School News and Letters

Story Makers - Bowling Park & Leeds Becket University:

We're thrilled to share that we'll be working with Leeds Beckett University, using drama and storytelling to build our students' language and communication skills. This exciting project is aimed at Years 3 and 4. We are truly looking forward to it.

To read more details in a Yorkshire Post news article, click here.

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.

Reception Places Available For September 2021

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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.

February half-term

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.

Thank you.

Goodbye to Miss Rhodes

At Bowling Park, we're very lucky to have many excellent members of staff. One of those people, whom you will all know, is Miss Rhodes. Miss Rhodes has worked at our school for 12 years and in that time has made a huge difference to the children and families that attend Bowling Park.

We are saddened to announce (but also excited for her!) that Miss Rhodes are been successfully appointed as Principal of a primary school in Leeds! We will miss her very much, and can only thank her for her years of passionate and dedicated commitment to our school.

We're very proud and wish her all the best for the next step in her journey. Due to the pandemic, Miss Rhodes has had to leave Bowling Park earlier than planned but she has asked us to share this good bye letter with you all.

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:

Nursery home learning page

Reception home learning page

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.

'50 things to do before you're 5' website

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.

Remote learning begins from 9am on Tuesday 5th January. Please see our 'Learning From Home' page and our YouTube channel for more details.

Food Bank Thank You!

7th December

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.

Information about our new home learning project

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!

Thank you

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

· 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.





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