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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

We are a 'GOOD' School - OFSTED: May 2019.....Thank you to all the children who attended FILM NIGHT and to the PTA for doing a fabulous job running it!
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 91.7%
  • Year 1 98.1%
  • Year 2 94.8%
  • Year 3 95.8%
  • Year 4 96.3%
  • Year 5 91.0%
  • Year 6 96.2%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

 

In Year 3 we have two classes - Alexander and Discovery Class:

 

DISCOVERY CLASS

Class Teacher: Miss S Amor

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Y Sarwar (am)

Key Workers: Miss C Parker (am) and Miss M Hadrill (pm)

 

ALEXANDER CLASS

Class Teacher: Mrs M Stockwell-Thompson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Mackey (am)

 

Monday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Mrs D McLeish - Alexander Class

Miss H Rootes - Discovery Class

 

Term 1  2019/2020

 

Key Dates:

Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th October - Parent consultations

Wednesday 16th October - Y3 day trip to Horton Kirby

TOPIC TITLE: OUR LAND, OUR COUNTRY

 

Topic: We are thinking about Geography this term, as we learn about rivers in the UK. This will involve locating rivers in an atlas, understanding the importance of rivers and finding out more about the River Medway. We will also look at the water cycle.

 

English: We will start by sharing ‘Tuesday’ by David Weisner (a book about flying frogs), looking in great detail at the pictures to fully understand the story and to give us great words, which we can then use in our own stories. We will then move onto ‘The Rhythm of the Rain’, which we will use to help us to understand and write about the water cycle. Handwriting and spelling of common exception words will also remain a focus.

 

Maths: We will begin by exploring what each digit in a 2 and 3 digit number is worth, whilst counting on and back in 10s and 100s. Addition and subtraction will then be our focus for the remainder of the term. Please remember to continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home to practise the times tables.

 

Science: Our theme this term is light, exploring what we mean by light, investigating how and why we get shadows and how and why they move and change.  Please see the video link.

 

Computing: We will be using coding to move images around the screen this term. E-safety will also be covered.

 

RE: The focus this term is Islam, as we think about if praying regularly through the day helps Muslims in their everyday lives.

 

Art: This term we are sketching, exploring tone and textures in pictures and then using that knowledge to create our own pictures.

 

Music: We will be learning to sing in time with our class so we can sing in rounds.  Please see the video link.

 

PE: We will be developing football and fitness skills this term.

 

PSHE/SMSC: We will be developing our ability to recognise the needs of all members of a community, before creating a park where they will all be happy. We will then acknowledge what makes our peers special.

Light and Shadows for Kids: Transparent, Translucent and - Opaque Objects | Science Video for Kids

A short clip on different types of shadow. This teaches the terms opaque, translucent and transparent.

Canoe Round

A singing round from the Girl Guides of Canada. We are learning to sing in time and in tune with our class or group. We are working on keeping concentration and confidence in singing rounds!

Have a look at what we did last year below...

Maths Fun:

 

Check your Times Tables knowledge...

Learn your Times Tables

Speed Test

Times Tables Games

Test your maths skills with this problem solving game:

https://www.mathplayground.com/candy_challenge_junior.html

Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra:

 

http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/

FREE AUDIO BOOK AREA

 

Listening to stories is an invaluable way to increase understanding of vocabulary as well as developing good listening skills. 

 

Here are a couple of websites which offer free audio books for children to listen to. This might be instead of reading aloud to a parent or in addition! (It is still important to hear your child read at least every few days).

 

https://www.storynory.com

 

https://www.storiestogrowby.org/audio-stories

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2

MATHS RESOURCES

 

Some useful place value websites:

 

Try one of these to test how accurate you are with those place value skills!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/place-value-basketball 

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/37/placing_numbers_on_a_number_line

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/login/26862 

 

 

 

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