School News and Letters
Reception Places Available for September 2021
We have Reception places available for September 2021 (date-of-birth range: 01.09.16 to 31.08.17), at Usher Street and New Cross Street. Our Reception classes are happy and fun, with lots of learning through play. For more details, please see our YouTube videos below and contact us.
Bowling Park on BBC Look North
Here's the excellent Look North report on our Year 6s at Nell Bank. Outdoor education is all about boosting skills, confidence and well-being, and our students had a wonderful day! Thank you to all involved.
In such challenging circumstances, our sincerest thanks to everyone for your hard work. We hope you have a restful half-term break.
Please note that learning packs will be available to collect on Tuesday 23rd February (not Monday). School site re-open for our key worker children on Monday 22nd and remote learning will be based on online activities via our website.
Goodbye to Miss Rhodes
Learning Pack Collection
Well done on completing your last week's home learning! You've all done a great job, we're really proud of you.
You can collect next week's pack on Monday morning, from your usual site at the following times:
Year 5 and 6: 9-10am
Year 3 and 4: 10-11am
Year 1 and 2: 11-12noon
Reception and Nursery children: Please access the Home Learning Menu on our website:
Please return this week's pack, so your teachers can have a look at what you've done and provide feedback.
If you have more than one child in different year groups, please come at your eldest child's time slot and you will be able to collect all necessary learning packs for your family. Don't forget to have your child's class name to hand, as it makes it much easier to find the right pack!
Have a great weekend,
All the team at Bowling Park.
50 things to do before you're 5
Looking for extra activity ideas during lockdown? The '50 things to do before you're 5' project is packed with loads of brilliant suggestions! Lots of them are great for any age.
Let's see how many you can do before school reopens again.
National Lockdown January 2021
Following the Government's announcement yesterday evening, we can now confirm that school will be closed to all pupils, with the exception of vulnerable and key worker children, until February half-term.
Food Bank Thank You!
A huge huge huge thank you to all our families who donated to the Food Bank. Your kind contributions helped families across the city and in our school community.
Staying safe on the internet at home
19th November 2020
Children are spending lots more time online as part of their learning. This is fantastic and we're really enjoying seeing all the brilliant work they've been doing.
We also want to make sure they are staying safe on the internet and know what to do if they see something that makes them feel uncomfortable.
Here are some brilliant links for parents that might help. Have a chat with your children today about what safe internet use is using some of the resources.
If you have any questions or you need help, please let us know.
Our new home learning project
Last half term, we launched our brand-new ‘Home Learning Menu’ which provides suggestions for lots of interesting and exciting learning experiences to be shared at home as a family. Playing together, cooking, walking, painting, visiting friends and family (when local restrictions allow), enjoying a day out and lots more…these are all fantastic ways for children to learn and develop!
Remember that children are learning all the time, not just when they have a pen and paper in their hand. The experiences that they have at home with their families helps them with their learning in school.
To celebrate this, we’re encouraging all our families and children to head over to our YouTube channel where you will find a video of our resident author and storyteller, Richard O’Neill, reading his new story ‘The Lost Homework’. It tells the story of a boy who is so busy preparing for a family wedding that he loses his homework book! Luckily, his teacher points out that he has done lots of learning over the weekend: planning the route and journey time, performing on stage, sewing and painting and many other things.
We would like families to share their experiences of home learning with us. This could be photographs of family days out, videos of children getting creative or pieces of work that children are proud of. Just email your child’s teacher or send in via social media.
Help raise money for school...for free!
11th November 2020
Doing your good deed for the day just got a whole lot easier!
With most shops closed until December, some of us might be heading online to do our Christmas shopping this year. You can help raise money for Bowling Park FOR FREE simply by using the Easyfunding website when you do your shopping.
It works just like other cash back sites that you might have heard of, such as Quidco and Top Cashback, but the bonus is that it raises money for school! It includes loads of websites, such as Ebay, Amazon, Argos, Sainsbury's and lots more.
All you have to do is click the link below, then search for the retailer you would like to use. Complete your shopping as you would normally and EasyFundraising will make a donation to us on your behalf! There is no additional cost to you.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
We have places in Nursery!
Our Nursery at Usher Street and New Cross Street has places for 4 yr old and yr old children. If you are interested in a place for your child, please get in touch on 01274 770270.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
· 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.
If you know a family who might need this information, please share it with them. Thank you.