PE and Sport

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:

Our Mining Community

This term, the Foxes have been creating different dance sequences based on Our Mining Community. We used Laban’s method of choreography to focus on dance actions, space, levels, dynamics and relationships.

Waka Waka

The Year 5/6 Tigers have been working hard in their dance lessons with Mr. Wattam. They have done a great job at choreographing a Benin style dance using African inspirations to the song ‘Waka Waka’.

WW1 Dance

The Robins have worked so hard to produce their WW1 dance with Mrs Porter. Here is our final performance. We hope that you like it.


The Robins have been working on their communication and teamwork ~ we are all about working together.

We love the outdoors!

The Sunflowers and Daffodils love our outdoor learning area and are outside whatever the weather. They enjoy playing together, solving problems, working on a larger scale and using their imagination. Look at all of these wonderful learning opportunities.

The Exercise Team!

We love P.E in the Sunflowers and Daffodils so much so that we made our own exercise team! We had to sign up for our exercise class and enjoyed taking part in balancing, weight lifting, circuit training and racing activities. We even won rosettes when we raced outdoors.


Sport at Birkwood 2020

Before lockdown, we had another outstanding year of sport here at Birkwood, with many successes for our children. Well done to everyone who was a member of our sporting teams.
Thank you to Mrs. Porter and Mr. Wattam for all they do.


Here are some highlights from our gymnastics sessions. We were really impressed with the children’s confidence, balance, strength and control!

South Yorkshire Finals – Football

Our U11 boys played three brilliant matches at the Sheffield United SteelPhalt Academy. They played against teams from Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and finished 4th in South Yorkshire. Well done boys – we are all very proud!

Gymnastics in the Jaguars

During the Spring Term, the Jaguars will be focussing on gymnastics during their PE lessons. They will be developing their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. They have made an excellent start!

Boys’ Futsal

Well done to both teams that took part in the Year 5/6 Boys Futsal competition at Horizon CC. Congratulations to Birkwood B team who made it to the finals.