24 Jun

Sports Day KS2

What a fantastic morning we have had taking part in Sports Day 2022. We have all been looking forward to getting our parents and carers back to support…..and take part in the adult races……..very enthusiastically! Well done to each and everyone of you that took part, the gold medal winners, the winning house team -River Darwen Blues and a special thanks to Mrs Ham for being an amazing compère, crowd pleaser and super fun host! So very proud of Team B _ you all totally smashed it and had huge smiles on your faces whilst doing so!

20 Jun

National School Sports Week- BMX, Scooter & Skateboarding

What a fantastic time we have had at Junction 4 Skatepark this afternoon. The children had the opportunity to take part in a BMX, Scooter and Skateboard session. Every single one of them had a go at each activity and did so with a beaming smile on their face. We can tell they were listening to Mrs Ham in Worship this morning from the way they were encouraging each other like St Barnabas and they showed lots of courage like St Paul. What a great start to National School Sport Week!

16 Jun

DPSSA Netball Finals Night

Hugely proud of our netball team this evening! They were silver medalists in the DPSSA Netball finals at DVHS. True Barnies spirit, resilience and team work paid off. Well done Team B!

15 Jun

Year 4 Cricketers

In PE this week, Year 4 have been coaching each other to help develop bowling skills. They were fantastic at using technical language to direct their teammates and applied this to our match at the end of the session.

14 Jun

Orienteering Competition @ Witton

Well done to our Year 6 Orienteering Squad who took part in the BwD competition at Witton Park today. The teams worked together, showed perseverance and sportsmanship to achieve great things. We had some super times and look forward to hearing the results!

27 May

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebration - The Royal Variety Performance

What a fantastic morning we have had watching our ‘Royal Variety Performance’ . The 20 talented acts showcased a wealth of talents. Even the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen said it was a spectacular event and St Barnabas should be very humbled and proud to be part of such a lovely school family with many, many talents. What a way to show our thanks to her Majesty the Queen for her service to our country over the last 70 years!

26 May

Quad kids Athletics

4 events with 12 wonderful athletes! Massive well done to our Y 3/4 Quad Kids! Super performances from each and every one of them. It’s been a super busy sporting week and it all ended with brilliance. Results TBC as soon as we hear! Team B are unstoppable!

24 May

BwD Netball ( High 5s) Finals

So very proud of our Bee Stinger netball Squad. After 5 full on games this evening, they only went on to WIN! Word can’t express how excited we are to see them go on to represent the borough at The Lancashire School Games in July ! Teamwork makes the dream work! #GoTeamB

20 May

Celebration Worship

This morning we had lots to celebrate in our Worship. Year 4 and 5 received their certificates for their courage and commitment at PGL. We had plenty of sports stars with our high fives netball team storming through to the finals next week and we had plenty of personal achievements with super swimmers in the infants, cycling awards, gymnastics, Morris dancing and athletics. We also announced the 6 winners of the Darwen Rotary Club competition for the Queen’s Jubilee - a big well done to Alice, Summer, Ella, Wilson, Isaac and Eva for their entries and a big well done to everyone who entered. We will keep you updated with any further developments in the competition and the date for when the winning entries will be displayed in Darwen.

19 May

Year 2 P.E

Today in P.E, Year 2 looked at getting into the ready position when throwing and catching. We also focused on the skill of how to catch a ball. Over the course of the year, I have been really impressed with how much the class have progressed with their team work in P.E. The class are now starting to apply the skills learnt in P.E lessons to team games, which is great to see!

19 May

DPSSA Netball League

A beautiful evening and some wonderful netball played. We played our final group stage fixtures tonight and won both games with scores of 24-0 and 9-1. The team were on fire and now we have topped our group table, we will go onto the grand final in a few weeks. So proud of your spirit, encouragement and determination! Go Team B

17 May

Reception: Forest Schools

Reception enjoyed their forest schools session today. The children walked to Whitehall park where they explored and found different minibeasts in their natural habitats.

12 May

DPSSA Netball

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our netball team who have had another super evening taking part in the DPSSA Netball League @ DVHS. Some fantastic play and great teamwork saw them come away with two awesome victories of 9-0 and 8-0.

26 Apr

DPSSA Cross Country

Another wonderful afternoon at The DPSSA Cross Country race. Fantastic performance by Team B across all age groups. Everyone showed true St Barnabas spirit, determination and perseverance on a very tricky course. Superb results and so proud of each squad member.

25 Apr

Striking and Fielding Games- Year 5

One of our units in P.E this term is all about precision when striking to evade fielders; to be able to react quickly and being able to catch a ball. Before we play a simple striking and fielding game we are learning the skills that will enable us to play effectively. Today the children learnt how to throw a ball underarm from a stationary position and through a target (hoop) which is held by another child to a backstop.

21 Apr

Year 1- Lunchtime on the MUGA

Year 1 enjoyed their session on our Multi-Use Games Area at lunchtime with Miss Baxendale. They all joined in exceptionally well and worked as part of a team. Well done Year 1.

