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  • Diwali Day

    Published 16/11/20

    Our Nursery and Reception children enjoyed Diwali day on Monday 16th November.  The children were invited to come to school in their Diwali/party clothes to celebrate the day.

    Children learnt about the 'festival of lights' throughout the day and took part in various Diwali related activities including; designing rangoli and henna patterns, making Diwali cards, making divas (similar to a small tealight holder) and much more.  

    Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day.

     

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  • Children in Need

    Published 13/11/20

    On Friday 13th November William Byrd wore their spots, Pudsey onesies, t-shirts and dresses to support and fundraise for BBC Children in Need.  The BBC Children in Need charity raises money to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people nationwide.

    A great big spotty thank you to everyone who came dressed up to school and generously donated to the Children in Need 2020 appeal. We will share how much we raised with you all very soon.

     

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  • Remembrance Day

    Published 11/11/20

    On Wednesday 11th November William Byrd commemorated Remembrance Day.  All children learnt about what Remembrance Day is and the importance of people wearing poppies. 

    Children and staff showed off their poppies and other poppy merchandise with pride and we raised an amazing £529.83 for The Royal British Region charity.

    The whole school observed a two minute silence to show our respect to the Armed Forces community, past and present.

    Thank you to everyone for their support.

     

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  • Black History Month

    Published 23/10/20

    Black History Month began with an assembly for each year group led by Miss Hudson. The assembly focussed on the origins of Black History Month both in the USA and the UK. The children learnt that it is marked in the US in February and in the UK in October, and that Akyaaba Addai Sebo, a Ghanian officer in the Greater London Council, founded Black History Month in the UK in 1987. Through studying the lives of significant black people in history and modern day the children have been able to 'Dig Deeper, Look Closer [and] Think Bigger'.  Across the school, children have been reading, writing and debating about the lives and contributions of influential black people from history and the present day, including: Mo Farah, Maya Angelou, Mary Seacole, Mae Jemison, Benjamin Zephaniah, Pablo Fanque, Martin Luther King and Harriet Tubman.

    The children now have a greater understanding about the origins of Black History Month and knowledge about the contributions significant black people have made to the world. 

     

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  • Year 6 Anderson Shelters

    Published 19/10/20

    Year 6 have been learning all about Blitz and how Anderson Shelters were designed and built to keep people safe from bombs during World War 2. For their Design Technology lesson children designed, made and evaluated their own Anderson Shelter models. The children all did a fantastic job and made some amazing shelters. 

     

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  • #HelloYellow Event

    Published 09/10/20

    On Friday 9 October William Byrd wore yellow to spread awareness to show young people they're not alone in their mental illness for World Mental Awareness Day #HelloYellow.

    All the classes took part in various fun activities throughout the day which related to promoting positive mental health.

     

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  • Year 4 Imaginative Learning Project

    Published 30/09/20

    Our project in Year 4 aims to develop children’s knowledge of the properties of materials. Children are learning the properties of solids, liquids and gases, how to recognise hazardous materials and learn how and why medicines, such as anaesthetics, were developed. They will be conducting science investigations: Are all liquids runny? How do smells get up your nose? Is custard a liquid? Our linked text is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

    For our design technology work for this unit we are developing products; we made perfume bottles out of clay.

     

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  • Meet your New Teacher 2020

    Published 13/07/20

    As children have not been able to meet their new teacher in person, teachers have recorded short video messages to introduce themselves to their new classes. Please take time to look at the videos with your children so they can see their new teachers. 

    We hope you enjoy looking at the videos and we look forward to seeing you all in September.
     

    Nursery 

    Welcome to William Byrd Primary Academy!
    Click on the video below to meet the Nursery team.  Your teacher in Nursery will be Miss Demenezes.

     

     

     

    Reception
     

    If you were in Nursery last year you will be in either R Rosen or R Donaldson in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from the Rosen class teacher Mrs Wegrzyn.

     

     


    If you were in Nursery last year you will be in either R Rosen or R Donaldson in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from the Donaldson class teacher Ms Hilton.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Reception team.

     

     

     

    Year 1 

    If you were in Puffins last year you will be in 1 Hepworth in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Mrs Ingram.

     

     


    If you were in Penguins last year you will be in 1 Kahlo in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Jankowska.

     

     


    If you were in Pelicans last year you will be in 1 Monet in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Mrs Cassel.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Year 1 team.

     

     

     

    Year 2
     

    If you were in Peacocks last year you will be in 2 Anning in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Morgan.

     

     


    If you were in Parrots last year you will be in 2 Seacole in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Diggin.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Year 2 team.

     

     

     

    Year 3 

    If you were in 2P last year you will be in 3 Lovelace in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Kerry.

     

     


    If you were in 2U last year you will be in 3 Brunel in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms O'Connell.

     

     


    If you were in 2S last year you will be in 3 Newton in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Miss Silvester.

     

     

     

    Year 4 

    If you were in 3HR last year you will be in 4 Tendulkar in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Mrs Reel.

     

     


    If you were in 3N last year you will be in 4 Simmonds in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Goudari.

     

     


    If you were in 3R last year you will be in 4 Farah in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Miss Beggs.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Year 4 team.

     

     

     

    Year 5 

    If you were in 4B last year you will be in 5 Jemison in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Evans.

     

     


    If you were in 4J last year you will be in 5 Curie in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Miss Panesar.

     

     


    If you were in 4P last year you will be in 5 Hawking in September.
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Ms Morris.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Year 5 team.

     

     

     

    Year 6 

    If you were in 5B last year you will be in 6 Angelou in September
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Miss Panesar.

     

     


    If you were in 5S last year you will be in 6 Shakespeare in September
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Miss Naulls.

     

     


    If you were in 5O last year you will be in 6 Morpurgo in September
    Click on the video below to see a special introduction from your teacher Mrs Brown.

     

     


    Please click on the video below to see a special Transition Assembly from the Year 6 team.

     

     

     

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  • A Special Video from the Staff at William Byrd

    Published 15/05/20

    Staff at William Byrd created a special video for parents and children during the coronavirus pandemic.  We are all thinking about you and miss you very much.  Hope you enjoy the video. 

    Stay Safe & Keep Smiling

     

     

     

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  • VE Day

    Published 10/05/20

    VE Day  or 'Victory in Europe Day' marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

    In honour of VE Day this year our children at school created paintings to celebrate the 75th anniversary. The children created an aeroplane stencil and then used sponges to paint around the aeroplane to create a cloud like texture using the colours red, blue and white of the Union Jack.  

     

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  • Sports Relief

    Published 13/03/20

    Children and staff came to school dressed in their sports clothes to help raise money for Sports Relief on Friday 13th March .  Throughout the week children played many games including: Bean bag toss into hoops, skipping rope challenge, fitness circuit, javelin, shot putt, discus throw, penalty shoot-out, hockey, football, basketball, bowling challenge, noughts and crosses and capture the flag.

    During the daily mile time slots all classes took part in the whole school challenge of completing 236 laps of the playground as a class.  Class teachers recorded how many laps their class completed and the class with the most laps received a prize.

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  • Year 1 Visit the Magical Toy Museum

    Published 09/03/20

    A facilitator from the Fresh Water Theatre visited our Year 1 children on Monday 9th March to give the children a history lesson all about toys of the past and present.

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