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.
All schools have their own unique identity and we believe that at our school we have created a caring, supportive and family orientated environment that encourages our children to learn and develop and ‘be the best that they can be’.
Our talented staff use their expertise and experience to extend the opportunities for our children both in the classroom and in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, visits and activities.
Our strong and committed Governing Body fully supports the school in providing the best possible educational opportunities for all. The school is very well supported by the parents and the local community.
We have a large school site with excellent indoor and outdoor provision, including a Design Technology Cooking area and ICT suite with idesk solutions. We also have an Adventure Playground and a newly refurbished playground area with lots of new equipment. During the summer we have had the new Year 2 Zebras class refurbished and all of the corridors painted and a section refurbished too ~ school looks great!
We are very proud of our school community and hope that you enjoy finding out about our school; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Birkwood said goodbye to Mr. Fielding in a Special Assembly dedicated to him to thank him for his wonderful work at our school! Mr. Fielding enjoyed a fabulous performance from the Years 5 and 6 Gymnastics Team and enjoyed receiving some beautiful presents and a fabulous Thank You Card! Mr. Fielding was a great inspiration to many of our children, especially in Sport and Dance and his work will be remembered fondly. Thank you to all of the parents and Governors who were able to attend the Special Assembly – and of course – Thank You Mr. Fielding! After the Assembly, Mr. Fielding wasn’t surprised to learn that the Gymnasts have qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals following their fabulous routine which they performed at Barnsley Gymnastics Club. Well done to them!
A wonderful week for Year 4 (check out their Mining Homework) was completed by the announcement of the Headteacher’s Superstar Award. The winner has shown great determination in her work – notably Poetry and has really improved her presentation and handwriting! A lovely tribute was provided by Miss Lawrence in Special Assembly! Well done – we’re all very proud of you and your award!
Well done to both the Hawks and the Eagles who have had a fabulous time at Poppy’s Café in Cudworth. Year 1 are really enjoying learning about our wonderful village and were entertained superbly by the staff at Poppy’s. They enjoyed a sandwich, a drink and a bun as well as some wonderful variations on a cup of coffee! Many thanks to the staff at Poppy’s who welcomed us so kindly – the children had a wonderful time!
Year 6 have enjoyed using ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’ by Mem Fox as our latest stimulus for a Philosophical Enquiry! All staff at Birkwood worked with Professor Barry Hymer to examine the role of Critical and Creative Thinking at Birkwood – parents and friends look out – one of our favourite subjects has become even more high profile and you are sure to be questioned!
Many thanks to our very own School Governor Father David for visiting us to discuss the period of Lent. Father David explained the importance of Ash Wednesday to the Christian Faith. He also presented our Year 6 Star with ‘Author of the Week!’ Thank you yet again Father David for your time in school!
Our Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Team provided us with a fabulous treat in Assembly as they performed a Dress Rehearsal of their latest routine. The routine is for the Team Barnsley Event where we are in the ‘Advanced Category’ due to three members of our team enjoying Gymnastics in ‘Out of School’ Clubs! They were wonderful. Many thanks to Mrs. Porter for her Coaching, Choreography & Costume Work! Also thanks to Mrs. G White (Chair of Governors) and the parents and friends who were able to support the Gymnasts by attending the demonstration! Good luck for the competition!