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Statement for parents and carers

As you will be aware, there has been a lot of information in the news about returning trips to Italy over half term in light of the recent measures put in place by the Italian Authorities on Coronavirus.  

We would like to assure you that there is no cause for concern, none of the school trips run by Hertfordshire schools were within the ten towns which the Italian Authorities have put on quarantine measures and Hertfordshire residents remain at low risk.

If you have returned from the quarantines towns and develop flu like symptoms, please stay at home, avoid contact with other people and call NHS111.

 

Taking basic hygiene precautions remains the best way to reduce the chances of spreading any virus: sneeze or cough into a tissue, bin it, wash your hands frequently and don’t touch your face unless you’ve just washed your hands.  Using a normal detergent to clean the surfaces people touch regularly like door handles and lift buttons is also sensible.

 

Please visit  www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the most up to date advice.

Headteacher’s Blog

This half term has been as busy as ever!

Our Story Cafes have continued to prove popular and a great way to involve families in our curriculum. Pupils in EYFS and Year 1 have loved the opportunity to share a lesson and reading experience with family members. Thank you so much for committing your time to these events –  we really appreciate your support and involvement.

Bowmansgreen has welcomed some new additions to the school community as Miss Wynne and Mrs Gritz have both had their babies. I know you will join me in congratulating them both on their very happy news. Mothers and babies are all doing well and we look forward to seeing them all very soon.

FOBS have been busy this half-term, organising a doughnut sale and school disco. These events are always popular and really enjoyed by pupils. They also help to raise money for school that directly benefits our school community. Please see the school calendar on our website for upcoming FOBS events throughout the year.

The school choir had a great time at the O2 last Tuesday, when they took part in Young Voices. Staff have fed-back how fantastic pupils were, not just in terms of their singing but also their participation and behaviour. It was a very long day, with the coach leaving at lunchtime and not returning until nearly 11pm but it was great fun and enjoyed by all. Thank you to Mrs Street, Mrs Clark and Miss Golding for organising and accompanying the trip. It was lovely to see the choir perform a medley, from the concert, in last week’s celebration assembly. Well done choir – you were amazing!

Please could I remind parents not to block the driveways of local residents on the school drop-off or pick-up. We rely on a lot of patience and goodwill from our neighbours during the busiest times of the school day and would hope that drivers are mindful of the frustration and inconvenience that the traffic and parking can cause.

We are packing a lot into the final two days of the half term! Our curriculum evening takes place today, in the school hall between 3-4pm and 6-7pm. Come along and see what pupils across the school have been learning in English.  Tomorrow afternoon, in the mobile classroom, our monthly book swap takes place. Bring in any books that your children no longer read and swap them for some new titles to keep them busy over half term. Book donations are always much appreciated!

Also taking place tomorrow, we have a special afternoon assembly which will be led by Max Bronstein, who is a trumpet player. He may have an exciting opportunity for the pupils of Bowmsngreen….