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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....Have a lovely break :-)
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 97.3%
  • Year 1 97.0%
  • Year 2 95.9%
  • Year 3 97.6%
  • Year 4 96.7%
  • Year 5 95.8%
  • Year 6 94.7%
  • Whole School - 96.4%

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!




Class Teacher: Mrs N Vinall (Maternity Cover - Mon/Tue) and  Mrs G Dyer (Wed to Fri)

Teaching Assistant: Miss M Hadrill (am)



Class Teacher: Mr A Jibb BA(hons)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Greenwood (am)


Year 3/4 Afternoon Support: Mrs S Brooks


Wednesday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Mrs D McLeish - Braeburn Class

Mrs L Ingram - Gala Class





Term 3  2019/2020

TOPIC TITLE:  Volcanoes




This term children will be continuing to learn about how sound is made and how the pitch and volume of different sounds change. They will begin to learn about the ear and how it receives sounds from around them. They will also look at how it travels through the air as well as through other liquids and materials.



This term we are linking our learning to our volcano topic and to Rome.

Our focus this term will be non-chronological reports and writing in a formal style.


In topic we are continuing to learn about volcanoes and and the amazing geology surrounding them. Where volcanoes are located and thinking about how they are formed. We will also be creating our own computer animations of how volcanoes erupt.


We are still trying to convince Mr Laker to allow us to go on a fact finding mission to Iceland.


In maths we will be starting off with divisions and multiplication and we will be finishing the term on fractions.


Please continue to make use of Times Tables Rockstars, as a good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the maths curriculum.


In computing we will be looking at animation as well as studying E-safety during E-Safety week.


We are learning about the Jewish festival of Passover and understanding why Jewish people only eat certain foods.



This term we are pleased to welcome Mr Croucher for Gala Class indoor PE. He will be teaching us gymnastics alongside our teachers.


For outdoor PE we will be looking at outdoor and adventurous activities


We will be learning to recognise the different risks in different situations, and discussing how to behave responsibly and resolve conflicts in a sensible way.



At the end of Year 4, all children will have to take a times table test.  It is extremely important that the children continue to learn their multiplications and divisions throughout the year in order to develop their speed and accuracy.


Check your Times Tables knowledge...

Learn your Times Tables

Year 4 Checker

Speed Test

Times Tables Games



Please continue to learn spellings from the Year 3 and 4 word list.  You could play games such as scrabble and boggle where the children have to make up their own words.  Continue to identify tricky spellings in reading and discuss the meaning of different words.  Sometimes spellings can be learnt in different ways using rhymes and saying words slightly differently, emphasising all the sounds in order to help remember them.  

Have a look at some of the things we have been up to:

Pizza making!


All the children had a great time creating their own pizzas.  We had some great ideas and the children even made their own pizza boxes to take them home in.  Here are some of the creations the children made:

Our pizzas and boxes

The Digestive System

The children have enjoyed learning about the digestive system and have carried out many different investigations over the term.  They especially liked creating the intestines!



Continue your learning at home by following these links:








The Shang Dynasty