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Dear Parents and Carers,


We hope you are safe and well. 


In the event of needing safeguarding advice during this difficult period please use the following email address and one of our pastoral team will get back to you.


Very best wishes 


Nicky biddle 

Mel O’dell

NHS Parental Guidance Covid-19

Covid-19 Online Safety letter

A little video from all the staff

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A thank you to all our Key Workers.

Dear parents and carers. 


Following the Governments decision to close schools as of Friday 20 March, please let us know if you are a Keyworker who would be interested in a school place for your child when you are expected to work. We can be contacted via email or telephone 01304 201643, please let us know as soon as possible. 


Further details are due to be released today and we will keep you updated accordingly. 


Many thanks

World Book Day


Thursday 5th March was World Book Day and the children at Barton Junior School were invited to wear their pyjamas and comfy clothes to school as part of the celebration. 


Children arrived in the morning with their blankets, cushions and a copy of their favourite book. 

Each classroom descended into quiet as all the children settled down to read in comfort and share their love of reading with one another.  In the afternoon the children were treated to yummy hot chocolate and biscuits. 


Earlier in the week the children received a World Book Day token, which can be redeemed at WHSmith and Tesco to purchase the special £1.00 book. 


Guess the Weight of the Cake

This fantastic cake has been donated to the school by the Site manager’s wife, Eva Cheeseman.  We will be asking you to guess the weight of it at the Christmas Market later today!











Dear parents and carers,
Due to ongoing works in the new school building we have had to make the decision to delay the start of the new academic year until Monday 9th September. This is due to delays with utilities and commissioning services, however, this small delay will prevent us having to remain in the old building until the October half term which no longer has any computer access due to services being transferred.


I apologise for the inconvenience and am aware that this will make childcare difficult for some. If you are unable to make alternative arrangements please contact me via email at and I will endeavour to assist in any way I can.
Shatterlocks will still start as intended on Wednesday 4th September.
As always, thank you for your continued support and understating at this time.
Yours sincerely


Miss M Odell

Head of School


The children are being asked to take part in this challenge during term 6, as part of The Great Outdoors topics. 


Please encourage children to complete as many of the activities as possible and tick them off on the sheet they have been provided with.





This week we have been visited by staff and volunteers from the NSPCC School's Service as part of their 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' programme.


The week started with a Key Stage 1 assembly and the children were introduced to the Buddy Mascot.  Key Stage 2 children were invited to a separate assembly and Years 5 and 6 took part in classroom workshops at the end of the week.


The scheme has been delivered in 80% of primary schools across the country.  It is presented in a sensitive, child friendly and engaging way.  It aims to help children identify ways to keep themselves safe encourages them to speak out to the key adults in their life.


The programme has been well received by both children and staff and will culminate with a special sponsored event on the 5th June, where children will wear green clothing and take part in a playtime 'Konga' to raise funds for the NSPCC. 


If you would like to discuss the schools programme or would like further information on Childline, please contact Miss McConnell, our Pupil and Parent Support Officer

NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe. Programme.

Key Stage 1 Assembly.
Classroom workshops for Year 5 and 6 pupils.
Year 6 Workshop
Year 5 Workshop
Year 4 pupils with 'Buddy'
Year 3 Pupils with 'Buddy'
Year 6 Workshop
Miss McConnell, Pupil and Parent Support Officer.

Fundraising Marathon


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Just some of our children who took part in our Danceathon for red nose day.


It is Comic Relief Day on Friday 15th March. Children may come to school wearing something red. If they have raised sponsorship money, could they please bring it in on the day. We are looking forward to our Danceathon.

Multicultural Arts Week


This week each year group has been learning all about different countries and cultures around the world. From France to New Zealand, Africa to South America, they have danced, sung, cooked and learnt a wealth of new information. The week is rounded off by a celebration of cultural diversity on Friday.

Multicultural Art Week

On Friday 30 November we will be holding a Christmas Market at Barton Junior School, from 1.45pm. The children will be creating some Festive crafts in school to sell at the Christmas Market, which they will be costing and pricing themselves. Any profit made by the classes will be spent on items for their classrooms. We hope that parents and carers will be able to come to this event and support their child’s mini enterprise project. Thank you.


