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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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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