February 2

Friday afternoon at Birdwell Primary


Maxine is proud of her puddings, Reception class are recapping their tricky phonics sounds, Year 1 are doing amazing maths, Year 2 are working in their Maths Challenge books whilst Miss Millington videos them doing their Times table Shootouts, Year 3 are writing in their new Remarkable Writing books, Year 4 are performing movement routines in the hall, Year 5 are in Barnsley on a school visit and Year 6 are learning to teach Mr Swallow how to order  large beer in German!

Just a typical end to our week at Birdwell School.

January 30

Look at our brilliant ice sculptures

They look fantastic…


Check out our purple-headed turtle!

20180130-151532.jpgThis is our brilliant polar bear (chilling out!!)


Watch out for our snake!  sssssssssss


The amazing “Rocket Monster from Outer Space”


This is our cuddly Teddy Bear20180130-151611.jpg

Our Snowy Owl’s ears fell off!!!


Our amazing elephant, check out that trunk!!


Our cute Bunny


We had a slight leg malfunction with our dragon.


They were tricky to work with but lots off fun.  read the posts below to find out how we designed and made them.

January 26

Today was the day we made our ice sculptures…

We began our week, looking at famous ice sculptures on the internet with Mrs Barratt and Mr Swallow. Then we looked at all the containers we had collected for making ice shapes.

Mrs Barrott taught us all about the names and properties of 3D shapes so we thought we would try and spot some around the class room. This helped us understand what shapes we could use in our ice sculptures.

We chose a creature to make in our teams and then tried out different containers to see what our sculptures might look like!  We new the names of most of the 3D containers but some were tricky!!!

We then sketched what our creatures would look like and chose the colours for the different body parts. We even had to decide where 2 different shapes would join so that Mr Swallow and Mrs Wright could help us stick a straw in our containers to help us join the pieces together!

We create Book Creator diaries of our build…watch the video playlist to see what we did.


January 19

Amazing Arctic Animal Books

WE have been using the iPads to help us create a special v-book all about arctic creatures.

  • First, we had to use the ipads to find internet pages that gave us facts about our animals.  To do this we used KEY WORDS to find the right pages
  • Then, Mr Swallow showed us how to add extra key words (such as kids, KS1, Primary School) to help make sure the pages we found are safe and the right level for us to be able to understand
  • After that, we used a brilliant OCR reading app.  This let us take a phopto of a page and the computer voice read it out loud to us!  When we heard a good fact we added it to our books.
  • Our books are made on an app called Book Creator.  It lets us record our voices, not just words and pictures.  Check out the V-books we made on Book Creator, based on what we found out from the internet…



A Great big thank you to our friends in Year 5 who helped us with some of the tricky technical bits!!!

January 19

Our arctic animal book

Year 5 came in and helped us with our Arctic animal books. We had lots of fun making and recording our features for the books.
We used book creator to help us make our books and we searched for some pictures for our background on the Internet.

Now we are finally finished, thanks to year 5, and we are proud of what we have done.

January 19

Our arctic animals

We did a book on an Arctic animal and the year five helped us and we found the information off the Internet. We used the book creator