Welcome to Balgowan Primary School
Balgowan is a very friendly, high achieving and heavily oversubscribed academy in Beckenham. There are 678 pupils taught in 22 classes. The academy follows a creative curriculum which is designed to engage and excite all the children whilst also ensuring the acquisition of key reading, writing and mathematical skills…
Children’s author Chris Powling visited Balgowan this week. He shared his extensive experience of being an author as well as his top tips on how to be a writer. His 4 top tips were ideas are everywhere just look around you make notes of your ideas for later use make actions come alive by acting them out read, read and read more
The PTA are delighted to announce that the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday 25th March 10:30am – 1:30pm. The hunt will involve a short trail around the playground and some of the neighbourhood streets and there will be a nice Easter egg reward at the end. The cost is £2.50 per child.
Assessment Information Evening The Assessment Information Evening on 15/3/17 was well attended. The purpose of the presentation was to: Share key curriculum and assessment changes Help parents understand how their children are assessed in school and why To inform parents how the school monitors and tracks the progress of whole year groups, specific groups and individual pupils Explain how provision is allocated to meet the needs of all pupils The Powerpoint slides can be found under the Downloads tab in Useful Documents or download from below:
Amazing Athletics! Langley Boys hosted this year’s Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship. 22 schools took part in the competition. Nine boys and 10 girls represented the Balgowan on the day. The events were split into two categories; track and field. The track events consisted of relay races and sprints. The field events consisted of the chest push, long jump, speed bounce and vertical jump. Notably Charlotte Lambert threw 7.5m, which was the biggest of the day in the girls section. Balgowan ended up finishing in a strong 4th position. Another great achievement. The eventual winners were Harris Crystal Palace.
On week commencing 27th March it will be World Autism Week. To support this the school will be communicating the value of acceptance? and will be sharing with the children that it’s okay to be different. This will be celebrated in assemblies and during PSHE lessons in class.
Tag Rugby: On Tuesday 21st February, Balgowan took three teams to the Bromley Schools’ Tag Rugby Competition – alongside 37 other teams. Each team was drawn into a different group and played four games each. Every team played in the qualifier. The ‘C team’ were undefeated. They won two games and drew two games. They played against Crofton, Pickhurst, Valley and Bickley. Their defence line was very effective which helped them a lot. The ‘B team’ won two, drew one and, sadly, lost one game. Their defence line proved helpful; however, it failed on their last game – resulting in loss. On the positive, they did score some very sneaky tries. The ‘A team’ were definitely the most successful. They
On Friday 24th February, Balgowan welcomed the U17 Netherlands World Champion Korfball Team. Balgowan has a strong link with Bromley Korfball, led by Bill Berry and this is the third year that Netherlands have visited. Year 3 and Bill’s Korfball Club were lucky enough to spend a short time being coached by the magnificent Dutch team.
Tickets are selling fast for the Perky Pete Quiz and Thai curry night on Friday 3rd March. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12.50 and include the usually very raucous quiz and a delicious chicken or vegetarian Thai curry, so organise your team now (up to 8 people) and come along! Don’t worry if you do not have a team, there are usually spaces on teams and we will organise one for you. Please email your team name and members if you know them to firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase tickets and knock the reigning champions off their pedestal, please go to balgowanpta.bigcartel.com Thanks for your ongoing PTA support!