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...

RE in Year 4!


Fire! Fire!

In Art, Year 2 have been using hot colours  to make a dramatic backdrop to their silhouette houses. The children worked hard using a range of materials to create flames before cutting doors and windows from their houses to give the effect that the houses were on fire....

Representing Numbers

Last week Year 1 had a great time exploring the different ways we can represent numbers. We found that we could draw spots, write the numeral, write the word and count out objects.

Capital Letter Splat

In English, Year 1 have been learning their capital letters. We are really good with letter sounds so now we are moving onto the letter names. We played Splat to see who could match the sounds with their capital name. Mrs Oram and Mrs Mounsey were very impressed with...

This is Me!

The children in Year 1 have been busy bees since coming back to school. In Art we painted a picture of our bodies. We thought about our facial features, what colour hair we have and what we were wearing. Once we had finished our masterpieces we labelled the parts of...


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)


Hair-raising for Haiti!

Last Friday (5th February) our School 'Globalisation Gang' arranged a fund raising event for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. For a minimum donation of £1, pupils (and staff) were able to attend school with weird and wonderful hair-dos - and they did!...

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Latest Building News

Progress on the build has been rapid since our return in the New Year. Most of the roofing sections are now in place and today (Friday 29 Jan) the external 'cladding' for the sloping roof was being hoisted up, prior to it being installed over the next few weeks....

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New Building Progress

The latest School Council site visit took place this afternoon, accompanied by a mixture of school Governors and staff from Birtley Children's Centre @ Barley Mow. Don't be fooled by the sunshine - it was actually much colder than it...

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