Year 6 have been learning about nets of 3D shapes. We used polydron to build and test nets for various shapes. Mrs Raine then challenged us to see how many different ways we could find to make nets of cubes, square-based pyramids and tetrahedrons. We found 11...

Newsletter 15.02.19

Friday News 15.2.19

Nursery LOVE baking!

This week in Nursery we have been learning all about Valentine's Day. We worked together to make heart biscuits to give to someone we love. When they were ready we iced and decorated them using tools like knives and spoons. This helps us to get our hands ready to...

Reception Class Assembly

Reception gave an outstanding performance at their class assembly. They told the school and their parents all about Chinese New Year and sang a collection of songs. Well done...

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Last week Nursery were learning all about Chinese New Year. We made dragon puppets, had fun in our Chinese restaurant role play area and even had our own Chinese feast! We tried Chinese foods such as rice, prawn crackers and fortune cookies. We loved the messages...

Year 2 PE

This half term Year 2 have been working with coaches from the Newcastle United Foundation. Within the PE lessons the children have learnt how to play dodgeball, including how to throw and catch, how to hit a moving target and how to dodge. The children had a great...

Perfect Play Scripts

Year 3 have been working in pairs to write fantastic play scripts.  We used our success criteria checklist to make sure we included the appropriate features such as a scene description and stage direction in...




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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Year 4 have just completed an English unit based on Newspapers.  They have been looking in detail at the different features used in a newspaper and the organisation of an article. From this, they then planned and wrote their own report. Some great writing Year 4 -...

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Perfect Portraits

Year 4 have been developing their drawing skills in Art. We began by looking at ancient Egyptian paintings and noticed many were side portraits and decided to try drawing ourselves in this way. We used our sketch books to practise and were thrilled with the...

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Fantastic Freeze Frames

As part of our current text-based unit, Holes, we have been developing our use of language when describing a character's emotions. Mrs Raine gave us several scenarios from the text and asked us to use of bodies and facial expressions to convey how Stanley, the main...

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This half term, Year 6 have been designing wallpaper emulating the work of William Morris. We looked at and identified key themes in his work then created our own mood boards and sketches for our own designs. Today, we have our own printing blocks using polystyrene...

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Coat of Arms

We designed a shield and motto for our own Coat of Arms using "clues" about ourselves so that our friends would be able to recognise it as belonging to...

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