Year 4’s Musical Showcase

The children in Year 4 and Mr Fitzsimons have been working hard this term to develop their composition skills. They have been using graphic notation to add music to poems they have created as a class before developing their compositions into formal notation. They...

Art and DT in Year 5

In Art and DT, Year 5 have loved making Greek vases using the coil method. We had to select our tools to cut, shape and join the clay and then we smoothed the surface.


In Design Technology, Year 3 have made pulleys.  We then tested our pulleys to see how much weight they could...

Vicious Vikings invade Year 4


Adam Bushnell

Today, Year 2 took part in a writing and illustration workshop with the author Adam Bushnell. We learnt how to draw dragons. Once we had drawn our dragons we then had to use a noun and an adjective to name our dragons, for example Bone Crusher. We then had to think of...

Adam Bushnell Visit

Today, Year 3 took part in a writing workshop with the amazing author Adam Bushnell. We travelled back to Viking times and found out all about their clothes, weapons and way of life. We made labelled drawings and added facts to help us tell our own Viking tale....

Giuseppe Arcimboldo


Food chains

In science, Year 2 have been looking at food chains. We have looked at what different animals eat and whether they eat plants or other animals. We then sorted different animals into their food...


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)


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