WILLOW CLASS: Year Three, Four, Five and Six: Gallery

Greek soldier, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Jan 2019 @ 9:38am

Starting with our small studies in pen,then creating larger versions on brown paper with oil pastel and black marker.

Excellent detailed  drawing Year 5 and 6.

We are now going to build a life size soldier.....watch this space.

Bickley Hall Farm, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 13th Jun 2018 @ 4:24pm

An amazing day spent with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust team at Bickley Hall Farm.

We picked our own strawberries and rhubarb;made crumble;fed their pet sheep;pond dipped and handled newts.

There was much excitement when one of our pupils found an albino great crested newt.

Thank you to all who made the day possible.

The Royal Wedding, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 10:44am

A lovely sunny day celebrating the Royal wedding.........a quiz,hat making,games,a picnic lunch outside,a Barrow Bake Off and build a palace out of spagetti and marshmallows! Quite a day.

Easter , by Mrs Nolan

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 10:37am

Some incredible entries in our Easter egg Box competition. Superb effort and imagination everyone.

A lovely Easter service in our Church.

Bike Ability, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 28th Mar 2018 @ 5:42pm

A big well done to all who took part in the Bike Ability training.

Many positive comments were given about our wonderful children from the kind,helpful instructors.

We now have another set of capable and sensible road users.

Keep cycling!


Victorian Day, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 6:37pm

A big 'Thank you' to Tony the Teacher for a interesting and fun-filled Victorian Day.

Kites, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Feb 2018 @ 5:12pm

Everyone finished their kite this week and then we had two really windy days; perfect for flying kites.

Superb effort from everyone. We had a great time flying them.

Tell Me A Dragon, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Jan 2018 @ 1:14pm

Our work is now finished. We have a beautiful BIG book to share with other classes; full of descriptions and paintings of the dragons we imagined. 

Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris , by Mrs Nolan

Date: 28th Nov 2017 @ 7:53pm

Work started this week on creating our large dragons based around the beautiful book, 'Tell Me a Dragon' by Jackie Morris. All the children worked together to create two large pieces and their own individual dragons emerging from a dragon egg. A little more work to go and some descriptive writing to be displayed alongside the beautiful artwork.


Collage work based around Fibonacci, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 17th Oct 2017 @ 4:10pm

We created our individual collages out of brown box card and anaglypta wallpaper. We formed spirals by carefully cutting out leaf shapes and arranging them. We then attached each of our indiviual pieces together to form a class piece.

We then went on to creating collages using British leaf shapes which we had researched. We added inks in autumn colours to bring the collages together.

Our work was inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy and the Fibonacci Sequence.


The Fibonacci spiral: an approximation of the golden spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling; this one uses squares of sizes 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and 21.They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple.

Pandora's Box, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 16th Aug 2017 @ 5:52pm

Well done to everyone who was invovled in the production of Pandora......more photos to follow.

You were all amazing!

Get ahead...Get a hat!, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 9th Jun 2017 @ 7:39pm

Year 5/6 have worked enthusiastically on their collage hat designs for the Barrow Show taking inspiration from the natural environment.

Well done everyone. They are magnificent!

See you all Monday for our residential.

Bickley Hall Farm y5/6, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 16th May 2017 @ 5:13pm

Some more photographs from our day on the farm.

Faces on a map, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 15th May 2017 @ 1:37pm

We used ripped paper collage to create our faces on a map of  Cheshire.

It was really quite tricky but we all managed to complete a finished piece. They are now on display in our cloakroom.


Easter Egg Boxes, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 28th Mar 2017 @ 4:30pm

Greek pots , by Mrs Nolan

Date: 19th Mar 2017 @ 7:31pm

Y5/6 have been working really hard in any spare minute to finish their Greek pots.They are looking amazing....nearly there folks!

