Our Gallery

Hundertwasser Banner, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 29th Sep 2021 @ 12:01pm

We have been studying the work of Hundertwasser as inspiration for the creation of our own 3m textiles banner. This is based on the buildings and features of Barrow village. This will form part of our contribution to the History Society Exhibition in October 2021.

The children have worked through a process of taking photographs using our ipads on a walk around the village,using their sketch books to work on their designs and the final collaborative production.

Our annual Easter bonnet competition, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 3:48pm

Thank you to all who took part in the decorated Egg box competition.  The judges loved all the entries and it was difficult to choose a winner and a runner up from each year group!  Well done everyone. 

Our annual Easter box competition, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 31st Mar 2021 @ 3:40pm

Thank you to all who took part in the decorated Egg box competition.  As usual the standard of entries was eggstanding and it was even more difficult than ever to choose a winner! Well done to everyone!


Secret number codes, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 30th Mar 2021 @ 10:38am

We have made our own Kandinsky-style paintings. In each painting, there are one or more hidden numbers. Can you work out the hidden numbers? 

If there are three sized circles: The large circles represent hundreds, the medium-sized circles represent tens. and the small circles represent ones

If there are two sized circles: The larger circles represent tens and the smaller circles represent ones

Have fun!

Design and Technology Mechanisms, by Mrs Appelbe

Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 7:07pm

We are have been exploring mechanisms such as flaps, sliders and levers.

Here are some examples of our work so far.

We designed, made and evaluated our own Mother's Day cards. 

Photo Challenge 2, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 3:10pm


Watch this to be inspired!  


Using filters can transform your photos into a piece of art. Slow down to find the unusual in every day.

Turn your everyday photo into a puzzle.

This week our children are trying this whilst out and about.

Here are some that have been sent in so far.....


Photo Challenge, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 3:33pm

Our KS2 children and families have had great fun with this activity whilst out in the fresh air this week. Keep watching this gallery as I will be adding more as they are sent in. Well done everyone!

Photo challenge -Angles

Watch this clip to be inspired.




  • Either in your garden or whilst out on a walk, take a small plastic toy or similar and photograph it from an angle where it looks enormous.
  • Take a photo looking up from the ground or looking down from above.
  • Take a photo of an everyday object from an unusual angle.


Lord of the Animals, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 11:00am

Wonderful paintings by Oak class based on the book 'Lord of the Animals' by Fiona French. They were completed before lockdown but now relevant to our theme of 'animals' in  The Great Big Art Exhibition.

The Great Big Art Exhibition, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 11:15am


Everyone can take part! Visit the Great Art Exhibition website to download the free pack for inspiration. We are encouraged to use our windows and front gardens to display our work and create the largest exhibition EVER of paintings,drawings,photography,sculpture,digital art,textiles and printmaking.

Barrow School Community are coming together to showcase their art as part of this nationwide event.

 Over the coming weeks we will be adding to our collection so keep watching.
Thank you to the Children and Families for contributing to this event. We have a 5 month old to someone a little older.... you are amazing!

Photographs sent in today, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 3:59pm

Oak class have been out in their gardens looking at how the frost has made everything beautiful.

They created some beautiful natural sculptures from what they could find.

These are some of the images they took today.


Remembrance Day, by Mrs Goodwin

Date: 10th Nov 2020 @ 3:06pm

To mark Remembrance Day, the children created beautiful poppies and took them out into the school grounds, arranged them thoughtfully into compositions that they then photographed. Willow Class are very proud of the results.

Science- Light travels in a straight line, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 3:27pm

We saw that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. We learnt what opaque,translucent and transparent mean. We investigated which material would be best suited to make curtains for a baby's nursery.

Moving Figures, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:54pm

Poppies- working on our arrangements in the school garden, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:34pm

Remembrance Day 2020, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Nov 2020 @ 2:26pm

The children painted their own poppies to take home and place in their windows.Before they went home we took the poppies into our school garden and each child thought of how to display them. We were inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

Tie Dye T shirts using beetroot from our school garden, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Sep 2020 @ 4:25pm

We harvested beetroot from our school garden , chopped it up and boiled it. We used the coloured water to dye our T shirts after we had tied lots of knots into them using string. We loved wearing them. 

We took them home with a warning ......don't wash in your white wash or everything may turn PINK!

Hand wash only.

Art work for Barrow Village online, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Jul 2020 @ 3:19pm

Here you can see some of the wonderful art work the children have done over the last few weeks in school.

The paintings should have been exhibited in the Barrow Rose Show but this year will be included in the 'on line' art exhibition.

Well done to all the children.

Symmetry and tessellation, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Jul 2020 @ 3:17pm

During the last few weeks we have been looking at symmetry and pattern making in maths.

The children used a dotted grid to create their own unique design. They then thought about colour and painted with watercolour which involved real concentration!

I reduced and copied them on the photocopier. Then the children had to cut them out and arrange them in a repeated pattern. They soon discovered that other shapes were created when they assembled them. 

We learnt about tessellating shapes.

Rainforest, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 2:42pm

It was fanatstic to work with Willow class to create a class painting/collage related to their Rainforest project. We were inspired by the French painter Henri Rousseau. You all worked so hard and showed such talent. A wonderful Barrow Team effort.

Mrs N


Residential at The Tattenhall Centre, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 1:32pm

In February we were fortunate to spend 2 days with our year 3 and 4 children at the Tattenhall Centre. What a fantastic time we had!

Zip wire,low ropes course,tree climbing, willow weaving, orienteering, campfire stories, singing and of course Bingo,hot chocolate and a film. We were so impressed with the children who were brave and not afraid to try new challenges. Also the staff who were seen climbing up trees and hanging off zip wires!

On the way home we still had enough energy to visit the Ice-cream farm. Some fantastic memories. 

Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.



Helicopters, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 1:12pm

In science we looked at helicopter design and particularly at the work of Igor Sikorsky.

We found out about Leonardo da Vinci who was drawing ideas such as the helicopter in the 1400s !

We also had a go at making some simple paper ones. We tested and trialled variations on this theme to see which ones were the most successful.

Helicopters, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 2nd Apr 2020 @ 12:58pm

Just a few photographs to show the children making their helicopters. The painting stage was particularly messy!

When they were finished we put on an exhibition after school for everyone to see them.

Helicopters, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 11th Mar 2020 @ 6:35pm

From drawings to 3D models as part of our Science topic.

They look fabulous flying around our classroom.

Christmas crafts, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 20th Dec 2019 @ 1:30pm

Hall display, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 4:08pm

Our art work is back in school and  you can see it brightens up our hall.

Well done everyone.....super artists!