Outstanding

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Outstanding Leadership and management.
Outstanding Behaviour and safety of pupils.
Outstanding Quality of teaching.
Outstanding Achievement of pupils.
Outstanding Early years provision.

Ofsted said, ‘Something special and something of excellence takes place at Birkwood’.

 

This Outstanding Ofsted Report is a real celebration for our community of children, staff, governors and parents of what happens each and every day. 

We are all so very proud!

Julie Allen (Mrs)
Headteacher

Click the link or the image below to read or print the full report

449140 Birkwood PS – Published Report (October 2014)

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Headteacher’s Welcome Message

 

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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
Headteacher

 

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Perfect Portrait

Year 6 have worked with Mrs. Birch to produce some amazing portraits – a impressive fact that this Artist came to school at 8am to finish her master piece! Well worthy of the Headteacher’s Award the work is displayed proudly. Well done, a beautiful piece.

 

 

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Super Science

Wonderful work in EYFS – beautiful observational drawings as part of the MiniBeast Topic in Science! A well-deserved Gold Award was received for her efforts.

 

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Minecraft Magic

Year 3 have been well and truly gripped by their work on the Titanic. They have even used Minecraft to represent the Titanic as can be seen here – 2 of them worked on the same piece ‘Online.’ Well done Year 3 – great work.

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Year 3 Titanic Art

Charcoal & Pastel Art in Year 3 – As part of our Liverpool topic we have been gathering information about the Titanic’s connections with the city. We have viewed eye witness accounts, as well as using information texts and Internet sources as part of our research. This afternoon the children created  charcoal and pastel masterpieces  to showcase their art techniques. We enjoyed listening to the atmospheric piece of music by composer Gavin Bryers called ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ while we worked.

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Year 1 Computing & Control

Year 1 have used the Romo Control App and manoeuvred their ‘new friend’ all around school! Enjoy his superb teacher here!

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Roll Up!

The last BGT Auditions took place after school today. We are over flowing with  – singing – dancing talent! Thank you to each and every pupil who auditioned, we are very proud of you!

 

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Year 6 – Darren Gough ‘Mini-Mes’

Year 6 had a wonderful afternoon in the sunshine with Yorkshire Cricket Board’s Dean Smith. We continued to develop our bowling skills on the School Field as we used ‘Over Arm’ Techniques to produce a range of accurate bowling. Well done everyone and many thanks to Dean – another great session.

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Special Visitors

Our EYFS Blackbirds have welcomed three special visitors to their nest! We have some lovely photographs of the chicks – more to come soon!

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School Council Minutes : 22nd April 2015

School Council Minutes : 22nd April 2015

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EYFS Achievements

Some wonderful work in our Foundation Stage – so good we thought that the world should see and enjoy it!  The author has been working on writing his name, from EYFS 1  (Daisies) he’s making a great attempt as seen here! And our EYFS 2 Artist produced this rather beautiful Springtime Flower. Well done everyone – it’s lovely to see such quality work from where it all begins in school.

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