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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 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

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 1  2019/2020

TOPIC TITLE:  Mountains- The Four Peak Challenge



Teeth and the Digestive system:


Children will be revising their knowledge of teeth and looking at the different types of teeth and their functions. We will be looking at the digestive system and what happens to food as it passes through our bodies.





Diary of a Killer Cat:



This term we will be studying some Anne Fine books and Poetry. We will be starting off with ”The Diary of a Killer Cat”.


We will be looking at how Anne Fine uses language and looking for similarities and patterns in her style of writing. Over the course of the term children will write several compositions using her writing style as inspiration.



This term we are studying mountains around the UK. We will be investigating how mountains are made and eroded over time.



In Maths we are starting the term by looking at Place Value. This will include:



Minus/Negative Numbers The children will be expected to know about negative numbers in the context of temperature. They will also be able to expected to use number lines to work out the differences between negative and positive numbers.


Counting in 1s, 10s 100s and 1000s. Children will be expected to count on and back from any given number up to 10,000. They will also include counting in equal jumps.


How you can help:

Please could you reinforce the use of different mathematical language that asks the children to use all four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Also, referring to all the topics above in real life contexts that apply to the children



In computing we will be learning about E-Safety and using computers to create documents that promote safe and sensible use of technology.



This term we will be looking at Covenants and our relationship with God.


We will look at the special relationships that Jewish people have with God and comparing it to Christianity. Children will be learning about agreements and promises. They will learn about the covenant God made with Abraham and how this affects their relationship with Him.



Monday: Indoor PE 


Friday - Outdoor: Netball: Children will be learning a range of strategies that are used within a game situation such as creating space, marking, passing as well as accurate throwing and catching.



Food Technology: Children will be designing, making and evaluating their own pizza linking to our topic on Italy. They will be thinking about how to make their pizza’s healthy and for their target audience.



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 did last year.....

Science investigation on static electricity

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:

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!



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