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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... Closed for May Half Term. We are back on Monday 1st June!
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 6

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Home Learning Opportunities:

 

This website has some useful lessons on throughout the day:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom‚Äč 

 

A really useful webpage for Maths if you want some YouTube clips to watch to start you on your learning:

http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/

 

From Monday 10th April Bitesize are going to be doing online lessons. If you would like to join them, the link is below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

 

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

 

  • Learn the Year 6 Common Exception Words.

  • Download and print the Year 6 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 6 Online Learning Opportunities

 

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

Maths

English

Science

Geography

History

Art

Year 6 Home Learning Pack

Year 6 Practical learning ideas...

SATs Information

Welcome to Year 6!

 

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

 

RUSSET CLASS

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

Teaching Assistant: Mrs K Simmonds (am)

Key Worker: Mrs T Wagon

 

SUNRISE CLASS

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

Our Amazing Art Work

Term 3 2019/2020

 

Topic

Global Trade

We will be exploring what is meant by Global Trade.  The children will begin to understand where in the world different foods and clothing comes from and their part to play as a Global citizen.  We will learn about the benefits of fair trade and the importance of this for the economy.

English

Wolves, Wolf Brother and the True story of the 3 little pigs

This term, we will be focusing on the skills needed to develop our non-narrative writing.  We will be writing non-chronological reports, learning how to write balanced arguments – taking in to consideration different viewpoints and will act as detectives to understand the true events behind the three little pigs.

Maths

Fractions and Transformations of shape

This term we will be revisiting our understanding of fractions and will begin to use the four operations of number with fractions.  We will also begin to look at different transformations of shape - reflection, rotation and translation.

Science

Living things and their habitats.

The aim of this topic is to develop the children’s understanding of living things and their habitats. We will look at what defines a living thing, explore different habitats and begin to understand how animals are classified based on their characteristics.

RE

 

Sikhism: Commitment

We will be exploring how Sikhs show their commitment to God and to what extent we demonstrate commitment.

PE

 

 

Health related fitness and hockey

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. Children 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.

PSHE/SMSC

Ghandi

This unit will enable the children to explore different social and moral dilemmas and will also enable them to think of what is meant by forgiveness and peace and how best forgiveness can be given.  We will also look at the significance of Ghandi and his influence on the world.

Art

 

Overprinting

The children will develop their understanding of what is meant by overprinting and will look at the Pop art style of Andy Warhol.

 

Music

 

Composing

The children will be learning to compose their own pieces inspired by Coraline.  They will begin to use musical notation and explore using a variety of tempos, pitch and instruments.

Spanish

In the town

Using their developing Spanish, the children will explore how to describe the different places in the town and ask for directions.

Evacuee Day

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Information for Parents:

Secondary Transfer Information for Year 7 in 2020 Admissions

https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/secondary-school-places

Important documents from Year 6:

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

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/

 

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/

Term 2 2019/2020

 

We have lots of exciting things planned this term and would like to make you aware of the following:

 

PE will be Monday (Outdoor) and Thursday (Indoor) for both classes. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school, 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 2:

Monday 11th November – Friday 15th November –               Anti-bullying Week

Friday 15th November –                                                          Dress as a Rockstar (Times Tables Rockstar)

Monday 18th November – Friday 22nd November –              Maths Manipulative Week

Thursday 5th December –                                                       Carol Service at St Margaret’s (Any help walking down would be                                                                                                                  appreciated)

Wednesday 11th December –                                                  School Christmas Lunch

Friday 13th December –                                                           Christmas Jumper Day

 

Topic

World War Two

We will be exploring the causes of World War Two and the impact it had. The children will focus particularly on life for children through evacuation and the experience of The Blitz. They will also sensitively explore The Holocaust and what they can learn from this, particularly focused on being tolerant of each other.

English

Alma and World War Two

After watching Alma, the children will be learning how to write to build suspense and use techniques that will build up mystery and intrigue!  We will be exploring poetry from World War 1 and 2 and will be focusing on emotive writing through Aidan Gibbons’ The Piano.  When reading, we will be sharing extracts from Rose Blanche and Goodnight Mister Tom – both supporting our learning about World War Two.

Maths

Four Operations, Fractions and Shape and Space

For this term the main focus will be on developing their understanding of fractions – simplifying them and using this to help with adding and subtracting fractions. They will also continue to explore the four operations and applying them in a variety of context.

Science

Animals Including Humans

The aim of this topic is to develop the children’s understanding of the human body. The focus will be on knowing key parts of the body, understanding how the heart works, being aware of the impact lifestyles can have on the body (including discussing drugs) and understanding how the blood works.

RE

Christianity: Christmas

During this unit the children will explore the key question – how significant is it that Mary was Jesus’ mother? They will develop their understanding of Mary herself and the belief for Christians that Jesus is God incarnate. They will also consider how celebrations are used within different cultures.

PE

Gymnastics and Tag Rugby

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.

PSHE/SMSC

Society and Anti-bullying

This unit will help children explore how they can be a positive part of society and the ways in which they can treat each other. They will also be taking part in the whole school Anti-Bullying week – considering the impact their words and actions can have on others.

DT

Food – Vegetable Pies

The children will consider how they can prepare food safely and hygienically. They will also think about how combining ingredients can be effective. They will apply this understanding to making their own World War Two-style vegetable pies.

Music

Singing

The children will be learning to sing songs from the World War – they will think about how they can be tuneful and explore how singing in parts can be achieved. They will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of songs. They may like to continue this exploration at home.

Spanish

Clothes, Colours and Shops

Using their developing Spanish, the children will explore how to describe the clothes they are wearing, including using the different colour words. They will then begin to explore conversations that may be had while in a shop. Ask them to share their new language skills with you at home.

Term 1 - 2019-2020

 

Topic

 

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).

English

 

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

Maths

 

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.

Science

 

Electricity

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.

RE

 

Sikhism: Belief into Action

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

PE

 

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.

PSHE/SMSC

 

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.

DT

 

Marketing

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

Music

 

Rhythm

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.

Spanish

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.

Buddy Lunch

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Enjoying a visit to discuss transition and peer pressure

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Wildtime Woods Trip

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