It’s BGT Audition Time

Our two-day BGT audition slots were packed with talent. Well done to everyone who took part – you are AMAZINGLY TALENTED!

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A Sunny Friday Afternoon and Diggers! 

 

 

These boys decided to spend their half hour of choosing time playing creatively. How refreshing to see a plant pot of dirt and some construction vehicles inspiring so many positive social and language skills.

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We’re Recycling! 

Friday sees the first ever ‘Birkwood Pre-loved Uniform Sale’. Freshly washed & ironed sweatshirts, jumpers and cardigans will be on sale in the playground from 3.15pm THIS FRIDAY. Come along and grab a bargain – everything is £1. All funds will be put towards the Kingfishers’ trip of a lifetime to Harry Potter World – we will be grateful for our incredible community’s support.

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World Book Day 2019

World Book Day was celebrated by all classes. The children looked amazing in their outfits, and members of staff looked great in their costumes too. There were many book-related tasks throughout the day in all classes, including our annual ‘decoration of a door’ based on a book – they all looked amazing!

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Fabulous Flowers!

Look at all the wonderful spring flowers brightening up our school grounds! All our hard work planting bulbs in October and November last year has definitely paid off. Which spring flowers can you spot?

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After school clubs

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Brilliant Birdwatching

KS2 Gardening Club had a fantastic time recording the number of garden birds in the school grounds for the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch. Using binoculars, they were lucky enough to see robins, starlings, blackbirds and blue tits.

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KS 1 After School Gardening Club

  • In Gardening Club this week, we have been learning the names of lots of garden birds in preparation for the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Bird watch.  We then coloured in our favourite bird, making sure we matched the colour of the feathers perfectly. Beautiful work everyone!
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Grow-it

Some superb drawing by children in KS2 classes who have been using their artistic skills to design the new signs which will go on our raised beds in the Community Garden. 

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After School Clubs Spring (1) 2019

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Cinderella

Here are a selection of photos from our wonderful Christmas Pantomime: Cinderella. Thank you to Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Rennison and the children for putting on such a wonderful show. It was great to see so many members of our #incrediblecommunity there too – thank you for your ongoing support.

 

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Christmas Carols and Lessons at St. Johns Church.

Yesterday evening, our choir led the carol service at our Parish Church and it was a beautiful start to our Christmas festivities.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for supporting this event.

 

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Christmas Fayre 2018

 

What a fantastic Christmas Fair! We had brilliant stalls, exciting games, and even the chance to sit on Santa’s lap!

Thank you to Mrs. White for organising this excellent event, to our staff, children and governing body for their help, and to our #incrediblecommunity for their ongoing support. Final amount was over £1,000. All of the money raised goes directly back to the children and heavily subsidised trips and visits.

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Christmas Light Switch On in Cudworth

After school, members of our Choir joined in a lovely community event with our friends from Cherry Dale and Churchfield Primary Schools. We enjoyed the carol singing and refreshments too. Our children represented our school very well, and we were all very proud! Have you seen the new Christmas Lights in Cudworth??

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Blooming Marvellous Delivery!

There was an extra special delivery to our school recently – vouchers worth £30!!! This was our reward for achieving a Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award earlier in the summer. A huge ‘Thank You’ to the Yorkshire in Bloom judges for being so generous. We can’t wait to go garden centre shopping in the spring!

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After School Clubs : Autumn 2 2018

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Spending Our Prize Money

 

We had a lovely time at Ackworth Garden Centre spending the £25 voucher we won for our vegetable planter at the Great Yorkshire Show.  There was so much to choose from! A huge thank you to Simon for showing us around, and also giving us lots of seeds to plant next year.

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Yorkshire In Bloom

We are delighted to have been awarded GOLD in the Young People’s Award 2018.  We are very proud of all our young gardeners and Miss Greenwood, who has been supported by Cody and Tyler’s Grandad and Miss Betts.  We attended the awards ceremony at Barnsley Town Hall last week where the Mayor presented us with our award. Congratulations to all involved, a fantastic achievement! 

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Anti Bullying Performance

The whole school, from Nursery to Year 6, were treated to a fantastic show led by M & M Productions, ‘The Little Princess’ on Thursday morning. The children learned a very important lesson: it is much better to be a kind and friendly person.

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Charity Matters

What a fantastic day for all of our amazing community! The Woodpeckers and Kingfishers hosted a very busy community café in aid of the Macmillan charity. What an absolutely invaluable learning opportunity AND we raised £460.59 to help Macmillan too!

 

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Reading Rocks!

We enjoyed exploring the shelves, and selecting and sharing books on our fantastic reading bus.

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Blooming Marvellous Achievement!

We are so proud to announce we have been awarded a GOLD medal by Yorkshire in Bloom for our beautiful Community Garden and school grounds.  A huge thank you to all the children, Miss Greenwood and Cody and Tyler’s Grandad David for the hard work they put in throughout the year. What a fantastic result!

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The Wizard of Oz

Another brilliant end of year performance: The WONDERFUL Wizard of Oz. The children were once again outstanding and performed excellently.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for coming to support (we are sure you loved the show) and to Mrs. Porter, Mrs. Sutton and Mrs. Rennison, for putting this fantastic show together.

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Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly

 
 
A very difficult time here at Birkwood when we have to say farewell and good luck to our Year 6 children. They have all worked extremely hard this year; they have made all the staff (especially Mrs. Birch and Mr. Sandwith) so very proud and they should be very pleased with all that they have achieved.
 
Good luck to all next year and keep working hard!
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End of Year Assembly 2018

What a brilliant assembly! We enjoyed celebrating the achievements of all of our children. Well done to the Year 6 children who received special awards and to all the other children throughout school.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their support.

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School’s Out For The Summer

Many thanks to Mrs. White for a great disco! We all had a fantastic time as well as raising £251.50 for school funds.

 

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Yorkshire Show

Miss Betts, Miss Greenwood and a team of keen gardeners enjoyed a trip to the Great Yorkshire Show. They really enjoyed being part of one of the biggest agricultural events in the English calendar!

 

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Creative Arts Week 2018 – Africa

What a fantastic week! We welcomed the Afemai Children’s Trust to our school again and enjoyed a range of different workshops. We listened to African stories and tasted some delicious foods, thanks to Papa Jim.  We also took part in dance workshops, produced vibrant masks and we played djembe drums. If that wasn’t enough, all children then took part in a range of creative activities in their own classes too! 

Thank you to Miss Betts for organising such a brilliant week; the children had a fantastic time.

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History in the Making

Something tells us that the Birkwood Brass musicians are destined for great things! Today they autographed a ‘brick in the wall’ of our music room in celebration of their music making at Birkwood.

 

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