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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 6

Welcome to Year 6!


In Year 6 we have two classes - Russet and Sunrise Class:



Class Teacher: Mrs B Rathone (Key Stage 2 Leader)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs K Simmonds (am)

Key Worker: Mrs T Wagon



Class Teacher: Mrs K Armstrong

Teaching Assistant: Mrs B Francak (am)


Year 5/6 PM Support: Mrs B Francak


Tuesday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Mrs D McLeish - Sunrise Class

Mrs L Ingram - Russet Class


Key Stage 2 Leader Release Time (Every other Wednesday) for Mrs B Rathbone


Our new House Captains for 2019 - 2020!

Our Amazing Writing

Term 1 2019/2020


We are really looking forward to getting to know our Year 6 classes and we know Term 1 will be a busy term!  We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to and would like to make you aware of the following:


PE will be Monday (Outdoor) and Thursday (Indoor) for both classes in Term 1. Sports for this term will be dance and netball.  Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school from Week 1 including a tracksuit as will be getting outside as much as possible.  We politely request that all kit is named as it is so much easier to return to owners.  PE kits will remain in school and will be sent home with the children if the kit has become particularly dirty or wet.


Dates for Term 1:

Meet the Year 6 Teacher 2.30pm - 3pm                                                                   Tuesday 10th September 2019

Primary Year 6 Workshop - Josh's story                                                                   Tuesday 17th September 2019

Year 6 Teambuilding Activity Day - Wildwood                                                         Thursday 10th October 2019

(Consent letter has been sent)




Our country; our land! When the developers come

We will be exploring how Britain is divided in to counties and then concentrating on land use around Barming. The children will have the opportunity to use Ordnance Survey maps to consider areas that would be suitable for development. This will be to replace the suggestion that developers could use the school field (an imaginary scenario to get them inspired to choose better options).






Ben thinking about how buildings are developed.



Tour Guide and Wonder

During these topics we will be developing children’s spelling strategies and helping them to select more adventurous vocabulary using a thesaurus to support. They will consider modal verbs and ensuring the sentence is in the correct tense throughout. They will also continue to develop their use of a comma to ensure clarity in their sentences



Place value & four operations of number

Children will explore how to read, write, order and compare numbers to ten million (practising this at home will really help them to develop their confidence). They will also become more confident at rounding digits to varying levels of accuracy and counting across zero – using negative numbers.

They will also develop their knowledge of efficient methods for all four operations. The more confident they become with these the easier they will find it to apply their skills throughout the year.




The aim of this topic is to develop the children’s confidence at building circuits. They will start to understand the impact of voltage and consider how best to build circuits to ensure they are efficient.



Sikhism: Belief into Action

During this unit the children will explore key beliefs of Sikhs and consider the impact these have on their lives.



Dance and netball

PE days will be Monday (outside) and Thursday (inside). PE kits should be in every day and must include the coloured t-shirt for their house. They should also have a change of jumper to ensure that they are not wearing their school jumper for PE.

Earrings must be removed for PE lessons. If they are unable to remove them, they will not be able to participate in the lesson for safety reasons.

If for any reason your child cannot participate in PE, please let us know with a note in their contact book.


Democracy & moral values

This unit will help children explore how democracy works and why it is important. They will also then consider moral values and the impact they may have on the choices they make during their lives.



The children will consider market research and use this to inform their design plans. They will also consider cultural and society needs within their designs. This will be related to the research they carry out for new developments



The children will explore how rhythms are used and how the use of Morse code can create an interesting rhythm. They will listen to the Inspector Morse theme tune and use this to help their own compositions. They will also explore which instruments will be best to make the dots and dashes.


Body Parts and Feeling ill

Using their developing Spanish, the children will explore how to describe Body Parts and explain when they are feeling ill. Ask them to share their new language skills with you at home.

Information for Parents:

Secondary Transfer Information for Year 7 in 2020 Admissions

Important documents from Year 6:

Some websites you might find helpful for revising topics for the National Tests:

Buddy Lunch

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Enjoying a visit to discuss transition and peer pressure

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Enjoying a visit to discuss transition and peer pressure 3
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Wildtime Woods Trip

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