Headteacher’s Welcome Message

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.

It is quite possible, that the last year has been the most stressful many of us have ever experienced in our lives.  I am immensely proud of the way we have come together as a community during this time.  The relationships with our children and their families has really shone through and the number of positive comments has been quite overwhelming. 

We are excited to welcome all of our children back on Monday, 8th March ~ the priority remains to keep our children, staff and community safe.  Therefore, we have undertaken a thorough Risk Assessment in order to minimise risk, which is regularly updated

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To reassure our families, we will be prioritising children’s social, emotional and mental well-being. It will be a big thing for the children who have been in school welcoming their classmates back and also those children who have been at home for a long time. We will spend time reintegrating them all together again and make sure that they have lots of fun together as a priority. We will be doing lots of creative Maths and English activities in the mornings. When everyone is happy and settled, we can resume more formal learning. 

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Our school will continue to be 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 children's kitchen, so that they 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, we have 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, although there is limited use at present.

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

First Lesson

This Year 2 pupil is SO excited about her very first clarinet lesson.

Introducing…

 
Here are our brass newbies from the Year 3 Badgers. There are 21 children in school receiving small group or individual brass tuition this term. Thank you, Mr. Dodd!

Ace!

In the Hedgehogs, we are all (game) set (and match) to build on our tennis skills!
 

Creative Crew!

Our class text ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ inspired our ‘owl-themed’ writing and artwork today. We are delighted with our pastel skills!

Team Marples 

Here’s introducing our newest (most excited!!!) pianists and keyboard players. We have 21 children learning piano or keyboard this term!

Day One

Today is their first ever day of being guitarists! Have fun and work hard boys!

Five Star Accommodation and Great Food!

We’re transforming our garden space into a haven for bees and butterflies over the next few months. Here we are, using biodegradable pots, to plant specific wildflowers that encourage our VIPs!

Solemn Easter Assembly 2021

On Thursday 25th March, we virtually held our Solemn Easter Assembly with Father David and Mrs. Allen.

We remembered the Christian meaning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday with bible readings from Mrs. Allen and further explanation provided by Father David. All of our children were so good and were very respectful.

We’re back!

The Sunflowers and Daffodils have been amazing at settling back into school it was lovely to see them all reunited and enjoying playing and learning together. Enjoy this video!

We are SO brave! 

The Daffodils were superstars in P.E this week. They travelled carefully, using their arms to help them balance, and they jumped safely. Mrs Baker and Miss Ward were SO proud of how brave they all were!

Beautiful Easter Bonnets!

WOW! The Daisies look absolutely incredible in their super Easter Bonnets. Thank you to all our wonderful parents for their AMAZING efforts. We are so proud of them all!

The Three Little Pigs

This week, the Caterpillars have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs and decided to build their own houses to test out on The Big Bad Wolf. In teams, we have carefully designed and built our houses. Hopefully, they will be wind and waterproof!

The Caterpillars are Back!

The Year 1 Caterpillars have really missed seeing their friends and are already getting busy exploring the new learning areas. We have been learning how to safely use our new playground equipment and play as part of a team!

Easter Blessings

Our Year 6 children used a range of media to create this year’s Easter cards. They will be hopping home with the children today!

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