Congratulations to Heather Greenwood…

…who was nominated by Miss Betts and I for the Inspirational Educator Award in Environmental Education.
The quality of the candidates was very high and the judges’ decision-making apparently was quite challenging and Heather is one of the eight prize winners!  The judges were very impressed with Heather’s impact on Birkwood Primary School. She has not only transformed the physical environment, in which learning takes place, but also the engagement and performance of children of all ages in the school, by linking the pleasure of outdoor nature activities to the Science curriculum and life-enhancing skills. As one of the judges stated: “Her impact may be confined to one school at present, but it goes deep and will last the children a life-time.” Miss Betts and I and all of the staff and children in school are very proud 😊
Thank you to the ‘Worshipful Company of Educators’ for this Award.

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.

Pumpkin Explorers

Today the Daisies have had so much fun exploring the pumpkins. We followed instructions to carve our very own pumpkin. We discovered that pumpkins are hard, heavy, smelly and slimy!



The Robins tested a range of everyday objects, using circuits, to identify which one was the best conductor of electricity.


The Year 3 Foxes had fun creating presentations about the functions of the skeleton.

Our Future…

Check out the Hedgehogs’ beautiful ‘Save our Oceans’ display.

A Squash And A Squeeze 

The Butterflies have been exploring a range of materials in science this half term. This week they were tasked with finding out how certain materials can change shapes by bending, stretching, twisting and squashing.

Egg Drop Eggsperiment

In Science, we have been learning all about forces. During this lesson we investigated the force of gravity. We investigated if you could drop an egg without breaking it, considering the effects of height, speed, air resistance and wind direction. We had a cracking time!

Well done Ladybirds!!

The Year 1/2 Ladybirds have had a wonderful first half term back in school ~ They have had a special visitor in the class to show them some baby turkeys. They have been busy building Superhero secret hideouts and even found the time to do some fantastic writing.

Delicious Investigating

We completed our science topic, States of Matter, with a couple of very tasty investigations into reversible and irreversible changes!

Lovely Ladybirds!

Our Daisies found a very strange bug in our outdoor learning environment. We used the internet to find out that it was a baby ladybird – Ladybird Larva. We watched YouTube to learn all about the life cycle of a ladybird. All of our Daisies were soooo excited!

Food Groups

The Year 3 Foxes loved their Science lesson, learning all about the different food groups. Children sorted Mrs. Wilkie’s shopping into carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, proteins, dairies and fats/oils. We have also held many discussions about what constitutes a balanced diet.