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Barlow - Pre-School Unit

Welcome to Barlow Class!

Mrs Lowe, Mrs Murrell and Miss Vahed



Ambrose Edward Barlow (1585 – 10 September 1641) was an English Benedictine monk who is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.  Ambrose was born at Barlow Hall, near Manchester in 1585.   In 1615, he became a member of the Order of Saint Benedict and was ordained as a priest in 1617.  After his ordination into the priesthood, Ambrose returned to Barlow Hall, before taking up residence at the home of Sir Thomas Tyldesley, Morleys Hall, Astley.  From there he secretly catered for the needs of Catholic 'parishioners', offering daily Mass and reciting his Office and Rosary for the next twenty-four years.


Welcome to our Barlow Class page 2021 - 2022


We hope you had a lovely half term break and we look forward to seeing you soon!


A few things to remember:

  • Please bring your reading books in every day and keep them in your bookbags in your trays. Your child's book will be changed weekly if your child has read and their reading record has been signed.  
  • Please bring your PE kits in in the first week and keep them on your peg. We will send them home every half term to be washed. 
  • You will receive a list of words alongside your child's reading book. Please practise these words with your child at home.
  • Please continue to use Tapestry to keep up to date with your child's learning journal and any class updates. If you have not signed up to Tapestry, please talk to your child's class teacher.


Thank you for your continued support.


The Barlow Class Team 


Forest School

Thank you for all your support with Forest School during the Spring term. The children absolutely loved their Forest School sessions with Mrs Murrell and loved exploring and learning outdoors. We have some lovely photos of our Forest School sessions on Tapestry for you to view. 


Thank you to Mrs Murrell for planning such fantastic sessions!


Purple Mash and Numbots

This term, your child will come home with a PurpleMash login and  a Numbots login. There are letters attached to explain how to access these sites at home, however if you have any questions, please ask your child's class teacher. 

On PurpleMash we may set '2dos' but your child can also access any part of the site. 'MiniMash' is fantastic for children to access in Reception. 


Both of these sites are excellent at supporting your child's education and can be accessed on a computer or ipad.


MiniMash Club

Miss Vahed is running an afterschool MiniMash club on a Wednesday after school. If your child is taking part in the club, they will have already received a slip home explaining when the club starts and timings. We hope they enjoy the club! smiley