Updates

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.

Monday 9th October, 2023

We are looking for a Parent Governor

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are writing to ask for nominations for the role of parent local governor on our Local Governing Body (LGB).  There are 2 positions to fill.

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 can be found on LGB’s pages of the school’s website.

https://bowbrookprimary.co.uk/home/key-info/governance/

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 Governance Professional, Carole Warner by email by 10am Tuesday 17 October (carole.warner@318education.co.uk).

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 Mr Phil Wilson or the Headteacher, Mr Sam Aiston.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Phil Wilson                                                           Mr Sam Aiston

Chair of LGB                                                               Headteacher

Friday 6th October, 2023

Headteacher update

Where do I start this week?

Thank you so much for all the people who turned up last Saturday for our Opening. The weather was not great but so many people braved it to ensure it was a great success.

Following this, we had our Community Show around on Tuesday and we had many members of the community have a tour of the school and pose some questions for myself and some of the members of the Bowmer and Kirkland team. We are really keen to establish strong links with the people in the surrounding area.

We also had our first Open Morning for potential Reception children this week. Applications open at the start of November and we are hoping that many children want to come and join us.

The children have had another adventurous week and are rounding it off with a trip to the Safari park! I am sure there will be some tired children.

Thank you for your support. Please get in touch if you have any ideas regarding opportunities you want for your children. We are determined to make their experiences amazing!

Sam Aiston

Friday 6th October, 2023

Certificates this week!

Every week some of our children get a certificate for either following our 3 school rules: Be kind, Be Ready, Be safe or for ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’.

Well done to these three superstars this week!

Friday 6th October, 2023

The children love Breakfast Club!

Our children love Breakfast Club. We look to provide a bit of exercise, a range of activities and promote independence skills in the preparation of the food!

Friday 29th September, 2023

Reverend Charlotte visit

Reverend Charlotte paid us a visit today. She introduced herself to the children and spoke about her family. She will be a regular visitor to school and will be teaching the children about her role in the community. The children asked her some super questions!

Tuesday 26th September, 2023

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.

Friday 22nd September, 2023

After school clubs!

These week we have kicked off our After School Clubs. We have had Dance, Cookery, Board Games and Football at the school of opportunity.

     

 

 

Friday 22nd September, 2023

Celebration Assembly

Well done to these 3 little superstars who were given a certificate for being ambassadors for our value of being kind and for also showing bravery and ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’. We are proud of you!

Thursday 21st September, 2023

Dragonflies went swimming!

Our Reception class had their first swimming lesson at Prestfelde school this week. There was a lot of nerves but our children felt the fear and did it anyway. They were very brave and we all ended up having great fun!

Thursday 21st September, 2023

Cooking with Katie from Katie’s Kitchen

Our children had a great time making dove biscuits to celebrate National Day of Peace which links to our school value: Be Kind.

Thank you Katie!

 

Friday 15th September, 2023

Trip to Inside Out

We had a wonderful trip to Inside Out Forest School with Franky this Friday afternoon. We borrowed a mini bus from our friends at Priory Secondary school and had so much fun in the mud.

Wednesday 6th September, 2023

We open tomorrow!!

It’s a surreal feeling but we open our doors tomorrow to the first ever children of Bowbrook Primary and Nursery!!

We are all so calm, happy and excited 😊 😀😀

 

 

 

 

Monday 4th September, 2023

Classroom setting up-day 1

Set up Day 1- Keys handed over and the team busy prepping their classrooms! We’re enjoying every minute.

 

 

Saturday 2nd September, 2023

Building Complete

Our new school is complete and ready for handover to The 3-18 Education Trust on Monday! What an historic moment! Next week staff move in and we have 3 set up days ahead.  We can’t wait!

News Article

Thursday 13th July, 2023

Building our community links

Mr Aiston met up with Reverend Charlotte from the Oxon Parish Church this morning to put in plans for how we can support the pupils, staff and community of Bowbrook.

Monday 3rd July, 2023

Our staff have been checking on the progress and it is looking fantastic!

Our first site visit for the team!
Friday 9th June, 2023

Nursery Spaces Available!

