Learning through play at Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre

PP2 went on an exciting trip to the Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre. They caught the bus from Ecclesall Road and after a quick walk they were met by Helen, one of the centre staff. The children listened well to the safety talk and were soon on their way to explore the woods. First of all they played an ice dragon game and then a ninja game to get wa …

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Fundraising Auction for Nepal

Please come and join us for a fun evening of entertainment with bar, nibbles, music, an entertaining auctioneer and some wonderful items on the lot list. We hope to raise funds in order to assist in the building replacement of temporary classrooms constructed at the Peace Garden School. Built after the earthquakes in 2015 they are freezing in winter, …

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A Smorgasbord of Swedish Activities

Birkdale Prep celebrated European Languages Day this year with a Swedish theme, which served up a real Smorgasbord of activities across the school. The day began with a fabulous rendition of Waterloo by ABBA in assembly, followed by a taste of Swedish in Modern Foreign Language lessons courtesy of Mrs Helleday. There was language problem-sol …

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Birkdale BBQ and Fair

The Birkdale BBQ and Fair took place on Friday evening in the grounds of the Johnson Building bathed in glorious sunshine. No-one could have predicted the fabulous weather, which helped to make the event such a huge success.  There was fun for all the family with food, drink, cakes and lots of fun stalls to entertain the children! We were also entertai …

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Pre-Prep Helping the Environment

Mrs Oliver presented a very interesting assembly last week about looking after our planet. Pre-Prep were very excited to take on the challenge of thinking of different ways to help the environment. The children earned stars for their class for remembering not to bring single use plastic bags for snack and for trying to walk a little further to school, o …

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Birkdale Prep Run for Fun

It was a fantastic turnout for the first cross country meet of the season at Bolehill Park last Saturday, with William in P2 leading home nearly 200 runners in what looks to be a very strong team for Birkdale in the P1/2 age group. We think they could be well in contention for a top 3 spot come the end of the season! Harry in P4 was first to finish for …

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Welcome to Prep School

Our new Pre-Prep 1 pupils have had a fantastic first week at school. They have been learning all sorts of useful things including how to play nicely with their new friends, what the first Golden Rule is, how to sit beautifully in assembly and listen to the teacher. They enjoyed exploring their new environment particularly the climbing frames in the play …

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Orchestra Day

Reported by Hashir, Louis and Yousef (Prep News Club) On Wednesday 3 July, boys from Birkdale and girls from Sheffield Girls’ took part in Orchestra Day. Over the day, they practised a brand new piece that they were to perform that afternoon. They performed in a remarkable concert with an unforgettable rendition of In the Hall of the Mountain King. …

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Life Experiences in the Lake District

The annual Prep 3 (Y5) residential trip took place in Broughton-in-Furness in the Lake District, where pupils participated in all manner of outdoor activities. They enjoyed an exhilarating time participating in hill walking, archery, tree climbing, crate stacking, raft building and the old favourite, ghyll scrambling. It was great to see so many challen …

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Flags from around the World

PP2 have really enjoyed their Geography topic this term. They have looked at maps and atlases to learn about countries from all around the world.  They also thought carefully about what transportation they could use to travel around our globe.  However, the favourite part of their studies was looking at different flags; therefore a trip to the Jubilee …

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