Amended dates

Dear Birchfield Families,

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a good start to the new term. We are pleased to share with you some of the dates for family events which will take place throughout this term. There will be other school events across the term, and we will keep you updated. Dates for diaries are below and will also be on the website calendar. Details of individual events will follow closer to the time. Please be aware that these dates are provisional dates and are subject to change.

Monday 8th January 2024- Term 2.1 starts. Week 3 - Monday 22nd January 2024- Year 6 parent Workshop 09.00am Tuesday 23rd January– Year 5 parent Workshop 09.00am Week 4 - Monday 29th January 2024- Year 4 parent Workshop 09.00am Week 5- Monday 5th February 2024- Year 3 parent Workshop 09.00am Friday 9th February 2024 – End of half term Monday 19th February 2024 – Term 2.2 starts. Week 1 - Tuesday 20th February 2024- Year 2 Parent Workshop 09.00am Week 2 - Tuesday 27th February 2024- Year 1 Parent Workshop 09.00am Week 3 – Monday 4th March 2024 – Nursery Parent Workshop 09.00am Tuesday 5th March 2024- Reception Parent Workshop 09.00am Wednesday 6th March 2024 - Reception Parent Exhibition 09.00am Thursday 7th March 2024 - Nurture Parent Workshop 3pm Friday 8th March 2024 – Nursery Parent Exhibition 09.00am Week 4 -Tuesday 12th March 2024- Nurture Parent Exhibition 3pm Wednesday 13th March 2024 – Y6 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Thursday 14th March 2024 – Y5 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Friday 15th March 2024 – Y4 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Week 5 -Monday 18th March 2024- Y3 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Tuesday 19th March 2024 – Y2 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Tuesday 19th March 2024- EYFS and KS1 Parents Consultations in the hall 4-6pm Thursday 21st March 2024 – Y1 Parent Exhibition 09.00am Thursday 21st March 2024- KS2 Parent Consultations in the hall 4-6pm Friday 22nd March 2024 – End of term. School closes at 12.15 for all children. Monday 8th April 2024 – Term 3.1 starts.
If you have any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.

Kind regards,
R. Saboor
Assistant headteacher

Measles Vaccination Reminder

Dear Parents and Carers

Measles (MMR) Vaccine Reminder


There is an increasing number of people with measles in Birmingham. Most of these are young children who have not had their MMR (measles) vaccine.

Measles is a highly infectious disease, which can be very serious. Two doses of the MMR vaccine is the best protection against measles. Over 80% of Birmingham children and adults have had the MMR vaccine. We need everyone protected.

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Parking & Road Safety

Dear parents,

I have written to parents several times previously regarding parking and the use of the roads around the school during drop-off and collections. Unfortunately, we continue to have persistent inconsiderate and/or dangerous parking on the roads around the school and this is concerning for other pedestrians and drivers as well as local residents. Irresponsible road use and parking places children and adults in danger. We have again contacted the Traffic Enforcement Officers to support us outside of the school. Enforcement officers are deployed by the council to ensure that parking restrictions are being adhered to and Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) may be issued where this is not the case.

The following actions are inconsiderate and dangerous, presenting risks to our children:

· Pulling into or blocking the entrance to a driveway- emergency vehicles and other traffic need access
· Parking on yellow lines or zig-zags near to the school entrances · Parking on the pavements, across dropped kerbs or obstructing residents’ driveways
· Stopping in the middle of the road to drop off a child, even for a few seconds

The Birchfield staff are outside every day on the school site to support the safe arrival and collection of our pupils.

Please support us by demonstrating courtesy and consideration for local residents and for the safety and well-being of our pupils and families as they arrive and leave school.

Thank you.

Mrs Z Thewlis

Party Day - Thursday 21st December

Dear Parents,

Thursday 21st December will be party day. Children are invited to wear non-uniform and to bring in some party food for the celebrations.

Important Information about Party Food

As a school, we are informed by Natasha’s Law. This is a law that was put in place in October 2021 to protect those with food allergies. As such the children are not able to share their food and should bring food just for themselves to eat. All food must be shop-bought and labelled with ingredients/allergens. We are a no-nuts school and foods must not contain nuts.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation and look forward to celebrating with your children.

Yours sincerely

Mrs. Z Thewlis
Head Teacher

Year 1 - Christmas Nativity performance and Curriculum

Dear Year 1 Parents and Carers,

On Monday 11th December, Year 1 have their Christmas Nativity performance and Curriculum Exhibition.

Please can all children come into school wearing a black top and black trousers for this performance Parents are invited and access will be via the red door at 9 am. We look forward to sharing our fantastic work and performance with you.

Many thanks,

Year 1

Christmas Fayre 2023



BEEAS Classes & Venues

BEEAS is a well – established Charity, whose purpose is to help Adults from local communities in the City of Birmingham, to improve their life chances. We do this by offering a range of services to improve English language skills and enhance employability

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Dress to Impress ‘Non-uniform’ day on Friday 10th November 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to invite all our children to come ‘dressed to impress’ to help us celebrate Diwali on Friday 10th November. A special menu will be available from our school kitchen on the 8th of November – this will cost £2.25. We will also have assemblies, art activities and lessons carried out during the week so the children learn more about this international religious festival. We look forward to seeing all the children and staff dressed to impress.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Aldred
Deputy Head Teacher

Diwali Lunch Menu - 8th November

Below is a link to the Diwali Lunch Menu which is for the 8th November 2023.

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals then you do not need to do anything. If your child is not entitled to Free School Meals then you will need to top-up your ParentPay account.

If you wish to book for this special meal please can you confirm via the school enquiry email.

Click here for the Diwali Lunch Menu.


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Birchfield Primary School
Trinity Rd
B6 6AJ

Phone: 0121 464 5661



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