We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using this site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and the values we uphold.

Our school is a caring, supportive and family orientated community where we encourage our children to ‘be the best that they can be’.  This is achieved by us having an exciting and relevant curriculum that meets our children’s needs and is underpinned by our School Logo ‘Inspire, Cherish and Achieve Together.

Our high quality learning environments include a Trim Trail on the large playing field, a purpose built kitchen, so that children can cook as part of their learning in Science, Maths and Literacy.   Thanks to Big Lottery Grant and Tesco ‘Bags for Help’ funding, we also have a community and sensory garden area where children grow vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs.  In addition, a potting shed and poly tunnel, thanks to Community First Grant funding.

Our strong and committed Governing Body have made the decision to keep class sizes as small as possible in Foundation Stage in order to ensure high quality support for our youngest children.

We also have outstanding provision in our Early Years Foundation Stage Unit with 2 mini-ICT suite areas and excellent outdoor provision.

Due to the demand for places at our school, we had to convert our Library into a classroom, so we bought and converted a Double Decker Reading Bus into an exciting Library resource which the children love!

We are very proud of our school community; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes,

Mrs Julie Allen MBE
Headteacher

Gender Discussion

‘Not a Stick’ was a fantastic stimulus into a heated philosophy session this afternoon.
 

Fantastic Flautists

Mrs Laycock is extremely impressed with her wonderful flute team. Their progress is very encouraging – keep up the great work and commitment girls!

 

Escape From Pompeii

The Owls re-enacted a scene from the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We thought about what we would see, hear, taste and feel. We also imagined what it would be like if a volcano started to erupt.
 
 

We can follow instructions 

The Daisies had a wonderful time retelling their group story, ‘Bella gets her skates on’. They jumped to the chance of making their own hot chocolate and followed the instructions beautifully. They enjoyed drinking their hot chocolate most of all!
 

Hattrick Hero

This is our very worthy third bandsperson of the week. She has devoted time and effort into learning her solo in just 1 week! What a fantastic achievement.
 
 
 

Brass Quintet

 
 
Mr. Dodd was really keen to accompany this wonderful ensemble on trombone. They have been learning this piece for….. ONE WEEK!
 
 
 

Playing to the Beat

Year 6 were learning about notation. They were playing glockenspiels to a range of beats.
 

Fantasy Tree and Mountain Sketches

The Tigers have been looking at mastering their sketching skills by using shading to enhance light sources. We have focused on key features of a fantasy setting, linking our artwork to our class text ‘The Hobbit’.
 

We love reading!

The Foxes love going on Bug Club and reading online. Please remember they can use this website at home too.
 

Maths! Maths! Maths! 

We loved matching decimals with their equivalent fractions in our practical maths activities today.
 

 

Team Marples

Here are two of our newest pianists. One of them received her third lesson today. Keep working hard girls!
 

Perfect Pitch

We loved investigating pitch in science. We recorded our findings using scientific vocabulary.

Reading For Pleasure

Some of Mrs Sutton’s most loved and treasured book collections have ‘escaped’ from her special bookshelf. They are ready and waiting to be enjoyed by the Robins.

They’ve Got Rhythm! 

 
Monday mornings in our Music Room are magnificent. Here’s footage of some of our talented percussionists. Well done #TeamRamskill – you are working SO hard.
 

Great Guitarists

Here’s just some of our brand new guitarists. They received their 3rd lesson ever today and are already making fabulous progress. Well done #TeamFuller.

 

Perfect Painting!

 
The Year 1 Butterflies have been using watercolours to paint their favourite character from our current class book-Little Red Riding Hood!
We carefully practised our brush stroke skills before painting our sketches!

Pointillism

The Foxes are exploring different artistic styles during their ICT time. They are currently recreating  pointillist art in the style of Seurat.
 

 

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