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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

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

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

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

Term 6 - Monday 3rd June to Friday 19 July! Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July are INSET days and we are closed to children.
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
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.

Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Summer Reading Challenge 2024

 

It's that time of year again when we can see how many books we can read and share over the summer break!

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is on its way.  Launching in Kent libraries on Saturday 6 July “Marvellous Makers” will be a celebration of the creative arts, inspiring children to express themselves in creative ways, tap into a world of imagination and storytelling, and of course to read.  When they join Marvellous Makers, children aged 4 to 11 will be introduced to brand-new characters for this year, brought to life by the brilliant children’s illustrator, Natelle Quek.

 

The challenge runs for 9 weeks beginning Saturday 6 July until Saturday 7 September with a variety of free and fun events taking place in libraries across the county.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s biggest reading for pleasure programme for children aged 4 to 11.  Produced by the Reading Agency and delivered annually in partnership with libraries.  Across Kent last year, 18,143 participants took part in the Summer Reading Challenge including 2,911 children who joined the library to take part.  While it’s a fun free activity for children across the county, it plays an important part in overcoming the summer reading dip and ensuring children are ready for School in September.  

 

Children aged 4 to 11 sign up through their local Kent library and receive a collector’s poster. They are set a reading goal and borrow books of their choice during the summer, collecting special stickers and incentives along the way.

 

Library staff and volunteers help children to discover new books that suit their interests and reading level and run a programme of free themed activities in libraries.  Children who complete the six-book challenge are presented with a certificate and medal.

 

Children can take part online, too! www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

 

I look forward seeing how well the children get on in September.

 

Miss Russell

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472
  • office@barming.kent.sch.uk
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