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Year 3 & 4 Carol Concert – Friday 15th December @ 9.00 am

This year our annual carol concert will be performed by the children in Year 3 and Year 4, rather than the whole of KS2. We understand that some parents/carers may be disappointed but we get an increasingly large number of people coming along and are restricted on the amount of children/adults we can have in the hall under our fire and safety regulations.
Our Year 6 children will be the main participants in the Christingle at St Peters Church on Friday 1st December, to which Year 6 parents/carers are invited.

Parent Workshops

It was fantastic to see so many parents and carers at our recent workshops, based on how to support your child with maths. Many thanks to those parents and carers who have completed the online evaluation and for the exceptionally positive feedback and comments we have received. During the parent workshops, some parents have explained that some of the mathematical vocabulary used within school is unfamiliar to them. Below is a link to an interactive maths dictionary that explains and exemplifies mathematical vocabulary and can be used as a tool for your reference, when supporting your child with their learning.
www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html

School Admissions Consultation 2019/20

Hertfordshire County Council is running a consultation on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2019/20 and is seeking responses from parent/carers, schools and community groups.
The proposed changes are:
1. To amend the wording and definition of ‘Rule 5 – Nearest School’ to include all schools and academies (regardless of status) unless that school or academy prioritises applications and allocates places on the basis of faith.
2. To include reference to the Shared Anti-Fraud Service in the definitions section in cases of fraudulent address verification.
The consultation period runs until 5 January 2018.
Please visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions2019 for more information and to respond online.

Sports News – 24.11.17

Bowmansgreen Girls V St. Peter’s
The girls played well in their last game against Mandeville and were very lucky, as our equalising goal was an own goal from a Mandeville player. This week the girls were required to pull their socks up and produce a strong performance. St. Peter’s started the game well, with lots of attacking play. The Bowmansgreen girls did well to hold them off but got caught on the counter attack and found themselves 0-1 down. The pressure didn’t last long, and Bowmansgreen soon found their equaliser through Laila, whose previous effort, minutes before, came agonisingly close. The girls were 1-1 at the break.
Again, St Peter’s started strong but goal keeper Emily denied them finding the back of the net for a second goal. The performance from the girls was outstanding and the calm aura from Mia, Kyeesha and Lucy in defence seemed to spread throughout the team. The attacking play from the midfield grew stronger throughout the match and persistent chasing from Lacie got her the reward she deserved; not just one goal but two! Bowmansgreen didn’t take their foot off the gas and held their two goal lead until the final whistle, bringing home the 3-1 win.
Another fantastic performance, ensuring that they remain unbeaten in all competitions.
Team – Marilena, Lucy, Emily, Laila, Kyeesha, Lily, Lacie, Bianca & Sofia
Boys B v Killigrew
The boys B team played against Killigrew B on Monday and produced their best passing and defending of the season to win the game comfortably 2-0 and move up the League.
Zeph opened the scoring in the 1st half as the pressure told on the Killigrew keeper (who is the District A team goalkeeper) and the defence. He broke into the box and smashed the ball towards goal and a slight deflection took it into the net. The 2nd half was an example of how to keep the ball as the Bowmansgreen boys passed the ball quickly and into the right areas which led to Evan slamming a fine strike into the top corner.
Final score – Bowmansgreen B 2-0 Killigrew
B Squad – Simon, Hugo, Owen, Zeph, Evan, Tobi, Youcef, Jack & Andrew.
Boys v Bernards Heath
The boys played really well tonight against Bernards Heath but came away losing 4-2 in an entertaining end to end match. Having learned lots from their last game against Fleetville, the Bowmansgreen team kept really good shape and defended well whilst George and Daniel were looking very dangerous when Bowmansgreen had possession. Bernards Heath took the lead early on, only for Mirko to equalise with a spectacular long range effort that eluded the keeper. Bowmansgreen even took the lead when Daniel capitalised on a pass from George and finished well. Bernards Heath were the better side as the game came to the end, scoring 3 goals to win the match 4-2 but it was a great improvement in performance from the Bowmansgreen side.
Squad – Kaleb, Mirko, Seyawash, Luke, Daniel, Elijah, Albie & George.

Year Six Mathematics Workshop

On Tuesday, six of our Year Six pupils (Lottie (6G), Lacie (6G), Scarlett (6HW), Maira (6HW), Jamyie (6HW) and Aneesah (6HW) attended a Maths workshop, with a range of pupils from several other primary schools. Throughout the day, they participated in many problem solving activities, which highlighted how maths is used in the real world. All of the pupils shared many valuable contributions and developed their ability to reason mathematically. We were exceptionally proud of their positive attitude to learning throughout the day and they were fantastic ambassadors for our school.

Headteacher’s Message – 17.11.17

What a spotacular Friday today has been!
It was great to see so many pupils (and staff!) in their spotty non-school uniform and Pudsey ears today, in support of Children in Need. A special thank you to Samuel and his dad who organised a stall of Pudsey merchandise which has helped the school to raise over £300 for this charity.
It is hard to believe that there are just over four weeks left until the Christmas holidays. As always, this half term will be incredibly busy at school and there will be lots of events and opportunities for the school community to come together. We appreciate that it is also a very busy time for families outside of school and that it can be particularly stressful not to mention expensive. The Baptist church in Kings Road offers support to members of the local community, via the foodbank and additional seasonal donations at Christmas. If Christmas is a particularly challenging time of year for you, and you are in need of additional support, please contact the school office, Miss Golding or Mrs Connell, in complete confidence, who will endeavour to access some advice, support and where possible, extra seasonal items.
I would like to draw your attention to an area within the Hertfordshire Directory website called the Families First portal. This site includes resources and information to support Hertfordshire families and can be accessed via the link below.
https://directory.hertfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/hertford shire/directory/familiesfirst.page?familiesfirstchann el=0
Bowmansgreen uses the free School Gateway app as a means of communicating quickly and easily with parents via emails and texts and is also our preferred payment method. Please can I encourage all parents to download this app so that you do not miss out on important notifications. Please contact the office if you need help with this app.
Y5 Home Learning this half term has been amazing! Miss Golding and I have been so pleased by the creativity, thought and quality and particularly impressed by the Viking ships. Keep up the great work Year 5! Enjoy a lovely weekend.
 
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FOBS Winter Wonderland – Saturday 2nd December 11.30 am – 3.00 pm

Winter Wonderland – Wrapped Present Competition
It’s time for our annual wrapped present competition. Children are asked to wrap a present, for no more than £1.00, and bring it into school by Friday 24th November. They will then be judged by Ms Lippa that afternoon. We will have a winner per year group who will receive a prize.
Winter Wonderland – Teddy Tombola
We would like to have a teddy tombola stall at the fair this year. If you have any unwanted teddies please drop them into the school office asap.
Winter Wonderland Tombola – Thursday 30th November
On Thursday 30th November children may wear non uniform in exchange for a donation for the Winter Wonderland tombola. Please could donations be new or unused items of food, drink, toiletries, stationery or gifts.
Winter Wonderland Raffle Tickets
Additional tickets are available from the school office. Please could we ask that any money and unsold tickets are returned to the office by Wednesday 29th November. Thank you.
Winter Wonderland – Saturday 2nd December The build-up has started for this year’s extravaganza! If you are interested in helping out, either on the day or beforehand, please let us know by email to FOBS@bowmansgreen.herts.sch.uk or via our Facebook page.

Anti-Bullying Week

This week we have supported national anti-bullying week. On Tuesday morning the school watched a performance by a theatre company focusing on issues related to cyber-bullying.
 
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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.