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.