Events

PTA Summer Sizzle

The PTA Summer Sizzle will now be starting at 11am due to the England football match. Enjoy!

Korfball Championship

My Day at The Copperbox – Playing in the U11’s Schools National Korfball Finals One thousand children from 57 schools across the country took part in the National Schools Korfball Championship. The top 8 schools including Balgowan (Jacob 4SJ, Amelie 5EC, Tom 6WS, Lewis 6CR, Emi 6CR, Bryony 6CR, Bella 6CR, Jasper 6WS and Jude 6AC) all competed in the finals at the Copperbox, in the   Olympic Park on Saturday 12th May. We arrived at The Copperbox and met with our coaches Natalie Moore and Bill Berry from Bromley Korfball Club. It was amazing to be at such a famous venue but a bit daunting as there were lots of people there. We got to run onto the courts in

Swimming

On Saturday 9th June Beckenham Swimming Club took part in the first round of the Kent Junior League. They competed against 5 other clubs and came second to Sevenoaks by a tiny 6 points (the third team were nearly 100 points behind them) it was great swimming all round. Five pupils from Balgowan took part; Alex from Yr 6 and Louise, Isabelle, Olivia and Ted all from 5EC. It was a brilliant, noisy, fun night. Well done all!

Cricket

Earlier this month, Balgowan took 2 teams to the Bromley Schools Cricket Competitions held locally in the borough. On Tuesday 5th June, it was the turn of the girls. They played very well together and improved as the day went on, and went on to finish the competition in 3rd place out of 24 teams – well done girls: Rihanna, Hannah, Claudia, Isobel, Issy, Louise, Nell and Monica. On Thursday 7th June, it was the boys turn. Up against some tough opposing teams the boys played amazingly well as a team and discussed strategies to help them in their games. They finished 2nd in their group – well done boys: Johnny, Archie, Myles, Ed, Toby, Ben, Duncan and James.

Year 6 Netball

On Tuesday 19th June, we took 2 girls Y6 Netball teams to a tournament held at Hayes Secondary School. The girls played incredibly well and their superb shooting and great teamwork skills were commented on and highly praised by the staff running the tournament. Our teams finished in 3rd place and 6th place overall – well done to all the girls! Katie, Bella, Isabella B, Carla, Callie, Hannah, Elsie, Esme, Isobel B, Isobel L, Genevieve, Bryony, Isobel C, Emi and Mimi. Mrs Bassett

Mighty Netballers Take London by Storm

Carla Forsyth (C), Jasper Brooks, Alexia Moren-Rosado, Genevieve Alcock, Bryony Hart, Luca Tunon (vice-captain) and Alex Hillier-Taylor made up Team Bromley for the High-5 Netball Finals day at the 2018 London Youth Games.

Sports Relief 2018

On Friday 23rd March we celebrated Sport Relief at Balgowan. Reception and KS1 classes took part in a sponsored ‘Bounceathon’ – non-stop bouncing on a giant bouncy castle for 6 hours! KS2 classes visited the field where a huge 150 ft inflatable army assault course had been set up. The pupils challenged themselves and raced against their friends (and even some teachers!). A great time was had by all pupils and lots of sponsorship money has come in already, well done to all pupils.

Easter Cake Stall and Easter Egg Raffle in support of Cancer Research UK

  4NS Easter Cake Sale is on tomorrow, Tuesday, on the KS2 playground after school. We are raising money for Cancer Research UK as part of our ‘Make a Difference Challenge’ There will also be an Easter Egg Raffle. Please join us in raising funds for this worthy cause.

02 Concert – What a night to remember!

Young Voices at the O2 Arena What a Night! The senior choir, along with over 7000 other children, wowed their friends and family at the Young Voices concert on the 6th February. The parents were luckily given amazing seats this year and were able to see first hand the enjoyment and passion the children have for singing and performing.  The children behaved very well and really gave it their all for the whole day. Well done to all involved.

Indoor Athletics

On Thursday 18th January, we took a team of 18 Y5 and Y6 pupils to Langley Park Boys School to compete in the Bromley Schools Indoor Athletics Competition. There were 18 schools competing against each other in both track and field events. All of the pupils enjoyed the event and we were proud that we saw such positivity and teamwork from all children. After all events had finished and the scores were counted, Balgowan finished the competition in 3rd place. A big well done to the team: Alexia, Claudia, Amelie, Esme, Bryony, Isobel, Gabriella, Rhianna, Naomi, Jasper, Alex, Matthew, Jed, Luca, Darrel, Michail, Tom and Jude.  

PTA ‘Sunday Funday’ Movie Afternoon – Sunday 19th November

The PTA is on a roll – we are delighted to offer you yet another new event! Tickets are now on sale for our first ever PTA ‘Sunday Funday’ Movie afternoon, on Sunday 19th November.  Drop your kid(s) off for 2 hours at the school hall whilst you crack on with the Christmas shopping! Our first movie is Snoopy & Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie (certificate U).  Dream big and laugh along with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang. Kids can bring a cushion and come in their onesies, or just come along as they are. There is a choice of two screenings: 12.30 – 2.30pm OR 3pm – 5pm Ticket prices are £6 each

Parents’ Forum (Maths) – Wednesday 22nd November

All parents are welcome at our Parents Forum on Wednesday 22nd November at 6:30pm in the school hall.  This forum will cover Maths Mastery for Reception to Year 3 children, and will also cover the calculation policy for Years 1 to 6.

Maths Quiz Club Area Heat

On Thursday 15th June, Balgowan entered two Year 6 teams into the ‘National Mathematics Inter-School Quiz Championship: Area Heat.’ Arriving at the competition, we found out that there was 12 teams all competing for 1st place and a guaranteed place in the National Semi-Finals. The Quizmaster told a few maths ‘jokes’, explained the rules and then we got underway. There was 40 questions in total – each having more or less value depending on the difficulty. Dramatic music was played and 30 seconds was given for each question, really ramping up the pressure. Both teams started well, answering the first 7 or 8 questions without fault. Unfortunately, the boys then lost a few points but stayed within touching distance of

Balgowan Book Week 2017

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

World Autism Week

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.

Summer Fair