ACORN CLASS: Reception, Year One and Year Two: Gallery

Sports Day 2022, by Mrs Goodwin

Date: 7th Jul 2022 @ 2:28pm

A big thank you to competitors, staff,PTFA for refreshments, family and friends for making this year's Barrow Sports Day such a great success. Much fun was had by all. Well done to the Blue Team in their combined performances to win the prestigious Sports Day Cup. Thank you to Mr Bell for such wonderful photographs which capture the many memorable moments of the afternoon. 

Lord Mayor of Chester Art & Poetry Competition, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 22nd Jun 2022 @ 2:22pm

We were thrilled to get three 2nd places in this competition. Well done to all the children who wrote beautiful poems and drew pictures of the Queen. The prize winning work went on show at the Town Hall over the Jubilee weekend.

Barrow Rose Show, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 22nd Jun 2022 @ 2:03pm

Thank you to all the talented children who exhibited their work at the Barrow Rose Show this weekend. Your work looked fabulous!

Easter Celebrations, by Mrs Goodwin

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 12:12pm

The children performed beautifully at our 'Sing Easter' celebration where the Easter story was told through singing and Bible readings. We also enjoyed a fabulous Easter bonnet parade and viewing eggceptional 'Egg Box' competition entries. A big thank you to Julia Tillotson (School Governor) for giving her time to the very difficult task of judging both competitions. Thank you to everyone who came to share a beautiful afternoon together.

B Tales Christmas Performance, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 11:46am

An entertaining morning of fun and laughter whilst learning more about the Christmas Story.

Elf Run in aid of The Hospice of the Good Sheperd,Backford, Chester, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:42am


Yesterday, our children took part in a 20 minute ELF RUN. We raised over £540 in sponsorship which was just incredible for our small  but mighty school.

It was such good fun to take part in, aswell as raising much needed funds for a very good cause. 

Huge thanks to the children, their families and friends for supporting this event.

Barrow School Safety Officers, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 10:25am

Our wonderful Safety officers were presented with their official badges in assembly this morning by our local PCSO s.

Our safety officers do an amazing job in school running competitions and passing on information in assemblies about how to keep safe.

Congratulations to them!

Our Christmas Tree at Chester Cathedral, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 24th Nov 2021 @ 8:54pm

The Christmas Tree Festival at Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival returns for its ninth fabulous year in 2021.

This is such a delightful family event where, from the end of November, until the beginning of January, over 50 Christmas trees will sparkle and shimmer throughout the Cathedral.

 Barrow CE School are pleased to announce that we have our very own beautiful tree on display there this year, which is superbly dressed with your child’s amazing artwork.

Please take time to go along and visit. It’s a spectacular event and definitely gets you in to the Christmas Spirit.

Open daily, from Saturday 27 November to Tuesday 4 January 2022.  Open normal Cathedral opening hours.

Forest of Promises, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 5th Nov 2021 @ 4:12pm

During Cop26 the children have been thinking and talking about climate change. They wrote a promise that they wanted world leaders to make and then a promise of their own.

Today,the children of Barrow school wrote their own promises on a painted leaf to join young people across the UK to form a forest of promises.

#PromiseToThePlanet   WWF

Willow class have also written letters to Boris Johnson expressing their conerns about the environment and climate change.


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!


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.


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.

Remembrance Day, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:52pm

All the children made their own poppy. We then joined them together to make a single large poppy.

This will be displayed in St. Bartholomew's church on Sunday.

Harvest at St. Bartholomew's Church, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 8th Oct 2019 @ 5:54pm

A wonderful Harvest Celebration was held in the church on Friday with singing,prayers,poetry and art. There was also some interesting information shared about the importance of bees to our harvest. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers and the bees recently made by Willow class.

Suitcases, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 25th Jun 2019 @ 4:26pm

Conway Centre 2019

The children made suitcases full of memories to take home and treasure.


Conway Centre, Anglesey, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 4:47pm

It was an absolute privilege to take our Year 5/6 class to the Conway Centre. We had two rain free days and one with a few light showers whilst at home there were floods and constant rain. Whilst there we sailed Keelboats,did the zip wire,low ropes and problem solving. We also raced dragons, did orienteering,navigated the night line,danced at the disco,toasted marshmallows and played Mrs Nolan's Bingo !

The children were impeccably well behaved. The centre staff commented on what a super group of children they were. Thank you to all who made it possible.

Well done everyone!

Mrs Nolan and Mrs Goodwin


Rose Show, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 4:35pm

It was wonderful to see our incredible artwork on display at the village Rose Show. Congratulations to all the winners. Well done to all the children. A superb effort from everyone.

Also it was brilliant to see our planes on display with the Barrow History Society WW2 exhibition.

Thank you to all the children for sharing their work with the community.

Working in our school garden, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 3:59pm

Today we planted our sunflowers outside.

Mrs Heard came and talked to us about swans.

We then planted flowers in the shape of a swan in our garden.

Chinese New Year, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 10th Feb 2019 @ 5:25pm

We had a lovely day with all of KS2 making paper dragons, doing maths using Chinese numbers, sharing stories and tasting some delicious rice crackers, stir fry and rice noodles. We all left with traditional red envelopes filled with our hopes and dreams for the new year.

Cathedral Trip, by Mrs Wainwright

Date: 7th Dec 2016 @ 4:39pm

We enjoyed a trip to Chester Cathedral to learn about the building and the stained glass windows.