School Events

Pre-School move…

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In case you are not aware, our Pre-School will move into the Children’s Centre building.  Work starts on 16 January to convert the building into a suitable Pre-School setting which we can move into from the middle of February.  I am particularly excited by this project as it confirms the Pre-School’s development  from a part-time provision in the Community Centre (as some of you may remember) to a purpose designed brick built permanent structure.

We can also expand our current numbers so if you are a parent of our Pre-School and want extra hours or know someone who wants a place, then please do get in touch with Lucy Mitchelson (Pre-School Manager) on 01935 429986 or the school office (we have had quite a few enquiries already).

Richard Culham

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Exciting European Opportunity….

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For quite a while I have been negotiating our involvement in an Europe wide schools project. I’m delighted to tell you that Birchfield is a partner in an ‘Erasmus’ project entitled “How our history unites us!”

There are 10 schools involved – one each from UK, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Turkey, Lithuania, France, Sweden, Belgium, Spain so it really is an Europe wide project and it is a great honour for us to be involved!

The funding for this comes from the E.U. so I was worried after Brexit but we are guaranteed the money for the whole project which runs until July 2019.

Central to the project will be the exchange of ideas, information and good practice between school staff and pupils. On the 26 and 27 January, staff from the other 9 schools will visit us to ‘kick start’ the project. Later on there will be the chance for some of our children to visit schools in either Portugal or Italy – all very exciting!

More news to follow.

Richard Culham

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Diwali artwork

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After a couple of busy days the Diwali artwork is now complete and hanging at the back of the school hall. Please take a look next time you are visiting the school. We are delighted with what the children have made whilst learning about the ‘festival of lights’
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KS2 Carol Service – Friday 16 December 2016

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Our KS2 children are working hard towards their carol service which is taking place at St Michaels Church on the last day of term at 2 pm.  We look forwards to parents, family and friends joining them at this event.  Further details will be sent out nearer the time.

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Pre-School and KS1 Nativity

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Our Pre-School and KS1 children are all working hard preparing for their nativity performance to parents.  Their performances will be on:

Monday 5 December 2016 – 2 pm

Tuesday 6 December – 9.30 am

Wednesday 7 December – 9.30 am (this has changed from an afternoon performance)

Thursday 8 December – 2 pm

Further details will be sent out in the next few weeks.

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Walking from Lands End to John O’Groats

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On Friday 25 November 2016 FoBS are organising a fundraising event  to raise funds for our new ‘adventurous play’ equipment.  Each year group will be walking around the school and between all the year groups we hope to have walked the amount of miles between Lands End and John O’Groats.  Please click on this link to read more about this event and to also download a sponsor form sponsored-walk-letter-with-form

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Diwali Art Days

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We are very fortunate to have 2 visitors from India leading 2 art days with the children on 10 and 11 November 2016.  This link has been forged following Mr Culham’s trip to India in 2014 and is a great opportunity for the children to learn more about different cultures.

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First Gore Farm visit…

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The first group of children have visited Gore Farm, Trent and have had a brilliant time! They hunted high and low to collect a variety of leaves and foliage to make a ‘woodland collection’, visited the geese, walked through the woods and warmed their hands with a hot chocolate.

The team at Gore Farm made us feel very welcome and we are excited to be going back with more children in the next couple of weeks.

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Parents Evening Bookings – goes live Friday 7 October

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We are holding our October Parent Consultation meetings for Reception – Y6 on Tuesday 18 – Thursday 20 October and once again we have our online booking system available for you to book your appointment(s).

There is a link to book online on our home page of our website which will be available and go live from 6 pm Friday 7 October 2016.

Alternatively, please click here … https://www.parents-booking.co.uk/birchfield

 

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KS2 Achievement Assembly – 21 Sept 2016

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On Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 2.40 pm we will be holding our KS2 Achievement Assembly.  All parents of children receiving awards are most welcome.

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