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Periscope making in Science

Bethany Project

Year 5 and Year 6 were lucky enough to have a question and answer session with the 'Bethany Project.' Children asked a range of insightful questions about what life at the school in Tanzania is like. 

Year 6 have been creating 2D art and making it 3D in the style of Lubaina Himid a local artist that lives in Preston. They have worked hard to scale up their images, add tonal value and then create a stand to make them 3D. We even attempted to create our own mini art gallery. 

Year 6 have used their orienteering skills from our PE unit to plan a route for their Reception buddies. The route was based on the book 'We're going on a bear hunt' by Michael Rosen which Reception have read this half term. The children loved helping their buddies to find each card and some Year 6 children even pretended to be the bear. 

Yellow Mental Health Day - Activity with our buddies

Year 6 loved working with their buddies to discuss 3 things that they are proud of, 3 things that make us happy and 3 things we are good at. Lots of children shared that they were proud of being chosen to be a buddy. 

Reading with our 'Barrow Buddies'

Year 6 have begun to read with our 'Barrow Buddies' each week in our library. The children are helping their buddies to sound out their home reading books and model good reading to them. 

Another playtime with our 'Barrow Buddies'

Visit to explain how our school solar panels work.

This year, we have buddied up every year 6 with a Reception child to help them grow during their first year at Barrow. Every week on a Thursday morning the children will have playtime together. They will also be reading with each other regularly and will have a 'big' activity together every half term to help build on their learning. 

Bird Beak Adaptation Experiment

Year 6 have been testing out different bird beaks to see which would be best adapted to allow birds to eat a variety of foods. We then looked at real birds and how certain beaks are adapted to allow them to eat a specific food in their habitat. 

Goodnight Mister Tom - Role Play

In groups, the children had to recreate the first scene from our class novel of Goodnight Mister Tom. They had to think about the character's thoughts and feelings and how they could show this through body language. Only the narrator was allowed to speak during the scene. 

PSHE - Working together spider's web task

We looked at the skills we need to work together. Children had to create a spider's web by passing the string to each other. Then only one person was allowed to unwind the spider's web. None of us were allowed to talk throughout the task!

Wonder Self-Portraits

We created self-portraits in the style of the book 'Wonder.' We used water colour paint, pencil and pen and wrote as many positive words around the images as we could think of to describe ourselves. 

First day in Year 6 - Tuesday 5th September

We have had a great first day together in Year 6. We are excited for all the fun things ahead this year during our last year at Barrow. 

Our Hindu Experience 

Tuesday 7th February 


What an amazing morning!  Today Mrs Singh, Aunty Munji, Baba and Argi came into school to teach us all about the Hindu faith.  We listened to the story of Diwali, re-enacted the story, wore traditional Indian clothing, lit the Diya, made Rangoli patterns, had a go at Indian dancing, had henna prints, took part in a Puja, exchange Rahki brackets and shared Indian food.  It was a wonderful cultural experience for our children.

The Story of Diwali

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Indian Dancing Group 1

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Indian Dancing Group 2

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Welcoming Rama and Sita

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NSPCC Numbers Day

Friday 4th February 


The sound of laughter and a buzz of maths is alive at Barrow as we celebrate 'Numbers Day 2023' this morning. Each class is taking part in a carousal of maths themed activities. 


Please do excuse me, I need to nip to McKay's Mocktails so that I can do a taste test!




Our Sunday Service at Clitheroe URC

22nd January 2023


On Sunday morning, Mrs McArdle, Mrs Porter, Miss Smith and three pupils from Beech Class took part in the Sunday service at Clitheroe URC. We are really proud of the children for reading perfectly and even singing ‘My Lighthouse!’

Sunday Service at Clitheroe URC

Planting Trees ๐ŸŒฒ 

Friday 13th January 


This afternoon we planted 500 trees in our school grounds.  This is part of our school’s pledge to help the environment.  We worked with the children from Oak Class and we all planted 3 trees! 

