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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

We are a 'GOOD' School - OFSTED: May 2019... The school is now closed for the Summer break... Have a great holiday everyone and see you in September!
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 411 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



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Work from home.

It is great to see some lovely pieces of work being created at home.  Well done!

It is great to see some really lovely art work and writing being produced.

Supporting Work.


Please find below some extra worksheets and booklets that can be used along side the work set for each week.  There are both English and Maths worksheets all covering the Year 4 curriculum.  Please use as you wish if you would like some extra things to do.


Year 3 to Year 6 – Read for 30 minutes a day.


Times table Work:

Year 4 - Go on Time table Rockstars for 20 minutes a day.




Here is the link for Purple Mash:

Home Learning Opportunities:


Here are some activities that your child/ren can work on at home.


  • Learn the Year 4 Common Exception Words.


What else can parents do when there’s no school? Online learning from home offers children opportunities to develop and learn new skills at the touch of a button. There are heaps of awesome online learning platforms that can be accessed at home, including Pobble 365.


However, screen time for the entire length of the school day can have a negative effect on children's wellbeing. So here are some non-screen activities you could do at home…


Here are 25 fun and meaningful ideas to choose from:

  1. How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
    ‘Learning from home is fun’
  2. Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
  3. Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
  4. Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
  5. Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
    of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
  6. Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
  7. Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!
  8. Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
  9. Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?
  10. Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
  11. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
  12. Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
  13. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
  14. Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
  15. Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
  16. Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
  17. Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
  18. Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
  19. Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
  20. Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
  21. Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
  22. Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
  23. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
  24. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
  25. Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?

Year 4 Home Learning Pack

Year 4 Practical learning ideas...


At the end of Year 4 ( June), 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


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)



Wednesday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Mrs D McLeish - Braeburn Class

Mrs L Ingram - Gala Class





Term 4  2019/2020

TOPIC TITLE:  The Romans




In Science, we are looking at electricity. We have lots of experiments lined up, making our own electric circuits and learning about electrical safety in the home as well as generating electricity in different ways. We will investigate the different materials that can conduct electricity.


This term, we will be looking at imaginary worlds. We will be basing our writing on two fantastic classic novels: “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “The Enchanted Wood”. Our focus will be on getting children to use their imagination and to use exciting vocabulary.







For World Book Week, we will be reading ‘Elmer and the Wind’. I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent! Dr. Seuss


In Topic, we are continuing to learn about the Romans. We are looking forward to our year group visit to Canterbury or Durovernum Cantiacorum as the Romans knew it. We are studying Roman weaponry and armour, the structure of the Roman army and we will also look at Roman Society and how they used to live. We hope to engage in some experimental archaeology and do some Roman cooking. Why don’t you try to find some Roman heritage around our local area?


There are two Villas in Maidstone (TQ7556 and TQ7654), and another at Teston (TQ6953). Other substantial Romano-British buildings have been identified at Barming (TQ7253), East Barming (TQ7254), Boughton Monchelsea (TQ7751) and Chart Sutton (TQ8049). What do you think the numbers refer to? Can you find any information in Maidstone town centre about the Romans.


Quis, Quid, Ubi, Quibus Auxiliis, Cur, Quomodo, Quando?


In Maths, we will be starting off with measurement (area and perimeter) and we will be finishing the term on comparing and classifying 2D shapes including quadrilaterals and triangles and investigating lines of symmetry. 


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 investigating shape and control using the programming language LOGO.


We are learning about the Christian festival of Easter. We will be learning about the message of forgiveness.


This term we are pleased to welcome Mr Croucher for Braeburn Class outdoor PE. He will be teaching us Football alongside our teachers.


For indoor PE we will be looking at Dance.  Our topic is all about Electricity.


We will be learning about equal opportunities and we will be taking part in the ‘Send My Friend to School’ Campaign.



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