If you would like a place at our fantastic new nursery from SEPTEMBER 2023 then simply get in contact with us via email or phone.

We’re very lucky to have Mrs Forrester and Mrs Madden teaching our Nursery Children. They are highly experienced Early Years Teachers having taught at Coleham, Woodfield and Broseley Primary schools. They have so many opportunities, trips & visits already planned for the children.

Contact Headteacher Sam on 07791368599 or Business Manager Tracy on 07900955032

Email:admin@bow.318education.co.uk

Monday 5th June, 2023

Bowbrook new starters: September 2023

We hope you’re all enjoying this sunny weather! ☀️

Reception children, keep an eye on your postboxes as some very special Bowbrook mail is heading your way. ✉️

Make sure you post a picture in the comments when you receive yours! 🌟

Wednesday 24th May, 2023

Home Visits

Dear Parent/Carer,

It was so lovely to finally meet some of you at the Coleham Craft and Plant Fair.  Thank you so much to those of you that were able to make it.

As a team here at Bowbrook Primary, we are committed to developing happy, healthy and ambitious young learners in a friendly and nurturing environment.

Forms

Thank you to those of you who have returned the School Registration Forms and Parent Questionnaires so we have all the information regarding your child.  If you have not yet done so, please can you return these forms or contact us if you need these to be resent to you.

Here is a reminder of the induction arrangements.

Diary Dates
Dates Induction Event
Thursday 8th June 6:00pm Parents Information Evening @ Coleham School
Thursday 15th June 3:45-5:00pm Family Stay & Play session @ Coleham School
June 2023-dates to be confirmed individually Home visits with Reception Teacher
July 2023-date to be confirmed

Group 1 3:00-4:00pm

Group 2 4:15 -5:15pm

Bowbrook Primary School Tour

 

Thursday 7th – Friday 8th September 8:50am to 3:20pm First week of school

 

 

Parent Information Evening

Can we suggest parents/carers only, rather than children, as the information will be directed at you.   It will be a chance for you to find out more about the Curriculum your children will be following, what your child needs and how you can best prepare them for their exciting next steps.  Please enter Coleham School at the Main Entrance gate.   It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible, but don’t worry if that’s not possible.  I will post the PowerPoint slide show on the website afterwards for you to look at.

Stay and Play session

This is a great informal opportunity for the children to meet and play and for our staff to begin to get to know your child.

Please see a video taster of the even below:

https://youtu.be/NOLOVKDT2ZA

Home Visits

From Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th June, from 9am until 5pm, we are offering a home visit if you would like one.  An opportunity for you to talk one to one with me to discuss your child and school in a place that is familiar to you and them.  For this to be possible we ask that you suggest a preference day and an am or pm time slot.  We will do our best to allocate your preferred time if possible.  It will last approximately 20-30 minutes.  Please complete this form if you would like a Home visit.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=jsPPYiPIp0GTv3qo35-Q0FrOG0WjVvZErfe_hdiUvJdUQ1E0TjhLVklWMDE5V08wR1Q1UUc3R0IwWi4u

Site Visit

Finally, there will be a site tour on Thursday July 20th for us all to see where we will be.  A very exciting part of the induction process!  More details to follow.

I hope this information helps you feel informed, and the events will give an opportunity to ask questions and feel as confident as possible about your child starting School.  I very much look forward to meeting you all soon.

Best wishes

E Davis

Mrs Emma Davis

Reception Class Teacher

 

 

Wednesday 10th May, 2023

Nursery Information Evening

Are you looking for your child to start Nursery from September 2023?

Bowbrook Primary School are opening their brand new Nursery this September for 3 and 4 year olds.

The Nursery will boast fantastic facilities and will be lead by two amazing teachers: Mrs Forrester and Mrs Madden.

If you are interested in finding out more then please come along to to Coleham Primary School on Thursday 18th May at 6pm for an opportunity to meet Sam Aiston, the Headteacher, and the rest of the Early Years’ team.

You can find out more information, chat with Nursery Teachers individually about your child and gain help with the booking forms.