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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.
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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 5

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Term 6, Week 7

 


Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 7, our last week of Year 5 sad.   

We would like to say thank you for all your hard work over these strange times, you should be very proud of all the amazing work you have produced.  Best of luck in Year 6.

See you in Septemberlaugh!

Term 6, Week 6
Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 6.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency . Alternatively, you can find work on Purple Mash which has been set for Term 6 and can be completed in any order.  Please note however, the work set on the school website is the work we will be completing in class and is closely linked to the national curriculum to ensure the children are prepared for the Year 6 expectations.

If you are working from home please ensure you keep in touch on the Year 5 blog on Purple Mash as I would love to hear from you.

Term 6, Week 5

Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 5.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency . Alternatively, you can find work on Purple Mash which has been set for Term 6 and can be completed in any order.  Please note however, the work set on the school website is the work we will be completing in class and is closely linked to the national curriculum to ensure the children are prepared for the Year 6 expectations.

If you are working from home please ensure you keep in touch on the Year 5 blog on Purple Mash as I would love to hear from you.

 

Work for Week 5 has now been closed.  Please contact Mrs Wade should you wish to receive a copy of the work.

Term 6, Week 4

Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 4.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency . Alternatively, you can find work on Purple Mash which has been set for Term 6 and can be completed in any order.  Please note however, the work set on the school website is the work we will be completing in class and is closely linked to the national curriculum to ensure the children are prepared for the Year 6 expectations.

If you are working from home please ensure you keep in touch on the Year 5 blog on Purple Mash as I would love to hear from you.

 

Work for Week 4 has now been closed.  Please contact Mrs Wade should you wish to receive a copy of the work.

Term 6, Week 3

Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 3.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency . Alternatively, you can find work on Purple Mash which has been set for Term 6 and can be completed in any order.  Please note however, the work set on the school website is the work we will be completing in class and is closely linked to the national curriculum to ensure the children are prepared for the Year 6 expectations.

If you are working from home please ensure you keep in touch on the Year 5 blog on Purple Mash as I would love to hear from you.

 

 

Work for Week 3 has now been closed.  Please contact Mrs Wade should you wish to receive a copy of the work.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

 

In order for you to keep in touch with your Year 5 friends, I have set up a blog on Purple Mash.  Please use this regularly so that we can support each other.  This is a really strange time for us all but you are all amazing and I know you will work hard and be smiling with confidence when we all return to school as normal.laugh

Term 6, Week 2 

Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 2.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency and prepare you for Year 6 expectations. 

If you are working from home please ensure you keep in touch on the Year 5 blog on Purple Mash as I would love to hear from you.

Work for Week 2 has now been closed.  Please contact Mrs Wade should you wish to receive a copy of the work.

Term 6, Week 1 

Please find attached the Year 5 lesson plans for Term 6, Week 1.  These plans are to be followed by ALL Year 5 children, those in school and at home, to ensure consistency and prepare you for Year 6 expectations. 

If you require any support please contact myself, Mrs Wade, through the Purple Mash shared blog titled Year 5. If you are unable to access the site please contact the school office. I will also be checking personal blogs for both Empire and Ruben Class during Term 6 whilst Mrs Jordan supports Year 4.

Keep safe and work hard.

Work for Week 1 has now been closed.  Please contact Mrs Wade should you wish to receive a copy of the work.

Are you up for the daily challenge? 

Each day I will  set a challenge for you to answer on Purplemash - please go to the sharing area, shared blogs, Year 5. 

Do you have what it takes to complete the challenge.  

Type your answer under the question before the end of each day.  

Answers and achievers will be posted the next day!

Good Luck!

 

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week – 18th May 2020.

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school. 

 

 Time table now closed

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week - Monday 11th May.

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school. 

 

Timetable now closed

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week – May the fourth be with you .

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school. 

 

Timetable now closed

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week - Monday 27th April

 

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

 

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school.

