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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 Earth Matters! 

In Year 5, we have been using our knowledge of mountains and volcanoes to create our very own mountain range. It was a messy job, but we had so much fun doing it. Next week, we will paint them and add decorations. It goes without saying, we are very excited to make them erupt.

 
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Musical Treat

 

Year 5 were invited to join a workshop at Horizon Community College. The Adolf Fredrik School from Sweden shared their five star vocal skills as well as information about their education, aspirations and city.

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Year 5 Class Assembly

 

Year 5 shared with their families all about their topic – World War Two – the children were amazing and enjoyed showing off their Big Writes, singing songs and showing off photos from their trip to Eden Camp. They also treated their audience to a brilliant brass recital, even playing in 3 parts, thank you to Mr Dodd for his support. 

Thank you to our incredible community for their continued support.

 

 

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Year 5 Trip to Eden Camp

 

 

 

 

Our Year 5 children visited Eden Camp, in Malton, as part of their World War II topic. They had a fantastic day as evacuees in their WWII themed outfits, investigating history, taking shelter in Anderson and Morrison Shelters, seeing what it was like inside a U-Boat and exploring what it was like during the Blitz.

Thank you to our parents for going to so much trouble with their outfits, to Eden Camp for a fantastic day, to all the staff and to Mr. Sabin (governor) for accompanying the children on their trip.

 

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The I Know I Can Bus

 

Year 5 hopped on board the I Know I Can bus. They loved the challenge of becoming inventors and they produced some excellent ideas – would you be interested in buying a hoover that doubles up as an Xbox controller?

Thank you I Know I Can for this excellent opportunity.

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Guest Author – Andy Seed

Children in Key Stage 2 had a fantastic time learning from award-winning author Andy Seed. They explored different styles of poetry and took part in a range of games inspired by Andy’s own books.

Thank you to Andy for his kind donations for the Reading Bus and for visiting us and sharing his expertise!

 

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The flowers in the playground have been loving the fantastic sunny weather we’ve had this week.

 To keep our school grounds in tip top condition, children from Yr 5  and Yr 3/4  Ladybirds have been working hard at  lunchtimes to remove the weeds and dead flower heads. Great work everybody!

 

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Year 4 Elsecar Brass Performance 2016

Year 4 had a wonderful morning at The Barnsley Music Hub Summer Concerts. Performing at Elsecar Heritage Centre alongside other schools, Mr. Markham was delighted with the children’s efforts. A huge Thank You to Mr. Dodd and Barnsley Music Hub for their work at Birkwood throughout another busy yet highly successful year. Have a listen – we love Music at Birkwood.

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What a Start!

The new Birkwood Bakery had their first bake sale and yes, you guessed it! A total sell out and a fabulous £21 profit made. Pretty good for their first time! Thank you  #IncredibleCommunity for your ongoing terrific support.

 

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Bakery – New Personnel

Welcome to the new faces at Birkwood Bakery! They seemed to really enjoy their first shift. What a challenge they have to become anywhere near as successful as our first team (award winners remember.) A great start, well done everybody. 

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Passport Please

Year 4 are having a great time creating Anglo-Saxon passports. They have produced some superb identification documents!

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Dance Stars of the Week 

This week’s Dancing Stars are the whole of Year 4! They impressed Mrs. Porter so much they performed a Roman Army Movement Piece in Assembly. Have a look at their moves in our Video ‘ Special Performance May 2016.’ A great effort, well done everybody. 

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