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Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

We are lucky to have the Smoothie bike in this week for Key Stage 2!
Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 406 children on role.
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Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 94.2%
  • Year 1 94.%
  • Year 2 95.9%
  • Year 3 95.4%
  • Year 4 96.4%
  • Year 5 95.9%
  • Year 6 94.7%
  • Whole School - 95.2%

Year 5

Termly Newsletters 2018-19

Welcome to Year 5!

 

In Year 5 we have two classes - Ruben and Empire Class.

In Empire class the teacher is Mrs Wade and the teaching assistant Mrs Robertson.

In Ruben class the teacher is Mr Newell and the teaching assistants are Mrs Spice and 1:1 Miss Wagon.

Both classes also share the teaching assistant Mrs Francak in the afternoon.

 

 

Continue your learning at home by following these links:

 

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

 

 

Dates for this week

 

Tuesday 26th March - Empire Class Forest School

 

Wednesday 27th March - Year 5 School Trip to Kent Life. 

Children will need to wear their normal school uniform for this trip with trainers or wellington boots with legs covered.   Please ensure that they have a waterproof coat / sun hat and are wearing suntan lotion as well.

 

Children will need to bring a packed lunch in a small disposable bag and have drinks in cartons or plastic containers (NO lunch boxes, cans or glass bottles please). 

 

We shall be leaving school at 9:15 am and plan to return by 3:15 pm.

 

If your child is prone to travel sickness please administer suitable medication before they come to school.

 

Please note that no spending money is required for this trip.

Year 5 Working Hard

Ruben Class ...Don't forget

 

Forest school tomorrow - Tuesday 19th March 2019.  

Art - Help needed

 

The children are currently working in pairs to plan and produce a detailed step by step plan for a plastic free product for a sweet wrapper/ crisp packet/ drink container.  In order to support them with this, we would be extremely grateful if you could help your child gather the materials they have chosen in order for them to make their products this week.

 

Thank You

Please note the change of dates for Forest School...this term!

 

Please note the following dates for Year 5 Forest School in your diary:

 

Empire Class - Tuesday 26th February and Tuesday 26th March 2019

Ruben Class - Tuesday 5th March and Tuesday 19th March 2019

 

Children can come to school in their Forest School clothing and should ensure they bring a change of clothes and shoes.  Please ensure wellington boots are worn with a couple of pairs of socks, plus waterproof/warm clothing.  There will be lots of mud so a reusable plastic bag for their boots would be a great help! Thank you.

CAT Tests

 

The CAT tests will be taking place on Wednesday 13th March 2019.  Please ensure all children are ready for the tests to begin at 9 am.

Any child who is not sitting the tests will be set work to complete in class with a member of staff.

TERM 4

 

Sustainability

 

Our Topic this Term is sustainability.  We will be focusing on the damage plastic is having on the Earth and how schools need to be plastic free by 2022.  Our Topic will link closely with English and the book One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and The Recycling Women of the Gambia.

In order to support our Topic, we would appreciate any donations of plastic bags. 

Thank you in advance.

A Term Full of Fun!

 

We have completed another term of hard work in Year 5.  This has involved dressing up as Gods and Goddesses, making Greek pots, investigating how we can use fractions to help us share chocolate, producing our own pop up books and so much more! 

I wonder what next Term 4 will entail? 

TERM 3

 

Ancient Greece

 

Our Topic this Term is Ancient Greece.  The children will be investigating the Olympics, Greek Gods and other aspects of Greek Life.  In Art, we will be looking at Greek pottery.  

Year 5 Gods and Goddesses

Gods and Goddesses Dressing Up Day

 

As you know this term our topic work has been based around Ancient Greece.  In order to bring this topic to life, we will be holding a themed dressing up day on Wednesday 13th February.  On this day children have the opportunity to come into school dressed as their favourite God or Goddess.  We would like to see as many children as possible taking part and we hope you will support us in making this an experience which will capture their imagination. 

 

As children will still be taking part in their core lessons, we would advise against any extra accessories with their costumes e.g. elaborate head dresses or a trident.

This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun.

This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 1
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 2
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 3
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 4
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 5
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 6
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 7
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 8
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 9
This week we have been learning how planets revolve around the sun. 10

Hard at work learning...

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We enjoyed making our own Greek Pots:

We enjoyed making our own Greek Pots: 1
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We enjoyed making our own Greek Pots: 5
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Cognitive Assessment Tests (CAT) - Please reply by 14th January 2019

Term 2

 

Paradise

 

Our Topic this Term is Paradise.  The children will be investigating the Amazon, concentrating on key physical and human characteristics such as the weather, environmental impact and the impact of tourism.  In Art, we will be looking at Brazilian graffiti artist Eduardo Kobra.  The idea behind his work is that we are all one and that everyone is united.

We have been investigating the Amazon weather. What is the average rainfall?

We have been investigating the Amazon weather.  What is the average rainfall?  1
We have been investigating the Amazon weather.  What is the average rainfall?  2
We have been investigating the Amazon weather.  What is the average rainfall?  3

The children have been busy being creative! They have completed their Art interpretations of the Amazon, made Christmas cards for the Christmas Friendship Appeal and some children have made dove decorations.

Look At Our Amazing Shell Art - We worked hard to produce Art just like Michael from the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Don't forget to access your Timestables Rockstar account.  Will we be seeing your name at the top of the Year 5 leader board?

What Year 5 is like...

 

In Year 5 we like to learn a range of subjects such as Art, Physical Education, English, Maths, Science, Topic, PSHE and Computing. We enjoy our learning more when the subjects are linked together.  For example in Term 1 we learnt about Kensuke's Kingdom , which is written by Michael Morpurgo. We then linked this to Art and Science.

 

We get the most from our learning when we work as a team and support each other. Our teachers make our learning fun and memorable by planning exciting yet challenging lessons. The teachers make our days brighter by making us laugh and dressing up for 'Dress Up' days.

 

Written by Year 5.

We would like to say a big thank you for your contributions of large scallop shells .  We hope to complete the Art work within the first 2 week of Term 2!

Request

 

The children have been enjoying linking their English learning with their Art this term.  As part of our study of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, we would like to give the children the opportunity to try shell painting just like Michael.  If you are able to support us by contributing large scallop shells this would be very much appreciated.

Working hard across the curriculum. As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills. In Science we have been looking at Forces.

Working hard across the curriculum.  As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills.  In Science we have been looking at Forces. 1
Working hard across the curriculum.  As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills.  In Science we have been looking at Forces. 2
Working hard across the curriculum.  As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills.  In Science we have been looking at Forces. 3
Working hard across the curriculum.  As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills.  In Science we have been looking at Forces. 4
Working hard across the curriculum.  As you can see we produced blossom trees to link with our Japanese Art project and have also been working hard on our dictionary skills.  In Science we have been looking at Forces. 5

Year 5 Assembly

 

The children are currently working hard practising their assembly.  We hope you can come and see all their hard work on Tuesday 2nd October 9:15 - 9:45am.

Please encourage your child to practise their spellings

Art Work

Art Work 1

Term 1

 

Art and Illusion

 

Our Topic the term is Japanese Art which will link closely with our English book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.  We will be exploring the history of Japanese Art alongside producing our own E-maki and Sumi-e.

Welcome to our new Year 5 children and parents

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