Amazing Rainforest Animals

As part of our current topic, we have been learning about the animals that live in the many layers of the rainforest. These unique and unusual creatures fascinated us so much that we decided to write a non-chronological report on an animal of our choice. We gathered...

Times Table Challenge 2019

Year 3 and 4 took part in our annual 'Times Table Challenge' and it was certainly a triumph! Teams were alert and ready to battle through each round to be crowned champions. We had tables bingo, speed races, matching pairs, tables jigsaws, hot spots and then we ended...

Emotion in Motion!

In our PSHE lesson in Year 4 we were exploring emotions. The children got into pairs and had to pick up a situation card and a feelings card. They then had to act out a scene using their given emotion. No words could be spoken. The other children had to guess the...

Special Memories!

In Year 4 this week in RE children were asked to bring in a special object from home that had a special meaning to them or held a special memory. The children brought in some amazing things or in some cases photographs. It was a lovely experience sharing these with...

Andy Goldsworthy Art

As part of our art topics we have looked at many different artists and looked at the similarities and differences between them. We looked at Andy Goldsworthy art and decided we would try our very own outdoor artwork. The children used a range of natural materials...

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

Congratulations to our 2019 winning team Sage and a huge well done to all our...

Health Week

As part of Health Week, Year 4 made a tasty dessert which was low in sugar. The frozen granola cupcakes were extremely easy to prepare and delicious to...


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)


  • Reception 94.84%
  • Year 1 83.64%
  • Year 2 95.56%
  • Year 3 99.13%
  • Year 4 94.4%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 87.78%


Play in a Day

1st May Play in a Day As part of our Indian topic, Year 4 took part in ‘Play in a Day’. During this we learnt all about acting and how to speak loudly and clearly. It helped us to boost our confidence while speaking in front of an audience. It was fun filled and we...

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Spring Walk Day

Spring Walk May 2014 For our topic work on “Growth and Change” we went for a walk around our school grounds to investigate any signs of spring that we could find. We discovered that springtime is...

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Temple Visit

7th May 2014 Temple Visit As part of our ‘Incredible India’ topic Year 4 visited IskconTemple in Newcastle to learn different aspects of Hinduism and Indian life. The temple was filled with lots of artefacts, statues and pictures of different gods and goddesses. We...

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Cestria Cup Final

On Tuesday 13th May our football team played their final match of this year’s season. Once again we were very successful and reached the final of the Cestria Cup. Even though we did not win the team played really well together and had fun. Special credit needs to be...

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St Mary’s Heritage Centre

St Mary’s Heritage Centre We were lucky enough to visit St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Gateshead, to help us learn even more about the Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead. Simon, who works there, showed us lots of artefacts and took us to Betty Surtees’ house. It is one...

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