Timetable now closed

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week - Monday 20th April

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school.

Timetable now closed

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week - Monday 30th March

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three and a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school. 

 

Timetable now closed

If you want to get moving and learning at the same time, have a go at this on the BBC website:

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-english-relative-clauses-with-max-harvey/z4ndvk7

 

Port Lympne Reserve have a great booklet for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children to complete.  Use the link below to access your copy for a bit of informative fun about the animals they look after.

file:///N:/Downloads/ks1-2_education-pack_port-lympne-reserve%20(1).pdf

Year 5 Suggested Activities for the Week - Monday 23rd March

 

Please adapt the following to suit your son/daughter's needs and ensure you have breaks in between.

 

We have suggested working for 1 hour a day for both Maths and English tasks and then an hour for the afternoon activity.  Please also allow 20 - 30 minutes reading time each day.  This means that the children will have three an a half hours of work plus thirty minutes a day of PE which equates to their learning time in school. 

 

Timetable now closed

Reading:

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.

  

Home Learning Opportunities:

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

 

  • Learn the Year 5 Common Exception Words.

  • Download and print the Year 5 Home Learning Pack.

 

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 18 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!
  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. Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
  8. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
  9. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
  10. Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
  11. Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
  12. Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
  13. Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
  14. Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
  15. Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
  16. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
  17. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
  18. 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 5 Online Learning Opportunities

 

Click on the subject below to take you to the Online Learning:

Maths

English

Science

Geography

History

Art

Year 5 Home Learning Pack

Year 5 Practical Learning ideas...

Welcome to Year 5!

 

In Year 5 we have two classes - Ruben and Empire Class:

 

RUBEN CLASS

Class Teacher: Mrs J Jordan

Teaching Assistants: Mrs V Spice (am)

Key Worker: Mrs J Jabarkhel

 

EMPIRE CLASS

Class Teachers: Mrs S Wade

Teaching Assistants: Mrs M Robertson (am)

 

Tuesday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Mrs D McLeish - Empire Class

Mrs L Ingram - Ruben Class

 

Mrs J Jordan will be out every other Monday for her NQT day.

 

Continue your learning at home by following these links:

 

 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

 

 

HOMEWORK:

 

To ensure the children are reaching their attainment, it is important that they are completing the following homework on a regular basis:

 

1. Read at least 20 mins at least 3 times a week and log this in your contact books.  Regular reading builds on your vocabulary skills.

2. When you have finished reading, please write a book review as this will help with your comprehension skills.

3. Practise timetables as often as you can.  Timetables are the basic Mathematical skill needed to support your learning.

4. Practise your spellings.  Spellings are a key part of your writing.  Poor spelling can make your work less cohesive.

 

We were visited by Family Trust today in order to teach us about money. We are looking forward to next week to find out even more information!

Term 4

 

English

In English this term we will be working with three amazing books.  The first is 'Viking Myths' retold by Thor Ewing.  This will be used to get the children to write an imaginative story using powerful vocabulary, sgreat sentence structure and adventure to entice the reader to want more.  We will then move on to 'Elmer on Stilts' by David McKee, which is linked to our fundraising for Pilgrims Hospice and designing the baby Elmer for Maidstone.  Our last book will be 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare.

 

      

 

Please continue to support your son/daughters reading by encouraging them to write a book review for every book they complete. 

Please also remember to sign their contact book every time you hear them read.  We are continuing with Strive for Five this term.  The reading challenge week runs from Thursday through to Tuesday evening, with results recorded every Wednesday morning.

 

Maths

In Maths this term, the children will be adding to their already acquired knowledge from Year 4.  They will be converting units of measure (kg - g, km - m, l - ml plus many more).  We will also be learning about volume and geometry by becoming confident at identifying properties of shape.

 

    

 

We expect the children to challenge themselves in lessons by attempting to complete the reasoning and problem solving questions.  This will enable the children to develop their understanding of Mathematical concepts being covered in class.

