The Owls have drawn some self portraits in their sketch books. We looked back on their art work from previous years and were amazed by how much progress they have made.
We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using this 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 by us having an exciting and relevant curriculum that meets our children’s needs and is underpinned by our School Logo ‘Inspire, Cherish and Achieve Together.’
Our high quality learning environments include a Trim Trail on the large playing field, a purpose built kitchen, so that children can cook as part of their learning in Science, Maths and Literacy. Thanks to Big Lottery Grant and Tesco ‘Bags for Help’ funding, we also have a community and sensory garden area where children grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs. In addition, a potting shed and poly tunnel, thanks to Community First Grant funding.
Our strong and committed Governing Body have made the decision to keep class sizes as small as possible in Foundation Stage in order to ensure high quality support for our youngest children.
We also have outstanding provision in our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit with 2 mini-ICT suite areas and excellent outdoor provision.
Due to the demand for places at our school, we had to convert our Library into a classroom, so we bought and converted a Double Decker Reading Bus into an exciting Library resource which the children love!
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 MBE
The Year 2 Foxes are loving their new topic. This week, they spent some time turning themselves into superheroes – look at their logos… can you guess their superhero names?
Look at this wonderful mark making in EYFS! We are so proud of our super writers!
The Sunflowers and Daffodils loved their first P.E lesson! They moved around in different ways and had fun playing the Mr. Men game. They were amazing at getting changed too – well done everyone!
The Sunflowers and Daffodils have settled in beautifully. Look at how much fun they are having in our outdoor learning areas!
Autumn 1 Week 3 final website
Today, we welcomed our friend and Parish Priest, Father David. We enjoyed finding out about the meaning behind each line of ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. Our children are excited to visit Father David at St. John’s to find out more about Christian celebrations over the course of the year.
The Jaguars have enjoyed working together to learn more about place value. We have studied numbers up to 10,000,000, and some of our children identified the values of digits in the decimals! An impressive start to Year 6.
Here’s our first display of the school year which showcases the ‘strangely tasty’ menus from Roman banquets. We are delighted with the quality of our artwork but we’re not keen to sample flamingo with dates or stuffed dormice!
Check out this speedy maths activity using place value skills. Great work from our Year 4 mathematicians.
Karen from the NSPCC visited us today! Karen introduced us to her mascot (Buddy), she led assemblies for all children in school and she ran workshops for children in Upper Key Stage 2.
We felt very privileged to welcome the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner, and our very own MP, Stephanie Peacock, to Birkwood. We shared our views about education and the issues that schools are dealing with at the moment.
Elsa, our School Dog, was carefully listening to one of our Year 2 lovelies read a story he had written himself – they obviously both enjoyed it!
There’s nothing more satisfying than eating food that you have grown yourself. Year 4 took time out from their art lessons to enjoy juicy raspberries, grown in our community garden. They disappeared in no time!
The Robins started the year by ‘showing off’ some fantastic speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. Great news!
There’s an exciting year of learning ahead.
Autumn 1 Week 1
We learned about some unusual dishes served up in a Roman Banquet. Although we didn’t fancy choosing Peacock pie or honey dipped dormouse, we did enjoy using our art skills to create beautiful pastel work.
Congratulations to all of our wonderful children who were chosen to receive awards at Barnsley Town Hall.
What a trip! The children had an amazing week on their residential visit to Wales. Here are some of the highlights: