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

Highlighting Percussion

 
 
Our percussionists are shining, as they prepare for a very busy festive concert season with Birkwood Brass. Well done team Ramskill.

Beautiful…!

A sneaky extra little rehearsal with our Year 5/6 choir members, in preparation for our community carol singing.

We’re Welcoming the Festive Season

 
 
Our Year 5 and 6 choir members joined with their peers from Churchfield and Cherry Dale to perform Carols for the community. The Methodist Church Hall was full of people from our very special community. Christmas IS coming!

Independent Learning

 
 
What fantastic scientific classification skills! We are really proud!
 

E-Safety

The Jaguars created their own games to promote the importance of e-safety.

 

The Matthew Henson Story

The Jaguars have been learning about the life and achievements of Matthew Henson. They have been able to research information about a key historical figure while being discerning about online content. We will be using this information to write a biography next week. 

Dear Santa, we have been so good this year!

The Daisies have been so busy writing their letters to Father Christmas. They are beginning to form some wonderful letter shapes, we are so proud! Of course they remembered their manners and said please. 

Maths Superstar!

Look at this little superstar. She is amazing at counting in sequence all the way up to 8. Clever girl!

Fire, fire!

How exiting! I bet you didn’t know we could drive fire engines in the Daisies. Look how grown up we are!

When Incy Wincy joined us for Dough Disco!

How exciting, the boys and girls have loved strengthening their fine motor muscles to one of our favourite rhymes Incy Wincy Spider! They listened so carefully to the instructions. 

Pudsey Bear

The Daisies enjoyed celebrating Children in Need Day and made some wonderful Pudsey creations! Thank you to our wonderful community for all your generosity.  

Remembrance

The Sunflowers and Daffodils talked about why we wear a poppy. They talked about remembering the soldiers and their families. They created some beautiful pictures of Flanders field. We are so proud of how kind and caring our children are. 

Numbers, numbers…

Look at our amazing number formation! We use special number rhymes to help us to write our numbers. We are so clever!

Where are you Goldilocks?

The children have been reading the story ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. They received a letter from Baby Bear to let them know that Goldilocks had broken some of his belongings. The children were very upset and decided to make ‘wanted’ posters to find her,  so they could tell her how to make good choices. They did some amazing writing and stuck their posters up around school too. 

The Sunflowers visit the Library 

We love to read and had a fantastic time at the library sharing stories together, singing and playing instruments. We cannot wait to visit again. Thank you so much to Cudworth Library. 
 

The Daffodils visit to the Library 

What a wonderful afternoon we had at the library. The children enjoyed singing, playing instruments and reading stories. Thank you so much to the Cudworth Library staff, we are so lucky to have such a great resource in our village. 

We love to help! 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils had a fantastic day raising money for Children in Need. They found out about some of the children that their money would support. Thank you to all our parents/carers for their generosity!

The Bees Brilliant Assembly

The Year 1/2 Bees have been busy this week practising and performing a wonderful Class Assembly based on our Space topic. They enjoyed sharing all their amazing learning and made everyone so proud with their outstanding performance and singing skills.

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