In Flanders Fields

We learned John McCabe’s beautiful poem and talked about the sacrifices made. Our art work was based on the poem – we made each and every poppy unique, to represent the individual lives, personalities and cultures of the fallen.

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We Will Remember Them

There are two beautiful displays in the hall showcasing a range of work from Key Stages 1 and 2. Thank you to Mrs. Birch for creating such poignant displays to help us remember the brave acts and sacrifices of those in past conflicts. 

 

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Good Morning, Mr. Mayor!

Our School Council visited the Mayor at the Town Hall this morning. They were made very welcome and chatted with Mr. Mayor about democracy, mayoral duties and local councillors. We were given a guided tour of the council chambers, where our School Councillors were encouraged to ask the mayor questions. We visited the Mayor’s Parlour and looked at lots of his treasures. He was very welcoming, and gifted each councillor a leather bookmark. What an exciting and enlightening morning of learning, thank you Mr Mayor!

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A Century Later…

 
Today marks one hundred years since some women were given the chance to vote. Our philosophy stimulus was ‘Votes for Women’. The children discussed, debated and shared facts, thoughts and ideas based on the suffragettes.
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Head Boy and Head Girl Elections

 
This week marked the first formal elections for Birkwood’s Head Boy and Head Girl. After learning about democracy and governance in our country from Mr. Froggatt, we moved into a formal Hustings on Monday. Each candidate presented their manifesto to over 200 of their peers. All five candidates were amazing and worthy of the prestigious position!
 
Voting took place in school on Monday afternoon – our  School Councillors ensured that votes were completed and submitted according to the law.  After a day of sorting, counting and verifying, the results were announced in assembly, where short speeches from the successful candidates also took place.
 
We are really proud of all of the children who stood for election, and well done again to our first ever Head Boy and Head Girl.
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Rule Island

While thinking about respecting others, we created our own islands. We thought about the rules that would be important to us, and considered what this mean to others.

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Bring and Buy Sale 2017

Birkwood supported Children in Need on Friday 17th November. Thank you so much for all your kind and generous donations. A huge Thank You and well done to our wonderful School Council for their hard work! 

 

We raised £938.08 which will support Children in Need and our School Fund which heavily subsidises all trips and visits for our own children .

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Superb School Councillors

Our School Councillors have shown initiative when planning our Bring and Buy Sale and they have made a fantastically positive contribution to our #incrediblecommunity. Well done School Councillors!

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Poppy Wreath

Year 6 lunchtime art club have enjoyed making a poppy wreath for Remembrance Sunday. The wreath will be placed at the memorial at St. John’s Church at the 10am service on Sunday.

 

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We Will Remember Them

The children in school visited St. John’s Church and Father David. They discussed the importance of remembrance, and they saw numerous memorials in the church and its grounds.

Thank you, Father David!

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Coming Soon

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