Headteacher update

Just two weeks to go until we break up. This is a wonderful time of the year and so exciting for our children. Thankyou to all the people who came to our Christmas Fair – we love our community and we will be looking to arrange many more events next term.

We have been discussing plans for the future and the plan is to grow the school one year group at a time. We believe that this will enable us to build our teaching team gradually, continue the strong relationships that we have built with our families whilst building an exciting and challenging curriculum.

We are making plans for next term and will be looking at real life heroes. We will be inviting members of our community into school to talk about their roles in society.  As well as this we will be having lots of fun and ensuring that we are a ‘school of opportunity’.

I will see plenty of you next week when we welcome you in for our Nativity. This is always a great event and I am sure you are looking forward to us as much as we are.


In Assemblies we have been talking about teamwork. We have discussed examples from the animal kingdom including penguins, killer whales, meerkats and geese.

The children are really progressing in terms of co-operating and achieving a common goal.

Headteacher update

The Christmas build up has started.

Nativity practice is underway; there’s nothing better than hearing the children singing when you are in a school and I know that our first ever Nativity is going to be wonderful.

We are getting a Christmas tree delivered next week and we will be switching the lights on next Friday evening and would love it if you are able to pop along for a mulled wine with us all.

Projects that we have on the go at the moment include the library and our outdoor area outside the classroom. Plans have been drawn up, resources ordered and work will be underway shortly.

We had our first school photographs done this week with mixed results. There are some beautiful pictures that I am sure parents will love and there are some staff ones that will be going in the bin!

Christmas Events at Bowbrook

Christmas Events

Dear Parents/Carers,We are excited to share this years Christmas Events with you.

Friday 1st December

Please send your children to school in non-uniform. Children are welcome to wear Christmas Jumpers, to get in the festive mood, or anything else they like. In return we ask for you to bring in donations of shop bought cakes for us to sell at our Christmas light switch on.

In the evening from 5-7pm we have a very special guest coming to switch the lights on. We will have lots of lovely stalls for you to buy Christmas gifts, face painting, nail art, crafts and much more. Fodderbox will be selling woodfired pizzas & the bar will be open selling a range of drinks and cakes. Everyone is welcome, so please ask friends and family to join us.


Saturday 2nd of December

Please join Mrs Madden and Mrs Woosnam for our Movie morning. You can drop your child off from 10am-12 for Christmas movies, snacks and drinks. This will give you the opportunity to hit the shops childfree. You can book your childs place through Arbor, tickets are £6.



Wednesday 6th December

Come and watch our Nativity Shows featuring Nursery and Reception children. 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 5pm for the evening performance (you can drop them off if you are not watching the evening performance).

Costumes will be provided for all children.


Thursday 7th December

National Christmas Jumper Day. This is completely optional and if you wish to send your child to school in a Christmas Jumper there is a suggested donation of £1 which will be going to Save The Children.


Tuesday 12th December at 2:00pm

Our children have been invited to Colehams Christmas Parade. The children will be watching a Christmas Parade in the Coleham school grounds.  The staff  at Coleham have worked really hard to put this event on. It will create magical memories that will last a lifetime  We have 1 small request:

Please keep this a secret from your children, we won’t be talking about this in school so mums the word!


Wednesday 13th December

Caterpillar’s are off to Theatre Severn to watch Dear Santa.

The bus will depart school at 10.10am and return at 12.15pm.

The cost of this trip is £16.50, 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. 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.

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.#


Thursday 14th December

The children and staff will enjoy Christmas Dinner together. Then the children will have an afternoon of fun and games at our Christmas party. Please send your child to school in party clothes for the day.


Friday 15th December

Dragonflies are off to Theatre Severn to watch this years panto which is Jack & The Beanstalk.

The bus will depart school at midday and return at 3.30pm please note this means a slightly later pickup on this day.

The cost for this trip is £16.70 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. 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.

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.

Due to the the timings, all children will be provided with a school packed lunch on this day.


