Perfect Portraits

Year 4 have been developing their drawing skills in Art. We began by looking at ancient Egyptian paintings and noticed many were side portraits and decided to try drawing ourselves in this way. We used our sketch books to practise and were thrilled with the...

Fantastic Freeze Frames

As part of our current text-based unit, Holes, we have been developing our use of language when describing a character's emotions. Mrs Raine gave us several scenarios from the text and asked us to use of bodies and facial expressions to convey how Stanley, the main...


This half term, Year 6 have been designing wallpaper emulating the work of William Morris. We looked at and identified key themes in his work then created our own mood boards and sketches for our own designs. Today, we have our own printing blocks using polystyrene...

Coat of Arms

We designed a shield and motto for our own Coat of Arms using "clues" about ourselves so that our friends would be able to recognise it as belonging to...

Ofsted School Inspection Thursday 20th September 2018

Our school will be inspected by Ofsted on Thursday 20th September 2018.  The inspectors would like to hear your views.  You can do this by completing an online questionnaire using the Parent View link which can be found...

Year 1 PE

Our coach from Newcastle United Foundation has been teaching us how to throw underarm. We used quoits and balls to aim at the target. To make it even harder we had to take a step back. Next week we'll learn how to catch.

Where is God?


Our Favourite Things!

In Year 4 today our PSHE lesson involved thinking about our favourite things and then finding someone else in the class who also liked the same as us. We filled in the 'favourite wheel' sheet and decorated it with what we love. The children had great fun talking about...


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)


Reading Buddies

Some of our Year 5 children have been helping our Year 2 children to read in a new reading buddies club. The older children are really supportive with their reading and the Year 2 children are doing great from all the extra practise they are...

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Future Artists!

Year 2 have been painting sunflowers today, for the Gateshead in Bloom competition. We have some very hopeful children that their paintings will win! We are very impressed with how they are turning out, they are working really hard on them! Well done Year...

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World Book Day

We had a lovely time today celebrating World Book Day.  Everyone dressed up - some as book characters and some in their pyjamas.  Mrs Noble and Miss Farage thought they could have a sleep because they were wearing their pyjamas.  We had toast and listened to lots of...

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