REAL Food 

We harvested peas and strawberries from the community garden. By 11am, they were all gone! We loved having a mid-morning, healthy snack time.

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In the Style of…..

‘How does your garden grow?’ is our topic this half term. We looked at the works and techniques of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Please enjoy our beautiful paintings.

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We’ve Been to the Ballet!

What a lovely afternoon; we enjoyed catching up with the Northern Ballet and their very special interpretation of the Ugly Duckling.

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‘Blooming’ Beautiful!

We are really enjoying our latest display. What skilled and imaginative artists we have at Birkwood!
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Circus Science Week

 

All children in Years 1 to 6 had an amazing time learning about science. They used their knowledge of forces and motion, and put it into practice by performing circus acts. It was a really fun and entertaining couple of days. Thank you Nick for visiting, for teaching about pushes, pulls and twists, and for bringing the forces of friction and gravity to life! 

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Quick as a Flash! 

We have worked SO hard at our times tables. Look at the speed and accuracy in this pair of mathematicians. We love watching the celebration at the end!

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Investigation

Today’s science investigation was linked to magnetic materials, but specifically focused on magnetic and non-magnetic metals.

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Homemade Takeaway Tea

We enjoyed preparing our very own tea today. On the menu is fishcake, new potatoes cooked with school grown mint and a beautiful chefs’ special salad. Delicious!

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Location, Location, Location.

It’s our Film It week. We have taken advantage of the beautiful summer weather and gone out ‘on location’. Next stop: editing…

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When Does Enough Become Too Much? 

Our philosophy lesson involved some emotive topics: greed, hunger, wealth, poverty, entitlement and charity… to name but a few.

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Scientific Discovery

The Woodpeckers loved exploring and investigating with all sorts of different magnets.

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Golden Day

The Woodpeckers spent a wonderful afternoon watching the 2nd leg of the Tour de Yorkshire in Barnsley Town Centre. The children were fantastic ambassadors for our school and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of this exciting international sporting event!

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Discovering Similarities and Differences

We learnt about how and where Sikhs worship. Here is an example of some beautiful work!

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Heading in the Right Direction

We enjoyed locating safe routes for the pirate ship to reach Treasure Island (avoiding killer sharks and a deadly octopus!) using compass points.

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Tour de Yorkshire

The Woodpeckers have a great spectator spot outside the Town Hall on Friday. They will be watching the start of the Tour de Yorkshire..and displaying their personally designed and made banners, badges and flags!

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Guess Who?! 

We loved learning simple French phrases to describe facial features. Our task was to translate phrases and draw the correct feature onto each face. Some of these made us giggle!

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Brilliant Northern Ballet

 

All of our Year 3s were treated to a wonderful workshop from the Northern Ballet. This was in preparation for our visit to see their professional ballet performance of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ at Barnsley Civic in June.  We had a wonderful afternoon!

 

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Maths Masters

We enjoyed the challenge of applying our knowledge and skills to a money mastery activity.

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Creative Writers

This week’s Big Write is inspired by our beautiful new display. It showcases our Viking creative art and design work.
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Design It!

Everyone in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed their first ever lesson linked to design. After excellent support from the Design Museum in Kensington, we are encouraging the children to consider iconic designs, style, practical use, safety, ethical issues and marketing. Discussion and questioning was interesting, exciting and carefully considered. Here are a few clips which capture our pupils’ enthusiasm towards Open Futures’ new Design It strand.

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Pâques en France

Tous nos enfants de l’année 3 ont apprécié un quiz de vocabulaire de Pâques conçu par Mme Britten.
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Fabulous French

Madame Brittain makes our French lessons so much fun! Here we are thoroughly enjoying learning the parts of the body!

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The Vikings Have Landed! 

 

The Woodpeckers had a fantastic day building an (almost) life size long ship. The children worked in teams, sharing their skills and ideas with each other. Mrs. Sutton and Miss Hayward were delighted with the children’s independent work.

 

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Year 3 Woodpeckers’ Musical Assembly

What a treat! Our #incrediblecommunity were amazed by the talent on show during this Class Assembly. Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Dodd were very proud of the Year 3 children, who entertained their audience with narration, song and  of course, our favourite brass! Well done Woodpeckers – you were all fantastic!

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Behind the Scenes

Woodpeckers’ film it week has given them opportunities to take photos, shoot film, edit, produce add text and soundtracks and evaluate their short movies. Advanced ICT skills and lots of collaborative learning too.

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Wake Up, it’s a Beautiful Morning!

We enjoyed a yoga lesson this morning. What an uplifting way to start the day – healthy bodies and minds!

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Rock Around the Glock

Here we are performing glockenspiel accompaniments to this half term’s Charanga song.

 

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Pâques en France

Tous nos enfants de l’année 3 ont apprécié un quiz de vocabulaire de Pâques conçu par Mme Britten.
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Mums Matter

We planned, designed and tailor-made Mothering Sunday cards. Here is an example of the cards made in Year 3 Woodpeckers, but everybody at Birkwood hopes all of our own mums, step-mums and special ladies had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
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New Life

As the Christian season of Easter approaches, we are spending precious time learning, discussing and exploring New Life.
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