School of the Week – Bowling Park Primary School
Bowling Park is a three-form, split site school based in Bradford. With children from many different backgrounds, cultures and languages, it makes it all the more important to make learning irresistible. The truth is that it is an exceptionally great place to learn. But don’t just take my word for it; here are the best bits of Bowling Park Primary School…
We have a G.E.M theme which runs throughout school which stands for ‘Going the Extra Mile’.
Our blog can be found at http://bowlingparkprimary.net
Brand New for 2015!
Our very own Science Lab based on the Usher Street site with our Scientist in Residence expert! http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11538051.New_state_of_the_art_science_lab_for_Bowling_Park_Primary/
Check out our science blog page http://science.bowlingparkprimary.net/
“It was funny when the water went through the tissue paper because it splashed all over!” Year 2 pupil
Visits from the Experts
We regularly have experts in to work with us such as artists, poets and actors.
Year Four learned about the World Wars through art and poetry as supported by Dave Hulston and Andy Tooze. Check out their ‘Memory Zones’ project http://year4.bowlingparkprimary.net/2014/11/13/memory-zones/
“I learned a lot and really thought about the words for my poem. It was great fun, especially when we shared our work at the Bolling Hall exhibition.” Year 4 pupil
We are lucky enough to have our own Parental Involvement Worker, who runs all kinds of clubs, activities and communication between home and school!
“I have found the Computer Class really useful.” Parent
Computing, Digital Leaders and Blogging
We are keen to use technology throughout school and have our 2015 Digital Leaders, who will be responsible for ensuring that it is used effectively and that people know how to use it, including staff. http://computing.bowlingparkprimary.net/
New to English
As we serve a large community where English is not the primary language, we have our own team of teachers to help us. We even have our own minibus to help transport us between sites and on trips. http://newtoenglish.bowlingparkprimary.net/
Attendance has risen greatly over the past 7 years and it is rewarded by things including trips. In order to make learning as exciting as possible, we go on lots of trips, have lots of visitors and ‘get stuck in’.
For a summary of ‘best bits’ visit; http://info.bowlingparkprimary.net/learning-highlights/
“My favourite thing is going on trips!” Reception pupil
“The best thing about Bowling Park is using the iPads and netbooks for work.” Year 5 pupil
“Bowling Park is fun, magical and I will be sad to leave.” Year 6 pupil