Welcome to the website for Bowmandale Primary School. I hope that this site gives you a good insight into our school and demonstrates our commitment to creating a safe, positive and rewarding environment in which our pupils can learn and grow.
We have high hopes for all our pupils and it is important to us that children enjoy the time they spend here. Our aim is to provide a positive, nurturing learning environment for all children to enable them to achieve their potential and be the best that they can be. We want them to have the best possible start in life and help them to acquire the skills, knowledge, understanding and ambition to prepare them for life beyond the classroom. We want all of our children to achieve their very best.
Statutory information about our school is conveniently collected on our Key Information page.
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This week was World Book Day and everyone made a huge effort as usual to come to school dressed as a book character. There were lots of book related activities going on and many children brought entries for the 'book in a box' competition which were wonderful. The day finished with a 'stay and read' session where parents and carers came to school to read with their children.
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At the beginning of February, we provided a range of activities for Safer Internet Day. Key Stage 2 followed Google's new online safety programme called 'Be Internet Legends', focusing on taking responsibility for their online activities. In Key Stage 1, the children learnt to log on with their own password and Buddy the Dog gave them tips about staying safe online.
Yesterday we had an amazing afternoon at BBC Radio Humberside. As part of our roles as ambassadors, we were taken on a tour around the studios to gain an understanding of the work and commitment of the staff at the BBC. Surprisingly, when we met Sally Fairfax she asked if we wanted to go on live radio – we of course, all agreed. Coincidently, she was discussing with her audience the amount of time children spend online and watching the TV, we became her perfect guests as she was able to interview us. Although we were nervous, we gained confidence throughout our interview and were able to help with the show – it was a great experience.
After we learnt all about the radio and how it is controlled, we went to the filming section and met numerous people that help to produce and present the shows – we were a little star struck when we met Peter Levy! We discussed our role with him and he seemed impressed with the work that we complete here at Bowmandale.
We had an amazing afternoon and learnt what happens behind the scenes, we are hoping to work with David Reeves to create our own Digital Ambassador film to go on the BBC Radio Humberside's social media sites demonstrating how we keep people safe online both at home and school.
If you have an Apple or Android phone, you can keep up to date via our app.
Parent View is an online service provided by Ofsted which allows parents to give feedback about their child's school. We welcome comments and opinions and encourage parents to use this service.
The Bowmandale app is designed to keep you well informed about your child's life at school. It is a quick and easy way to stay up to date with news, events, curriculum information, contacts details and the like, and offers the benefit of instant alerts and reminders.
The Bowmandale app is available to download for free for Apple and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play - just search for 'Piota Schools' and then search for and select 'Bowmandale' when you open the app. Friends and relatives are welcome to download the app too.