CharCOAL Art!

 

The Kingfishers really enjoyed recreating some charcoal art inspired by Mrs Gill’s talented sister. They used the charcoal to create pit wheels, the finished products were amazing.

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Working in a Coal Mine! 

What a fantastic day we had at the National Coal Mining Museum.

We travelled deep under the ground to experience life as a real miner – exciting and chilly too!

We loved exploring the exhibits and we were delighted that it was a sunny (but breezy) day! This meant that we could spend time enjoying the amazing, new, mining-themed adventure play area.

The pit ponies were one of our star attractions. We also loved our trip to the pithead baths. T.C. (one of our tour guides) made us laugh when he was telling us about his Mum washing the dirty clothes in the  tin bath – T.C. and his brothers and sisters got in the same water, once the clothes were clean!

Today, we certainly were creative learners – a day to remember!

 

 

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Macmillan Café 2017

Our Macmillan Coffee Day was amazing. Year 2/3 Kingfishers and Year 3 Woodpeckers ran our Community Café throughout the day; donations of cakes, buns and biscuits were much appreciated. A very special day for a very special cause. All children in school were invited and visited the Café, parents and families then joined us and we raised an amazing £500! Thank you to our #IncredibleCommunity for the support – what a successful day!

 

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Strictly Come Dancing!

The Kingfishers are really enjoying their dance lessons with Mrs. Porter. They have mastered a few of the basics steps and love performing them for their friends.

 

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Here’s our Community Café advertisement.

On Thursday 28th September, the Woodpeckers and the Kingfishers will be working in the famous Birkwood Café. All of the money raised will go to the fantastic charity, Macmillan. The café is open throughout the day for pupils (don’t forget your 50p) and the whole school community after school.

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#GrowIt in Year 2/3 Kingfishers

The Year 2/3 Kingfishers have been busy harvesting lots  of different vegetables from the Community Garden. They picked celery, red and white onions, tomatoes and green and yellow courgettes for Year 2’s after school Cook-It club to make into a tasty dish. 

 

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Canaries Created by Kingfishers

After The Kingfishers learned about the importance of canaries in Victorian Mines, they had a go at painting their own. They then finished them off nicely with a pasta cage. Great Artwork! 

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Place Value in The Kingfishers

 

The Kingfishers are super at representing numbers in different ways, today we used Dienes.

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Kingfishers’ Mining Moments

The Kingfishers have settled in fantastically well. They are enjoying their new coal mining topic and have already created some great pieces of art to display in our classroom.

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Year 1/2 Kingfishers Trip to Scarborough

 

The Kingfishers had an amazing time in Scarborough. The weather was glorious and the sun shone all day. The pirate ship ride was very exciting and we felt like real pirates; we also felt very important on the donkeys. We loved our ice-creams even if we did eat a bit of sand with them too!

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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

We had an amazing time creating a new film trailer for The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We worked together to take photos, films and put them together using iMovie.

 

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Times Tables x Sun = Fun!

The Kingfishers have had a great time learning their times tables with their multiplication relay game. The children loved getting out into the sunshine too.

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Science Day in Year 1/2 Kingfishers

The Kingfishers have loved learning all about space and our solar system. After learning about the different planets and the sun in the planetarium, we created pastel pictures.

 

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Year 1/2 Kingfishers’ Class Assembly

Year 1/2 Kingfishers’ Class Assembly

What a fantastic assembly! The audience was treated to a video which showed us all of the exciting things the Kingfishers have done this year, some fantastic riddles, displays of work and two wonderful songs.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support!

 

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Kingfishers Learn About Volcanoes 

 The Kingfishers have loved learning about volcanoes, particularly watching a model one erupting. They have enjoyed using their design skills to create imaginative volcanoes of their own.

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Key Stage 1 Trip to Yorkshire Museum

The Year 2 Woodpeckers and Year 1/2 Kingfishers had an amazing time at the Yorkshire Museum. They loved learning lots of new things about dinosaurs and fossils.

 
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Pancake Day 

 
The Kingfishers loved Pancake Day and trying out all of the different toppings. Chocolate spread seemed to be the favourite and lemon caused a few funny faces!
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Key Stage 1 Nativity

What a fantastic retelling of ‘The First Christmas’! Excellent singing, clear narration and tremendous acting all made this into a wonderful performance by our Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Thank you to Miss Betts and our Key Stage 1 staff for putting the show together and to the members of our community who showed their tremendous support.

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Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week Award

 

Well done to this superstar who Miss Spellman says ‘always tries her best in everything she does; she is also thoughtful, kind and caring with her friends.’

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Wildlife in the Playground

 

Year 1/2 Kingfishers discovered a little visitor munching on our flowers in the playground so they decided to give him a new home in the Wildlife and Sensory Garden. It was very exciting to see the snail come out of its shell and investigate its new surroundings #incrediblenature

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Year 1 Grammar Stars

In Year 1 we have been learning about suffixes! Turtles and Starfish have been playing teacher and helping each other to add ‘ing’ to a range of words!

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Super Strawberries

Children from Year 1 Turtles and Starfish worked brilliantly together to dig holes for our new raspberry plants. A big thankyou to Miss Greenwood’s Mum for growing them for us. We can’t wait  to taste the juicy red fruit which should be ready to pick  after the summer holidays in September.  

 

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A Wonderful Donation

Year 1 Starfish and Turtles were amazed at the amount of plants which arrived yesterday. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Morley for giving us 600 bedding plants to make our school look bright and colourful during the summer months. 

 

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Perfect Pets

The Year 1 Starfish are recreating their family pets in paper plates – can you tell who’s who?

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Cling Film Creations

Our Year 1 Starfish have been using cling film to create our own planets! We loved being messy and it felt really squidgy when we made our patterns! What do you think?

 

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Perfect Planters

There has been lots of activity in the polytunnel recently with children learning to plant seeds. Here are Year 1 Starfish with the pea seeds they  have just sown. 

 

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Nonsense Games

We are playing a board game to help us read nonsense words in Year 1 Starfish.

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Happy Birthday Stan

Year 1 are celebrating the first birthday of Stan the Starfish! This, of course means a party! Happy Birthday Stan from everyone at Birkwood. 

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Perfect Pastel Planets

The Starfish are using pastels to create some amazing planet pictures. Enjoy some of their wonderful creations here.  

 

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Space Centre

Year 1 travelled to the National Space Centre in Leicester as part of their Space topic. They had a very exciting day and particularly enjoyed being transformed into astronauts; they were very tired at the end of the day! Thank you to Mrs Lawson and Miss Hayward for organising the trip and everyone who helped on the day. Well done to our wonderful Year 1 Starfish & Turtles for being so good, we are all very proud of them!

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