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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Goodbye & Thank You

We bid a fond farewell to Miss Horne as she has decided to ‘call time’ on a fantastic career. Miss Horne has been a regular at Birkwood for many years in EYFS & Key Stage 1 and has been a committed servant to our whole school community. Congratulations Miss Horne and most importantly THANK YOU for the wonderful work you have done at our school – we’ll miss you!

Thank You Miss Horne

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Headteacher’s Superstar Award

This week’s Headteacher’s Superstar Award Winner is from Year 6. He is a wonderful example of a Birkwood Role Model and earns the award for many reasons, not least his ICT expertise which proves essential for EVERY single Assembly. Well done, a genuine Superstar who graces our weekly award!  

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Newsletter 37: Friday, 3rd July 2015

Newsletter 37: Friday, 3rd July 2015

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Salad & Vegetable Harvesting

Year 2 Eagles have been using our Community Garden to great effect. Here they are harvesting beetroot! Our Key Stage 1 Lunchtime Gardening Club have been harvesting peas, broads beans and red onions. Amazing work from our Key Stage 1 Stars. Miss Green(fingers) (Wood) is busy and very excited to be using our new outdoor tap watering lots more amazing produce! Birkwood Bargains will wanting to help sell this beautiful, healthy food! Wonderful work as part of our Open Futures Curriculum.

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Straw Magic

This beautiful picture of a Pirate Boat has come from Year 2 Eagles. It was drawn first and then the outline and interior were brought to life with craft straws! A wonderful effort, well done!  

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Year 1 Donkey Art

Just as we saw with the Year 1 Whales, the Year 1 Dolphins have also enjoyed using Cleethorpes & the Donkey as inspiration for their work. These beautiful pictures were made using powder paint. They earned the Artists Gold Awards all round!  

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Year 1 Recording

Year 1 have produced some beautiful work following their trip to Cleethorpes and the Seaside. Here is some amazing independent writing as well as a beautiful donkey, painted without help. A brilliant afternoon, perfectly recorded.

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Time to Say Goodbye

 It’s about time to say Goodbye to our Special Visitors in EYFS. The ducklings have proved to be expert swimmers as we can see here. The children have absolutely loved the experience which also utilised Mr. Jones’ special skills as he constructed their temporary home. Thank you to Mrs. Allen for this wonderful opportunity – the children absolutely loved their new friends.

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Strawberries In The Community Garden

Wow! Look at the juicy red strawberries that have grown in Year 2 Hawks’ raised bed in the Community Garden. The lovely sunshine we are having has helped to ripen them and they tasted delicious!

 

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Year 4 Tropical Trip

Year 4 had a wonderful day at Tropical World & Roundhay Park. They saw lots of animals as well as enjoying the Waterfall and an afternoon in the Park. The visit even fetched Mrs. Baker out of retirement for the day! Thank you to everybody who helped, a wonderful day.

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