Children in Need

Thank you to all the staff and children who dressed up today – so far we have raised a fantastic £352.19 for Children in Need.
Many thanks to Mr Freestone for bringing in badges, headbands and teddies which all proved very popular.

Forest Schools

We would really like six wooden pallets to make hibernation homes and a bug hotel if anyone can help us out! We could collect if needed. Please speak to Mrs Stanley. Thank you.

Nearly New Uniform Sale

The next ‘nearly new uniform sale’ will be held on Monday, 20th November, outside the mobile classroom (or inside the mobile if it is raining!). All items are 50p and monies raised go directly to the school. Please can we ask for any donations of nearly new school uniform items to be taken to the office so that we can offer this service throughout the school year.
Many thanks, Mrs Manly and Ms Spindler.

Parent Council

Calling enthusiastic parents wanting to take a greater role in supporting their child’s education – the next Parent Council meeting takes place next week on Wednesday 22nd November, 730pm at the school. Just turn up or drop us a line at, we’d really like to see more new parents, especially from the younger years of school.

Breakfast Club News from Mrs Stanley – 17.11.17

It was great to see everyone eating Pancakes and chocolate muffins this morning on Children in Need Friday. We then watched Despicable Me 3 and coloured in Pudsey Bear pictures. Thank you to Tesco for donating the lovely muffins and bread again and the Co-op for a box of bananas. We love it!
Next week we start our Christmas activities with Arts and Crafts on Tuesday and Thursday.
Breakfast Club opens every day at 7.30am. See you there.

Sports News – 17.11.17

Bowmansgreen vs St. Bernadettes
The girls stepped on court for their second game of the season. The girls played incredibly well! They played a controlled game; defence worked hard to close down the opposition’s attack and brought the ball safely through to our attack giving Sienna, Emily and Darcey the opportunity to score 8 goals between them, securing an 8-2 win! The girls displayed fantastic team spirit and fought hard throughout the entire game. Well played everyone!
Team – Leah, Kyeesha, Lacie, Bianca, Sienna, Lucy, Lily, Darcie, Abbi & Emily
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Boys B v Bernards Heath
The B team hosted Bernards Heath on Monday in a friendly match. This game was the debut of Year 4 Archie in goal. The game was divided into thirds and as both teams had 8 players, it was decided that it should be an 8-a-side festival of football for all involved. The first 2 thirds were very tight. Both keepers made good saves and it was 0-0 going into the last 10 minutes. Bernards Heath seemed to find more energy from somewhere and took control of the match with three quick goals. Bowmansgreen replied with a goal that was the best of the game as Dylan smashed the ball into the top corner from 20 yards. A thoroughly entertaining match with a superb debut from Archie. Final score – Bowmansgreen 1-3 Bernards Heath.
Squad – Archie, Szymon, Zeph, Evan, Dylan, Tiago, Adam, Zak.
Bowmansgreen v Fleetville
The boys had a tough visit to Fleetville. The Bowmansgreen side were made up of a mixture of year 5 and 6 pupils. Captain for the day was Albie who also stepped up to play in goal. The final score was 3-0 to Fleetville but an improvement in play during the 2nd half gives encouragement for future games. 2 of the goals were scored by one of the tallest year 6 lads I have ever seen! All in all, a defeat but some good performances, especially from Daniel and George.
Squad – Albie, Luke, Seyawash, Mirko, George, Daniel, Elijah.

Road Safety Week – 20-26 November 2017

Road accidents remain one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury among children and young people, and dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. This makes it so important to develop everyone’s awareness of the risks and also how the situation can be improved by individuals and communities now and in the future.
This year the main theme is ‘Speed Down, Save Lives’.
Vehicle speed has been identified as a key risk factor in road traffic injuries, influencing both the risk of a road crash as well as the severity of the injuries that result from crashes. An increase in the average speed of 1m/h typically results in a 3% higher risk of a crash involving injury, with a 4–5% increase for crashes that result in fatalities (World Health Organisation).
Find out more about the week at Road Safety Week 2017 and take the pledge Follow us @roadsafetyherts #roadsafetyweek

Reception News from Ms Robbins – 17.11.17

This week
We have enjoyed making Elmers from the milk bottles we brought in. Also, we have been busy drawing some lovely pictures of jungle animals and had a go at writing our names. We have been hunting for tessellating patterns and now know which shapes will tessellate. Rehearsals for our Christmas play have begun and we all now know which part we will play.
Next week
We will be focusing on Nursery rhymes. There are a lot of these in our Christmas play and we need to make sure we know them. We will be looking at different objects and using ‘wow’ words to describe them. In maths we will be focusing on positional language and giving directions.
Christmas Play
We have sent home a letter to parents with every child this week letting you know their parts, what you need to provide for their costume and any lines they might need to learn.

