Congratulations to our Bowker Vale Students

What a wonderful email to receive from Sensei Gary Bohm. Congratulations to our amazing students who have done so well!

Dear Mrs. Jacques,

I am pleased to congratulate and compliment our Taijutsu members from Bowker Vale Primary School. They are an extraordinary group who are friendly, curious, respectful and always ready to learn.

Well done to the following students, who have achieved these steps in their learning just before Easter:

Yannis (4P) – One tab on his orange/yellow belt

Joshua (4P) – Orange/Yellow Belt

Nora (3A) – Orange/Yellow Belt

Evelyn (3A) – White/Yellow Belt

Abel (2) – White/Yellow Belt

Noor (3A) – White/Yellow Belt

Lilly-Grace (6) – White/Yellow Belt

Abigail (nursery) – White Belt

Please see attached a picture from the grading event. Kind regards,

Sensei Gary Bohm

Science After School Club

The science club had a fantastic time exploring cornflower slime. There is lots of science going on in this simple experiment. Cornflour is made up of lots of tiny starch particles and when it is mixed with water, the starch particles become suspended in liquid as the water moves in between them. The children found out that when they moved their fingers slowly through the mixture, it acted like a liquid. When they punched it or squeezed it, it behaved like a solid.

The Science bit!

Gardening Teams Harvest and sale

After several months of hard work during lunchtimes and after school – some of our vegetables had grown wonderfully over the summer holidays and we had so much, we decided to sell it after school.

Here are some phots from before the summer – and then after- so you can see the difference!

Thank you to all the children at lunchtimes who have helped with planting, weeding and watering to keep our veggies happy and healthy! We are hoping to continue through most of the winter and get ourselves ready for spring planting again!

Walk into the Weekend #3

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits today! 11 children joined our walking bus, along with Mrs Jacques, Miss Thomason and Buddy! We even fed the ducks and geese this morning! The club is helping working parents, helping keep cars away from school at drop off time and giving the children a positive, fit and healthy start to the day. If you would like to register, please speak to the office.

Walk into the Weekend #2

Our second morning ‘walking bus’ club took place again today. We met our group at 8.05am in the Heaton Park car park by Sheepfoot Lane, donned High-vis jackets and attached a new pedometer to ourselves to count our steps.

The group took it in turns to walk Buddy on the lead and we learned what to do when other dogs were around.

Everyone had a little play on the park and then we arrived ready for the start of the day just before 8.40am.

Would anyone else like to join the group? It’s a help for working parents and carers as you can drop the children off at 8.10am and we will walk them to school for you!

Please contact the office if you would like a place.