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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

Welcome to Term 5 - Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May!
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.

Term 1

Term 1



P.E day will be Tuesday each week!  Children to come into school in full PE kit please.


We will start the term by using, 'Soar' to base our writing on.  A lovely animated tale promoting resilience and persistence!  Brightstorm written by Vashti Hardy will be our new novel .  We will be working hard to build our vocabulary and use of varied sentence structures in our writing and will develop these through setting and character descriptions as well as narratives.  We will also be using extracts from Brightstorm to help develop our reading skills throughout the term.



Maths - Place Value

For this term, our focus will be to consolidate our understanding on place value including whole numbers up to 6 digit numbers and numbers with decimal values. Later in the term, we will revise the written methods for addition and subtraction and begin to look at angles, perimeter and area. We will also look at key mathematical vocabulary.



The aim of this topic is to develop the children’s understanding of mixtures.  We will learn about different scientific processes to separate mixtures including filtering, sieving and dissolving.  



We will be learning what different people believe about God and to consider the beliefs of others who do not follow a faith.  We will also learn about the different views of God within the Christian religion.



In history this term, we will be learning about the King Henry VIII and the Tudor era.  We will consider what Tudor life was like and consider key aspects of the period that we can learn from today.

How you can support your child's learning:

Feel free to use the many helpful websites for practising Maths and literacy skills - some relevant links for Year 5 learning are at the bottom of our Class Page.  All you need to do is click the subject area you want to work on to open up the options.


If they would like to do some extra work, it is preferable that you hear your child read a few times each week, as well as reading to them, to model expression.  We would like to see the children logging how often they read in their  yellow reading record books, feel free to add any notes to their books for us to see.  We will also be writing any comments when we hear the children read in the same book.


Days that the children have PE:

We will be having PE on Tuesday, please come to school dressed in your PE kit which should be weather appropriate.


Thank you in advance from the whole of the Year 5 Team for your on-going support.

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472