First Assembly!

What a debut! The audience were amazed by the confidence of some of our youngest children. the Sunflowers and Daffodils showed off their excellent work, spoke clearly during the assembly and performed wonderful song and dance routines.

Thank you to our Foundation Stage staff for putting together a marvellous show and to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support.

Well done Sunflowers and Daffodils!

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EYFS Fun Day

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils had a fantastic day. They loved playing on the field with the parachute and they enjoyed eating their ice lollies!

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EYFS Study Mini-Beasts

This half term we are learning all about mini-beasts. Look at our new additions to Foundation Stage 2! We have 10 caterpillars which we are going to be watching over the next few weeks. We have been learning all about the life cycle of a butterfly and are hoping that our caterpillars grow into 10 beautiful butterflies. Fingers crossed! Today we have done some amazing independent writing all about the life cycle. We are so clever!  

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Just sharing….

 

Our Y3 pupil loved spending quality time with his new friend from F2. They shared a ‘scary’ alien story.

 

 

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Research in EYFS

Following the trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the Sunflowers and Daffodils have been using iPads to research their favourite animal. They have been finding out interesting facts and then have used the computers to type and draw their findings. 

 

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Sunflowers and Daffodils Visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

 Our Sunflowers and Daffodils had an amazing day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They saw lots of lots of animals. Many thanks to all of the staff for arranging this most special day! The children were of course wonderful. Thanks to staff at the Park for their kind hospitality!

 

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Learning about Spring in EYFS

 The children loved learning all about Spring. They were so lucky to have the amazing experience of watching six chicks hatch and grow. They came to school excited to see them every day. They looked after them, talked to them, sang to them and read them stories. They drew pictures for them and the writing they did about them was just incredible. Next, we had a visit from ‘Doris’ which was fantastic. The children loved meeting her and asked lots of questions about her. The children learnt so much and had so much fun.

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A special, furry visitor in Nursery

One of our nursery children and her Dad brought their cat ,Tinkerbell, in to see us this morning.  The children all stroked Tinkerbell and asked Emily lots of questions about her cat. We are enjoying learning all about looking after different kind of pets in Nursery.

 

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Nursery – Parents and Families Gardening Workshop

What a fantastic workshop! Both our am and pm nursery children loved working with their adults to pot and plant.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for supporting this exciting event.

 

 

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The Daffodils and Sunflowers visit The Birkwood Reading Bus

The Daffodils and Sunflowers were so excited to go on the Reading Bus today. They loved exploring it and had a little look at some of the books. Some of them said they wanted to live on it! They cannot wait to go on it again.

 
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Watch Me Grow

The topic for the Sunflowers and Daffodils this half term is ‘Watch Me Grow’. The children have been learning all about the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. They planted their very own beanstalks last week and made the Giant’s castle to go with them. They have been looking after them over the past week and are excited that they are starting to grow! 

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Parent’s Creative Workshop – ‘Are we there yet?’ 

The children had a fantastic morning with our special visitors (their grown-ups and the Year 6 children). Everyone had amazing ideas and created some wonderful vehicles. All the staff were so impressed with their creativity!

A big thank you to everyone who attended; it was lovely to see so many of you there.

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EYFS Celebrate Chinese New Year

The children have loved learning about the Chinese New Year over the last couple of weeks.  They worked so hard and had so much fun! Well done to all of them, and a big thank you to our special visitor Wei.

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 Wei’s Workshop

 

The children had such a fantastic day with Wei. They found out so much about China and the Chinese New Year. They made rooster masks to celebrate the year of the rooster, red money wallets and even did some calligraphy.

Thank you so much to Wei for coming to visit us again.

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 Tasting New Foods in Nursery

The Daisies have been celebrating Chinese New Year and tasted some delicious Chinese food this week.  They really loved trying the noodles, chicken satay and spring rolls.

 
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Nursery Firefighters

 

As part of our topic, ‘People who Help Us’ our children have enjoyed dressing up and acting as firefighters.

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Wonderful reading

 

Our Nursery children are enjoying sitting comfortably while reading a good book!

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Picnic on the Moon

The Sunflowers and Daffodils have been enjoying reading the book ‘Whatever Next!’ They decided they wanted to have a picnic on the moon just like Bear did. The children have been learning about healthy and unhealthy foods so they decided to make a healthy picnic. They chose to pack raspberries, apricots, blueberries, bread, carrots and bananas. Finally, they then got into their rocket and flew to the moon.

The children were super astronauts and enjoyed tasting the healthy food when they got there!

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P.E. in Foundation Stage

The Sunflowers and Daffodils enjoyed P.E on Friday. They were using the apparatus to develop their balancing and jumping skills. They listened carefully and tried really hard, even when they felt a little bit scared on the high aparatus. Well done everyone!

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Sunflowers and Daffodils’ Christmas Party

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils loved their Christmas party. They enjoyed their party food, the dancing and they LOVED being visited by Father Christmas himself!

Thank you Santa for taking time to visit us and for being so kind and thank you to our incredible community for all of their wonderful contributions to our party.

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A Wonderful Nursery Carol Service

 

Fantastic singing from our nursery children ~ they are AMAZING and we are very SO proud of them!

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Whoops a Daisy Angel

What a fantastic performance! It was so good to see that ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ was successful in the end. There was excellent singing, we heard all of the words clearly and tremendous acting, which all made this into a wonderful show from our Sunflowers and Daffodils.
Thank you to our Foundation Stage staff and to our amazing community for all their support.

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We love reading

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils had a wonderful time at our EYFS Reading Morning. They loved sharing story books and information books with their special grown-ups; they enjoyed a slice of toast and a drink of juice too! 

We would like to say a very big thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support. 

 

 

 

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Birkwood Arts on Tour 

A weekend Arts’ Festival at Hope House Church in the Town Centre gave some of our musicians and artists the opportunity to share their talents.

On Friday night, our musicians performed in an open mic. session. The main stage was an ideal venue – Mrs Sutton was delighted that the children overcame a few ‘butterflies’ and produced AMAZING performances which received rapturous applause and cheers! Saturday morning showcased some of our fantastic artists. The children 

(F2 to Y4) worked alongside children from two other schools to produce collaborative large scale modern art based around a theme of landscape and nature. 

We are very proud of every one of the children – they are a credit to our school. Thank you to our families for their enthusiasm and support with this great opportunity.

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Nursery sponsored walk 

The children did so well on their sponsored walk. We raised lots of money for the reading bus, you are all super stars!

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for supporting their children during the walk and for all the money raised, your support is much appreciated.

 

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Chocolate apples, yummy!

 

The morning and afternoon nursery children loved making and eating their chocolate apples as you can see. 

 

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Cudworth Library came to Birkwood

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils were supposed to go on a walk to the Library today but unfortunately, due to the weather, they couldn’t. Deborah from the Library said that she would come to us instead which the children were really excited about. They had a fantastic time listening to and joining in with different stories. They have been given a brand new book which they will be bringing home on Friday. 

 

Thank you so much to Deborah from Cudworth Library for your kindness, you made our day!

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Autumn Adventure 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils are enjoying learning all about Autumn. They went on an Autumn walk and to see how the environment is changing. They loved collecting leaves that had fallen, acorns and conker shells.

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We are so clever at adding! 

During number we have been learning how to add two groups of objects. We know that we need to add both groups to find the total. We needed to add all of the acorns so that we could tell Sally squirrel how many she had found.

 

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Exciting Learning Opportunities

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils love the outdoor learning environment, whatever the weather, they are always ready to go outside. The children learn lots of wonderful skills and enjoy working co-operatively too.

 

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