28 Feb

Reception class trip: Imagine that!

Reception class will be visiting Imagine That! In Liverpool. The children will be able to access a large role play area, an Art room, Science museum and a guided workshop. This links to their topics that they have been learning about across the year.

6 Mar

EYFS Mother’s Day Celebration

Our Reception class would like to invite either a Mummy, grandma or a special lady to come and join them to celebrate Mother’s Day. Due to space, please can only one adult attend as we will be holding the celebration in the Reception classroom.

6 Mar

FOSB Mother’s Day Breakfast

Good afternoon, Our FOSB will be hosting a special Mother’s Day breakfast on Wednesday 6th March at 8.15am. Tickets will be available on parent pay soon and are priced at £6 which includes a sausage sandwich for one adult and one child. Drinks will also be included. Tickets are limited due to space. Thank you, Mrs Wilkinson

6 Mar

Let's go sing concert at King George's Hall!

Our choir will be taking part in a brilliant concert at King George's on Wednesday 6th March. They have been busy rehearsing for months and we can't wait to see them perform! Audience tickets are available online at https://bwdvenues.com/whats-on/ or by ringing the King George’s Hall box office on 01254 582579. Tickets are £8 per adult, U18 £3.50. There is also a small booking fee per ticket charged by KGH.

7 Mar

World Book Day- Dress as a word

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. This year, we will be focusing on vocabulary. Therefore, we would like the children to dress up a word of their choice e.g. vibrant, athletic, heroic, artistic, fragile, mythical, fatigued etc.. The list is endless! You really don’t have to go out and buy anything extra. Please see some pictures attached for ideas. If your child already had a World Book Day costume in mind, then they could still dress as a character and choose a word associated with their chosen character. For example, Harry Potter could be associated with the words courageous and heroic. In our classes, we will have a vocabulary parade of our words and our school librarians will be choosing a winner per class so please be adventurous and creative with your word choices. We have some exciting things planned for World Book Day including a visit from children's author Rich Alker on Tuesday 5th March and a competition that the school librarians will be launching.

13 Mar

Rhyme and Story Time

Please come and join us for rhyme and story time. Younger siblings are more than welcome to join us. This half term rhyme time will be on Wednesday 13th and 20th March between 9-9.30am.

20 Mar

EYFS Rhyme and Story Time

Parents from Reception, please come and join us for rhyme and story time. Younger siblings are more than welcome to join us. This half term rhyme time will be on Wednesday 13th and 20th March between 9-9.30am.

20 Mar

Year 6 London Visit

Our Year 6 children will be spending two full days and one night in London. They will be visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Natural History Museum, watching a musical in the West End and will also have a guided tour of London visiting all of the famous sights. They will also be learning about the History of London and compare Darwen with London as part of their Geography unit.

21 Mar

Wear Odd Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

We would like to invite all of our children to wear odd socks with their school uniform to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day.The children will be finding out more about Down Syndrome during this day.

28 Mar

Break up early for Easter holidays

Thursday 28th March: We break up early at 2.00pm for the Easter holidays. Summer term starts on Wednesday 10th April.

28 Mar

Easter Service

Our Easter church service will take place on Thursday 28th March at 9.30am at St Barnabas Church. Everybody is welcome to attend.

10 Apr

Parents' Evening

We are holding another face to face parents' evening on Wednesday 10th April. Our teachers would also like to share your child's books with you too so that you can see how hard they have been working and you can see what they have been learning this term. Five minute appointments will be available from 2.00pm and 6.00pm. If you are flexible and can attend during school hours and after school, please select in school hours then we can give priority for the after school appointments to parents who are working through the day. Appointments can be booked through the same booking system that we used in December, Arbor.

10 Apr

Summer term starts

Wednesday 10th April: Summer term starts. Classroom doors open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am.

11 Apr

Year 4 residential trip to the Anderton Centre

Year 4 will go on a one night residential trip to the Anderton Centre on Thursday 11-12th April. The Anderton Centre is based in Chorley and is surrounded by woodland, water and fields. They use adventure and problem solving activities to build confidence, increase self-esteem, develop teamwork, independence, and lots of fun along the way.

19 Apr

Autism Awareness Day- Non-uniform

We would like to invite all of our children to wear blue to raise awareness during Autism awareness month. The children will be finding out more about Autism during this day.

26 Apr

East Lancashire Hospice Hop, Skip and Jump Event

We will all be taking part in the hop, skip and jump event for East Lancs Hospice again this year. The children will all wear crowns and take part in hopping, skipping and jumping around our 1k track to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Donations can be made on parent pay closer to the time. Each child will receive a chocolate treat for taking part.

2 May

Polling Day- School Closed

Thursday 2nd May: School closed for polling day. Staff INSET day.

6 May

May Day bank holiday

Monday 6th May: May Day bank holiday. School closed.

13 May

Year 5 PGL

Monday 13th- Wednesday 15th May- Year 5 will be staying at Winmarleigh Hall for their PGL residential. They will be taking part in lots of fun outdoor and adventurous activities.

13 May

Year 6 SATs week starts

Our Year 6 children will be taking their SATs assessments this week. Please click on the following link for information about SATs. https://www.stbarnabasdarwen.co.uk/classes-curriculum/class-pages/year-6#tab-6632

24 May

Break up for Summer half term holidays

Friday 24th May: Break up at the normal time for the Summer half term holidays. Summer 2 half terms begins on Monday 10th June.

10 Jun

Summer 2 half term starts

Monday 10th June: Summer 2 half term starts. Classroom doors open at 8.45am and school starts at 8.55am.