We are gymnasts!

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Year 2 visit Shadon House

This term Year 2 are working with the residents of Shadon House on some exciting art projects. The children had lots of fun getting to know the residents by asking them question about their favourite things. When we had finished chatting, the children were asked to...

Instructions

Last week, Year 6 were learning how to write sets of instructions which included features of Year 6 writing. To do this, we first followed a recipe to make Rocky Road evaluating the effectiveness of the instructions as we made them. We also used our scale reading...

Let’s get multiplying!

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Ancient Mayan Art

As part of our topic on the Mayan civilisation, we have been learning about the British artist Frederick Cathewood.  Frederick is remembered for his elaborate drawings of the ancient Mayan ruins which he visited in 1839. We were inspired by his detailed artwork and...

Making Angels

In our DT lessons, we took apart some angels to work out how they had been made. Once we discovered the different ways to make them, we used these ideas to design then make our own angels for the Christmas tree. They were a little bit tricky to make in certain parts...

Festive Cheer with Year 4

Year 4 lifted the Christmas spirit of residents and staff during a visit to Appletree Grange Care Home. They sang beautifully, retold the story of the birth of Jesus and warmed the hearts of everyone making the day a Christmas event to remember. We would all like to...

The Visit of the Wise Men

In our RE topic on "Meaning Within Christmas" we have been learning about the nativity story.  This week we explored how the story of the visit of the wise men has been shown through music, art and in writing.  We listened to the story in the Bible, enjoyed singing...

Welcome

On behalf of all the staff, the children and Governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to Barley Mow Primary School. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful school building, which is fully accessible to all.

At Barley Mow we aim to create a happy, caring and supportive ethos in which every child is valued and given the opportunity to realise their full potential. We have high academic, social, sporting, cultural and behavioural standards and we are extremely proud of the achievements of our children.

Children are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to foster a love of learning which we hope will stay with them throughout their lives.

The family community of Barley Mow is central to our beliefs. Families and the wider community play a vital role as co-educators and we encourage close links between home and school.

I hope that through our school website, you will be able to gain an insight into our school. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or gain further information.

Nicola Watson (Head Teacher)

News

Christmas Tucker Trials

Instead of a 'normal' Christmas party, Year 6 opted to go head-to-head in some Christmas themed trials, based on those they had been watching on 'I'm a Celebrity'.  Everyone (including Mrs Watson) took part in their trials extremely well and no one was sick! We did...

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Cams Chaos

This term we have been learning how to use cams to create a moving toy. The equipment which we used was challenging to say the least and many of us had a real test of our resilience! Here's a photo of one of the more successful toys which we managed to...

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Graffiti Style

In our mini topic leading up to Christmas, we learned how to create wicked style graffiti and held a debate about whether graffiti should become legal.  Using our new talents, we made a calendar in graffiti style.  At the top of the calendar we wrote our family name;...

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Cracker Conjunctions

Today we had a real surprise in our English lesson when Mrs Oram told us to start by pulling the crackers on our table. Inside she had hidden sentences and conjunctions which didn't go together. Working as a team we had to match up the conjunctions to the correct...

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