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Beech Class Poetry Recital

Thursday 7th October

To celebrate National Poetry Day, the children in Beech Class held their own poetry recital.  Everyone chose a poem, practised it and the performed it in front of the class.  Congratulations to Sophie, Massimo and Samuel for their outstanding performances. 


Massimo’s Poem

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Sophia’s Poem

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Samuel’s Poem

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Barrow URC School Kindness Tree

Friday 1st October

This afternoon in Art, we made a kindness tree.  We have filled the tree with our random acts of kindness.  We always try to follow our school values at Barrow.


Christmas Cards

Friday 24th September 

This afternoon in Art, we completed a drawing tutorial and learnt how to draw Rudolph.  We then used our skills to design our own Christmas cards.  FOBS will be sending our designs to the printers and they will be made into real Christmas cards for parents to purchase.  

Our Christmas Card Designs for FOBS

The Circulatory System

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Wednesday 22nd September

In Science we have been learning about the circulatory system. The children drew a GIANT human on the playground and found out about how oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travels around our bodies.

Future Paths

Wednesday 22nd September 

This morning, we meet Mrs Horrocks, the Headteacher from Ribblesdale High School.  We asked her lots of questions about high school life and life in Year 6.  Don’t forget to book your tour if you want to visit on Open Evening.


Mad Science

Wednesday 15th September


All the children in Beech Class had a wonderful time when a mad Scientist came to school this morning.



Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th June 

Get on ‘yer bike

Children in Beech Class have completed a two-day cycling safety and awareness course called Bikeabilty.

A big THANK YOU to the cycling leaders from I-Cycle.

Making Memories at Patterdale Hall

Wednesday 16th - Friday 18th June


An amazing time was had by all at Patterdale Hall.  No more need for words - just look at the pictures…


Thursday 10th June


We had so much fun on Thursday using the new athletics equipment.  We had a go at javelin, discus, shot put and even hurdles. 






Book Tasting Event

Friday 28th May 


The children have been throughly enjoying daily DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) and everyone had a great time when we rated our books at our book tastings event. 



Playground Leaders Training

Thursday 13th May


Children from Willow and Beech classes learnt how to be Playground Leaders on Thursday.   Mrs Johnson from the Schools Sports Partnership for Ribble Valley and Hynburn showed the children how to teach others how to play a range of playground games.  They had a wonderful morning and can’t wait to share the games with the younger children in school.

Playground Leaders Training

D.E.A.R. Time

Monday 10th May


This week at school we introduced DEAR time.

What is DEAR time?

Drop Everything And Read time, better known as DEAR time, is a time regularly set aside in the classroom schedule for both children and their teachers to "drop everything and read." DEAR time conveniently accommodates a variety of student interests and ability levels, since each student selects for himself/herself the book(s) he/she wishes to read. DEAR time supplements the regular reading program by encouraging independent reading, but it does not replace guided reading.

Our children have really enjoyed reading their books during DEAR time.



D.E.A.R. Time in Beech Class

Time capsule from 1876 unearthed in Barrow School

Thursday 5th May

The BBC visited school today to find out about the history of our school...

A 145-year-old time capsule, containing ten coins and a rolled-up newspaper, has been discovered in the foundations of a primary school.

The glass jar was found "by complete accident" while workers renovated the chapel at Barrow URC Primary School in Clitheroe, Lancashire, built in 1876. 

The artefact had been placed inside one of the chapel's foundation stones.


You can watch the full News broadcast by clicking on the link below.

Barrow Time Capsule Gallery

Amazon Animal Artwork

Friday 30th April

In Beech Class we have been learning about the Amazon Rainforest.  In Art, we have been learning how to draw a range of animals that live in the rainforest.  We hope you enjoy looking through our gallery.

Beech Class Go Swimming!

Tuesday 13th April

The children in Beech class had a truly exciting time and Ribblesdale Swimming Pool.  The children practised front crawl, back stroke and got placed in their swimming groups.  The can't wait to go again next week!


The Life Education Van

Thursday 25th March

The children in Beech class had a fabulous time learning about Friends.  This year the we were unable to go on the bus and the learning session was held in the hall.  But rest assured Harold the Giraffe still paid us a visit!

Automata Animals

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Friday 12th March
In English we have been reading the children’s novel The Inventions of Hugo Cabret. This has inspired us to make our own automata animals in Design and Technology. We have designed, made and evaluated our products.

An Average Challenge

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Thursday 11th March
The children in Beech class have been learning about averages in Maths.  The children now know how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range.  We even learnt a song to help us remember the method.

World Book Day

Thursday 4th March

The children in Beech class had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day.  The children took part in a Zoom lesson with all the home learners, we designed book covers, learnt how to be an illustrator and even took part in a LIVE lesson by the BBC.





Stop Plastic Pollution

Friday 26th February

Well done to all the school and home based learners.  We have put all your fantastic work in Geography together and we have created an amazing display.



Go Noodle

Friday 26th February

The children in Beech Class are absolutely loving the new whole school Go Noodle Challenge.  We have been VERY active this week. 




Monday 22nd February 

In RE we have been learning about victory.  Tobias brought in a  special picture and two precious caps that belonged to his grandad.  His grandad was called Peter Dugdale and he experienced victory in many ways... he was a racing car driver for Formula 3 and even climbed up Mount Everest.



