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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Bring and Buy Sale 2017

Birkwood supported Children in Need on Friday 17th November. Thank you so much for all your kind and generous donations. A huge Thank You and well done to our wonderful School Council for their hard work! 

 

We raised £938.08 which will support Children in Need and our School Fund which heavily subsidises all trips and visits for our own children .

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has impressed teachers with his positive attitude to learning and his conscientious approach to work. Well done!

 

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week is really making an extra effort with all of her learning at the moment and her confidence is coming on in leaps and bounds! Well done!

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Anti-Bullying Week

Miss Spellman marked the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week with a special assembly.  She was explaining to all of the children that it is very important to remember that we are ‘All Different, All Equal’.

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Mrs. Allen MBE visits Her Majesty!

What a wonderfully exciting week for Mrs. Allen, our school and our #incrediblecommunity! On Tuesday, Mrs. Allen went to Buckingham Palace and was awarded her MBE by Her Majesty the Queen. While Mrs. Allen was in London, we had a celebration here in school with ‘MBE buns’ and special assemblies. It was very exciting to watch Mrs. Allen LIVE from THE Palace.

 

The school community is incredibly proud of Mrs. Allen MBE achievements and would like to say, “Congratulations!”

 

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Music Man

Here’s one of Birkwood’s pianists performing his new music. It’s hard to believe that he only got this ‘Pirate Piece’ in his lesson TODAY!

 

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week works hard in every lesson and even wanted to come to school when she did not feel very well! She is gentle and considerate and is always ready to help her classmates and teachers. Well done!

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Follow Your Dreams

 
It was a golden day! The amazing Birkwood Brass performed at the Grimethorpe Colliery Band Centenary Concert at Elsecar Heritage Centre. We were so proud of our outstanding musicians, playing in front of a specially invited audience including our wonderful families, members of our school community, the Mayor of Barnsley and the writer of Brassed Off.
 
Many thanks to Grimethorpe Colliery Band for their support, encouragement, funding and inspiration over the past five years – they really are true friends.
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Harvest Time!

There are still lots of fruit and vegetables ready for picking in our Community Garden! Can you spot any of your favourites?

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Superstar!

This young man has been making great choices and he is working hard towards all of his targets! A great example of a Birkwood Superstar!

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Autumn Fruit Picking

After School Gardening Club have been very busy picking apples from our tree in the Community Garden. They were incredibly juicy and we even managed to save some of the seeds so we can grow our very own apple trees.

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VIP Brass Stars

Our amazing brass musicians have  been invited to perform in a VERY SPECIAL invitation-only concert, celebrating the centenary of our friends, Grimethorpe Colliery Band. We are honoured to take part in this prestigious concert at Elsecar Heritage Centre on 20th October. Today, the invitations for families and special visitors were delivered, by hand, to school!

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Stars of the Future

The Woodpeckers have only had five lessons with Mr. Dodd and we are already spotting a few stars of the future. One of these stars is already playing duets with Mr. Dodd!

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Father David’s 60th Birthday

During our Friday Special Assembly, we celebrated a significant milestone for Father David – his 60th birthday! We enjoyed watching Father David blow out the special (and musical) candles on his cake, watching him open his presents from the children and staff, and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. We hope he had a wonderful time celebrating!

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week has been chosen because she is always doing the right thing, she tries her best and she is a wonderful role model to the other children. Furthermore, she is very kind and thoughtful and always uses her manners. Well done!

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Stupendous Sunflowers!

Just look how tall our beautiful sunflowers have grown in the Community Garden! They look amazing and really brighten up our school grounds.

 

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Silver Gilt at the Barnsley in Bloom Awards

Our school was represented at Barnsley Town Hall by  our gardeners, Miss Greenwood, Miss Betts, Mr. Froggatt and Mrs. Allen. We were delighted to receive the Silver Gilt Award.  Congratulations to all of our gardeners and thank you for help given by our friends at Robert Street Allotments.

Thank you to Miss Greenwood and Miss Betts for ensuring all of our children get the chance to #GrowIt and well done on winning a Barnsley in Bloom Award for the second year running.

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National Cleaning Team of the Year

Congratulations to Birkwood Primary School’s Cleaning Team who attended the Awards Ceremony at Norse in Norwich on Friday evening.  Lisa, Gill, Kerry, Claire, Kerbie and Gill were delighted to be awarded the ‘National Cleaning Team of the Year’. They all take great pride in how clean our school is each and every day – thank you ladies. 

Everyone at Birkwood is so proud and the award is extremely well deserved.

 

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Superstar!

This young man is a little superstar. He was new to our school and has settled so well. He is polite all of the time, he follows all of our rules and he is such a kind little boy with a great sense of humour! 

 

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Impressing Mr Dodd! 

 

This member of #TeamDodd has earned the upmost respect from her teacher and fellow musicians alike! It has only been a couple of weeks since she was introduced to this tricky piece of music and she is already hitting the high notes! Keep up the excellent work.

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Great Glissandi Girls! 

Birkwood Brass are preparing for their latest appearance with Grimethorpe Colliery Band on 20th October. This piece showcases our two new trombonists – we are SO proud of their rapid progress!

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Fantastic Progress

After 4 weeks of brass lessons, this pair have shown excellent commitment to their brass lessons.  Keep up the great work – there are places available in Birkwood Brass soon!

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Parents’ Evening Letters…

 

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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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Girl Power

Our recently employed trombone section are mastering the art of glissandi (sliding notes) ready for our concert with Grimethorpe Colliery Band. Well done ladies, your hard work is paying off!

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One Moment in Time!

This amazing musician has waited for today to come… His dedication to music lessons, Birkwood brass, his band mates and Mr. Dodd have earned him the opportunity to move from baritone to EUPHONIUM! Keep up the good work young man; your school and family are very proud.

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Poor Bob!

Bob the Artist was our story stimulus for philosophy. The children selected a question which stirred up discussion, disagreement and experiences of name calling.

 

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