Please also encourage your son/daughter to go on Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week.

 

Science

Our main focus this term will be learning about Living things and their habitats.  The children will be learning about the reproduction of plants, mammals, insects and amphibians.  This topic is closely linked to art this term as the children will become botanists, drawing and documenting different life cycles in detail.

 

      

 

 

Computing

Our theme this term will be to create a game.  The children will be able to describe some of the elements that make a successful game and will get the chance to design their very own game tto fit a selected theme.

 

 

R.E.

This term we will be discussing how significant it is for Christians to believe God intended Jesus to die.  This will be done using the Palm Sunday story.

 

Spanish

The children will be learning about farm animals and pets.

 

 

History (Topic) and Art

This term our main focus will be Vikings.  They will be introduced to who Vikings were, where they came from.  We will link this with art where the children will be developing their skills on how to organise line, tone and shape, and to be able to identify and draw objects using marks and lines to produce texture.

 

   

 

Music

This term we will be looking at the Viking sagas.  Learning to maintain a strong sense of pulse and recognise good timing.

 

PE/Games

Outdoor PE - Thursday - (warm tracksuit trousers, pe shirt, warm fleece - no hood - trainers)

Indoor PE - Friday (shorts and pe shirt - plimsolls or bare feet)

This term in Indoor PE we will be continuing to build on our Street Dance skills by getting the children to form groups to create their own dances to perform to the rest of the class.

 

In our Outdoor PE session with will be covering Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.  This  will encourage good communication techniques along with helping to teach the art of becoming a good team player.  They will have to overcome different obstacles in order to complete certain tasks.

 

Could we please remind parents/carers that earrings are not to be worn during PE and therefore they should either not be worn to school on the days we have PE or the children should bring a small container to place them in.

If a child does not have their full PE kit or a note to explain the reason why they cannot take part from a parent/carer, they will be given 15 minutes detention the following lunchtime.  This is to prepare them for secondary school.

 

PSHE

This term we will be reflecting on different views from famous people in history.  We will then research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events.

 

  

 

Thank you for all the AMAZING homework projects this term.

Term 3 (2019/2020)

English

We are very excited to be able to introduce our new book to the Year 5 children.  They will be reading 'The Adventures of a Girl called Bicycle' by Christina Uss.  This text links nicely to our Topic on North America.  By the end of the term the children would have produced diary entries, written their own postcards and letters using well-chosen detail and vocabulary to draw the reader in. 

 

New Term 3 spellings will be sent home in contact books first Friday back.  Please go through their spellings on a regular basis along with other vocabulary that you can find on the spelling list further down this page.  

 

 

Please continue to read with your children (at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week) and get them to complete a book review at the end to enhance and grow their comprehension skills.  Thank you for your continued support with this.

 

Maths

This term in Maths the children will cover key skills to help them:-

1) Read and interpret graphs (line, timetables, bar graphs) -  This will link with our Topic work on North America giving the children a refresher and the confidence to be able to complete tasks.  They will also get the chance to plot graphs from given data.

2) Fractions - We will be building on the knowledge of fractions by teaching them to recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions allowing them to convert from one to the other and back again.  As well as, Comparing and ordering fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same numbers.

                    

3) Measures - The children will be learning about volume and capacity along with being able to convert between different units of metric measures (e.g km/m; cm/m; g/kg; l/ml).

                                 

 

Topic and Art

This term during our Topic lessons, we will be focusing on Geography and looking at the 23 countries that make up North America.  The children will also be discussing the different climate zones, geographical features and gathering information on the capital cities.  This will allow them to compare the locations they are learning about.

 

        

 

During Art this term, the children will be researching the work of Kehinde Wiley with the view to replicating their style of art.

