Recent News And Information

Dear Parent/Carer, 

The weather looks to be much drier than initially was forecast for SPORTS DAY. I am aware people have planned in advance to take time off work and other engagements to support their children with the day. Although we have a PLAN B day and the weather looks much better for then I would rather stick with plan A, Wednesday 10th July,  the weather will still be mild and currently the field isn’t too wet at all.  A little light drizzle has been forecast for early this evening,  then dry for the rest of tonight and tomorrow. I have spoken with the Barnsley Reds Team and they agree it should go ahead as planned. Fingers crossed no rain dances tonight please.

Sports Day Information

An alternative day has been organised if the weather is too poor to run, this is Monday 15th July. We will endeavour to update parents via FaceBook and the website no later than 8:30am if there are any problems.

We are pleased to welcome the “REDS IN THE COMMUNITY TEAM” once again to Birdwell Primary school, to support the delivery of the Olympic sports day. The day will take place on Wednesday 10th July 2019 weather permitting, with KS2 in the morning from 9:15am until approximate 11:30 and KS1 in the afternoon. 1:15pm until approximately 3pm. Children need to stay in school until the end of the day, however, any parents who are attending the afternoon, upon request with the class teacher may leave earlier with their child once the events have finished. Children should wear their team colour where possible to support the House that they are in. Parents are very welcome to watch and support, however, please ensure that you stay behind the roped off area and use the seating that is provided; this enables everyone to enjoy the proceedings and clearly see all the events taking place. Children need to remain with their designated groups whilst competing so that they do not miss any activities.

Please bring sun hats and apply cream just in case the weather is hot and sunny. For ease, the children can come in their sports kits for the day. There will be refreshments available on the field and some stalls selling crafts etc. If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Mrs Sykes in the office to hire a table. The children will come down to music in their team linked to a country, and parade around the arena and then sit in their country places. Every child will take part in eight (8) events, school staff will manage behaviour at the stations. The proceedings will consist of the following: Javelin, shot put, long jump, triple jump, 60 metre sprint, 60 metre hurdles, long distance run and a relay race. We hope you can join in and support on this fun, active day. Photography of your own child is permitted however please DO NOT take other children’s images and do not share these on social media. The school will be taking photos throughout the day and will upload these on the school sports BLOG.

Notice for drop off times

It has been brought to our attention that children are being dropped off from cars in the middle of the road, on Hay Green Lane. This is dangerous as children can not see past the cars when leaving the car and crossing the road. Please could people park in the club car park as discussed in previous letters and notices, using the road crossing patrol provided at these times.

Menu Changes W/C 8/7/19 & W/C 15/7/19

Important Dates

July 2019
1st July Reception and Year 1 trip to Wigfield Farm
3rd Y5 – Brass concert Barnsley Metrodome  – (10:15-12:00)
5th Year 2 trip to Wigfield farm
5th Inter Sports Golf KS2 Y4/5/6
8th Inter Sports Rounder’s Birdwell
10th Reds Sports day Birdwell KS2 am & KS1 pm

Parent’s to sign up for table top sales in marquee £10 per table. (Link to sports and health would be good.)

11th Sports presentation night Inter Sports Hoyland Nether Club 7pm
DTBC Y6 ‘Light Water Valley’ –  TBC
16th Birdwell Music Extravaganza  9:15-10:15
17th Y6 End of Year Celebration 6:00-7:30
18th Y6 after school leaver celebration 3:30pm
19th Last Day break up for summer



From Monday 21st January 2019- Hot sandwiches will be served 3 times a week.

Please see below the menu changes and what sandwiches will be served

Week 1 Changes:

Week 2 Changes:

Week 3 Changes:


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INSET DAYS 2018/2019



Can you please ensure when using the Venue/Club  car park for drop off and pick up to park at the very back . After speaking to the manager of the Club he is very concerned with the amount of parents continuing to park at the front and  his deliveries can not get through. If this continues WE WILL lose this option to park in this space  and will be forced to using Hay Green Lane which is already congested and not as safe for your children. Thanks in advance for your cooperation with this.


After School Clubs 2019 

 All clubs finish at 4:30pm and children are to be collected from outside main reception.

Monday – Brass Club 

Tuesday -NO CLUB

Wednesday – Film Club and Drama Club

Thursday- Computer Group

Friday – Street Dance with Miss Sarah 3.30pm-4.30 pm

A reminder that the Chapel still hosts the ever popular “kids Club” for  children between 4-8 3:45-5:15 £1.50 per session includes a drink and a snack Every Monday term time ONLY!