Archive November 2016

Diwali artwork


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’







FoBS – School Tea Towels


The children in Pre-School, Reception, KS1 and KS2 have been drawing pictures of their faces for a tea towel that parents, carers, friends and family can purchase in time for Christmas, so an ideal present!

There will be 2 green tea towels – one of Pre-School/Reception/KS1 children and another of KS2 children.  The cost will be £3 each.

Images can be seen below, or please click to see the designs and find your child!! Pre-School, Reception and KS1 Tea Towel and KS2 Tea Towel

Letters have gone home for you to submit your orders – please return by Monday 28 November.

The FoBS Team



Diwali Art Days


We had a wonderful few days when the children were all involved in 2 Diwali art days where friends that Mr Culham met when he visited India a few years ago, came and led the children in  some exciting art work.  Their work will be put together to form a piece of art work that will be displayed in the hall in the next week or so.  Hopefully we will have more photos to share with you of the finished item.

UPDATE: Click here to see the finished artwork





Cancelled – Year 6 trip to Gore Farm (21 Nov)


Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Year 6 trip to Gore Farm today due to high winds and heavy rain. It will be rearranged in due course.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.



Children in Need Colouring Competition


Thank you to everyone who has sent in their Pudsey Bear colouring sheets.  Over 180 entries have been received which is really fantastic.  Our Y6 School Councillors having been judging them today and the winners will be announced in assembly this afternoon.  All the proceeds raised will be going to Children In Need.  Thank you again for all your support.children-in-need-colouring-competition-2016


Job Vacancy SEN Learning Support Assistant – 2 days per week (possibility of additional hours / days for the right candidate) permanent


SEN Learning Support Assistant

 8.30am – 3.30pm two days per week (12 hours per week)

Grade 15: £14,975 – £16,191 pro rata (£7.76 – £8.39 per hour)

Permanent position

Start date: 4 January 2017

Birchfield Primary School requires a SEN Learning Support Assistant to work 1:1 with a child in Lower KS2. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working with individual(s) with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, however training will be provided.

The successful candidate will:

  • help adapt the curriculum for the pupil,
  • carry out 1:1 intervention programmes,
  • track and monitoring progress for the individual
  • work closely with the class teacher, parents, SENCO and on occasions professionals from external agencies
  • display a range of attributes including personal organisation, initiative, enthusiasm and a caring nature

The person appointed would be expected to work collaboratively with the SENCO along with many other members of staff and will be fully supported in the day to day role.

We would welcome all prospective candidates to visit the school prior to interview.

For an informal discussion once you have read the job details, please contact Judy Parker, SENCO on 01935 427609.

Please click here for the recruitment pack and application form or apply online at

Please email completed application forms to Richard Culham at

Closing date:  5.00pm on 29 November 2016            Interview date: w/c 5 December 2016

(due to the volume of applicants we are not able to respond to every applicant individually, therefore if you have not heard from us by 2 December 2016 you have not been successful in reaching interview stage).


KS2 Carol Service – Friday 16 December 2016


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.


Pre-School and KS1 Nativity


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.


Walking from Lands End to John O’Groats


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