Barton Church of England Primary School

The small school with a big heart.

12 June

Celebrating in Style!!


On Thursday the whole school celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday in style with a ‘street party’ style lunch! The hall was decorated to mark the occasion with flags, bunting and lots of balloons. The children all enjoyed sitting in a street party style to eat their fish and chips with a Corgie biscuit! Many thanks to Mrs Butler for all her hard work and effort in making the lunch so fantastic! After lunch the celebrations continued with a Collective Worship led by Reverend Jenni, where each child received the gift of a book about “The Servant Queen” from the Church.

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23 March

Experience Easter – Our Easter Praise

This year, the children of Barton Church of England VC Primary School explored the Easter Story in an interactive way.  The children explored the events in Holy Week by visiting six stations around our school and our church:

  1. Palm Sunday
  2. Jesus washes the disciples feet
  3. The Last Supper
  4. The Garden of Gethsemane
  5. The Crucifixion
  6. The empty tomb

The children were very enthusiastic to share this experience of praise and song with their families.  I hope by looking at these photographs you will enjoy a small part of our Easter Experience too.  Happy Easter from all at Barton Church of England VC Primary School.

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22 March

Sports Relief 2016

On Friday 18th March 2016, the children, staff and parents of Barton Church of England Primary School set out to run, cycle and swim to raise money for Sports Relief. The adults (with a little bit of help from some of the older children…) kept the pedals of an exercise bike spinning from 8am until 4.30pm; the children in Class 2 and 3 took part in a ‘funny’ swimming gala at Catterick Swimming Pool and the children in Class 1 ran races in aid of this good cause. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from our ‘Sporty Day’ that raised a massive £420, once again proving that we really are “The small school with a big heart”. We must say a special thank you to Mrs Percival, who has an especially big heart and worked very hard to organise all of the events as well as a sweepstake that raised £30 for Sports Relief and £30 for Mrs Allen-Hooks who guessed that Jo Brand’s favourite sport was ‘squash’.IMG_0016 - Copy IMG_0016 IMG_0019 - Copy IMG_0019 IMG_0022 - Copy IMG_0022 IMG_0024 - Copy IMG_0024 IMG_0025 IMG_0026 IMG_0028 IMG_0029 IMG_0033 IMG_0035 IMG_0036 IMG_0038 IMG_0039 IMG_0040 IMG_0041 IMG_0042 IMG_0043 IMG_0045 IMG_0046 IMG_0047 IMG_0050 IMG_0052 IMG_0053 IMG_0055 IMG_3307IMG_3308 IMG_3309 IMG_3310 IMG_3311 IMG_3312 IMG_3313 IMG_3316 IMG_3317 IMG_3318 IMG_3319 IMG_3320 IMG_3321 IMG_3322 IMG_3323 IMG_3324

22 March

Will Sharp crossed the finish line in 50th place in the North Yorkshire School Games 2016 Cross Country Finals!

After an outstanding first round by the whole of Key Stage Two at Catterick Racecourse on Thursday 10th March, Will Sharp qualified in 5th place to take part in North Yorkshire School Games 2016 Cross Country Finals at Dalby Forest on Thursday 17th March 2016. Will felt he had “ran the best race he could have’ and ‘felt good’ when he crossed the finish line in 50th place. Well done Will… everyone is so proud of you!


28 January

Day 2 and Day 3

Day 2

After our first chick yesterday morning, another two chicks hatched yesterday and some Class three children even got to see the birth! Carl was the second born and then another girl came third. The children in Class 1 deliberated over a name and decided on Dotty after having the opportunity to watch the chick hatch and WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE IT WAS!

Day 3

Exciting news! We’ve come into school and we have 3 more chicks! That means that all 3 classes are able to pick a name each! We now have another girl and two more boys! Class 1 named their boy Hagrid, Class 2 named the girl FooFoo and Class 3 named the boy GiGi. During the day FOUR more eggs hatched and were all boys! Two of them have been named Jamie and Kai and the other two remain nameless until tomorrow! We’ve got 6 of our chicks in the brooder box so far and they’re all doing really well, feeding and drinking on their own!

We have left the four youngest chicks in the incubator until tomorrow and we’re hoping for all remaining eggs to hatch by tomorrow too! All of the children are really loving the chick experience and we will keep you posted as things develop!



27 January

It’s a boy! No! It’s a girl!

Breakfast Club and Mrs Stevenson arrived at school to the cheerful sound of a chick’s “cheep cheep” and found that our first chick had hatched.  We rushed into Class 1 to find a healthy, fluffy chick (that must have been a few hours old). Connor named him ‘Brian’ which was quickly changed to ‘Brianny’.

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Please hover over the link to watch a video of our first chick “Briany”.  IMG_0526

Watching the chicks and caring for them in school is part of our whole school science focussed creative curriculum topic, all about animals and their habitats and this experience also supports the children’s learning in the Social Emotional Aspects of Learning as it enables the children to take and share responsibility for looking after living things.


14 December

Christmas Lunch was a great success

It was lovely to share our Christmas Lunch with thirty five extra family and friends.  The turkey was terrific, the roasties were delicious and the atmosphere was very festive indeed.  A huge thank you to our fabulous cook, Mrs Butler who catered for nearly one hundred people single handedly and to all the staff who went that extra mile and made sure the whole day ran smoothly.  A job very well done! IMG_2569 IMG_2571 IMG_2574 IMG_2575 IMG_2576 IMG_2577 IMG_2578 IMG_2579 IMG_2580 IMG_2581 IMG_2582 IMG_2583 IMG_2584 IMG_2585 IMG_2586 IMG_2587 IMG_2588 IMG_2589 IMG_2590 IMG_2591

10 December

Our Christmas Music Extravaganza


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On Tuesday 8th December the children, family and friends of Barton Church of England Primary School were treated to a musical extravaganza.  Our amazing violinists were supported by our music teacher Mrs Vanessa Jameson and performed with confidence and musicality.  Our talented pianist delighted his family and friends by playing two tunes on the piano.  I was a very proud Headteacher!  As you all know by now, I love music and singing and it is my aim to inspire many more children in Barton School to take up a musical instrument, sing in a choir or play in a school orchestra.

09 December

Jack and the Beanstalk at The Georgian Theatre

The whole school visited The Georgian Theatre at Richmond to watch ‘The Guardian’s No 1 Pantomime in the UK”: Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children enjoyed the hilarious mix of slap stick comedy, song, dance and acrobatics and loved it when the Pantomime “camel” (not cow!!) weed on one of our children!!  Another of our confident children showed us his star qualities when he joined the Dame on stage. He really did play the ukelele with rock-star style! Members of the audience commented on how well behaved our children were and that our children had made the afternoon even more special for them!

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Thank you to The Friends of Barton School who supported this wonderful Christmas treat by paying for the transport costs.

09 December

Class 1 Nativity: “Jesus’ Christmas Party”

On Sunday 6th December we celebrated our Christingle Service and Nativity in the Parish Church.  The children in Class 1 performed “Jesus’ Christmas Party” narrated beautifully by our Year 6 children.  The youngest children in our school all acted and sang their hearts out.  There were brilliant performances Mary and Joseph and a comic performance by the grumpy Innkeeper.  Well done to you all!

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