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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Celebrating Our Talents in a Fitting Location

It was a joy to spend the morning at St John’s Church, Cudworth, with Father David, Mr. Dodd and Mr. Taylor. Our choir and brass ensemble recorded some of our musical favourites to celebrate all that we have achieved and enjoyed together! The performances are just wonderful.

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Celebrating Bastille Day

Some of our Key Stage 2 children have had a fabulous, fun-filled French afternoon celebrating Bastille Day with Madame Brittain and other children from local schools.

They showed off their teamwork and resilience in building 3D models of Parisian architecture, played pétanque, ate lots of yummy French foods and decorated cakes. They also delved into Horrible Histories to learn all about The French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille Prison and the years of terror that followed (including the invention of the guillotine!). They finished the day building Eiffel Towers out of marshmallows and spaghetti – Fantastique!

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Summer Fayre 2018

A huge Thank You and well done to Mrs. White and her band of helpers as the Friends of Birkwood Summer Fayre went tremendously well! We could not have asked for better weather – a true SUMMER Fayre – and the Birkwood Community were out in great numbers to support the school’s latest event. An astonishing £1,127.55 profit was made – every penny of which goes straight back to our children. The stalls were great fun – some were tasty too! 

 

A wonderful afternoon and thanks again for your support!

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Goodbye and Thank You

We said an emotional farewell to Mr. Campbell who has served our school for five years! Mr. Campbell has been a highly respected and loved member of staff. We wish him all the best in his future role – we will miss you and we know you will not be a stranger!

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Richard from ‘Travel With Us’

Birkwood was delighted to welcome Richard to our school. He told each class a range of stories about his time growing up and how it had inspired his stories. The children were engrossed by his tales about ‘ordinary things made into extraordinary things’. Here is a video from the Woodpeckers and the Kingfishers to show a glimpse of his time in school.

 

Thank you Richard for visiting!

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The Great Birkwood Bake Off

Two of our Barnsley Youth Choir families arranged a wonderful baking competition to help raise funds for the amazing Barnsley Youth Choir. All of our children and adults contributed by producing their very own class cake entry. The Sunflowers and Daffodils were overall winners. Congratulations to all of our children for their super entries and to our incredible community for being excellent cake testers! 

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Cudworth Ward Alliance Awards

We were all so very proud of our children last night who were selected for Awards in Courage and Determination, Citizenship, Sport, Attendance, Academic and Vocational Awards. The Cudworth Ward Alliance did us proud with each child receiving a beautiful trophy and certificate presented by the Mayor.  Congratulations from Mrs Allen, Mr Froggatt, Mrs Sutton and all our Parents and Carers.

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Selfless, Random Act of Kindness

A lovely, new hair cut AND she has gifted her hair to the Little Princess Trust. 
 
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TASC

The design team are using TASC to produce merchandise to sell at our school production. Watch out for more exciting news and products.

 

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Superstar!

Mrs. Allen’s Superstar of the Week is so kind and caring towards everybody. She is enthusiastic about everything and tries her best all of the time! 

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 Birkwood’s Got Talent 2018

What an amazing evening it was – jam-packed with talent!  Congratulations and well done to all of the children ~ the standard was incredibly high and it was a very difficult job for our judges: Father David, Dave Martin and Elizabeth Martin.  Thank you to everyone from our #incrediblecommunity who attended and supported.  Special thanks to Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Sutton and all of the staff who supported behind the scenes to make it, yet again, such a great success.

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Circus Science Show

The whole school had a treat this week; we welcomed Nick from Shooting Stars to our school, who performed a spectacular show for us. He taught us all about forces and motion in fun and exciting ways. He started off his two-day visit with an engaging assembly to show how forces help in the circus.

 

Thank you Mr. Summerfield for organising this memorable visit.

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Summer D.I.S.C.O 

Years 1 to 6 enjoyed some dancing ‘down time’. A fantastic opportunity to celebrate friendships, achievements, commitment and our #incrediblecommunity!

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Thank You Totty Signs!

Our beautiful plant signs, designed by some very artistic Year 4 children are now on show in the Community Garden and the Reading Bus area. See if you can spot them!

 A huge thank you to Totty Signs for transforming the children’s artwork into such fantastic signs! 

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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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