The Game of Friendship


What time is it?

This week year 4 have been trying really hard to read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. One of our activities was matching 24 hour clock with analogue. Next week we will be using this skills to solve lots of time problems....

Year 3 Church visit.

On Thursday 19th April, Year 3 visited Birtley Methodist Church. We enjoyed learning about how Easter was celebrated in a Christian church. We found clues hidden inside coloured eggs to sequence and order events from the Easter story. We had fun exploring the church...

Lord Lawson Open Evening for Year 5

Multi-Skills in Year 2

This term, a special coach from Gateshead has been doing multi-skills training with Year 2 in PE.  It is very tiring but great...

Cooking with Nick the Chef

Year 2 had a fantastic morning cooking with Nick the Chef.  The children learnt about healthy food and drink.  After this the children then made a healthy Hunters Chicken meal.  The food was delicious and enjoyed by...

Spelling Bee

Year 2 have been super spellers today.  They completed different tasks that helped them prepared for their Spellathon. All of the children did an amazing job.  Well done Year...

Super Spellathon

Year 3 had an exciting morning taking part in a variety of spelling activities. We had so much fun unscrambling words,completing word searches and other fun spelling games. The morning ended with a finale with the two highest scorers from each house taking part in a...


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)


Make Friends Monday!

Make Friends Monday is happening every Monday during Plan, Do, Review, we each had a turn to pull a name out of the bag and that was our friend to play with. We talked about what we were planning to do, then we played and worked together to make models and paint...

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Thinkers, Creators, Inventors

Year 6 completed The Little Inventors North 2030 challenge in style today. There were some incredible inventions, from wacky to practical, which would benefit people around the world. A much needed design (see photograph below) was Kayla’s odd sock finder which...

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Powers of Persuasion

To coincide with the 100 year anniversary of women getting the vote, Year 6 wrote their own speeches in the style of Emmeline Pankhurst. They thought carefully about their audience and the tone needed to address them. The children turned out to be experts in...

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Fantasy Poems

As part of their English work, Year 3 have been writing poems based on the fantasy story, ‘Leon and the Place Between’. In the story, Leon is transported to a mysterious, exotic world, called the Place Between. Using their own ideas, the children wrote their version...

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