Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR4 7QF
Proud to learn, proud to achieve
Year 6 School Choir
It has been a busy few weeks for the year 6 choir. After lots of practices, we were ready to perform at the Sunderland Ice Gala-until it got called for being too cold. However, the next week, we turned up at Debenhams and drew in a big crowd at their Christmas Event. the children sang brilliantly- helped by the sandwiches and chips we received on our arrival!
The next day, a select group from the choir,visited Sunderland Royal Hospital and entertained the volunteers group at their Christmas Lunch. This was good fun with lots of people joining in the singing. We were treated to some nice cakes too!
On Thursday 14th December, the whole choir made the short journey to the Barnes Court Care Home to entertain the residents. The children sang beautifully and lifted the spirits of the residents and the carers!
This was quickly followed by a slot at the Thornhill Christmas Carol Concert. Another sub group of children who were available represented our school really well and our song choices of Oasis and Slade were well received! Enter text...
Our Christmas Fair takes place on Friday 15th December from 2pm. Please come along and support our event - our pupils have worked extremely hard on their stalls and are all very excited to see everyone! Tickets will also be available to buy for our raffle - we have some excellent prizes available!
Winter has well and truly arrived at Barnes Junior School today! Whilst all the children were nice and warm in their classrooms, we took the opportunity to take this fantastic seasonal photograph.
Children in Need 2017
We would like to offer our thanks to all pupils and their families for supporting our Children in Need charity day - we have raised a massive £457.97! Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.
Halloween Disco - Friends of Barnes
Friends of Barnes hosted our annual Halloween Disco and a total profit of £415.43 was raised. Thank you to all who helped out. A great time was had by all.
Non Uniform Day/Cake Sale - Friday 20th October
In support of our Crowdfunder project, we are hosting a non uniform day for all pupils on Friday 20th October for a small donation. In addition, we would welcome donations of cakes which children will sell throughout the day. We thank you for your support. A grand total of £432.17 was raised!
Harvest Festival Assembly - Friday 13th October
Rev. Libby from St Gabriel's Church was in school on Friday to deliver a whole school Harvest Festival themed assembly. Prior to the day, children were asked to donate tinned or packet foods items in aid of local charity 'Streetcare'. Streetcare are a local volunteer group who work to support the homeless people of Sunderland. They also offer support to anyone who has fallen on hard times. A member of the Streetcare team was also in attendance on the day and offered words of thanks to everyone within our school community for all donations received. Should anyone wish to find out more about Streetcare and the fantastic work they do, please follow the below link to their website:
Building Works - Wycliffe Road Entrance
From Tuesday 10th October there will be building works taking place at the Wycliffe Road side of the school building - we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Once the works are complete, we will have a whole new area for staff and visitor parking which will help alleviate traffic congestion within the local area. Please bear with us during this time.
Barnes Junior School Crowdfunder 2017
Please support us in our fundraising mission - further information is available below:
Support for the Bradley Lowery Foundation
On Friday 14th July, pupils were invited to wear their favourite football shirt to school in memory of Bradley Lowery who very sadly lost his battle with Neuroblastoma aged just 6. Pupils raised a total of £375!
Breakfast Club Grant Application - WINNING BID
On 5th July we received the exciting news that our recent grant application to Kellogg's has been approved! We have been awarded £1000 which will be utilised to improve our Breakfast Club provision which will benefit all pupils who attend.
Wraparound Care - Extension of Provision
We are happy to announce that from September we will be offering After School Club provision every Monday afternoon 3.25-5.30pm. Session prices will remain the same as this year - £3 per session for Breakfast Club and £6 per session for After School Club. In addition to these services, we will also be continuing with our After School Activities programme which will run Monday - Thursday 3.30-4.30pm. The activities timetable will be shared during the first week back to school in September.
Friends of Barnes Summer Fair - Saturday 17th June
Friends of Barnes are hosting Barnes Junior School Summer Fair this Saturday (17th June) - 1.00 -3.30pm. There will be face painting, arts & crafts, bric-a-brac stalls, chocolate tombola, guess the name of the bear and much much more!
We look forward to a fun-filled day and hope to see you all there! UPDATE - a grand total of £395.97 was raised at the fair - thank you to everyone involved.
Class 4RC are Promethean Winners!
We wish to congratulate Miss Crawford and all of her pupils on their massive success in winning a Promethean Activpanel for their classroom! Pupils of class 4RC recently put their acting skills to the test, pulling together an entertaining video highlighting their need for upgraded IT equipment within their classroom. Over 250 entries were submitted by schools around the country, with thousands of children hoping their class would be 1 of just 30 lucky winners to receive a Promethean Activpanel. We are extremely proud of all pupils of 4RC for being chosen as a winning entry by the judges.
WELL DONE MISS CRAWFORD AND ALL OF CLASS 4RC!!!!!!!!
A total of £274.60 was raised in aid of St John's Ambulance by pupils participating in the recent Barnes Marathon @ Barnes Park. Well done to everyone!
Parent Governor Election - Results
The votes have been counted and the results are in!!! We would like to welcome Mr Steve Jones as our new Parent Governor. The count took place on Monday 3rd April with Mr Ward acting as the Returning Officer, ably assisted by Miss Brenkley, School Business Manager. Mr Jones was present during the count and at one point both Mr Jones and Mr Madgwick were neck and neck! The final result was in just after 2.30pm with Mr Jones winning by a majority vote of 2:1. Mr Jones will attend his first Governing Body meeting on Monday 24th April and we look forward to working with him over the next 4 years.
Parent/Carer Survey Results - April 2017
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our latest Parent/Carer Survey - we had a fantastic response from our Year 3 & 4 parents/carers so a special thank you is extended to everyone in lower school.
We are extremely pleased that the findings confirmed Parents/Carers believe:
The results for whole school can be found here
In an effort to further improve upon the service we provide, we will be sharing the results with all staff at a year group level.
Comic Relief 2017
A total of £528 was raised via our non uniform day and the sale of red noses! Thank you to who all who donated.
World Book Day
Staff and pupils have put a great deal of effort into their 2017 World Book Day costumes and everyone looks fantastic!
Mrs Hunter and Eva (Y6) - aka Mr & Mrs Twit Class 3KE during their 'Drop & Read' exercise
from the Roald Dahl classic 'The Twits'.
Derwent Hill 2017
Excitement is gathering amongst our Y5 pupils as the countdown to their annual Derwent Hill trip begins! 58 pupils and 5 members of staff are looking forward to spending 5 days away later this month, experiencing the thrill of the outdoors in the beautiful Keswick countryside. Photographs and blogs to follow so watch this space!
International School Award - November 2016
We are proud to announce that Barnes Junior School has been awarded the 'International School Award 2016-19' by the British Council for Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum. Our certificate is proudly on display in the main reception area!