In French, Year 3 have been learning colours. We practised saying the colours and then matched the colour to the...

Brilliant Bridges

Year 4 have worked extremely hard building their bridges this week. They used a range of tools and equipment to cut, shape and join different parts accurately in order to make a sturdy structure. They had to make careful decisions along the way in order to strengthen...

Equal Groups

In Maths we have been learning  how to share out amounts into equal groups. We were doing really well until Mrs Oram gave us a problem where there was a bear left over. It took a lot of thinking to work out what to do with the spare bear, but Mrs Oram can't catch us...

Working Together


Physical or Human Features

In Geography we have learned to identify physical or human features. It was quite tricky at first but now we can sort the cards according to what type of feature we can see. Some children even had a print out of a map of the United Kingdom and they used that to...

All About Animals

Our topic this term has been Animals and we have learned so much about them.  In Science we have learned about special body parts which certain animals have and why they have them. Elephants have trunks to suck up water and camels have humps on their backs to store...

Awesome Adam Bushnell

What an amazing morning we had with Adam Bushnell, a story teller and author who visited our school.  He brought all sorts of fabulous things for us to look at including about 15 different dragons which we had never seen before! He showed us how to draw a dragon using...

Creating Clay Animals

Our Summer DT topic was to design and make a clay animal. We learned some of the skills for working with clay, such as cross hatching to help to join parts together and we had several trial runs before we made our final piece. Once dried, we then decorated it with...


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)



Year 3 have been exploring catapults and how they were used in the Roman army. Today, we have made and tested our own catapults using wooden skewers and marshmallows. We tested our designs and made modifications to see if we could improve...

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Year 6 Debate

Today we have been debating whether energy drinks should be banned in preparation for writing a balanced argument tomorrow. We were split into for and against teams and then we came up with a series of arguments to support the viewpoint given. We had to be able to...

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Fantastic Formulas

Year 6 have been practising how to use formulas on excel. First, we reviewed how to input information into the cells before trying out different formulas such as addition, multiplying and subtracting. Finally, we tested our partner's formulas. This will really help us...

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Les sports

In Year 5, we have been learning how to say a variety of sports in French and to talk about them using various questions and phrases. We have used a French dictionary to look up unfamiliar words and complete various challenges.

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