BGT 2018

It’s audition time at Birkwood. Today marks the first day of auditions. Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Sutton were delighted with the variety of acts, the standard of performance is very high!

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Sponsored Walk 2018

This week, we visited Dorothy Hyman Stadium to take part in a sponsored walk to raise money for the school fund, to help with subsidising trips across school. Children from F2 to Year 6 completed a varying number of laps of the track. Well done to all of the children and adults who took part, and a special well done to Mrs. Allen and Elsa who completed TWENTY laps of the track! 

Thank you to Dorothy Hyman Stadium for letting us use their facilities, to the parents for showing us their unwavering support, and to Mrs. Porter and Mr. Campbell for setting up on the day and providing fantastic commentary. What a great afternoon; thank you for all the sponsor money already received! #incrediblecommunity

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week always works hard, she is a very caring friend and she is always smiling! Well done!

 

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Superstars!

Mrs. Allen was delighted to award two Superstar of the Week certificates this week. Both of these children have impressed their teachers with their effort in class and kindness around school – well done!

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Hilary Robinson Visits Birkwood… AGAIN!

 

Birkwood had the opportunity to welcome Hilary Robinson, author of many fantastic works (‘Flo of the Somme’, ‘Peace Lily’ and ‘Song for Will’) once again. Children from EYFS up to Year 6 were lucky to welcome Hilary into their classrooms. They had the pleasure of listening to her stories, learning about her inspirations and how to become a famous author, and they even got the chance to ask Hilary questions about her life and works.

 

Thank you for visiting us again, Hilary Robinson, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Birkwood in the future.

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World Book Day 2018

After a delay due to snow, World Book Day was celebrated by all classes on Friday 9th March. Both children and members of staff looked great in their costumes. There were many book-related tasks throughout the day, including a door decorating which was judged later in the day by Mrs Allen, Miss Hayward and friend of our school and published author, Hilary Robinson ~ they were all amazing!

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World Book Day

World Book Day will now take place on Friday 9th March, 2018.

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Where are YOU Reading?

 
This week marks World Book Day 2018. As part of our celebrations, Miss Hayward has asked families to tweet or print off photographs of them reading in ‘creative spaces.’ There are prizes to be won!
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Superstar of the Week!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week, presented by Mr. Froggatt, is always smiling! She always tries her very best and she is an all-round superstar – well done!

 

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week, presented by Mr. Froggatt, is kind, gentle and always a good friend. She always tries her best and she is an all-round superstar – well done!

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What a Celebration! 

 
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 enjoyed hot dogs, cakes, pop, crisps, dancing and fun at our annual Birkwood Valentine Disco. Mrs. White and her helpers provided a fantastic evening for everyone. £297.55 was raised for school funds too! Thank you #incrediblecommunity.
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Safer Internet Day 2018 – A Better Internet Starts With You

Mr. Sandwith led a special assembly, including drama from Year 6, to remind the children about keeping themselves safe and making the right choices online. The key messages were: make others happy online; have fun safely using the internet and make sure to report anything that causes upset or worry.

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Head Boy and Head Girl Elections

 
This week marked the first formal elections for Birkwood’s Head Boy and Head Girl. After learning about democracy and governance in our country from Mr. Froggatt, we moved into a formal Hustings on Monday. Each candidate presented their manifesto to over 200 of their peers. All five candidates were amazing and worthy of the prestigious position!
 
Voting took place in school on Monday afternoon – our  School Councillors ensured that votes were completed and submitted according to the law.  After a day of sorting, counting and verifying, the results were announced in assembly, where short speeches from the successful candidates also took place.
 
We are really proud of all of the children who stood for election, and well done again to our first ever Head Boy and Head Girl.
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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has really impressed her teacher with her selflessness. She is a kind and caring individual who is a fantastic role model for others in her class. Well done!

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has worked hard since the beginning of the year and continues to do so. He is enthusiastic, always does his very best in everything, and is also very kind, friendly and funny. Well done!

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Here’s just a few of our lunchtime club members enjoying a busy lunchtime. There’s nothing better than a jigsaw and a catch up with Janet!
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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has made great progress so far this year. She tries really hard with her work and is becoming more independent with her writing. This superstar is beginning to share and play with her friends, especially at lunch times.

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Y3/4 Team Relay Competition

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Permission Slip

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After School Clubs ~ Spring (1) 2018

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Barnsley Music Hub’s Rock Show 2017

The school enjoyed a celebration of fun, song and dance today thanks to Barnsley Music Hub.  The whole school sang along as the teachers from Barnsley Music Hub led us in a Christmas Concert – it looks like everyone had an amazing time (especially Mrs. Allen)!

 

Thank you to Barnsley Music Hub – a brilliant day and Merry Christmas.

 

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Mrs. Dutton retires…

Mrs Dutton officially retired from the classroom after 34 years at Birkwood!  She enjoyed a Special Assembly led by Mrs. Allen, and featured shared memories from Mrs. Medlock and all of our children. We enjoyed singing lots of songs to Mrs. Dutton and seeing photos of her through the ages.

 

Congratulations on a wonderful career and we would all like to wish you a very Happy Retirement! 

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Birkwood’s Christmas Soirée 2017

What a brilliant evening! The singing from our choir was beautiful, Birkwood Brass showed off their skills with another amazing performance, the showcase of all of our music (keyboard, flute, clarinet and guitar) was fantastic and the dancing from our formation team was brilliant. Well done to all of the children who took part and thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their support.

Special thanks to all of the staff for their support on the night, particularly Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Porter and Mr. Froggatt.

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Mrs. Dutton’s Afternoon Tea

What a wonderful afternoon! Mrs. Dutton spent the afternoon reminiscing over a highly successful career with family, friends and our #incrediblecommunity. We were also joined by Rachel Dickinson who presented Mrs. Dutton with her long service award; a very well deserved award after working for the council since 1978!

 

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Christmas Dinner 2017

What a wonderful Christmas Lunch today! Thank you to Marie and the Kitchen Staff. The children received a Christmas Cracker to accompany their delicious lunch and were served by two unusual members of the lunchtime team! 

 

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100% Attendance 2017

These children have attended every day this term with no late marks. A staggering 101 children managed and we are SO, SO proud. Keep up the good work everybody! Thank you to Mrs Booth for choosing all the prizes and to Provide Education for their generous sponsorship.

 

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Superstar!

Our Headteacher’s Superstar of the Week has really impressed her teacher. She produces some wonderful pieces of work, she always tries her best and she is excited about learning. Well done!

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Grow It – Autumn Term 2017

Here is a compilation of what we have been getting up to this term.

 

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Christmas Fayre 2017

A wonderful afternoon at Birkwood! Many thanks to Mrs. White and all of the team of children, staff and helpers who managed to raise an amazing amount of money ~ £875.21! Our #IncredibleCommunity have yet again surpassed our wildest expectations as the Hall was packed from 2pm onwards. A highlight was of course a visit from Father Christmas himself! Well done everybody – a wonderful start to Christmas at Birkwood.

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has worked incredibly hard since September. He has grown in confidence and he has impressed his teachers with the progress he has made. Well done!

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Superstar! 

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has been working really hard. She sets a fantastic example to others and she has been really determined this week and this year. Well done!

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