We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and the values we uphold.
Our school is a caring, supportive and family orientated community where we encourage our children to ‘be the best that they can be’. This is achieved within the context of an exciting and relevant curriculum that meets their needs and is underpinned by our School Logo ‘Inspire, Cherish and Achieve Together.’
Our strong and committed Governing Body have made the decision to keep class sizes as small as possible lower down the school in order to ensure high quality support for our youngest children. The entire school has been refurbished over the past 4 years to include the playground and a Trim Train on the large playing field, a purpose built kitchen so that children can cook as part of their learning in Science, Maths and Literacy. A community garden area is soon to be undertaken following successful Big Lottery Grant funding.
We are very proud of our school community; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
With best wishes,
Mrs Julie Allen
‘We are the Champions!’ Our Girls’ Football Team went to Carlton Community College to compete in the Team Activ Competition. We didn’t concede a single goal in 5 games where we won 3 and drew 2! This has put us through to the finals. Amongst our victims were our friends from Brierley and Royston Meadstead. Many thanks to Mr. Campbell for his coaching and to the supporting band of happy parents and friends.
These Tigers got to visit Mrs Allen, this week, to show off their amazing topic work! The children have been investigating what caused Boudicca to rebel against the Romans and what happened afterwards.
Some Tigers have been adapting one of Mr Sandwith’s ‘Projects’ on scratch.mit.edu , this week. The school will soon have its own ‘studio’ on the website where people from around the world can admire ‘Projects’ produced by children from Year 4 Tigers and the rest of the school.
The Tigers’ School Councillors and Class Ambassador proudly posing next to the class’ Aspiration Tree. Each of the Tigers has written down an aim for the Autumn Term which they will evaluate, before adding a leaf for the Spring Term.
Peter Barton from Adopt a Child came to tell us more about the life of the children we sponsor in Guatemala.
Did you know they walk for almost an hour to get their tea from the feeding station?
Did you know that entire families of eight live in one room?
Did you know home is way up high in a village in the mountains?
Did you know they only go to school when parents can afford it?
A wonderful charity supported by a wonderful school!
The Whales and Dolphins worked hard this week to retell the story of George and the Dragon. They worked together to decide on the actions and loved practising the story together! Well done everybody!
Here’s our latest Headteacher’s Superstar Award Winner. He’s from Year 5 and has enjoyed a superb start to the year. He has made really fabulous progress; he always works hard and is growing up into a super young man. Well done on a richly deserved award!
As part of their research about the Vikings, Year 5 have been trying out authentic Viking food. In their Cook-It sessions two groups of children made Viking Mushroom Soup, and Viking Bean Cakes. We all had a taste and decided the mushroom soup was delicious, but the bean cakes with honey weren’t so popular!
We had a wonderful time at our latest School Disco. Our #IncredibleCommunity raised an amazing £290. Many thanks to Mrs. White & all of her team as well as the staff who stayed to make it a wonderful occasion. Mr. Sandwith wore his scary mask all day!