.
Have a restful half term!
EYFS Team

EYFS News

Super busy in EYFS!

Last week, we said goodbye to Mrs Doyle who has now left Bowmansgreen. Mrs Enus, who your children already know, is currently working with the EYFS team in the mornings.
This week, we have been working really hard on our phonics, learning and recapping the sounds.
We’ve also been learning how to blend, using our ‘robot arms.’ Ask your child to tell you about Metal Mike and how he can help us to blend sounds!
Finishing our timelines has also kept us very busy.
We have had fun learning how to blend colours to make our own skin tones. We have been reading the ‘Colours of Us,’ helping us to celebrate Black History Month.

Make sure you come and see our work at Curriculum Evening this Thursday!

Headteacher’s Blog

FOBS have already been busy this term, raising money for our school, by holding a school disco and a doughnut sale. There are plenty more events planned throughout the year for you to enjoy and get involved in.  The money that is raised directly benefits your children. Every class has already received resources funded by FOBS this year, including dictionaries, thesauruses, maths equipment and reading books. We are very lucky that we have such an active FOBS committee and supportive school community and we appreciate how much pupils benefit from the additional funds that are raised. Thank you.

On Tuesday, Bowmansgreen said goodbye to Mrs Doyle who will be starting a new job at another local school. I am sure you will join me in thanking her for all of her hard work and wishing her luck in her new job.

This term, we have welcomed Miss Bliss to the Bowmansgreen school community. She will be working with pupils across the school as part of our PE team.

This afternoon, our Y6 returned from their residential at PGL. They had lots of fun taking part in a range of activities, including raft building and a ride on a zip wire! They had a great time and did themselves proud with their enthusiasm and behaviour. I think they all might sleep very well this weekend! Thank you to Miss Allen, Miss Chilton, Miss Rawlings, Mr Gowler and Mr Sanders for making the trip such a great experience for the pupils.

Next Thursday, 17th October, our first Curriculum Evening of the year takes place. Come along and see some of the work that your children have been busy working on this half term. Pupils love sharing their work with you and are always proud of their efforts and achievements. It is always a popular school event and I would encourage you to come along, say hello to the teachers and see how busy your children have been.

Keeping our children safe on-line is an ongoing battle and responsibility that home and school share. At Bowmansgreen, we are constantly reminding pupils and setting clear expectations of their on-line behaviours. All pupils will again attend on-line safety workshops next half-term, to reinforce key messages and raise awareness of some of the dangers that they and their peers face in the on-line world. Last year, we also held a parent workshop that was, unfortunately, very poorly attended. We had decided to hold this workshop, as many parents were contacting school about issues that their children were facing on-line, either through gaming, messaging apps, or on social media. We are holding another parent workshop, led by an external company, to inform and empower parents to support their children in keeping safe on-line. Parents who attended last year’s workshop found it to be a bit of an eye-opener in terms of the apps that their children were using and I would encourage any parent, whose child uses a mobile device and accesses the internet or apps, to attend. The parent workshop takes place on November 7th, 6-7pm.

On Saturday October 19th, we are holding our open morning from 9 – 11.30am. This event is not just for new and prospective parents – all are welcome.

Enjoy your weekend.