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Mr Reed, Headteacher


Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today

Christ has no feet but our feet to lead others on their way

Christ has no lips but our lips to tell others why He died

Christ has no love but our love to win others to His side.


attendancejwMy name is Mrs Winstanley and I work in school as a Parent Support Advisor. I am available most days in school to speak to any parent/ carer regarding concerns they may have about their child. No matter how big or small, I am on hand to ensure your child has an enjoyable experience at Brierley CE Primary. Attendance is of key importance to your child’s learning and development, so I will continue to work closely with the Educational Welfare Services to improve this within our school. The school is committed to achieving our target of 96% this academic year and hope that we have you on board to help this happen. Continual reviews take place in school regarding the way attendance is celebrated. This ensures we can positivity encourage children to attend school, on time and ready to learn. I thank you for your support throughout the last academic year and look forward working with you again to build on our success.

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Some very exciting visitors!

Class MB had a visit from Cudworth Fire Service as part of their ‘On the Move’ topic.

More TASC day news!

For TASC Day Class SH worked in small groups to create a postcard to share what we had learnt about Spain. We even danced the Flamenco!


A visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Class AH recently visited YSP and despite the heavy rain, dreadful conditions and plenty of mud they managed to create some marvellous outdoor sculptures. Have a look at our amazing creations!


Football crazy!

Class FS had a fantastic time working with Barnsley Football in the Community. Our penalty shoot out was a real success and even when they thought it was all over Mrs Steadman still managed to score 5/5 penalties.

Everyone is thinking about Europe this week!

For TASC day our topic was the European football championships, Class EF studied Italy and made pizzas, football hats, flags and designed our own logo.


It’s party time!

Class FS had a fantastic morning creating jelly fruit salads to enjoy at our Queen’s Birthday celebration. We used our scientific knowledge to speed up the rate of dissolving the jelly and included lots of healthy fruits and berries. We can’t wait for the party tomorrow!

Healthy choices…

Making healthy choices

Our key stage 2 children welcomed the QDOS Drama and Dance company, to help them learn about healthy lifestyles. After the performance, Class AH enjoyed an afternoon of activities with Rachel & Nicole from QDOS. The class played healthy food challenge games, keeping ourselves fit sessions and a final drama workshop to show what a healthy lifestyle should include. A very active, educational and fun-filled day, with a big thank you to the ward alliance for supporting this activity for Brierley pupils.

Our visit to the Monastery

Class FS were given the privilege of having a guided tour around Mirfield Monastery. It was fascinating to see how the monks live and to take part in one of their church services. We performed a song for them which sounded fantastic in the acoustics of the church. Luckily the sun was shining, giving us lots of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds and gardens. Thank you Class FS for fantastic behaviour, questions and showing respect today.

Volume and capacity in Year 1

Class SH have been measuring the capacity of containers using sand and water.