This week at Barrow School


WC 4.12.17

This week, the football team came 3rd in their big tournament in Roefield sports centre and did a great job! Well done! Also this Friday morning assembly, some of our very talented students who play guitars and ukuleles performed some brilliant pieces! Lastly we are all very excited about the school post box, which will be posting Christmas cards round school, make sure you put your class name on!
By Manon & Rachel

 WC 27.11 17
It has been a busy and lovely week this week as we have had carol concert practice and KS1 have had Nativity practice. Both performances are going to be fantastic! On Thursday Cara, Riley, Jasper and Lexi competed in a basketball competition at Oakhill College and came 2nd out of 8 teams. Well done! Today the Christmas tree was delivered and this afternoon Cara and Tom have decorated it – it looks beautiful!
By Thea & Bryce. 

W.C 13.11.17
This week was Anti-Bullying Week and we discussed how everybody is equal and unique and had a great time wearing odd socks, looking at mirrors in boxes in assembly with Mrs Mabbott (showing us something special – us!) and so much more! Friday was Children in Need and we thought about how some children are not as fortunate as us. We dressed in spots and took part in fun activities. Class 5 designed and made our own Pudsey-themed clothing! We also sent off our shoe box gifts to children in other countries. Thank you to all the children and parents who have helped make super outfits and donated money.
By Tom & Blake. 

  WC 6.11.17
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day and also selling poppies in all the classes. We led an assembly to remind people why we wear poppies – to remember those who have died in battle. We also had a minute’s silence in school today, to think about the soldiers and the sacrifices they made for us all.
As well as doing a Remembrance presentation it was also class 5’s assembly, which was about our D.T. We have all made fantastic moving toys with a cam mechanism.
The reception class have been learning how to ride a bike with instructors from Bikeability. They all had fun learning how to be safe on their bikes and improved their skills a lot!
By Riley & Bryce

 Wc 23.10.17

This week there has been a hockey tournament and we did very well: winning one, losing two and a draw. We were very proud when we heard how well we did. There have also been remembrance poppies going around school and children have made lots of kind donations towards this cause – to remember the people who died in war. In class 5 we have been having a great week doing D.T. We have created our own moving toys!

By Jayden & Cara

 WC 16.10.17
This week we have been doing hockey in P.E and Miss Holden has chosen a team to represent our school. Also the football team played at ST Augustine’s - they lost two, won one and drew one. They tried their best and we are very proud of them! This morning we watched the amazing performance of class 1’s first ever assembly and they sang a song about counting forward and backwards from ten. It was a spectacular performance from the receptions seeing as it’s their first ever assembly and we are looking forward to their next one!           
By Sophie & Elle

 Harvest Festival – Food Bank Visit 18th Ocober 2017
Today Thea and Roman (year 6 school council representatives) went to the food bank at Clitheroe Trinity Church. There was lots of generous donations to take and they were very pleased receive it all. We firstly went into where they store all there food and we were amazed with how efficient they were. They said that they would never give anyone out of date food because it would not be fair. All the food had labels to show when they went out of date. They even had pet food, blankets, washing up liquid and toiletries. They also had an unusuals box which had food and drinks that weren’t usually brought into the food bank. We would like to thank the staff for being so polite and making us feel so welcome and a big thank you to parents and pupils for contributing so generously. Thank you to Mrs Mabbott and Mrs Farnsworth for escorting us there and back. 
By Thea & Roman

 Please don't forget to bring all harvest festival donations into school by Friday 20th October. Thank you


This week at Barrow school we have all been working extremely hard - especially in maths. Mrs Mabbott visited each class with Mrs Cox to see how amazing we are at maths. On Wednesday we had a governor and a school advisor who also visited each class, they were really impressed with the standard of work throughout school. On Friday class 2 presented an amazing assembly all about France – we really liked their song about the French flag! Mrs Mabbott gave every class a Head Teacher Award for working so hard in maths and for super behaviour!

By Sophie.P & Roman 

wc 02.10.17

This week has been a very special week as all the classes have been busy during creativity week. Class 5 have been studying Greece and have been dancing, making biscuits and making paper vases. Also class 4 have been making Russian teacakes and they were delicious! This week we also announced the school council Representatives Thea Preedy and Roman Dumon represent year 6 and the year 5 school councillors are Noah Thornton and Stella Philips. In family assemblies Mrs Mabbot has been handing out special awards to all the children that have done something amazing during the week.

By Lexi & Rachel

Wc 18.09.17 

This week we have been studying the classic novel ‘Treasure Island’. Later on in the week we have been preparing for an assembly based on the book.

A football academy came to teach us some skills, they even taught us football maths! We had lots of fun!

In maths we did some algebra, it was a challenge. 

Finally we did some science based on Charles Darwin, and we planned an awesome power point! 

By Manon & Oliver 



In literacy we have been learning about the active and passive voice. We have also begun reading Treasure Island as our class novel and we are writing a letter to persuade the Publisher to keep the   book in print. In Science we have been learning about how animals adapted to their environment, also we have been looking at plants and how they survive in cold and hot environments.

Daisy & Ollie


We are all really excited to be back in school and can’t wait to start lessons properly!

In the playground outside we spent our time getting to know the new receptions. We think they are a great addition to Barrow school! When we went inside, we met the lovely Mrs Mabbott, we think she is a brilliant head teacher and we hope she is settling in very well. After that we were put into places on our tables. It was a bit confusing but we soon got used to it! We have lots of fun in our class because we read funny poems like the Jabberwocky. We have also been doing assessments in literacy and maths. On Friday we tried a Street Dance taster session – they are going to be running a club at Barrow school. The whole class had a lot of fun learning all of the moves!

We have had a really amazing first week at school!

By Charlie and Emily