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Barming Primary School

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

Barming Primary School

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

The calendar has now been updated with all the events for this academic year!
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 403 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
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 96.4%
  • Year 1 97.7%
  • Year 2 95.5%
  • Year 3 97.3%
  • Year 4 98.2%
  • Year 5 97.3%
  • Year 6 97.6%
  • Whole School - 97.2%

Year 5

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 assistants are Mrs Robertson.

In Ruben class the teacher is Mr Newell and the teaching assistants are Mrs Spice.

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

 

Art Work

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Termly Newsletters 18-19

Welcome to our new Year 5 children and parents

Fly to the Line

Registration for Kent Test

If you wish your child to take the Kent Test, the online registration at www.kent.gov.uk/ola opens on Friday 1st June and closes on Monday 2nd July 2018.  You must complete this registration form irrespective of whether you are a Kent or Medway resident if you wish your child to be assessed for a Kent Grammar School place.

Please note that if you wish your child to sit the Medway Test you will need to register your child online at www.medway.gov.uk/admissions and this site opens on Monday 4th June and closes on Monday 2nd July 2018.  This test will be held at a designated test centre on a Saturday - not here at the school, further information will be published on their site.

Term 5 Homework

READING

To encourage the love of reading, could you please ensure you bring in your reading books everyday (this can be fiction or non-fiction).  There will be time each week dedicated for reading so please don't forget.smileyImage result for reading

Date for your Dairy

There will be a year 5 parents meeting on Thursday 17th May to discuss the 11+.

Fun and Laughter during PE

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SUNSHINE

To make the most of the lovely weather we will be taking some of our lessons outside (in the shaded areas).  Could you please ensure that your child has suntan lotion and a hat each day to protect them.laugh

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Hot Seating - English

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WELLBEING

Dear Parents,

As part of developing children’s emotional health and well-being in school, we will be discussing bereavement through lessons and activities during term 5.  We will be discussing how to deal with feelings towards ourselves and our families in positive ways and how to prepare for change.  This will help children explore emotions in age-appropriate, straightforward, and sensitive ways.  Widely depicted as a fun, lovable character, the elephant was chosen by Child Bereavement UK as the perfect symbol for this subject and therefore will be used as an apt metaphor during our lessons. 

In order to ensure the children’s well-being, it is essential that we know about any information that you think may relate to these lessons, including the deaths of any pets or people important to your child, or any illness in the family.  The lessons will provide opportunities for the children to share their experiences if they wish, and being aware will help us respond in a supportive and helpful way. Please inform the school of any significant information you feel will ensure the school is fully prepared for any issues that might crop up during or following the lessons.  Any details will be treated sensitively.​

FOREST SCHOOL

A quick reminder that Empire Class will be taking part in Forest School on Monday 26th March.    Don't forget your layers!

CATS Tests

The week beginning the 26th March 2018, the children in year 5 will be sitting the Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) which consists of four specific areas are tested:

 

  • Verbal reasoning – tasks involving words
  • Non-verbal reasoning – tasks involving shapes and patterns
  • Quantitative reasoning – tasks involving numbers
  • Spatial ability – tasks involving mentally generating and transforming visual images.

The set of four scores obtained from the assessment with CAT4 provides a profile of a child’s level and pattern of abilities, as well as providing an overall summary score of his or her reasoning abilities across four areas.

Please note that the CAT4 tests are designed to help parents understand their child’s ability and likely academic potential; they will not be used to level your child’s progression as Barming Primary School.

The results will be sent to you in a letter as soon as we receive them.

FOREST SCHOOL

A quick reminder that Ruben Class will be taking part in Forest School tomorrow (Wednesday 7th March 2018).  Please ensure the children have suitable clothing as they will get dirty and be out for the entire morning/afternoon. Leggings and jeans are not suitable because leggings are too cold and jeans do not dry quickly when wet. Layers are preferable to ensure warmth.

You could always start your HOMEWORK... See menu below...

 

STAY SAFE AND WARM!

 

The Year 5 Team :-)

Please find attached the new homework sheet for Term 4 which will enable the children to start working on their activities while they are off (in between building their snowmen!)  Each piece or work relates to our Viking topic in order to embed their understanding and knowledge.

Book Review

CATS

 

This term (date to be confirmed), Year 5 will have the opportunity to sit the Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) which consists of four specific areas:
· Verbal reasoning – tasks involving words
· Non-verbal reasoning – tasks involving shapes and patterns
· Quantitative reasoning – tasks involving numbers
· Spatial ability – tasks involving mentally generating and transforming visual images.
The set of four scores obtained from the assessment with CAT4 provides a profile of a child’s level and pattern of abilities, as well as providing an overall summary score of his or her reasoning abilities across four areas.
 
Please note that the CAT4 tests are designed to help parents understand their child’s ability and likely academic potential; they will not be used to level your child’s progression as Barming Primary School.

Ruben Class Forest School

Please note that Year 5 will be taking part in Forest School on the following dates:

Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Empire Class

Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Ruben Class

Wednesday 28th February 2018 – Empire Class

Wednesday 7th March 2018 – Ruben Class

Please ensure the children have suitable clothing as they will get dirty and be out for the entire morning/afternoon. Leggings and jeans are not suitable because leggings are too cold and jeans do not dry quickly when wet. Layers are preferable to ensure warmth.

Empire Class Assembly was amazing!

Empire Class are currently working hard practising for their class assembly.    We hope you can join us on Thursday 1st February at 9:15.

Ruben Class Assembly - It was AMAZING!

Ruben Class have been working hard practising for their class assembly which will be held on Thursday at 9:15.  We hope you can join us!

Homework Menu for Term 3

The children enjoyed making gingerbread men, some of which were gluten and dairy free!

As mentioned in the childrens contact books, please find attached a book review template to the website. Children can complete a book review after reading in order to develop their reading comprehension. This is also a good opportunity to support handwriting, spelling and punctuation.

If your child wishes to complete a book review it will be marked alongside their class work, therefore could you please ensure that they complete them independently.

 

Homework Menu for Term 2

Science experiment

We've come to the end of a busy term and would like to congratulate the children on all their hard work.

 

Just a couple of reminders for next term - homework is due on Monday 30th October and as the weather is getting cooler, can you ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit for Wednesdays.

 

Our new topic is all about St Lucia, an Island paradise.  We would be grateful if your child could bring a holiday brochure for St Lucia or the Caribbean.

 

Thank you for all your support this term.  We hope you have a lovely break.

Well done to all the children that have sent in their amazing pieces of homework so far.  We have started displays is both classrooms and look forward to seeing more fantastic work by the deadline of Monday 30th October 2017.
We have been looking at how Muslims show commitment to God.  Have a look at some of our photographs in the word document below.
Have a look at some of our photos of Macbeth from the visit by Young Shakespeare.
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Homework Menu Term 1

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