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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

Welcome back to Term 1...We are a GOOD school (Ofsted May 2019) .......
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 414 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
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 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Year R

Welcome to Reception!

 

In Reception we have two classes - Bramley and Pippin Class:

 

PIPPIN CLASS

Class Teachers: Mrs V Ingram (EYFS Leader - Mon to Wed) and Miss C Locke (Thurs- Fri)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs E Lindley (all day)

1:1 TA's - Mrs Hull and Mrs Stephens

 

BRAMLEY CLASS

Class Teacher: Mrs S Appleby (EYFS Leader - Wed to Thur) and Mrs E Walsh (Mon- Tues)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs (all day)

1:1 TA's -Mrs Hull and Mrs Stephens

 

 Miss Rootes will also work in Pippin Class every other Wednesday.

Miss Locke will work across both classes on a Wednesday.

 

If you would like some information on how to help your child at home please see the links below.

 

 

  

              

             

 

 

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Child Initiated Fun!

Child Initiated Learning

 

Learning through play underpins our approach to teaching and learning in the Foundation Stage. We embrace the fact that young children learn best from activities and experiences that interest and inspire them to learn. In doing so we can provide children with stimulating, active play experiences in which they can explore and develop their learning and to help them make sense of the world. Children have opportunities through their play to think creatively and critically alongside other children as well as on their own. They are able to practise skills, build upon and revisit prior learning and experiences at their own level and pace. Play gives our children the opportunity to pursue their own interests, inspire those around them and consolidate their understanding and skills. The children learn to adapt, negotiate, communicate, discuss, investigate and ask questions. Our adults take an active role in child initiated play through observing, modelling, facilitating, teaching and extending play, skills and language.

Outside Learning

 

We promote the use of both the inside and outside as potential learning environments and encourage free flow between these areas daily. Children are taught (particularly outside) to explore and take risks and how to manage these safely. At Barming Primary School we are extremely fortunate to have our own Forest School styled learning site. This is a unique method of Outdoor Education that allows children to develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and awareness and knowledge of the natural environment. It is a child centred and child led programme that provides the opportunity for the children to use their personal learning style to complete their chosen tasks. We also have a Mud Kitchen that the children have regular access to.

Phonics

 

At Barming Primary School we implement a structured phonics session. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right. When listening and responding to the children we aim to respond with open ended questions rather than a yes or no answer to encourage talk. As well as this, the programme prepares children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills in a detailed and systematic manner. This is taught on a daily basis across both classes using an engaging and interactive approach.

Phonics is taught following the Letters and Sounds order of progression:-

 

Phase 2

Set 1: s, a, t, p

Set 2: i, n, m, d

Set 3: g, o, c, k

Set 4: ck, e, u, r

Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

 

Phase 3

Set 6: j, v, w, x

Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

vowel digraphs: ai (rain), ee (feet), igh (night), oa (goat)

vowel digraphs: oo (as in zoo), oo (as in look), ar (star), or (fork)

vowel digraphs/trigraphs: air (as in hair), ow (as in cow), oi (as in spoil), er (as in letter)

vowel digraphs/trigraphs: ur (as in fur), ear (as in hear), ure (as in sure) 

 

The children are also taught the following technical vocabulary:

digraph - 2 letters making one sound

trigraph - 3 letters making one sound

 

High frequency words

is, it, in, at, and

 

Tricky words

These words can not be sounded out blended so the children are taught that they are tricky words.

I, no, go, the, to, he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all, are

 

We enjoy practising the formation of the letters in a variety of ways such as gloop, glitter, sand, shaving foam and paint. 

 

The following clip shows how we pronounce the letter sounds at Barming Primary School

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/#lg=1&slide=2

 

The next clip shows how we teach handwriting at Barming Primary School.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NQ6uS8blwY

 

Below is a link to a PDF of handwriting sheets for each letter of the alphabet.

 

 

Reading games online activities

 

Phonics Pop is a fun game where children have to pop the phoneme bubbles. We have covered all the sounds in this game so feel free to click on any set of letters.  https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html 

 

Phonics Play has a free section Parents can access to practise reading real and alien words. It encourages children to sound out and blend words. We have covered Phase 2 sounds and are working through Phase 3. Please see weekly WOW letter to know what sounds we have been learning each week.  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

 

Phonics Bloom again has a variety of online games that help practise Phase 2 and 3 sounds and support blending of sounds to read words.  https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2

 

Oxford owl has a selection of ebooks your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also section for Parents that shows how to pronounce sounds and provides some reading tips.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Ruth Miskin has her own website with information but you can find many resources on YouTube to support the teaching of the sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6OiU2h3sUI

 

CBeebies has games on their Alphablocks section that support reading and spelling.

 

 

 

Maths

 

Maths is taught on a daily basis. As well as discreet teaching the children are provided with opportunities to experience and learn number through play. We recognise that Maths can take place in any environment and we promote the use of learning maths skills outside at every opportunity. At a very early stage the children are encouraged to work independently and to take responsibility for their learning during the session.

Home Learning Opportunities:

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

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