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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..... Year 1/2 Production Tuesday morning 9.15am, EYFS Production Wednesday 9.15am and Christmas Jumper Day Friday!!
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 92.8%
  • Year 1 94.7%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 97.3%
  • Year 4 98.0%
  • Year 5 97.4%
  • Year 6 92.7%
  • Whole School - 95.5%

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


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



Class Teacher: Mrs J Jordan

Teaching Assistants: Mrs V Spice (am)

Key Workers: Mrs J Jabarkhel (am) and Mrs K Willson (pm)



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:




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:-







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 ....