 

         

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on Earth and Space.  The children will be discussing, exploring and explaining the solar system in detail.  Understanding what other planets are like which will allow the children to produce a class booklet that will be on display in our classrooms.  They will also be producing a persuasive letter they will be writing to the Pope as if they were Galileo fighting to be released from house arrest.  This means they will have to understand why he was put under house arrest by learning how he challenged the belief of a former astronomer and religious man Copernicus.  Our end piece of written work will be to produce a newspaper article all about the first landing on the Moon.

 

         

 

Spanish

This term the children will be working with Mrs Ingram on recapping numbers and colours.

 

              

RE

This term the children will be adding to their knowledge on the Islam faith they were introduced to in Year 3.  The key learning will look at the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to their God, Allah.

 

Music

This term we will be looking at playin' the blues where the children will get the chance to perform, listen, review and evaluate music.

 

PE

During our indoor PE session the children will be completing both Gymnastics and Fitness sessions with Mr Crouch from PASS.

In our outdoor PE sessions the children will be building on their basketball skills, focusing on ball handling, team spirit ending the term with a few mini matches.

 

Computing

This term we will be looking how to set up and create spreadsheets and databases using Purple Mash.

 

PSHE

This term we will be reflecting on mutual respect and tolerance of others who have different faiths and beliefs alongside diversity.  We will also focus on healthy lifestyles including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating.

 

 

Term 2 (2019/2020)

This Term in English we will be reading The Curse of the Maya (A truth-seekers' story) by Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan, the gripping tale of twin twelve year old's, Verity and Ethan, who travel to Guatemala with their father.  We will be concentrating on paragraphs, correct tense, sentence starters, punctuation, using a thesaurus for alternative word choices and developing characters through action, description and dialogue.

                           

 

 

Our English text will link closely to out topic on the Maya, where we will be  discussing who the Maya were? How the Maya number and alphabet systems work? How to select and collect historical information?; and lastly, how Maya history differs from British history?

 

             

 

 

 

 

In Maths this term we will be focusing on multiplication, common factors, prime, squared and cubed numbers, moving on to working out the perimeter and area on objects and shapes.  Here are a few examples of the different methods we will be using:-

 

                                                                           

 

 

 

 

Thank you card from Apple Tree Close residents

Investigating what materials are soluble.

Empire - Maya clay pot creations

Hula Hoop Challenge (round 1)

Amazing Maya Temples created by both Ruben and Empire Class

Term 2 Homework

Term 1 (2019/2020)

We love reading!

We have been having great fun making our recycled fashion.

Year 5 Homework

Children are expected to read for 20 minutes most days; regularly practise their times tables to develop their Maths skills and complete the homework menu for the Term (see attached for Term 1).  There is an expectation that children do a minimum of 3 activities, however if they would like to complete more then they are more than welcome.  The tasks are designed to allow the children to continue to enjoy the classroom learning at home.  We hope this will lead to the children finding pleasure in homework rather than it being a battle for them to complete it.

Times tables

Don't forget to access your Times tables Rockstar account (your account details are in your contact books).  Will we be seeing your name at the top of the Year 5 leader board?

 

Welcome to Year 5.  You are now beginning your journey in upper key stage 2 and it is time to shine!

 

Year 5 is all about working hard and having fun.  We will be covering topics such as Sustainability, Vikings, Mayans and Extreme Weather, whilst learning through writing, drama, discussions, investigations and much more.

We have two trips to look forward to, Kent Life and Maidstone Museum, and some dressing up throughout the year.

 

In Term 1 we will begin by reading The Song of the Dophin Boy by Elzabeth Laird and linking this to our topic on Sustainability.  What is renewable energy and how can we make a difference?  This will also link to Science where we will be looking at forces.

In Maths we will be starting the term by building on our knowledge of place value and Roman numerals before moving on to addition and subtraction.  Please ensure you continue to practise your timetables, as knowing all of them will help secure your understanding in all areas of Mathematics.  It is also advised that you read regularly in order to build on your vocabulary.

 

Let our journey begin ....

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