14 Nov 2022
We are marking Anti Bullying Week this week with a series of assemblies and class discussions. This year's theme is 'Reach Out'
Barley Lane Fireworks Extravaganza
11 Nov 2022
Our fireworks extravaganza was such a fabulous event! The evening was sell out with 2,500 people attending. A huge thank you to everyone that attended, it was our biggest ever!
The event was put on with the help of volunteers made up of Barley Lane parents and carers, teachers, school staff and local residents. Without them we couldn't do it and we appreciate everything they do from the planning, set up on Friday to the ‘Big Clean Up’ on Sunday and many extras.
You can watch our display on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5f4e37BxS8
KS1 Library Grand Opening
8 Nov 2022
Our newly refurbished EYFS and KS1 library was officially opened today! Children were introduced to our new underwater water themed library space. Classes will visit the library each week during the school day to choose a book to read and share at home. Your child's teacher will inform you of your allocated library day. Please remember to look after books and return them each week.
Thank you to everyone that was involved in creating our new library.
21 Oct 2022
A huge thank you to our parents and carers for their generous donations to the Redbridge Foodbank last week.
We had such a large amount of donations that the foodbank had to do two collections!
Well done to School Council children who helped to load everything up into the car!
21 Oct 2022
We say farewell to a number of staff today.
Mr Mulligan has done a wonderful job as assistant site manager over the past year.
Miss Martin has worked with us in a number of administrative roles since 2015 and we wish her well at her new school.
Mr McCarthy has taught and led PE for 12 years and will be missed by children, parents and staff alike. He has had a huge impact on our children’s health and fitness over the past 12 years. We wish him well with a change of career.
Finally, after 29 years of dedicated service to the children of Barley Lane Primary School, we wish Mrs Bhanot all the best with her re-tirement. She has supported some of our most vulnerable children with care and consideration, and certainly deserves a restful retirement.
Rangoli Art -Year 3
18 Oct 2022
Year 3 have been busy learning about Diwali and the signifi-cance of the Goddess Lakshmi for Hindus at this special time of year. They have enjoyed cre-ating their own intricate Rangoli patterns to decorate the school using a range of mediums such as chalk, crayons, felt tips and coloured rice.
BLPS Fireworks Tickets
7 Oct 2022
Tickets for our Firework display can be purchased through Eventbrite from Friday 7th October. To purchase either click the in the news article or scan our QR Code.
Tudor Day - Year 5
6 Oct 2022
Tudor day was amazing! We explored the depth of Tudor life, through different activi-ties such as food tasting and ar-chery. We also learnt about Tudor medicine and the ‘cunning wom-an’ (you would go to her if you were sick) who would do witch-craft on you (yes really!) Our favourite activities from the day, were sewing and trying on the Tudor armour. A funny activity that we took part in, was imagining that we were in a Tudor court where punishments and fines were given, de-pending on your crime. Overall, it was a great ex-perience! Thank you to Mistress Hil-lary, Master Robert and our teachers.
5 Oct 2022
We launched our 70th birthday celebrations last week by planting an apple tree on the field. Our School Council members helped with making sure the tree was securely in the ground while KS2 children watched.
All children and staff enjoyed a cup cake after their lunch to start the celebra-tions! Thank you to Pabulum, our catering company, for supplying the tree and the cupcakes.
4 Oct 2022
On Tuesday 4th October, our pupils had an amazing opportunity singing opera with some of the world's most famous opera singers from the ROH in London!!!!
Pupils from Y2 to Y6, took part in a live event, along with other school's up and down the coun-try. During the workshop they were: Learn-ing several vocal and drama warmups, explor-ing some of the building blocks of opera and singing "Pa-,pa-,pa-,Papageno' duet from "The Magic Flute" by Mozart. It was a fantastic experience !!!!
BLPSFA September Newsletter
30 Sep 2022
Please see our BLPSFA page under 'Parents' for the latest newsletter, featuring Firework Extravaganza, Monday Mile and Let's Bake workshop information.
Barley & Huxley
28 Sep 2022
Barley and Huxley have had a lovely summer holiday staying with Mrs. Chishty and Mrs. Singh and are now back in school like the rest of us. Both of them have doubled in size since they came to us as babies and Huxley has now become the boss!
Some new guinea pig helpers are being trained up by Mrs. Rogers to help look after them. They have spent some story session time in 6J and will, hopefully, be visiting 2W next week.
It’s Our Birthday!
23 Sep 2022
This year Barley Lane Primary School is 70 years old! We have lots of activities in store through-out the year. We will kick off our celebrations next week with some tree planting in KS2 and a special birthday cup cake for the chil-dren and staff to enjoy after lunch.
Year 1 Outdoor Area Grand Opening
21 Sep 2022
It was the grand opening of the year 1 playground this week and you may have noticed the new activities the children can enjoy.
The work was started in the summer holidays and was recently completed. The area includes a gravel and sand pit, a stage, a reading den and water wall. Olaf visited us and declared the playground officially open - and cut the ribbon with some help!
Year 1 children are already making great use of it.
Thank you to Mrs Warry and Mr Boddy for planning and organising this special space!
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II
9 Sep 2022
It was with great and genuine sadness that we mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She was admired and respected by so many across the world. Books of condolence and floral tribute sites have opened at six locations across Redbridge, our nearest being Goodmayes Library. We will update our parents with news of any school closure when the funeral is announced.