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Enrichment Opportunities

Here at Barrow, we offer lots of different enrichment opportunities for English.

Have a look at our gallery below.

Meeting the author Matt Lucas and listen to him reading of his new book 'The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas' - October 2023

Barrow's Poetry Festival - October 2023

We are Going on a Bear Hunt Stay and Play for EYFS - October 2023

This week we introduced our NEW Poetry Blackboard - September 2023

Librarian Training with Mrs Davies - September 2023

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies - Year 6 End of Year Production - July 2023

Bringing children and books together. This week the children throughly enjoyed browsing through the books in the Travelling Book Fair. We were able to purchase a range of new and exciting titles for our school library.

Meeting Author Jacqueline Wilson - June 2023

Meeting a local Magistrates and Learning How to Debate - June 2023

Special Story Time with Parents - May 2023

Interviewing a Real Life Detective - May 2023

Let the Shadowing Commence Key Stage 2 Pupils take part in the Carnage Shadowing Scheme - March to May 2023

NEW Books - Key Stage 2 pupils purchased lots of new diverse books for our school library - February 2023

Celebrating World Book Day with a special education of the Masked Reader - March 2023

Competition Time - Design your own spoon character - February 2023

Theatre Time: Key Stage 2 children watched the Lion King - December 2022

Local author visit and books signing from Sophie Stewart, who wrote The Best Kept Secret.

Starbook Cafe - This month's theme is Poetry. This is one of our cozy little nooks in school where children can share in a poem/story and have a hot chocolate on a Friday.

Our Free Little Library - Take a book ~ Leave a book. This is placed at the front of the school and is welcome to all the village.

Beech Class went to Little Explorers Nursery to read stories to the children πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

Local Storyteller Mrs Moore visited our school to share her wonderful stories πŸ“–

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

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Celebrating the Work of William Shakespeare

Our NEW Library has officially opened! πŸ“š

World Book Day Celebrations

International Book Giving Day

Visit to the Palace Theatre in Manchester to watch Gangsta Granny

Visit from Author - Andy Slinger



We love giving our children opportunities to enter lots of external competitions - here is Jai, the winner of the Barratt Homes’ Poetry Competition and Joshua, the winner of the National Ronald Dahl Design a New Character Competition. 

Alien Writing Day

To bring the excitement back into writing after lockdown, we ‘found’ that aliens had invaded our school! Our children loved using this as a base for all sorts of different types of writing. ITV news even came to film us.

Book Tasting

Our KS2 children took part in a book tasting session to get a ‘taste’ of some new books. They then chose which we would like in our new school library 

National Poetry Day 

Our children learnt and recited their favourite poems to celebrate National Poetry Day. 

Sophia’s poetry recital

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World Book Day

Each year we celebrate world book day across our school with book themed costumes and activities! 

Extreme Read 

To raise money to build our school library, lots of our children (and even our teachers) took part in The Extreme Read!