Updates

Monday 18th March, 2024

Science week

We have loved predicting, investigating and experimenting this week. We had Supersonic Sue come and visit us and went to Priory Secondary school to take a look at their laboratories and carry out various experiments. Science is so much fun

Science Week (youtube.com)

Thursday 14th March, 2024

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 22nd March.

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

Saturday 9th March, 2024

The Bunny Bop Disco

Saturday 9th March, 2024

World Book Week

Another wonderful week celebrating all things books. We have had workshops, secret storytellers, dressing up, illustrator visits and much much more!

 

 

Thursday 7th March, 2024

Mother’s Day

The most wonderful Mother’s Day afternoon celebrating our amazing Mums. We had flowers, coffee and cake – the perfect combination.

Thankyou to Debbie for coming and showing us how to arrange our flowers beautifully and giving us some top tips. We had such a lovely time!

Sunday 3rd March, 2024

Around the World week

We had an incredible week with visitors teaching us about Spain, India, Anguilla, Gambia, France, Italy and Canada.
Take a look at some of the highlights:

Thursday 29th February, 2024

World Book Day Lunch Menu

Friday 9th February, 2024

Lunch Menu for Summer

A new menu for after half term.

Friday 2nd February, 2024

Fun in the mud at Inside Out!

This afternoon we had a wonderfully muddy time at Inside Out. Mud soup, mud pie and mud cakes were all on the menu. We also made bird feeders for the little ones

to take home. We loved being outdoors!

Friday 26th January, 2024

Visit from the police

We had an amazing visit from two police officers this week. The children heard all about the role of our police and then had the opportunity to explore lots of the equipment, have a look inside the police car and then even try fingerprinting and collecting evidence. Our Heroes in the community theme has been inspirational for our Dragonflies and Caterpillars.

Wednesday 24th January, 2024

Special Lunch Menu

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

Thursday 18th January, 2024

Visit from Doctor Hamza

Doctor Hamza came to visit us today as part of helping us understand the roles people have in society. The children loved it and were given their own doctor’s kit to take home!  Thank you

 

Sunday 10th December, 2023

Nativity

Thankyou to everyone who came along to support our Nativity performances this week. The children loved having you there and it was magical to share this as a community. We are so proud of our children for ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’.

Sunday 10th December, 2023

Serving the community

At Bowbrook we are determined to be the focus of our wonderful community and want to share the incredible resources that we have. It was a pleasure to host the Brain tumour support group’s Christmas party in our hall.

Sunday 10th December, 2023

Imagination Playground

After experiencing this equipment for the first time at Shrewsbury Museum we purchased this for our children. It is great for their physical development but also to enable them to become critical thinkers and designers and solve problems. We all love it too!

Sunday 3rd December, 2023

Christmas Fair

Thank you for everyone who came to our Christmas Fair! It was lovely to see our families.

 

Wednesday 22nd November, 2023

We love Science at Bowbrook

‘Supersonic Sue’ the scientist came to visit us today to explore light.

We saw how the electricity in a Plasma ball lit up a bulb, held special beads tight that changed colour when exposed to the light, made glow in the dark slap bands to keep us safe, and wore special ‘rainbow’ glasses that let us see all the colours in light.

At the end we made Polymer that changes colour in the light!

It was great fun observing, describing, asking questions and making something new. What great scientists we are!

Friday 17th November, 2023

Stay and Play

We had a great time with our parents and carers at our Nursery Rhyme stay and play. We love having our families in school and the children love showing off what they have been learning.

Friday 17th November, 2023

Using green screens

We used green screens to retell the story of Humpty Dumpty. The children enjoyed using the I-pads and were able to retell the story with pictures.

Friday 17th November, 2023

Shrewsbury museum

As part of Nursery Rhyme week we visited Shrewsbury Museum. Our Nursery Rhyme today was Hickory Dickory Dock. The children had to follow clues to find Maximo Mouse. We worked as a team and followed the trail to find him.

We also had some Maximo Mouse snacks too before exploring the Imagination playground. Another day of communication and language being at the heart of our learning.

Friday 17th November, 2023

Delivery to the foodbank

Following our Harvest festival, we took all our donations to the food bank in Coleham.

Mr Aiston had to have some helpers as there was so much to carry thanks to the generosity of our parents.

Monday 13th November, 2023

Yoga with Relax kids

This morning we had Jess from Relax kids in school to do some yoga and mindfulness with the children. We are constantly working on the children’s personal, social and emotional development and they all really enjoyed it and will be looking to do much more of this in the future.

Friday 10th November, 2023

Diwali treats!

We have been learning all about Diwali. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita, made diva lamps and created Mehndi and Rangoli patterns.

The children also loved trying their Diwali sweets brought in by Idhika!

Thursday 9th November, 2023

Jackson Pollock

The new aprons arrived during half term and thank goodness!

We have been experimenting with the painting techniques of Jackson Pollock. We talked about how he dropped, dribbled, dragged, splattered, dripped and drizzled paint to create an abstract painting. It was great fun! We thought our ‘masterpiece’ reminded us of the firework displays that many of us visited over the weekend.

Thursday 9th November, 2023

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.

 

Thursday 26th October, 2023

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.

Thursday 12th October, 2023

Communication and Language in Early Years

At Bowbrook we are using Makaton to support children and young people in their spoken language. It is used alongside spoken language as a visual prompt to support children when communicating their needs and wants. Makaton supports speech and language difficulties, unclear speech, selective mutism, developmental and language disorders and EAL.

Language not only supports a child’s ability to communicate but also allows them to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions and that is why supporting language development in the early years is crucial.