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)
As part of our Art unit inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, we went outside and found natural items which we could make our own piece of artwork out of. Everybody had different ideas and could explain why they had chosen certain things. Next we will make a sculpture...read more
As one of our challenges, we had to design the room of a house, then build it. We drew up a labelled plan, thinking about which items the room would need and which materials we might make these from. We selected from and used a range of materials according to their...read more
Look at how much fun we had at Lord Lawson of Beamish Secondary Academy when we went to the multi skills festivals with lots of other year 1 classes from Birtley. Some children won medals, which was very exciting but everyone tried really hard and fun which was most...read more
In Music we had to listen carefully to the clapped pattern and then copy it. We also practised singing exercises by repeating silly phrases along with the singer on the whiteboard. Look at how focused everyone...read more
In Science, we carried out a tree hunt around school to find and name all of the different types of trees which we have in school. Some of them were blossoming and all of them had leaves on because we are well into Spring. The oak trees had the thickest trunks so must...read more