Green Screen Master Class

One member of Film It Club taught the other Year 6 children how to create an image using Do Ink’s app and photos taken with the green screen. We were all really impressed – well done!

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Year 6 Enjoy Reading on the Bus

Our Year 6 children enjoyed an afternoon of reading their books on the bus.

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#RefsInSchools

Children in Key Stage 2 were given the chance to meet Darren England and they completed a challenge for him. They had to invent a piece of equipment that would make an assistant referee’s job much easier. 

Ideas in Year 6 included: scented, coloured sprays to replace cards; waterproofing spray to keep clothes dry; a drinks ‘bottle’ to prevent dehydration; and a timepiece which also measured distance to help the referee measure ten yards on a free kick.

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Green Screen

The Year 6 children loved trying out the new green screen at Film It Club. They took photos of each other, saved images of backgrounds they wished to use and then put it all together using a green screen app made by Do Ink. We are very excited to produce some videos using our new piece of kit!

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Year 6’s Class Assembly

Our Year 6 children showed our special visitors some of their learningthis half term. Their hard work was displayed through drama, music (including Birkwood Brass!) and poetry. They were all fantastic – well done!

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Mood Boards

The Year 6 children enjoyed using Pic Collage to create mood boards. We linked our work to Children in Need through Logan’s Story and the children explored how Logan may have been filming at different stages of his story.

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Film It Club Supports Children in Need!

Our Year 6 children created some fantastic adverts for Children in Need merchandise. Film It Club are looking forward to producing more films in the future!

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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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 Read All About It!

Birkwood Brass and Mr. Dodd enjoyed a photo shoot this afternoon. The Barnsley Chronicle were very interested to hear all about our performance at Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s Centenary celebrations.
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 Birkwood Brass Performs for the School

Birkwood Brass performed the numbers that they were going to play at the Centenary Concert with Grimethorpe Colliery Band for all children in school. We were all very impressed and know they will do us proud!
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Key Stage 2 Cross Country

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 attended a cross country competition at Cannon Hall on 18/10/17. There were some fantastic individual performances and all of the children who attended the event should be really proud of their performances, Mrs Porter and Mr Campbell were!

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Film It!

The Year 6 children enjoyed their Film It Week! They came up with unique ideas for film projects; worked together as a team to plan a film; used a range of camera shots; captured still and moving images; edited their projects using iMovie; and, they enjoyed watching each others’ final products!

 

Mr. Sandwith was very impressed with their skills – Well done Year 6!

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Awe and Wonder Day

During the Awe and Wonder Day at Outwood Shafton, Year 6 really enjoyed watching Marty Jopson’s Electrical Soirée. They witnessed a range of experiments and learned lots of exciting things about electricity!

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Super Support

Our Year 6 pupils decided to teach each other maths at lunchtime. Mrs. Birch was very impressed by how supportive they were of each other! 

 

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#GrowIt in Year 6

Even though the weather is turning colder, there are still lots of vegetables ready to harvest in the Community Garden. Two Year 6 children had great fun picking sweetcorn, peppers, onions, tomatoes, yellow courgettes and a red chilli pepper –  all are delicious pizza toppings for our after school Cook-It club!

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Autumn Days

This superstar has used PurpleMash in her own time to write a fantastic acrostic poem about autumn.

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Teamwork

Year 6 have worked together to investigate electrical circuits. They were finding out which materials are conductors and which materials are insulators.

 

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Year 6 Sketching

Year 6 have been practising their basic art skills. Drawing a horse isn’t easy, but we tried our best and we are really proud of our sketching work.

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Lunchtime Fun

The children have been enjoying each other’s company, as well as art, sewing and times tables.

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Guided Reading

Year 6 have been enjoying  reading and discussing texts in Camp Birkwood. They have been impressing Mr. Sandwith with their knowledge of language.

 

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War Horse – Paired Reading

Year 6 are enjoying finding out about Joey and his adventures during World War One. Mr. Sandwith has been very impressed by the children’s fluency.

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Year 6 Science – Electricity

In Year 6, we have designed and built electrical circuits. We investigated what will make a bulb brighter and what will stop a circuit from working.

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Year 6 Netball – Passing and Moving

Our Year 6 children have been developing their ball handling skills this half term. Here is a short video of them focussing on their passing and moving to help them playing netball.

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2Connect

Our Year 6 children have been working collaboratively online! Using the 2Connect software on PurpleMash, the children have been able to share and develop their ideas for their Smartphone Apps.

 

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Lunchtime Fun

Year 6 have been enjoying peace and quiet at lunchtime, playing games and producing artwork.

 

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Year 6 Lunchtime Artists

Some of our children have enjoyed practising sketching and developing their design skills.

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All Aboard

 

The Year 5 children have thoroughly enjoyed going on the Birkwood Reading Bus. They have loved selecting texts then getting the opportunity to read them outside in the sunshine

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Year 5’s Class Assembly

We were all spellbound by Year 5’s Class Assembly. They amazed their audience with clear speaking, wonderful singing, brilliant brass and scientific demonstrations.

Thank you to Mr. Dodd for all his support and expertise with brass and to our #incrediblecommunity for their support.

 

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An Afternoon of Gaming with Nigel

Year 5 and 6’s brains were pushed to the limit as they had to complete a range of challenges and solve a number of problems. They did this through playing a wide range of fun games. Every child succeeded and it was great to see them enjoying themselves with more ‘traditional’ games.

Thank you to Nigel Scarfe for visiting us!

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