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)


Welcome to the Greatest Show!

This term, Reception we have been reading many Julia Donaldson stories as well as  traditional tales. We changed our Role Play area into a Theatre, where we performed dancing, singing and puppet shows to our friends. When retelling stories like the Gruffalo and...

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Bird Watching Week 2019

After receiving a letter in the post from RSPB telling us all about the Big Bird Watch, we thought about how we could attract birds to our garden. We decided on making some bird feeders and then transformed the climbing frame into a bird hide. We used kitchen rolls to...

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Reception are amazing at adding!

Reception have been learning how to add numbers together. We have learnt what the add sign looks like and have used it to add two numbers together to find the total. To support us with our adding we used  ten frames and played games, such as Jenga and the adding...

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Nail-biting Narratives

We have been enjoying reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl and have been impressed by his ability to create tension and suspense in his writing. We closely examined a chapter from the book and identified the many techniques Peter uses successfully. After sharing some...

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