Frozen Sing-Along

Thank you everybody for coming along to our Frozen Sing-Along event.  There is no better way to unwind on a Friday than coming together with friends for a few hours in the evening!  We hope you all enjoyed it!

 

Parent Governor Vacancy

Dear Parent/Carers,

We are writing to inform you of a vacancy for the role of parent local governor on our Local Governing Body (LGB).

The role of the LGB
The school’s LGB is responsible for providing confident and strategic leadership, and creating robust accountability, oversight and assurance for the school’s educational and financial performance. The LGB is passionate about education and committed to continuous school improvement to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The role of a parent local governor
As a parent local governor, you’ll work with the LGB to ensure it effectively carries out the duties referred to above. You’ll also play a vital role in ensuring that the LGB is connected with, and is aware of the views of, parents and the local community.

To be a parent local governor you should have:
• A strong commitment to the role and to improving outcomes for children.
• Good inter-personal skills, curiosity, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.
• The specific skills required to ensure the governing board delivers effective governance.

Being a parent local governor can be demanding but very rewarding. All local governors serve a three-year term of office and under usual circumstances, can expect to spend between 10 and 20 days a year on governance duties. These include:

-attending meetings of the LGB, usually outside of school hours and contributing to LGB business;

-reading reports and papers and keeping up to date on the progress that the school is making; and

-visiting the school from time to time during the school day.

You will have to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and sign the local governors’ Code of Conduct. A copy of the Code of Conduct, Role Description and more information about the LGB can be found on LGB’s pages of the school’s website.

We have a supportive induction process which will enable a period of settling into the role.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for the role, please email the Headteacher sam.aiston@bow.318education.co.uk by Friday 26th April.

You should also include a personal statement (approximate 250 words) to support your application. We encourage candidates to be succinct when setting out the skills, experience and attributes that they can bring to the LGB to support their application. Nominations of other parents will be accepted, but please seek their prior consent.

Applications/nominations can only be accepted from parents or carers who have children registered at the school on the day that nominations close. If we receive more applications/nominations than there are vacancies, an election will be carried out. We will inform you after the nomination deadline if we have to do this.

If you have any queries about this process or would like to find out more about the role, please contact the Chair of the LGB, Phil Wilson phil.wilson@318education.co.uk or the Headteacher Sam Aiston sam.aiston@bow.318education.co.uk

Yours sincerely,
Phil Wilson
Chair of the LGB Headteacher

Bingo Night

What a brilliant community Bingo night, a game for all ages!  Eyes down and Look in!  We’ll definitely be holding another one soon.

Thank you for coming.

 

Grandparents Afternoon Tea

We all spent a lovely afternoon with our Bowbrook Grandparents and Great- Grandparents.  The children baked delicious cakes ready for the afternoon tea and afterwards gave personal tours around the school.  They did such a great job! The children are learning about the past and present and comparing their lives now to those their grandparents lived when they were small. It was great to hear the discussions taking place and some even brought old photographs in to share.  We are so glad we could give this opportunity of quality time to our extended families.  Thank you to all our families for coming along.

Special Lunch Menu

On Thursday 1st February to celebrate Chinese New Year we will have a special lunch menu

Heroes in the community

We’ve had a super week with visits from Search & Rescue, the school nurses and a firefighter! We learnt how to keep ourselves safe and what to do if we find ourselves in danger.  What a brilliant start to our Heroes in the Community week!

 

Thinktank Birmingham

We love leaving Shropshire behind and Reception children had a brilliant day out to Thinktank in Birmingham! 💡
We made comparisons between the city & our town before we even arrived at the museum! We loved seeing the tall cranes and skyscraper buildings. 🏗️
Followed by exploration of the human body and the natural world, a play in Mini Brum (the role play village) and challenges set for us in the Imagination Playground – it really was the perfect day. ⭐️

So, what next?
Our children were clearly inspired by Mini Brum so watch this space gor Mini Bowbrook coming soon!

#schoolofopportunity

Three Kings Celebration

How lovely it was to join Mia and celebrate Los Reyes Magos.  This celebration in Mexico takes place on January 6 and honors the Three Wise Men or Magi who came to bring baby Jesus gifts after his birth.  We read a book to help us learn information about what and why people celebrate. We then had a delicious treat of a piece of Roscon de Reyes cake where someone found a hidden baby Jesus.

Daisy the Dog

Today we welcomed Sarah and her ‘therapy dog’, Daisy May.
The children were taught about what is required to care for a dog and the joy it can bring to people. Everyone, including Daisy May had a great time.  We will be seeing a lot more of her in the coming months.

