Art & Design

Barnsley Music Education Hub website now has new features which we really hope will support schools. As well as a new Online Learning section that was developed last term, we have also been working hard to reduce the amount of printed paper resources that we use, therefore we have included the following documents online:

·         Pupil Practice Diary

·         Pupil Handbook (Lots of information about how lessons work)

·         New Starter Form (Pink Form)

Here is The link to these documents:

Christmas Decorations

The Leopards enjoyed designing their toys, creating them, decorating them and lighting them up! They applied their knowledge of electrical circuits to become decoration designers.

Christmas Cakes 2020

The Leopards enjoyed baking and decorating their very own Christmas cakes. Thank you to Mrs Allen and Mrs Birch for giving the children this extra-special, festive treat.

Chocolate apples!

The Daisies have loved celebrating Bonfire Night. Today they made their very own chocolate apples. It was so hard not to have a little taste before completing their apples. They used lots of sprinkles of course!


The children followed written and pictorial instructions independently. They were given an instruction booklet and resources- the rest was up to them! The results were beautifully unique- and very glittery.

Toy Designs

The Leopards imagined they had factories at their disposal, and designed a range of Christmas toys. Their toys had to have a number of different features and functions. Finally, they wrote explanation texts about how their toys worked.

Deck the halls…

The Year 1/2 Ladybirds have been busy designing and making their own Christmas tree decorations. We made Santas and Snowmen using paint and pom poms. Thank you to TCV conservation for sending us all our lovely resources.

Christmas Card Competition Winner

Many Congratulations to one of our wonderful Year 6 entries who has won the overall Christmas card for Stephanie Peacock MP, who represents our constituency.
Thank you for the certificate and special Tesco Hamper!

Natural Christmas Decorations 

The Butterflies really enjoyed making Natural Christmas Decorations with materials donated from TCV (Outside is Fun Project). They made robins and reindeer, and I’m sure you will agree that they look wonderful.

Pizza Rockets

The Caterpillars have been busy making rocket pizzas, they look so tasty!
We will be writing up our special instructions, making sure we include lots of bossy verbs in our ‘Big Write’.


With Love…

Each of our uniquely designed Christmas cards were made with love and will be making their way to brighten the lives of the elderly in Barnsley via Age UK. Thank you to our wonderful children x

Bonfire Parkin!

The Badgers have really enjoyed making parkin with Mrs Whitfield! They worked as a team to read the recipe and follow the instructions to make the delicious cakes.


Birkwood Remembers

This year, we are remembering in our own, special, Birkwood way. Classes from across school created poppies in a range of different styles, and these have been attached to our school fence to bring our community together and to pay our respects to those who have given so much for our country.
‘We will remember them.’

Spectacular Sparklers 

The Butterflies have enjoyed learning about Bonfire Night and The Gunpowder Plot this week! They made safety posters, retold the story and created some wonderful firework pictures using bright pastels.