William Byrd Primary Academy

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  • Design Technology Day

    Published 03/04/19

    On Wednesday 3rd April the whole school got busy planning, designing and evaluating their brilliant creations for Design Technology Day. 

    We saw some amazing work from all year groups and each group used various skills to produce their masterpieces.  We had cooking, painting, modelling using clay, biscuit decorating, printing using polystyrene and much more. 

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  • Fresh Water Theatre Visit to Year 1

    Published 01/04/19

    The Fresh Water Theatre is one of the most recognised drama-in-education companies in the UK.  They provide learning opportunities that enable creative expression whilst embedding subject knowledge. 

    The facilitator from the company brought our Year 1 topic of Materials to life.  Children were engaged throughout the session and learnt the differences between various materials such as: wood, metal, plastic, glass and fabric in a fun and engaging way.


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  • Nursery & Reception Mother's Day Event

    Published 29/03/19

    To celebrate Mother's Day in Nursery we invited all mums, grandmas and aunties to join their children in a fun planting activity.  The sun was out and all our children in Nursery enjoyed watering and planting various seeds and plants with their loved ones.  We look forward to seeing them grow in the Summer months.

    We also had various arts and crafts in both Nursery and Reception which everyone enjoyed taking part in.  Thank you to everyone who attended.


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  • Reception Lego Workshop

    Published 22/03/19
    Staff from Balfour Beatty visited our Reception classes for a fun and inspiring Lego Workshop. The children enjoyed dressing up as builders and even had a go at standing on builders safety boots! Everyone got busy constructing tall Lego buildings and discussed their master-pieces at the end of the session. 
    To ensure we continue building our master-pieces Balfour Beatty generously presented each Reception class with a big box of Lego alongside other goodies which our children were thrilled to receive. 
    A big thank you to all the members of Balfour Beatty who visited our school and made the afternoon so enjoyable for our children.


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  • New Reading Corner Books From Our Friends at Heathrow Airport

    Published 22/03/19

    As you will be aware, we have been working very closely with Heathrow Airport over the last two years and their staff generously give their time on a weekly basis to come in to school and listen to children read.

    Recently, we made a successful bid through their  grant programme, Heathrow Community Fund, for exciting new books for our classroom reading corners. Sarah Pickard and Ginette Grant from Heathrow visited our Key Stage 2 assembly to present the books to the children where they shared their own favourite childhood books with us.


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  • London Fire Brigade Visit Year 2

    Published 21/03/19

    Education Officer Martina from the London Fire Brigade visited our Year 2 children on Thursday 21 March.  The children learnt many valuable lessons about fire safety including how to spot a fire hazard and what precautions we should take to avoid them.

    The children and adults had a fun day and we would like to thank Martina for her time and for visiting our school. 

    Home Fire Safety Visit

    The London Fire Brigade staff can visit your home; offer personal fire safety advice and will also fit free smoke alarms where needed.  If you or someone you know would like a visit please click here and fill in the LFB online booking form.


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  • Red Nose Day

    Published 15/03/19

    William Byrd celebrated Red Nose Day and dressed up in red to raise money for Comic Relief.  Children and staff proudly wore their red noses and head bands and we managed to raise lots of money for a fantastic cause.

    Thank you to everyone for your contributions and continuous support.


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  • Nursery Reading Workshop

    Published 15/03/19

    We held Reading Workshop for parents in Nursery on Friday 15 March.  A visitor from Harington Library read a few books to the children and parents/carers and gave some excellent tips on how to make reading fun with children at home.

    Thank you to all the parents/carers who visited the session.  If you would like to find out more information about reading with your child at home please do not hesitate to speak to our Nursery staff who will be happy help.


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  • Barnhill Dance Festival

    Published 13/03/19

    We were invited to take part in a dance festival at Barnhill Community High. This was a great celebration of dance with performances from primary schools across the borough, focusing on the theme of British Values.  

    Years 5 and 6 worked extremely hard to learn their street dance choreography and performed their routine successfully.  A big thank you and well done to Ms O’Connell and everyone involved.


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  • National School Breakfast Programme

    Published 12/03/19

    Our school has joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme ( NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

    As a NSBP school we are pleased to offer a healthy school breakfast, available to all at our Early Byrds Breakfast Club from 7:45am Monday - Friday.


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  • Classroom Door Competition

    Published 08/03/19

    For World Book Day this year the whole school got busy decorating their classroom doors based around a book of their choice. 

    All classes did a fantastic job and we were pleased to announce 4B as our competition winners; their door was based on Roald Dhal's famous book The BFG .  Well done 4B!

    Some of our amazing classroom doors!


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  • World Book Day

    Published 07/03/19

    Staff and children had fantastic day dressing up as their favourite book characters on World Book Day this year.  Children engaged in various book-themed activities and enjoyed exciting story telling sessions across the school.

    A big thank you to Asda who kindly donated a book to each class and to the team from Heathrow who joined in with the celebrations at William Byrd.  


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