 

Panto Time

What a great way for Dragonflies Class to end the term!  A trip to Theatre Severn to watch Brad Fitt and the cast in Jack and Beanstalk.  We had a great time!  #schoolofopportunity

 

Coleham Christmas Parade

We had a wonderful time visiting our friends at Coleham Primary School for their Christmas Parade.  We loved seeing all the characters and animals from the Christmas nativity story.

 

Dear Santa

An exciting trip for our Nursery children, Caterpillars Class who visited the theatre to watch Dear Santa! It was the perfect theatre experience for our little ones!

Nativity Dates

Save the Date!

Our Nativity Shows featuring Nursery and Reception children will take place on Wednesday 6th December.

Showings will be at 1:30 pm and 5:30pm for all parents/carers/relatives.

There is no need to book, simply turn up ready for the performance.

Can your child please return to school at 5:15pm for the evening performance (you can drop them off if you are not watching the evening performance)

Class Teachers will communicate with you about any costume requirements.

 

Coming up next week

Next week we look forward to our Nursery Rhyme Week.  Rhyming and awareness of Rhythm helps develop speech and early reading skills so it’s important we get involved with this initiative.

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers into school for Tuesday’s Stay and Play.

For Tuesday’s Fancy Dress the children are welcome to bring in £1 to support Children in Need next week.

Coming Up Diwali Celebration Day

On Friday 10th November we will be celebrating Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights in school.

We’ll be having a special themed lunch that day.

Our Grand Opening

What a day!  Thank you to so many of you who came to support us and watch Georgia and Finley cut the ribbon and officially open Bowbrook Primary School.  Such an historic moment!  Thank you to Shropshire Council, the 3-18 Education Trust, the DFE and our friends at Keystone Academy for joining us.  The rain didn’t dampen our spirits and we were so proud to spend time with our families and our new school community.  We all had a great time!  Here’s to the first of many community events!

 

Bakers lend a hand

At Baking Club this week the children made Rocky Road tray bakes for our Grand Opening on Saturday. Well done Dragonflies, they’ll go down a treat!

Safari Park Trip

Caterpillar & Dragonflies are off to West Midlands Safari Park.

To complement this term’s big question “Where will my shoes take me?”. The children have shown a keen interest in animals, with this in mind we are taking them to the safari park.

The visit will take place on Friday the 6th of October, departing school at 9.15am and returning around 3.15pm. If we encounter any significant delay on our return journey, we will do our best to keep you informed.

The cost for this trip is £24.50, which includes the cost of entry, transport and insurance. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip, further communication about payment will be sent over the new few days. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

Nursery children will need to bring a packed lunch, Reception children will be provided with a packed lunch. All children will need to bring water bottles. Please also ensure that they wear school uniform and have a lightweight coat with them. We will not be visiting the souvenir shop so no additional spending money is required.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Our Grand Opening Event

Don’t forget it is our Grand Opening event on Saturday 30th September.  Please invite all of your neighbours, friends and family so we can make it a day to remember!

We will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches at the front of school at 1:00pm before we move around to the back of school for all the fun of the fair.

Bowbrook Bakers

Mrs Woosnam’s Baking Club started this week and we got to use our Design & Technology room for the first time! What brilliant little chefs they were 👩‍🍳 👨‍🍳

Our First Day video

What an historic moment!  Thank you to all our families and children for a wonderful first day.

 

Grand Opening

We will be celebrating our new school at our Grand Opening event!

Put the date in your diaries and invite all your friends and relatives.

Our lovely Administrator

If there is anything at all you need help with please reach out to Sarah.  Sarah will be outside each morning and evening to answer any questions you may have.

You can also reach her on our new school phone number 01743 816891

Sarah is also our master baker! What a fabulous cake and goody bags she made for our first day at school.

Meet Doug

You will get used to seeing Doug around as he helps us with digital media and branding.  He produced our First Day at School video.

We are really lucky to have him, he’s fantastic at capturing smiling faces and also designed our school logo and website.

Our logo shows the meadows and brook surrounding our school and the butterfly symbolises our children spreading their wings in the world around them.

Some fun facts about Doug:  he can build anything! He designs and makes theatre props, restores old cars and has a love for retro biscuits!

 

Headteacher Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had a fantastic start to life at Bowbrook. The children, parents and staff have been tremendous and there are so many exciting times ahead. We have had a few teething problems from payment systems to leaking toilets but this is to be expected and has had no impact on the provision for the children.

We are priding ourselves on being a school of opportunity and want our children to have a wealth of experiences that are exciting, fun and also takes them out of their comfort zone. We have put a calendar out of some of the activities we have planned and there will be many more to come.

Next Friday (22nd September) we are welcoming parents to come into the classrooms after pick up and have a wander around the classrooms and whole school at your leisure.

Please get in touch if there are any issues or feedback. Have a great weekend.

Mr Aiston

 

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