Breaking up for Christmas

Our last day in school will be Friday 15th December and we return to school on Wednesday 3rd January.

We are really looking forward to the festive period and making sure the children have lots of opportunities to celebrate and have fun. We cant wait for our first Christmas at Bowbrook.



Book Fair

We are having a Book Fair in school from 27th to 30th November. This is a chance to come and purchase some books for your children whilst raising some money for the school.


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.

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.

Bowbrook Book Fair

Please join us after school at our book fair which will be running 3.20-3.45pm Monday 27th November- Thursday 30th November.

You will be able to have a good look at the books we have on offer and the opportunity to purchase any books you might like.


It will be a cashless Fair. You are able to pay for any books purchased through the following link:

Parent payments – Scholastic Book Fairs

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Headteacher update

What a fantastic week this has been. We started Monday with yoga and mindfulness in our dance studio and ended the week covered in mud at Forest school at Inside Out.

It has been Nursery Rhyme week and it has been action packed. We have been using green screens, visited Shrewsbury museum, dressed up, had the parents in for stay and play as well as having a visit from Reverend Charlotte.

We also had another show around school for parents of children looking to join us next September. We have had a great deal of interest which shows the reputation we are creating for ourselves in the community. This is down to the hard work of our staff who have been incredible and are providing so many wonderful opportunities to supplement the children’s learning.

We still have spaces in our Nursery so please get in touch if you are interested. Funding begins in the term after your child’s third birthday.

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to next week which promises to be action packed once again!

Sam Aiston

Harvest Assembly

We performed some Harvest songs for our parents and carers today. We sang a couple of the classics and some that we have learned with Mrs Porrett. We used Makaton to accompany some of our songs.

Thanks to everyone for your support. We are proud of our little superstars!

Headteacher’s update

We have had a lovely first week back in school.

There has been a really calm atmosphere this week. I am pretty sure this will not be the case as we lead up to Christmas. This half term is such a magical time in a primary school and all the staff are really excited for it.

We have had our first Parents’ Evening this week and the feedback from parents and staff was great to hear (although conversations went on longer than expected so timings were not great). I feel that everyone enjoyed sharing the successes of the year so far.

We have been back swimming this week and it really is such a brilliant experience to see the children ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’. It will be something that we will  be looking to continue further on in the year and as the children go through school.

We have Nursery rhyme week, nativities and visits to the theatre as well as a range of visitors in an action packed half term. It is is going to great!

Enjoy the weekend.


Sam Aiston

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.

Headteacher update

What a first term. I can’t believe that the first 8 weeks is over.

We have an incredible time and whilst we will enjoy our week off, we are excited for the next half term and the run up to Christmas.

We are immensely proud of the school, the culture, the community we are creating. I know this is just the beginning but so many things are in place to ensure this school provides a fantastic education to our young learners.

Looking back through all our posts, I am thrilled to see the opportunities that the children have had. We will sustain this and live up to the ‘school of opportunity’. The children have made great progress in a short space of time. Their reading, writing and maths has progressed extremely well and the books, data and observations reflect this. However, what is harder to measure is the children’s progress in their personal, social and emotional development but we can see how this has developed and we are so proud of our little ones.

Have a great half term everyone.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday.

Sam Aiston

New bikes and trikes

Our new bikes and trikes have arrived and the children can’t wait to try them out.

They are great for burning off energy whilst working on balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness.

Office Reminders

Parents have been sent appointments for parents evening. Please contact Sarah in the office if you are unable to attend your allocated slot.

A reminder that afterschool clubs have now finished. Clubs for next half term will be added to Arbor over the next few days. You will be able to book and pay for afterschool clubs on Arbor when they are released next week.

The children are off to the Pumpkin Farm on Tuesday morning. Please remember to bring forest school clothes.



Headteacher’s update

Hope everyone has had a great week despite the awful weather. It has not stopped us getting out and about in the community and we have had Forest school, swimming and walks in the community to support our learning in the classroom.

