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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

Non-School Uniform Day - Friday 17th May 2019 (circus theme or own clothes), £1 donation to the PTA
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.
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 93.1%
  • Year 1 91.6%
  • Year 2 86.9%
  • Year 3 90.2%
  • Year 4 95.9%
  • Year 5 95.7%
  • Year 6 96.4%
  • Whole School - 92.9%

Year 6

Termly Newsletters 2018-19

Please read our Homework Policy:

Welcome to Year 6!


In Year 6 we have two classes - Russet and Sunrise Class.

In Russet class the teacher is Mr Harvey (covering Mrs Rathbone's maternity leave) and the teaching assistant is Mrs Simmonds.

In Sunrise class the teacher is Mrs Armstrong and the teaching assistants are Mrs Francak and Miss Parker.

On a Thursday morning Russet class are taught by Mrs Ingram and Sunrise are taught by Mrs McLeish

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

Term 5 2019




Term 5 will preparing for our Residential Trip to Swattenden. The children will find out about the route, the local area, what they will need to pack and investigate the activities they might undertake. We know they are really looking forward to it!


There has been a change for PE days this term - both sessions will be outdoor PE. - Cricket and Athletics.  

Russet Class- Monday and Tuesday

Sunrise Class -  Monday and Wednesday 

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school at all times.

Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be taken out please.


Thank you for your continued support.




Parent SATs Information 2019

Please find below all relevant information regarding the upcoming KS2 assessments (SATs) which will take place in May.


Dates as follows:


Monday 13th May           Grammar and Punctuation paper (45 mins) 

                                        Spelling (20 spellings)  


Tuesday 14th May            Reading Paper (60 mins) - 


Wednesday 15th May     Arithmetic (30 mins)   

                                        Paper 2: Reasoning (40 mins)


Thursday 16th May         Paper 3: Reasoning (40 mins)


We have attached the following documents:

  • SATs Parent information
  • Glossary for Maths
  • Glossary for Grammar and Punctuation terms
  • Year 6 suggested reading list
  • Spelling rules 
  • Year 5/6 spellings


The children will come home with their 10 - 4 -10 question packs for the Easter holidays during the last week of term.  These will be for both Grammar and Punctuation and Maths.  10 questions per day for 10 days.  We strongly encourage regular reading and discussion about new vocabulary encountered and practising of times tables and corresponding facts eg if 7 x 3  = 21 then 70 x 30 = 2100


We will write to you before the end of term regarding the SATs breakfast mornings and the party afternoon for Friday 17th May.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or Mr Harvey in the meantime.

Magistrate's Visit - Friday 25th January 2019

A very interesting visit from magistrates, Alvin Shaw and Mary Winder.  The children listened very well, participated well in discussions and role play. 

Magistrate's Visit 25th January 2019 Sunrise

Check out some of our writing from Term 3 !

Great narrative writing based on Wolf Brother.  Continued from the point that Torak has been been captured by the leader of the Raven Clan who has just given the order for Torak to be taken downstream and killed!

Forest School February 2019

Mudpacks anyone? or a large supply of washing powder?


Term 2 2018

Marvellous Music

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During this term, we looked at music that accompanies film. We listened to clips and guessed what might be happening in the films at this point -- fight scenes, magic or suspense.
We then watched a clip from the film Coraline but without sound. We talked about how the musical elements might change throughout the clip and the instruments we might hear.
Our next task was to work in groups to create a soundtrack to the clip. This took a few weeks to record, rehearse and then finally perform.
Here are our masterpieces - each one different but wonderful. Enjoy!


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A Christmas Carol - Super writing from Year 6! Powerful vocabulary from Freya and great use of direct speech from Izzy!

Powerful vocabulary from Freya!Great use of direct speech by Izzy

Building Scarecrows

Building Scarecrows 1
Building Scarecrows 2
Building Scarecrows 3
Building Scarecrows 4

Wild Woods

Wild Woods 1
Wild Woods 2
Wild Woods 3
Wild Woods 4
Wild Woods 5

Evacuee Day

Evacuee Day 1
Evacuee Day 2
Evacuee Day 3

Year 6 Meet the teacher

Secondary Transfer Information for Year 7 in 2019 Admissions

Important documents from Year 6:

Some websites you might find helpful for revising topics for the National Tests: