As you can see from the photos above, we've had a busy summer break here at school. There are even more exciting changes inside!
In addition to making these changes to improve the environment for our children, we've also acted on feedback from parents and carers with regards to some safeguarding concerns. At the start and end of each day, our children were walking directly into a car park where there are, of course, moving cars. Closing this gate has enabled us to act on these concerns whilst providing improved facilities for our children. If people have any access needs they are very welcome to contact us to discuss these and, as always, we'll do our very best to help.
Y4/5 Chess Tournament at St. George's Hall - 27/06/16
Farewell Mrs. Heyes! (28/04/16)
After an amazing 25 years at Birchwood C of E, Mrs. Heyes is leaving us to start an exciting new job. As she's been dedicated to our school familiy for so long and has done such an amazing job, we had to make sure she got a proper Birchwood send off! We held a special assembly, showered Mrs. Heyes with gifts and finished with our own rendition of Bruno Mars' 'Count on Me' - there wasn't a dry eye in the house! We wish you all the luck in the world, Mrs. Heyes and can't wait for you to pop in for a brew!
Happy Birthday Ma'am! (Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday - 21/04/16)
PTA Easter Fun Night (24/03/16)
World Book Day - 03/03/16
To celebrate World Book Day, we all came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Assembly looked like a giant 'Where's Wally?' puzzle! We all came together to take part in one big 'Extreme Read' where we all sat together and shared our favourite stories. What fun we had!
PTA Valentine Disco (11/02/16)
We loved dancing the night away at the PTA Valentine Disco. Huge thanks to our wonderful PTA for putting this event together for us and also thanks to the various members of Year 6 who took charge of the camera to take the photos. Head over to the PTA page to see a video of us in action...
Tis the Season to be Jolly! (17/12/15)
Today (17/12/15), children were treated to a special fun filled festive day. Children were split into Christmas themed groups and spent the day completing Christmas craft, playing party games and having a jolly old time! Each child started the day with their own festive bag which, by the end of day, was filled with their handmade items. Children also enjoyed a special movie afternoon as a thank you for all of their hard work this term - see below for a a couple of photographs of our children enjoying their movie and snacks. Thanks to Callum in Y6 for being chief photographer during the film! And many thanks go to our superb staff for arranging this fun filled day!
KS2 enjoy movie afternoon! (17/12/15)
Coffee Morning for Parents - FS1 & Birchwood Buddies (16/12/15)
Standing room only!
Tea and biscuits for all!
Our PTA were delighted to provide refreshments.
After our amazing FS1 Class and Birchwood Buddies had performed their wonderful Christmas Nativity, parents and carers were invited to stay for a coffee and a chat. Many thanks to our PTA for providing the refreshments.
KS2 Carol Service (15/12/15)
Head Boy & Girl leading a special prayer.
KS2 in fine voice!
Some of our stunning, handmade lanterns.
Leading the way!
Thanks to Emma's Mum for leading a reading.
Miss Rapson lead a reading too.
Tuesday, 15th December saw KS2 perform their annual Carol Service once again. Children entered to a chorus of Silent Night whilst carrying their handmade lanterns which then decorated the hall and church. We would like to say a huge thanks to all involved - especially our parent and governor representatives for their readings. See below for a short snippet of our wonderful juniors singing 'Infant Holy'.
Infant Holy - KS2 Carol Service (15/12/15)
Choir Performing at Birchwood Mall (11/12/15)
On 11/12/15, our choir treated shoppers at Birchwood Mall to a performance of some of their greatest hits and raised over £100 for school fund in the process. Take a look at our fabulous choir in action in the video below.
Our Fabulous Choir! (11/12/15)
KS2 at the Warrington Lantern Parade (10/12/15)
On the evening of December 10th, some of KS2 took to the streets of Warrington to show off their handmade lanterns. We were delighted to see so many of our children there with their families to take part in this special event. We are hoping to take part again next year and hope that even more of our families will attend! Check out a short video of the parade below.