Planting 500 Trees

Music Time

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In Music, we have be learning to play the glockenspiel! What do you think?

Romeo and Juliet!

7th January 2023


As part of our English lessons, we are studying Romeo and Juliet.  We re-enacted the opening scene.  Here are some photos of our superb acting skills.

Romeo and Juliet

Santa Dash

5th January 2023


Better late, than never!  Well done to everyone for completing our charity Santa Dash this afternoon!


Keeping Children Safe in the Ribble Valley

Wednesday 16th November 

Local police officer Ailsa Gill has been visiting all primary schools in the Ribble Valley and on Wednesday she talked to the children in Beech Class about safety and making good choices. Thank you for helping keep our children safe.


Pick n Mix Learning 

Monday 14th November 


Wow! Well done Seth for your amazing home learning.  As part of our topic on light, Seth created his own lighthouse using LEGO and even managed to make the lightbulb turn on and off.  This is fantastic and is currently being displayed in the Junior corridor. 

UK Parliament Week

Friday 18th November 

This week was UK Parliament Week, this is an annual event, which helps spread the word about what Parliament is, what it does and how you can get involved.  Local MP Nigel Evans visited school on Friday to talk to the children about Parliament and his role of MP for the Ribble Valley.  Thank you for a most informative afternoon.


Beech Class Art Gallery

20th October 2022

We have some very talented artists in Beech Class.  We have been learning about camouflage and textiles in art this term. We hope you enjoying looking at our work! ๐Ÿ–ผ 

The Best Kept Secret 

19th October 2022

Local author, Sophie Stewart came into school to read her latest novel, ‘The Best Kept Secret’. It is a magical children’s story based around the Ribble Valley.  Sophie even signed some books for us! ๐Ÿ“š


The Best Kept Secret Gallery

Casting spooky spells with local author, Sophie Stewart

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โ€˜Happyโ€™ on the glockenspiel by Beech Class ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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โ€˜Happyโ€™ performed by Beech Class

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In Music, we have been learning the song โ€˜Happyโ€™ by Pharrell Williams. We hope you enjoy our performance ๐ŸŽญ

Mad Science Assembly

4th October 


We had a super time learning about sound with Explosive Erika from Mad Science, we even made animal noises using a range of household objects!  If you would like to attend our Mad Science after school club ask your parents to look at the newsletter for further information. 

Mad Science Experiements

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Cross Country News 

Monday 3rd October 

I am immensely proud of all our cross country team, who took part in the Ribble Valley finals today - they were all amazing!  โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ. We achieved 3rd place in the overall boys teams and 3rd place in the overall girls teams๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿƒ‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‰ GO BARROW!!! ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™‚๏ธ

River Ribble Trust - Rivers Workshop

Wednesday 21st September


On Wednesday, Christie and the team from the Ribble Ribble Trust visited school to teach us all about how rivers are formed, erosion and deposition and they even took us for a walk to a local river, Barrow Brook.  we loved learning about how rivers are formed on the water table. 

River Ribble Trust Visit


Monday 12th September

Well done to all the children in Year 6 who took part in the 2-day bikeability course.  You are all now safe to ride your bikes to and from school.  Thank you to the team at Go Velo.


Visit from the Fire Service 

Friday 28th April

This week the local fire service visited school and told us all about fire safety and how to keep ourselves safe in the event of a fire. 

Year 6 Fireman Visit

Stone Age Art 

Monday 4th April

In History, we have been learning all about the Stone Age.  We have draw pictures of animals using techniques that they used then and we even constructed Stonehenge using biscuits ๐Ÿช 

Our Stone Age Topic

Visiting the Houses of Parliament 

Thursday 30th March

What a super experience for the children in Beech Class.  We left Barrow bright and early and caught the train from Preston to London.  We then popped onto the underground ๐ŸšŠ and made our way to the Houses of Parliament, where we learned about how laws are formed, we had a tour of Parliament and even met our local MP, Nigel Evans.