Headteacher’s Message – 10.11.17

Thank you to those of you who turned out for our parent workshop on Tuesday. Miss Golding and Miss Chilton led a session focused on supporting pupils in Early Years and KS1 with their learning in maths. For those of you with children in Key Stage Two, the maths workshop on December 5th will be specifically tailored to the KS2 curriculum, expectations and strategies. I would urge you to come if you can make it, as it promises to be really informative and will give you an insight into the curriculum that your children are currently working through.
The morning bell rings at 8.45am to signify the shutting of classroom doors with only five minutes remaining until the registers close. Pupils who arrive at the classroom door at this time will be allowed in until the register is closed. After the register has closed, pupils will be asked to go round to the school office and they will be marked in the register as late. Unfortunately, this late mark in the register is also recorded as an unauthorised absence, even if it is a matter of 5 minutes late so please ensure that your children make good use of our ‘soft start’ to the school day where they can go into their classrooms between 8.35 – 8.45am. We will now also ring a bell in the reception playground so that everyone is able to hear the signal.
Mrs Minaoui is on duty by the door to the KS2 playground every morning to see pupils into school and take any messages from parents that need to be passed on to staff. For safeguarding reasons and because of how busy the corridors and classrooms are at this time, parents are not able to enter the school building through this door unaccompanied and must therefore go round to the school office.
Next week is national Anti-Bullying Week, with this year’s theme being: All Different, All Equal. Throughout the week, there are activities and opportunities to empower our pupils to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying. On Tuesday, pupils will see a theatre performance about issues relating to cyberbullying which will reinforce key messages.
And finally, some exciting news to share! I am very happy to inform you that Miss Cutmore has given birth to a healthy baby girl. They are both doing well and we hope to see Miss Cutmore and baby Charlotte very soon.
Have a lovely weekend.

Sports News

Boys v Cunningham Hill
The boys produced their best half of football against Cunningham Hill this afternoon but unfortunately ran out of steam in the 2nd half to eventually go down 6-1, which didn’t reflect the game and performance. Tommy scored the goal.
Squad – Taye, George B, Freddie, Alfie, Tommy, Ollie, James, Isa & Jack.
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Girls v Cunningham Hill
The Year 5 and 6’s stepped out on the court to play their first game of the season. Although they were nervous they played like seasoned pro’s. Defence won many interceptions and closed down Cunningham Hill’s attack and denied them any opportunity to score. When the ball came out of defence into attack the girls worked hard to maintain possession of the ball which gave Sienna the opportunity to score one goal in the first and second half of the game giving the girls a 2-0 win.
Well played everyone, you all played incredibly well. Both Miss DiTella and Miss Brennan are excited for the season ahead.
Squad – Bianca, Darcie, Abbi, Emily, Kyeesha, Lilly, Sienna, Lucy and Lacey.
Girls v Aboyne Lodge
On Wednesday the Girls B hosted Aboyne Lodge and were unlucky to only draw 1-1 as they played to a high level once again. Jacey scored the goal in the 2nd half. Miss Brennan was very pleased with the performance and said that all the players worked hard and Darcie deserves a special mention.
Squad – Daisy, Anisa, Abbi, Jacey, Darcie, Bianca, Ava and Lucy
Boys v Killigrew
On Thursday the Boys went to Killigrew hoping for an even better overall performance and that’s what happened. With a slight change in formation and also a change in listening, Bowmansgreen took the lead after 5 minutes as James got on the end of Tommy’s pass and neatly finished. Killigrew were restricted to long shots as Bowmansgreen defended with numbers and only giving Killigrew 1 real chance, which they took against the run of play. The whole squad performed magnificently and held shape and discipline as they were playing against a side who recently got to the County final and contained 3 District players.
Final score Killigrew 1-1 Bowmansgreen
Squad – Taye, Freddie, Alfie, Isa, Jack, Tommy, Ollie and James.
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