Ancient Greek Day, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 7th Feb 2017 @ 4:31pm

Today we welcomed 'Makers of History' to our school for an Ancient Greek Workshop Day. We all dressed up as Ancient Greeks for the day to add to the atmosphere.

A rich Athenian lady and a proud Spartan tutor helped the children learn about the wisdom of the Ancient Greeks. From two very different city-states with contrasting outlooks on life, they experienced all the following…….

  • Consulting the Oracle – the children played a game to find out what lay ahead.
  • They handled artefacts and had to decide what each selection were about…school, religion, shopping…..
  • We talked about democracy and took a vote at the end to decide which city state was best. Was it Athens or Sparta?
  • We discovered what it was like growing up in Sparta.
  • We played an authentic Greek board game called Achilles and Ajax.
  • We made a coin from clay and wrote on papyrus with real quills.
  • We solved a problem with the genius Archimedes.
  • Theatre – all the children performed a traditional play about Persephone with costumes, wigs, music and song!
  • We finished off the day with some Greek dancing to live music.

It was a fun-filled, memorable day! Thank you to everyone who made the day such a success.

Christmas in y5/6, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 28th Dec 2016 @ 8:57pm

Some Christmas highlights from year 5/6

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.

1960 s display, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 6th Dec 2016 @ 3:37pm

Fabulous books and record sleeve designs created by Y5/6

Barrow Pre-School visit Y5/6, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 26th Nov 2016 @ 9:34am

Y6 Safety Officers prepared and presented a talk with practical activities for our pre-school on how to cross the road safely.

Captain Maclean talks about his job as a pilot, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 26th Nov 2016 @ 9:29am

Captain Maclean came to talk to us about his job as an EasyJet pilot and took us through all the procedures involved on a typical flight from Manchester to Lisbon.

Year5/6 s had prepared lots of interesting questions to ask him and to finish we had a competition to see who could make a paper plane go the furthest.


1960 s Day, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 26th Nov 2016 @ 9:19am

1960 s Day

Year 5/6 swung back in time to the 1960 s to have a day of music, art and food tasting.


Tim Peake York Uni Yr six., by Mrs Nolan

Date: 9th Nov 2016 @ 4:25pm

British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake spent 6 months living and working onboard the International Space Station. 

The UK Space Agency decided to hold two conferences to celebrate the imaginative work linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission that had been done by children across the UK.

These conferences took place at the University of Portsmouth (2 November 2016) and the University of York (5 November 2016).  We applied to attend the conferences and were subsequently invited to present our work at the York Conference.

With our amazing model of Tim Peake, we set off for York at 7am with Mr Ramsden driving the school minibus. We arrived in good time and set up our display before taking our seats in the main lecture hall.

Tim Peake delivered the keynote speech sharing stories from his time spent on the International Space Station. The children watched the ‘Destination Space Show’ which had scientists demonstrating scientific experiments about forces and gravity. We also had the opportunity to see and hear about what other schools had done.

The highlight of the day was meeting Tim personally. Everyone got to shake his hand and ask a few questions. We were back in Barrow by 5.15pm in time for Bonfire Night.

  A truly memorable day for us all.

Dragon, by Mrs Nolan

Date: 3rd Aug 2016 @ 1:10pm


The story of Princess Poppy's quest for a dragon. Her villainous suitor, Arkamir, has killed the only dragon in the Kingdom of Freenia. As the local food chain falls into chaos without its top predator, Poppy sets off to find another dragon.

Arkamir tries to foil her quest by sending his incompetent servants, Rogil and Murk, in pursuit.

Along the way Poppy meets new friends - a Dragonologist, a Gatekeeper and a Wizard's apprentice. With the help of the mysterious Piper, Poppy escapes from the sinister Swampbeasts, outwits Arkamir, frees the dragon Firehawk from captivity and returns home triumphant.

Well done to our KS2 children who took part in the production of 'Dragon'

You all worked so hard and with such enthusiasm. We were  so proud of you and enjoyed it so much. A big thank you to you all.