Helping People in Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 

Thursday 9th March

We are super proud of Amelia M and Amelia J, who having been busy making friendship bracelets and candles. They will be seeking them in the school playground to help raise money for those people affected by the war in the Ukraine.

Raising Money for the Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

World Book Day ๐Ÿ“š ๐ŸŒŽ 

Thursday 3rd March

We had a super day learning about our favourite books and studying the work of William Shakespeare during World Book Day.

World Book Day ๐ŸŒŽ ๐Ÿ“š

Candles and Bracelets for the Ukraine

Monday 7th March

We are so proud of two young ladies in Beech Class for raising money for people in the Ukraine.  They have made candles and bracelets and sold them to the children to raise vital funds for the people of the Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ  

Helping Our Friends in the Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Double, Double Toil and Trouble By Beech Class

Thursday 3rd March

Today we have been studying Macbeth for World Book Day.  We have been learning a poem by William Shakespeare about three witches ๐Ÿง™‍โ™€๏ธ We hope you like our witchy voices! 

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

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Westside Story By Beech Class

Monday 28th February

Today we have been studying the musical Westside Story as part of our English unit on Romeo and Juliet.  We re-enacted the opening scene from the musical using movement and non verbal cues.  We hope you enjoy watching it!

Westside Story by Beech Class

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In English we have re-enacted the opening scene of Westside Story.

NSPCC Numbers Day

Friday 4th February

Today we took part in FOUR exciting Maths lessons to celebarte NSPCC Numbers Day.  To start of we measured potions with Miss Walker, completed craft tangrams with Mrs Rosinski, made pyramids with Mrs McKay and finally completed a measurement treasure hunt.

NSPCC Numbers Day Gallery

Sewing Skills Workshop with Mrs Davies

World Religion Week

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This week is World Religion Week, We have been learning about the six main religions and celebrating what unites them - LOVE โค๏ธ. As part of the celebration we took part in a Hindu dance workshop! Here is our final routine.

World Religion Day - Hindu Dancing

Pendle Hill Paintings


Wednesday 8th December

Today we all made christingles and attended a special service with Reverend Michelle.  We used our christingles to help us focus on the true meaning of Christmas. 

Christingle Service

We are off to Manchester

Friday 26th November

Today we sent the saying Manchester.  We started off at The Opera House and watched a superb performance of Gangsta Granny, then walked round the corner to The Museum of Science and Industry.  A fantastic day was had by all! 

A Day Out in Manchester

Burnley's Gotta Dance - LIVE Performance

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Put your hands together, as we proudly present the super, talented dancers from Beech Class.

We are Going on a Bear Hunt!

Wednesday 24th November


We have our very own Barrow Bear!  A big thank you to all the children from Beech Class who helped Mrs McArdle and Mrs Smith with Barrow Bear Hunt.


We are the Champions

Thursday 12th November


A massive congratulations to all the children who took part in the Kid Cups Final! I am so proud to say that...

"We are the champions!"  

We  are looking forward to representing the Ribble Valley in the county Kids Cup in March.

Kidโ€™s Cup Final

Awesome Animations

Tuesday 10th November


In Computing we have been learning how to create animations using IMotion.  We are really pleased with the results! What do you think?

Awesome Animations

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Barrow's Gotta Dance!

Wednesday 20th October


Congratulations to all the children in Beech Class for winning our school's dance competition.  You were all amazing and we can't wait to watch you all perform your dance routine on Tuesday 23rd November at Burnley’s Gotta Dance at the Burnley Mechanics theatre.


Visit From Local Historian - David Tilsley

Wednesday 20th October


Local historian, David Tilsley from The Lancashire Archives Services came to visit the children of Barrow URC Primary School on Wednesday.  He told the children all about the history of our school, we looked at entries from the school log book, heard from ex pupil Fred McNabb and found out Cyril Washbrook the England cricket player who went to Barrow School.

Local Historian Gallery

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. 


Massimoโ€™s Poem

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Sophiaโ€™s Poem

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Samuelโ€™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 childrenโ€™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?