31 Mar

DPSSA Cross Country Race

The DPSSA Cross Country event took place this evening at Darwen Vale High School and Team B were quality. We came 1st place in both the Year 3/4 Girls and Y5/6 races and a 2nd in the boys Year 3/4 race. As a team, we got lots of top ten place finishers who showed true grit and determination when tackling the course. All the hard work in training sessions has paid off and it was an absolute pleasure to watch.

30 Mar

Year 6 PE

Yesterday year 6 worked on their ball control using tennis balls and bats. They worked both independently and also in pairs to practice controlled force and hand eye coordination.

25 Mar

Outdoor Adventure Activities in the sun

What a fantastic afternoon we have had in Year 4 taking part in all sorts of OAA. Millipede trails, problem solving and electric fences. Teamwork, cooperation and listening skills in full flow! All done in this beautiful sunshine.

24 Mar

Commonwealth Baton Relay Handover to St Pauls

Following the collection of the baton from St Peter’s yesterday, our Year 6 Heads and Deputies took charge with the handover to St. Paul’s today. Year 5, Year 4, Year 2 and Reception made flags and banners to cheer them on their journey. We can’t wait for the games to start now and have loved the experience! Thanks @LancSchoolGames #Lancsbatonrelay22

23 Mar

Receiving The Commonwealth Games Baton

Today we had the privilege in taking part in the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay as part of the lead up to the Commonwealth Games which will take place in Birmingham this year. We received the baton from St Peters this afternoon, with our Year 6 Sports Leaders in charge of the safe hand over. Year 6, Year 3 and Year 1 classes were there to provide a warm welcome and wave their flags. Tomorrow, Year 5, Year 4, Year 2 and Reception class will be there to wave the baton onto its next journey to St Pauls Hoddlesden. What an experience! Thanks @LancSchoolGames #Lancsbatonrelay22

21 Mar

Invasion Games - Hockey - Year 5

In hockey today, Year 5 revised dribbling and shooting and then applied all their hockey skills to outwit an opponent.

21 Mar

DPSSA Swimming Champions

Huge congratulations to our swimming team who were crowned DPSSA Swimming Champions at Darwen Swimming Gala on Friday evening. What a huge achievement! The children once again showed true sportsmanship, courage and determination. St Barnabas have never lifted this trophy before and it was amazing to see our children loving every second of the celebrations. Lots of gold medals, including girls backstroke, girls freestyle, girls medley relay and freestyle relay plus a silver in the boys backstroke. Proud is an understatement. Go Team B you absolute superstars!

17 Mar

Year 4 - Gymnastics Skills

In gymnastics this week, we have been so impressed with the self- and peer motivation that our awesome Year 4s have used to develop their balancing and travelling skills.

15 Mar

Year 6 PE

Year 6 PE building balancing techniques and incorporating apparatus into their routines.

11 Mar

Year 3/4 Cross Country Club

Some superb performances from our Year 3/4 cross country club members today. Keep up the hard work - Go Team Barneys!

4 Mar

BRFC Gifted & Talented Football Tournament WINNERS

What a way to finish the week! A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our four superstar footballers in Year 3! This afternoon they played 7 matches, won 7 matches and came home as WINNERS of BRFC Gifted & Talented 3v3 Football Tournament. The smiles on their faces said it all! Well done and thank you to @brfccommunitytrust and Ben Howard for organising.

25 Feb

Cross Country Club

What a great way to start our new term with our new cross country club! Mud, mud everywhere. The children were amazing and really pushed themselves to achieve their best.

21 Feb

Invasion Game- Hockey - Year 5

This term in P.E, the children are going to look at hockey skills (unit 1) sending and receiving a ball and small sided games to develop and apply invasion games tactics. In our lesson this morning, the children first passed a ball to a teammate with a hockey stick then moved into groups of four or five.

10 Feb

Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics

What a fantastic result at Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics @stwilfrids. Our children showed true St Barnabas spirit and came out with a silver medal. Only half a second separated 1st and 2nd place! So very proud of them and how they represented our school! Go Team Barnies!

9 Feb

Sports Leaders

We would like to introduce our Year 6 Sports Leaders. We are very lucky to have such a great, enthusiastic team who help to support Mrs Gardner in leading PE and Sport at St Barnabas. Our weekly meeting allow us to plan for things such as our inter-house sports, local competitions and promoting new health and sport initiatives.

9 Feb

Year 3 PE - Improving own Target Game

In PE this week, Year 3 have worked in groups again to improve the Target Game they created last week based on feedback from the other groups.

2 Feb

Year 4: Super Shot Putters

Year 4 loved their Olympic Club taster this week. They have learned about throwing a shot put with precision, body positioning and showing great teamwork.

24 Jan

Badminton-Year 5

During our P.E session this morning, the children have been learning how to hold a racket and playing keepy uppies with racket and shuttlecock.

14 Jan

Reception PE

Reception enjoyed their under the sea themed PE this week. We played a game of starfish tig, had a go at balancing balls on the bats and completed different stations to practise our key skills, such as jumping like a star fish, sliding like a sea snake and walking like a crab.

14 Jan

Sportshall Athletics in Year 4

Today we have been trying out various events from Sportshall Athletics. We completed both track and field events then practised with a baton exchange in relays. Everyone worked so hard and pushed themselves to achieve their best! Well done Year 4