News and Letters

Closure of 5RB (19th October 2020)

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

As a result, we have closed class 5RB at New Cross Street. We took this swift action in line with government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our children, families and staff.

In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Monday 26th October. This means that they will return to school after half term on Monday 2nd November.

You can find more information about this here Closure of 5RB letter

October half-term

We will break up for the October half-term on Friday 23rd October, 3.05pm. School will be closed for one week and will reopen on Monday 2nd November.

Reception ZooLab Visit

Over the past few weeks your child has shown an interest in wildlife. Rather than the children going on a visit, due to COVID restrictions we are inviting the company Zoolab into school on Thursday 12th November 2020 to present an animal workshop to the class. There will be a variety of different animals on show. We would like a contribution of £4 so your child can take advantage of this fantastic experience. Please make this payment via ParentPay.

Closure of 6DW and partial closure of 6MC (13th October 2020)

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

As a result, we have closed all of class 6DW and part of class 6MC at New Cross Street. We took this swift action in line with government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our children, families and staff. The rest of our school at New Cross and Usher Street remains safe and open for all children.

For more information, please read our letter - Closure of 6DW and partial closure of 6MC Letter


Homework is cancelled!

We've made the decision to scrap all homework as research shows that it doesn't help children achieve. Instead, we'd like families to spend the time doing something fun together. There are plenty of ideas in this new Home Learning Menu...

Home Learning Menu

If you've had a Coronavirus test recently, please read this.

If you have had a Coronavirus test, we now require evidence to show whether the test is positive or negative. You should be sent a letter, text or email from the NHS to confirm your result. There are a few ways you can send this to us.

If the test is NEGATIVE:

· Show the test result to a member of staff at the office.

If the test is POSITIVE:

Self-isolate at home and send us a photo or screenshot of your result via one of these two methods.

· Email the photograph or screenshot to office@bowlingpark.school

· Attach the photograph or screenshot to a message on the My Ed app.

For instructions on how to use the My Ed app, please see this how-to guide here.

School dinner price increase

From the end of October 2020, the price of a school dinner will increase to £1.90 per day. This means a full week will be £9.50.

Any questions, please let us know.

Translated Covid-19 guidance

The Government has released translated versions of their Covid-19 guidance. Please click here for Romany, Arabic, Urdu and Polish guides.

ROMANY TRANSLATION

POLISH TRANSLATION

ARABIC TRANSLATION

URDU TRANSLATION

If you know a family who might need this information, please share it with them. Thank you.

P.E. Kit

This is a polite reminder to all families that children must wear P.E. kit for P.E. lessons. You can find more information about what children need for their P.E. lessons here P.E. kit letter

Change to the end of the day routine - NCS only

We're working hard to make sure school is safe from the moment you enter the site to the moment you leave. We think this is working really well so far and we're very thankful for your cooperation and understanding. We're continually reviewing our procedures and making changes where necessary. As such, we've made a small change to the end of the day routine at New Cross Street.

You can find out more information in our letter here End of the day routine letter NCS

Thank you for your continued support.

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