Autumn Week in Nursery

This week in Nursery we have been learning all about Autumn. We visited Jesmond Dene to go on an Autumn trail and meet the animals - thank you to all our parent helpers. We then made crowns using the leaves we had collected. We also made houses for Harry the hedgehog...

Newsletter 19.10.18

Friday News 19.10.18

All About The Bible!


Our Sense of Touch

We explored our sense of touch this week. There were different objects hidden under the blanket, we used our hands and then our feet to try to work out what the items were. Our sense of touch was definitely better using our hands. [gallery...

Balance Bikes in Nursery

On Monday, Marcus came to teach us how to use balance bikes. We all had a turn on the bikes and tried very hard to balance. Marcus said we did really well! It was great...

Beamish Museum


Where Does Chocolate Come From?



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)



In Year 6 this afternoon we looked at the french words for items of clothing. We responded to french vocabulary by playing a game. We needed to find the correct item of clothing to hang on the washing line to win a point for our team. The children had great fun doing...

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Home Sweet Home

In Nursery we have been exploring the junk modelling to build models of our homes using the pictures from our Home School Books to help us. We had some great ideas for our houses - some had windows, chimneys and even a toilet and an oven - we've thought of...

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In PSHE  Year 2 have been thinking what it feels like to belong to a community, how we can help ourselves and others feel safe and content in our class. We also thought about how to make our classroom a safe and fair place. We designed posters to help remind people...

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Making Music

Nursery just love music! We have been exploring the musical instruments inside and outside and using the CD player to get some music on for a disco. We have been teaching Mrs Ainslie and Miss Donkin some of our dance moves, but they're not as good as...

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Read all about it!

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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