PE and Sport

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.


The Jaguars are focussing on basketball this half term. The children have been working on their dribbling skills, making sure they use a wide hand grip to push the ball. Mr. S was very impressed with children who were changing their dribbling hand when they changed direction!

The Foxes can move!

Mrs. Porter has been very impressed with The Foxes Ballroom Dancing this half term. They have perfected the Cha Cha Cha and have now moved onto the Waltz. I’m sure you will agree, they are giving the contestants of Strictly Come Dancing a run for their money. 

Key Stage 2 Cross Country

Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Teamplus Cross country event at Rabbit Ings. All the children ran really well with lots of them qualifying for the finals in a few weeks time. Well done everyone!

10 day Active Travel Challenge

Dear Parent / Carer,
Our school will be taking part in the 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 7th and finishing on Friday 18th October 2019.
The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as whole school prizes!
We need everyone to take part and make an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part too…

Sponsored Walk 2019

We were delighted when the sun shone down on us on Thursday 26th September as we were able to go for our Sponsored Walk at Dorothy Hyman Stadium. Children from the Sunflowers and Daffodils all the way up to Year 6 Jaguars took part. 
Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your continued support and sponsorship, all of the money raised goes towards heavily subsidising all of our trips and visits.

Sports Assembly 2019

It has been an outstanding year of sport here at Birkwood, with many successes for our children. Well done to everyone who won an award at the Sports Presentation assembly and to all those who have taken part. Thank you to Mrs. Porter and Mr. Wattam for all they do.

South Yorkshire School Games

Action from an amazing day at the South Yorkshire School Games competition in Sheffield. There was a very proud moment for us as our Year 5/6 Athletics team took part in the Opening Ceremony, representing Barnsley with the Olympic swimmer James Kirton. Then, on to the Sheffield Hallam City Athletics Stadium to take part in a variety of track and field events. We finished 9th in South Yorkshire. What an achievement for our school!

First Place!

Congratulations to our Year 5/6 athletics team who finished 1st place in the Schools’ Games competition today at Dorothy Hyman. They have now been invited to the South Yorkshire Finals!


All Stars Cricket

Children in Key Stage 1 are able to sign up for All Stars Cricket ( Thanks to Dean for coming in to promote it, and well done to Mr. Markham and Mr. Summerfield for showing off their cricket skills.