Mrs. Allen’s Retirement Assembly

Mr. Froggatt did a wonderful job virtually leading the celebrations of Mrs. Allen’s outstanding career. The Assembly talked through her outstanding career from start to finish and featured a number of special brass performances, a message from a celebrity and a Gaelic Blessing from our oldest children. We will miss you Mrs Allen xx



Solemn Easter Assembly 2021
On Thursday 25th March, we virtually held our Solemn Easter Assembly with Father David and Mrs. Allen.
We remembered the Christian meaning of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday with bible readings from Mrs. Allen and further explanation provided by Father David. All of our children were so good and were very respectful.



15.3.21 Mrs Rennison’s Virtual Assembly
Today’s assembly allowed the children to see everybody’s wonderful outfits from World Book Day – what a fantastic day it was! Mrs. Rennison then shared ‘Perfectly Norman’ with all children in school. It was a wonderful story with a powerful message that the children discussed in their classes.
‘He realised that there was no such thing as perfectly normal
But he was perfectly Norman.
Which was just as it should be.’
World Book Day Assembly 2021
Mr. Froggatt virtually introduced this year’s World Book Day, and there was a special surprise in store as everybody in school had to guess… who’s that behind the mask?
Can you guess who our masked reader is?
8.3.21 Mrs. Allen’s Virtual Assembly
Today, Mrs. Allen (and Elsa) share the perfect book to help every anxious little ‘dinosaur’ let go of their fears and feel happy in the moment as they return to school today. It is SO great to welcome all of our children back!
1.3.21 Mrs. Allen’s Virtual Assembly
We have one week to go until we welcome all children back to school – how exciting! Today’s Assembly featured the story The Lion Inside – ‘Yes, that day they BOTH learned that, no matter your size, we all have a mouse AND a lion inside.’
Congratulations to Miss Greenwood on winning the Inspirational Educator Award in Environmental Education.
22.2.21 Mrs Allen’s Virtual Assembly
This half term’s first assembly featured a dancing elephant and a story for all children about a colourful elephant. What do you think was the message of today’s story?
1.2.21 Mrs. Allen’s Assembly
This week’s assembly features Mrs. Allen’s grandson Austin and focuses on Malala’s Magi Pencil.
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
25.1.21 – Mrs Allen’s Virtual Assembly
This week’s assembly features The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse, and has more encouraging messages for our incredible community.


Lighting the Candle of Joy

Thank you Father David for visiting our school to virtually talk to us about Joy and the meaning of the Christingle.


A Special Announcement from the Headteacher Mrs Julie Allen MBE
On Friday 11th December, 2020, Mrs. Allen announced that she has made the difficult decision to retire from Birkwood Primary School at the end of the academic year. Here, we look back at twelve outstanding years.
“Just because we can’t see somebody, it doesn’t mean that we stop loving them.”



The World Made a Rainbow

On 7.12.20, Mrs. Allen shared the beautiful story ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ with all the children in school.


The Start of Advent

We safely welcomed Father David to school and he spoke about the importance of the Christian Season of Advent. We lit the candles of Hope and Peace on the wreath, kindly made by Mrs. Rossall (Mrs. Birch’s Mum).

The Day the Crayons Quit

On 23.11.20, Mrs Allen shared one of her favourite stories with the children in school.


Staying Safe Outdoors

On 16.11.20, Mrs. Allen and Allison (Countywide Road Safety Officer) informed the children on how to stay safe outdoors. There are some very important safety messages in this assembly, particularly during the winter months.


Three Years to the Day

Today, Mrs. Allen M.B.E. assembly was all about her trip to Buckingham Palace. Mrs. Allen recounted her trip to meet the Queen and shared the story of receiving her M.B.E. for services to education. We are all very proud of her.


Birkwood Pays Tribute

Mrs Allen led our virtual Remembrance Assembly this week in preparation for Sunday. The children were all very respectful within their own classrooms and there was a very solemn mood throughout school. Look out for our special tribute outside school.


‘Here We Are’

On Monday 19th October, Mrs. Allen shared ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers, and the children took part in another virtual quiz.



We Are Family – 12.10.20

In this morning’s assembly, Mrs. Allen explored the importance of families. Everybody’s families may be different but they are equally as special.