Category Archives: School News

Nature Champion: Helping the Bees

In this week’s blog, the spotlight falls on Elise, a member of Year 6 who has used her artistic talent to raise money for The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, by drawing a wonderful picture of a bee which her parents then arranged to be turned into postcards. These were then sold to the local community. In her own words, Elise explains why:


Community Spirit: Daisy & Evie

We are extremely proud of the hard work and commitment to the village they live in, shown by two of our students. Back in January, sisters Daisy and Evie gave up their own time to go litter picking, in an effort to clear the streets and verges of litter, to make the village a nicer place for people and wildlife alike. We are sure

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Christmas Messages from our Volunteers

During the current situation, our volunteers haven’t been able visit, leaving a huge hole in our school family and we miss them very much. So, with Christmas fast approaching, they have sent in a Christmas message for you all, and we hope that these help bring a smile to the faces of staff, children and families alike, during these uncertain times. Merry Christmas to

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St Barnabas Virtual Nativity 2020

We have a wonderful surprise for you, a treat which we’re sure will both bring a tear to your eye and a beaming smile, if not outright laughter, to your lips – the Nativity like you have never seen it, performed by the wonderful Foundation Class children!! Filmed secretly (although Mrs Moody tells me there were a few near misses, as giggling children not

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A Surprise Visitor

Today we had a surprise visit from Santa! Mrs Murray made sure he was COVID secure:


Class 4K: Enigmatic Egyptians, Earthly extremes, and the wonderful Walter Tull. 

What an action packed, fun filled first term we have had back at school – it’s hard to believe it’s December already! The children have returned full of smiles, enthusiasm and laughter and have made us so proud with their ability to adapt to all the changes around them. We have had great fun exploring the life of the Ancient Egyptians, studying some amazing

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St Barnabas School Conker Challenge 2020

Over the last few weeks years 1 to 6 have been taking part in a Conker challenge, organised by Mrs. Methven. Each bubble had their own contest and everyone who took part had a lot of fun. Safety goggles were worn and each competition took place outside. Well done to everyone who took part and we’re all looking forward to next years challenge when,

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Year 2R: Medals, Remembrance, fireworks & Queen Victoria.

We have had such a great start to this year, and we have crammed so much into a short time. We have gardened, got very messy, won virtual PE competitions (and won real medals!), researched Queen Victoria, remembered the fallen and drawn fireworks with chalks both on the playground and on a black sky. We have done so much the weeks have flown by!

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1D: Bug Hunts, Dens & amazing Remembrance Day Poppy Art

What a busy term we have had so far, the children have settled beautifully back into a school routine and  Year 1. I am so proud of them all! The children have loved gardening this term, we have bug hunted, learnt all about farming and built some amazing dens!


Remembrance November 2020

Many of our usual celebrations, ceremonies and events have not been able to happen this year, including the annual church Remembrance service and Cenotaph ceremonies. However, the staff and children were determined to mark the huge sacrifice so many had made for our freedom.