Barnes Junior School

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VE Day Celebrations - Friday 8th May 

Some of our pupils sent in pictures of how they celebrated VE day with their families at home, you can also see more on our Facebook page! Many children made brilliant decorations, did some baking and sang wartime songs. Children in school made VE day bunting and hung it around our school yard for passers by to admire. No matter how you celebrated, we hope you all had a wonderful day with your families.

VE Day News

Ethan (Year 3) and Matthew (Year 6) made a cake - it looks delicious!

Bella (Year 5) made some bunting to - her neighbours loved it so much they wanted some too!

Grace (Year 6) had a VE day party outside

Hattie (Year 5) designed a VE day themed window

Other News

Danceathon in support of Wearside Youth for Christ

Message from Laura and Andy at WYFC: 
"As you may know, before the lockdown started we had planned to do a fundraising 12 hour danceathon event in aid of the Primary School Project work for Wearside Youth for Christ. However, due to the current situation this had to be cancelled.
However, good news- we are planning on doing a Bank holiday Lockdown Dance off on Monday 25th May between 10am and 12noon!!!
The idea is that everybody can dance in their OWN houses to their OWN favourite tunes anytime between these hours. The catch is they need to donate before they dance. Donations can be made through our Facebook fundraiser page (see link below) and comments can be left on the page to say you have taken part.
We aim to raise £1000 to support the work we do in primary schools. We hope it will bring some fun into the lockdown while helping to promote and keep the work going which we do.

April 2020

Challenge 100 - Sunderland School Games

Some of our staff and students have been using their time at home to complete the Sunderland School Games "Challenge 100" in celebration of the fantastic fundraising efforts for the NHS by Captain Tom Moore before his 100th birthday.

Miss Appleton completed a football challenge 

 An Easter message from all of the staff here at Barnes Junior School 

March 2020

An Unorthodox Sport Relief

Sport Relief this year came at a very uncertain time for us - but we celebrated in true Barnes Junior School style, by giving what we could to our community (and dressing as our sporting heroes of course!) The Children and our fantastic parents donated tins for a local food bank - we collected an amazing amount considering how few children we had in school. 

October 2019

First silverware of the new school year for Barnes Juniors!


A team of 4 year 5 and 6 children took part in the first inter-schools quiz competition at Fulwell Junior School on Thursday. 

The team were put to the test with 5 tough rounds including spelling, maths problems, comprehension, general knowledge and dingbats.

An amazing spelling round enabled the team to build a massive lead (including words such as picturesque and acquire) and steady scoring gave them a total of 80 points. This was 50 points ahead of their closest rivals, and brought home the shiny new trophy.

Well done to Athena, Alfie, Amy and Jonathon.

Anti-Bullying Week 2019

As part of Anti-bullying week this year - Miss Stockdale organised a poster competition. The children worked very hard in their classes discussing what bullying is and how it can make others feel. It was a fantastic week and some amazing posters were created! Well done to our winners!

December 2019

Christmas Fayre

What a huge success our Christmas Fayre was this year as we raised £1,550 for our school funds!

There were some great stalls, with the raffle proving very popular again, thanks to our Vice Chair of Governors, Mr Paul Young for negotiating some great prizes with local businesses.

This year saw the return of Santa’s Grotto and the Barnes Junior School Choir. We really appreciate donations from our generous parents to help us with our fundraising events – they really make a difference to our school.


Mrs Hope drew 100 rainbows!

February 2020

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.

June 2019

Year 6 Residential in France

June 2019 was our school’s first visit abroad. For the past two years Year 6 had visited cities within the UK but we wanted to broaden the children’s life experiences further. Staying at Chateau Beaumont provided the opportunity for the children to speak French, visit new areas, try out new sports and deepen their historical knowledge of World War 2.

It was a long journey to the chateau but the children were brilliant. During the week we experienced eating French food such as snails and frogs legs (we were really impressed with the number of children who tried these!), archery, fencing and a nightline where the children got soaked by some of the staff! However, they did get their revenge during their swimming session where it was the staff’s turn to have the water tipped over them!

We visited a French market where the children bought crepes, Mont St Michel where we walked the cobbled streets rumoured to have inspired J K Rowling’s Diagon Alley, Fougeres where we walked around the biggest medieval castle in Europe and an animal refuge housing animals rescued by Greenpeace.

It was an amazing experience to see the original Bayeux Tapestry and then the week ended with a visit to Arromanches and the Landing Beaches. The children had spent a term studying World War 2 and they made the staff incredibly proud with the respect and sensitivity they showed during their walk around.

It was an amazing week which created fantastic memories, many laughs and enriching experiences for both the children and the staff.

September 2018

 On Thursday 4th October we will be having a special lunch theme "Superheroes". If your child currently has school meals this will be at no extra charge so you don't need to inform us that your child is having the meal. If your child is currently on packed lunches but would like to join in on the fun, please make a payment of £2 either on-line or via the school office before Friday 28th September.