Welcome to Birchfield Primary School
We are a thriving school with an excellent academic record and a reputation for providing the best in education. The real feel of a school can only be discovered by visiting and seeing it in action, and this you are welcome to do at any time.
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NSPCC Number Day
On Friday 1st February 2018 we were excited to support the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day.
Number Day was a fun-packed event, where we completed a range of exciting maths activities to raise money for this important charity. The whole school day was linked to maths; each phase took part in a mental maths assembly – staff were VERY impressed with not only the children’s mental arithmetic abilities, but their use of mathematical language and reasoning skills.
Birchy Brain gave each year group special challenges and resources to help them. They all linked to developing pupil’s estimation skills. Classes had so much fun completing them.
This year we took part in ‘Dress up for Digits’ where pupils were invited to wear an item of clothing with a number on (football shirt, cap, netball shirt etc. Many children went above and beyond and dressed as dominoes, 118 118, Big Ben and bank cards – THEY WERE AMAZING!
During our merit assembly, Miss Bratby and Mr Turner gave out prizes for the best dressed to each phase and all of the merit awards linked children who had impressed staff with their mathematical abilities.
To help raise money for the NSPCC, we asked for a suggested donation of £1 or more from every child. We calculated that a total of £222.35 was raised – thank you very much for all of your donations.
See below for pictures from our maths filled day!
The Christmas Card Exchange!
As part of an international Etwinning project, Bees class have been very busy making cards and decorations for children in schools all around Europe! We crafted woollen decorations to show the children how important wool is to our local area, and our cards featured traditional British symbols of Christmas - figgy puddings and robins!
We have already received cards from Portugal and Spain and are looking forward to what will arrive in our post box next...
World Book Day 2018
Have a look at some of the photographs from our Hansel and Gretel themed World Book Day. We had our "dressing-up" day on Friday 23rd March 2018 (postponed due to the severe weather at the beginning of the month) and we had a full week exploring the story of Hansel and Gretel during the week beginning 26th February. During this week, each class concentrated on a particular writing genre and applied the story of Hansel and Gretel. The theme proved to be highly successful in gaining the children's interest and imagination and by the end of the week we had some wonderful diary entries, letters, character descriptions, stories from different perspectives and explanation texts.
A big THANK YOU to all the parents and carers who supported their child/children when putting together the elaborate and amazing costumes. The pupils looked great!
London Trip 2018
As part of work celebrating 'British Values' a select group of Y5's were lucky enough to spend a day in London with children from the other 4 'Discovery' Schools. This took in 'The London Eye', a cruise down the Thames and then an escorted tour round Westminster. The children went into the House of Lords and the House of Commons where they learned of the history of British democracy and the workings of Parliament. It was an absolutely brilliant (if long) day that they will never forget. Who knows? Maybe the next time they visit it will be as an MP!
Young Voices 2017
Yet again, all the children had an amazing experience at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena.
Discovery Partnership Event for Key Stage 1
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Some children from Year 1 and Year 2 were joined by pupils from Gildersome, Drighlington, St Francis and Seven Hills primary schools to enjoy a morning of creative poetry. The result was a lovely performance from all the children involved.
Literacy Week - Alice in Wonderland
The children have really enjoyed dressing up as a character from Alice in Wonderland and they loved the mysterious rabbit hole that appeared, especially when they had to go through it for our character parade!