International Book Swop Day

Friday 12th February

On Friday we celebrated International Book Swop Day.  We wrapped lots of amazing boos and made sure every child in the school went home with a new book to read over half term.




Bird Books

Friday 5th February

This week we have been making our own information books on Birds.  We have been using Book Creator to make our books and the results have been amazing.  We now have an online class library packed with amazing bird books.  Why not take a look and have a read through some of the non fiction bird books?





Natural Bird Art

Friday 29th January  2021

Today we have been making birds using natural materials that we found in the garden. Get your binoculars and see if you can identify our birds.




Winter Watch LIVE lesson!

Thursday 28th January  2021

Today we watched Winter Watch and learnt all about different types of birds and how to identify them. We are going to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.




Water Art

Friday 15th January  2021

In Art, we have been sketching picture which all have the same theme ‘Water,  We have studied the artist Hokusai.  Do you like our work?





Life Processes.

Thursday 7th January 2021

In Science we have been learning about the seven key elements of life processes. 

We used the mnemonic 'Mrs Gren' to help us learn all about them.

You can watch the video of our Science lesson by clicking on the picture below.




Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School

Tuesday 5th January 2021

Well it has been a very strange start to the year!  

If you are a home learner, remember that you must log onto Seesaw daily and complete all the lessons that have been posted on your page.

Happy Learning!



A Magical Christmas Journey

Thursday 17th December

Don't forget to check your emails because we have sent you the link to watch our school nativity.  The children have done a super job.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



We completed the Barrow Marathon and the Santa Dash

Thursday 17th December

A massive congratulations to the children in Beech Class who successfully completed a marathon.  They ran, skipped, jogged and walked 26.2 miles over the Autumn term.  To finish off this superb achievement the children also took part in the Santa Dash.



A Visit From the Reindeers

Thursday 10th December

Our secret surprise was suddenly revealed on Thursday afternoon when two reindeers landed for a fuel stop on their way to see Santa at the North Pole.  All of the children (and staff!) were very excited to meet Comet and Dasher.  A huge thank you must go to FOBS for supporting this wonderful opportunity.  Click on the reindeer photograph below to watch our class video.



'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Friday 7th December

This week we have been learning about traditional poetry in English.  We have studied a poem by 

Clement Clarke Moore called 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Click on the picture below to watch us reciting this festive poem.



A Visit From Reverend Michele

Monday 30th November

 This term we have been learning about The Bible.  Reverend Michele came into school and showed us how to find references in the Bible, she showed us lots of different Bibles and told us how the URC Church was formed. It was very interesting.  Then she kindly turned on our Christmas Tree Lights.



Our French Cafe

Monday 30th November 

 In French, we have been learning how to order food from a cafe.  We bought croissants and juice.
A lovely morning was had by all.




Anti Bullying Week

Friday 20th November 

 This week we have been thinking about bullying and uniting together to stop bullying.  We watched a film about bullying and made our own class anti bullying jigsaw.

We hope you like it.



Day of the Dead

Friday 13th November

 In Year 5 we have been learning about the Mexican National celebration - The Day of the Dead.  We found out about the celebrations, parades, flowers and the masks!  We each made a Day of the Dead mask.

Don’t be too scared!



Digital Leaders

Friday 13th November

 After weeks of waiting, Mrs Taylor announced our digital leaders this afternoon.  I am sure they will be a great asset to the team and help lead the school forward in computing.

Well done Poppie and Charlie!



Barrow URC Primary School's Virtual Tour

Friday 23rd October

The children in Beech Class have been very busy this week filiming and producing our school's virtual tour.  I think the final video is amazing!  It is well worth a look...

Click on the link below.


Restart A Heart Day

Friday 16th October

The children in Beech Class took part in an online Zoom lesson, where they joined by 80 schools and The North West Ambulance Service.  During the sessions the learnt what a cardiac arrest is and how to respond to it using the DRSABC approach.  The all successfully passed their Restart a Heart Training Course.

Well done everyone!



Harvest Festival - Food Bank Donations

Have you seen who is the the newspaper?

Follow the link below...


Meet the Staff of Barrow School

Friday 9th October

The children in Beech Class have been busy interviewing ALL the staff at Barrow URC School.  These should help everyone get to know all the staff at our school (there is some really interesting information!!)

They have now typed up all of their interviews and even made avatars for all of the staff.  

One interview will be published each week in the School newsletter.



Beech Class Marathon Attempt

Friday 2nd October

The children in Beech class have been very active this week. In total we have run 4 miles... only 22.2 miles to go!  Some children have even been practising their running after school.  What a fantastic start.


National Poetry Day

Thursday 1st October

To celebrate National Poetry Day the children in Beech class have been writing their own poems.  The theme of their poetry was 'Peculiar Pets'.  We are hoping to send our poems to the Young Writers' Poetry competition.

Fingers crossed!


International Day of Languages

Friday 25th September

The children have been finding out all about China and have been even learning a little Mandarin.  On this exciting day we made Chinese dragons, painted the flag of China, wrote our names using the Chinese alphabet and even managed to complete the register in Mandarin!


Mental Health, Well-being and Fitness Day

Wednesday 23rd September

Today we have been learning that our mental health is as important as our physical health.  The children took part in yoga and mindfulness activities.  

The children in Beech Class were also given a fitness challenge by Mrs Porter...

Can you run a marathon (26.2 miles) before the end of the term?