I can’t believe that we have nearly finished our first half term. It has been action packed and makes myself and all the staff excited for next half term and the future of our school.

We had our second Showaround for parents who are thinking about where to send their little ones in September. It is always great to meet and chat with families. I understand that it is a huge decision and I remember my wife and I have all the same questions and concerns when our eldest child was starting school. I think that any child in this area is incredibly lucky as it seems all the schools in our area are lovely places to be educated.

It was great to have Reverend Charlotte come into school this week for an assembly. This will be a regular occurrence and we hope to visit the church next half term.

Next week is the last week before half term. The children are going pumpkin picking and we have a Halloween themed disco after school on Wednesday which should be a lot of fun!

Have a lovely weekend.

Sam Aiston

This week’s certificate winners!

Every week we have a certificate for the children who have not only followed the rules: Be kind, be ready, be safe but who has ‘felt the fear and done it anyway’. Here are this week’s superstars!

Breakfast Club!

Early morning exercise focusing on balance, co-ordination and agility before a big healthy breakfast to set us up for a busy day of learning and fun!

Breakfast club video

Headteacher update

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable week.

This week we have had World Space week and the children have learned a great deal about the planets, our solar system and differences between Earth and Space. We have read about Mae Jemison and how she was inspirational for so many people. We will be looking for a lot more STEM opportunities in the second half of the Autumn term.

We have been running some base line tests across all the areas of Early Years Foundation Stage this half term to ensure all the children receive the best possible support to reach their potential. We are already proud of what our children have achieved in the classroom and we know with the support of our skilled staff, that every child will thrive.

You might have noticed the emphasis we are placing on Makaton to support communication and language in our classes. We are lucky enough to have knowledgeable staff who are currently training some of us to support our little ones.

We still have so many big plans for our school and more deliveries are arriving daily to ensure we have the best facilities possible.

Thank you for your wonderful support.

Sam Aiston

Arbour update

Firstly I would like to thank you for your patience whilst I have been resolving issues with Arbor access. You should now be able to log in to Arbor, to pay for all future clubs and trips.

From Monday the 9th of Octobeplease use Arbor to book before and after school club sessions for your child. You will receive an invoice for all sessions attended before this date.

For parents with children in nursery, you will continue to receive a monthly invoice for Lunch time care and meals, these sessions do not need to be pre-booked through Arbor.

If you have any questions or need any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Kind regards,


Sarah Woosnam

School Administrator

Certificates this week!

Well done to these little superstars on winning a certificate.

Certificates are given out to children who follow our 3 golden rules: Be Kind, Be Ready, Be Safe and also to children who have been brave and overcome their nerves. We are very proud of them!

Headteacher update

Another action packed week at Bowbrook. We had our first Standards Review and our first Governor meeting. The Standards Review is when the CEO and Deputy CEO quality assure the education that we are offering. It was incredibly positive and useful for us. We will soon be seeking Parent Governors to join us and help set the strategic direction for the school. More information about this will follow.

We have our Grand Opening/ Family Fair tomorrow that we are looking forward to. Hopefully we get good weather and we all have a great time.

The children have been swimming again this week and have been to Inside Out. They have also been visited by an illustrator and Reverend Charlotte. We are committed to ensuring that they get a wealth of opportunities.

Have a great weekend.

Sam Aiston

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.

Headteacher update

Our second week has been fantastic. Our children have started swimming and began a range of After school clubs. We are encouraging children to take risks (whilst ensuring they are safe!) and take themselves out of their comfort zone and that is what they are doing!

We are well underway with assessing the children’s Reading and Maths ability and producing next steps to ensure they reach their potential.

We are embedding our 3 rules of: Be Kind, Be Ready, Be Safe and we are proud of the attitude of our pupils.

This is a wonderful environment to work in and there is no doubt that the children will thrive. Have a great week.

Sam Aiston

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.