The Daily Mile.


Healthy Minds!

As it is Health Week we have been keeping our bodies healthy in lots of different ways. This morning Year 4 were also looking at keeping their minds healthy too. We tried to relax our minds by listening to some calming music and practicing some slow breathing. We...

Nursery’s Sporty Stay & Play

We had a great time at our Sporty Stay and Play! Thank you to all the grown ups who came and joined in with us - Mrs Ainslie was especially impressed by your scuttling crab...

Year 3 Cooking

As part of Health Week, Year 3 have been cooking healthy pizzas. We used wholemeal pitta bread as our base and then topped them with tomato purée and lots of delicious vegetables. Some of the children tried vegetables that they had never had before. They were a huge...

Wild Plant Hunt

Year 1 have made the most of this weeks beautiful weather by exploring the wild plants around the school grounds. We had to identify and name plants such as dandelion, daisy, buttercup and clover. Each time we saw one of the plants we had to draw a line on a tally...

Year 1 Yoga Bugs

On Friday in PE, Year 1 had lots of fun in Yoga Bugs. Julie took us on an adventure to see some dinosaurs (which tied in great with our topic.) We used yoga moves to get ourselves ready for going to explore a...

Music in Year 3

Today in Music, Year 3 have been learning how to play the glockenspiel. We looked at the notes E and D. We then used used these notes to play simple tunes. It was tricky trying to follow the beat, watch the notes on the whiteboard and hit the right key but we all...


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)

Rec & KS1 Sport’s Day
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
KS2 Sport’s Day
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Year 5 & Year 6 Fun Run at Saltwell Park
May 24 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
Year 5 Class Assembly
Jun 12 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Star Assembly Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6
Jun 14 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Star Assembly Reception, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3
Jun 20 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Year 5 & Year 6 Residential
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 2:45 pm
Year 1 Class Assembly
Jun 26 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am


  • Reception 90.97%
  • Year 1 79.09%
  • Year 2 97.78%
  • Year 3 98.7%
  • Year 4 94.4%
  • Year 5 90.63%
  • Year 6 90.56%


Fruit Day

Fruit Day We love fruit!  We counted the fruit, sorted it and made patterns.  Then we made fruit kebabs and fruit cocktail.  It tasted delicious and we were able to try different fruits.  Banana was the favourite....

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Quad Kids Festival

11th June 2014 Quad Kids Festival Year 4 competed against other Birtley Primary Schools in the Quad Kids Festival held at Lord Lawson. We had an excellent afternoon and everybody enjoyed taking part. We ran, jumped and threw a vortex to become overall champions! Well...

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Well done Kelsie

We are so proud of Kelsie Walker!  This morning she was awarded her 100 stamps Gold Certificate.  She is a credit to our school. Congratulations to all our other behaviour award...

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Quad Kids Final

Year 4 took part in the Quad Kid Festival at Lord Lawson against other Birtley schools. We all tried very hard and were overall winners! A team of eight athletes then competed against Gateshead schools and all did superb. [gallery link="file" ids="3002,3003,3004,3005"...

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Victory for Barley Mow!

Year 4 participated in the Quad Kids Festival at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy as part of a Birtley Primary School's Cluster P.E initiative. We competed in running, throwing and jumping activities. We all tried so hard and were the overall winners! A team of eight...

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