Warrington Lantern Parade (10/12/15)
Y5&6 Tennis Tournament (10/12/15)
Years 5 & 6 recently took part in a Tennis Tournament at Birchwood Leisure Centre. We loved putting our tennis skills in to action. Ethan (from Year 6) and Preston (from Year 5) were the eventual finalists and... Ethan won! We had a great time. Many thanks to Gaz and the team for arranging this for us!
Christmas Lunch (10/12/15)
Our Wonderful Choir! (08/12/15 & 09/12/15)
We had an extra treat for parents and carers who came along to see our Nativity - an exclusive performance of some festive favourites from our fabulous choir. They sounded amazing!
We were very lucky to be visited by Jessica Parish, the author of the popular ‘Pugalugs’ books. She came to talk to the children about her experience writing the stories and how they came to be published. But obviously, the most exciting part was meeting Dug and Bella - the real life stars of the books!
School Council at the Birchwood Remembrance Service (08/11/15)
On Remembrance Sunday (08/11/15), our School Council continued our very own Birchwood tradition by attending the Remembrance Service at Birchwood Mall. Many thanks to parents and carers for allowing children to attend this special event and thanks also to Mrs. Meir and Mrs. Rigby for arranging for us to take part once again.
Years 5 & 6 at Liverpool Cathedral (04/11/15)
Years 5 & 6 spent the day in the awe-inspiring Liverpool Cathedral finding out all about the importance of Remembrance. They experienced an Anderson Shelter, created prayer planes (see below for videos for their maiden voyage), made a poppy with special remembrance dedications and even met a real life soldier! Years 5 & 6 were fabulous ambassadors for our school and thoroughly loved their day at the Cathedral.
Farewell Jenny! (23/10/15)
Today (23/10/15) was the end of an era at Birchwood C of E as we said goodbye to Jenny, our cook. She has dedicated the 31 years of her life to our school community and we now wish Jenny all the very best as she starts the next chapter of her life. Enjoy it!
100% Attendance Luxury Limo Ride
As a reward for 100% attendance for the WHOLE YEAR, a luxury limo ride was arranged. Children were treated to a celebrity style ride around Birchwood. Huge thanks to the Anderson family for donating this wonderful prize.
Oh what a GOOD day! 03/07/15
To reward our children for their hard work towards our recent GOOD grading from ofsted, we had our very own 'GOOD Day'. Miss Rapson had given permission for teachers to leave the usual teaching (just for the day mind you!) and plan an exciting fun filled day. Games were played, crisps were crunched, carton drinks were guzzled and finally popcorn was munched as a film was watched. Our children are fantastic and deserve this very special treat.
Blame it on... Years 3 & 4! (26/06/15)
Recently, Years 3 & 4 took part in a time travelling show at Birchwood High. We were transported back to the 1970s for this wonderful show as the children gave us a sneak peek before they headed off to dazzle everyone at Birchwood High. The '70s certainly are 'staying alive' here!
Up, up and away! Balloon race & Uniform Launch - 18/05/15
3, 2, 1...
And they're off!
Up, up and away!
Off into the distance our purple balloons flew!
How fabulous does our new uniform look?
Thanks to our 'Net Ladies' for keeping tight hold!
Miss Rapson and our fabulous uniform models!
Our event made the local press too! 04/06/15
Proud at PAN! 1st April 2015
Today, Wednesday 1st April, we got the chance to visit The Gateway to see our artwork displayed alongside other Warrington schools. Throughout the course of the day, each class traveled by coach to our very own art gallery! If you can visit the exhibition over the Easter break, then we certainly recommend it!
Red Nose Day 2015
In assembly, we learnt about Ngosa.
Comic Relief helps children like Ngosa.
Check out our funny faces!
And this lot too!
We were joined by Batman and his new sidekick!
Year 5 took part in their own Red Nose Quiz!
Year 5 researching their answers.
Spot the Red Nose!
In the afternoon, we enjoyed a RND disco!
Miss Rapson loved it too!
KS2 at Chester Zoo - 26/02/15
FS2 & KS1 at the Sea Life Centre - Blackpool (24th February 2015)
Valentine Disco - 13/02/14
Year 5 manning the snack stall!
Trying to catch the lights!
Birchwood Express - Winter Wonderland Day
Everyone took home their own personalised bag!