Buster's Book Club is Back!


Buster’s Book Club is a reading scheme that is supported by the KM Charity team and the KM Media group. The aim of the scheme is to encourage children to read more and to enjoy reading literature they chose for themselves.

Every week children record how much time they spend reading on Wednesday evening and this is recorded for the whole school on a Thursday. Class readers of the week and the reading class of the week are announced in Friday's assembly and during the term, reading figures from each class will go forward to a district challenge with prizes available to the school that comes top in the reading challenge.

You can find out more by visiting






Well done to all our Year 5 pupils who took part in their bikeability assessment this week.

Thank you to all the parents who showed an interest in the proposed new school building.

If you did not fill in a feedback form and still wish to do so, please find the consultation form below.

Contact details via email are found at the bottom of the form.

Many thanks for your thoughts.


Local Exhibition

Barton Junior School – ‘have your say’

Wednesday 28th March 2018

2.30pm to 7.00 pm

at the

Barton Junior School, Barton Road, Dover CT16 2ND

As a member of the local community, you are invited to attend a Local

Exhibition to view the proposals for Barton Junior School.


The new school design will be on display as an information exhibition where

you will have an opportunity to see the proposals and discuss your thoughts

and questions with the School, the Trust and members of the design team.


We look forward to listening and understanding the views of the local







A big thank you to staff and students for taking part in our week of Scientific experiments. We have been working towards the Super Star Crest Awards, based on the STEM science principals. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We were also visited by the Astrodome so that the children could experience the sky at night. Take a look at just some of the lessons they took part in...

Buster's Big Bash is now open for booking!

This free family event takes place on the morning of Saturday 12th May in Dane John Gardens, Canterbury.  It is a celebration of the achievements of pupils in schools using our Green travel and Literacy schemes.  As well as taking part in our record-attempt walking bus crocodile through Canterbury, children will complete a series of physical and sporting challenges, learn circus skills, race space hoppers and enjoy the go-karts.  Bring your teddy bears and join us for a picnic in front of the circus show.  Some special guests are rumoured to be attending this year....keep your eyes peeled for Buster and his friends! 

Check out this link for more details and to book your free place:

Places are first-come first served and goody bags will be allocated to the first 300 children checking in at 9.45am on the day.  All children who complete the challenge activities will receive attraction vouchers.  Please address any queries to:

Mr Danton (Director of English) introduced Buster's Book Club to Barton Junior School on the 21st February 2018. Buster’s Book Club is a reading scheme that is supported by the KM Charity team and the KM Media group. The aim of the scheme is to encourage children to read more and to enjoy reading literature they chose for themselves.

Every week children record how much time they spend reading on Wednesday evening and this is recorded for the whole school on a Thursday. Class readers of the week and the reading class of the week are announced in Friday's assembly and during the term, reading figures from each class will go forward to a district challenge with prizes available to the school that comes top in the reading challenge.

You can find out more by visiting

Online Safety


Mrs Knight will be holding an Online Safety meeting for parents on Tuesday 6th February at 9:15 in our Main Hall. It will discuss how to keep your child safe online and look at the latest apps and games that can be accessed online and on their phones. You are welcome to come along and join us. Tea, coffee and cake will also be provided.

The presentation can now be found in the parents section of the website.


I have also been asked by a number of parents how to set parental controls for Xbox 1 and PlayStation 4 after the Christmas holidays. I have added two help guided in our parents section that may help.

Year 5 try horse riding for the morning

Meeting the ponies
Carefully climbing on
Wow! This is high!

School closes today (Friday 15th December) at 1pm.

School reopens on

Thursday 4th January 2018.

School closes today (Friday 15th December) at 1pm. Term 3 begins on Thursay 4th January 2018.

Keep up to date with all the latest news and information with the new Barton Facebook Page! Just click the link on the home screen to go directly there.

Barton at the Marlow

Please be aware Friday 1st December is the last day to pay for the Pantomime trip. Thank you.

Coffee Morning, Smile Centre, Whitfield

Coffee and cake anyone?


Well done Barton!!

We raised an amazing


Thank you to all of you who came and bought cakes and coffee on Friday.

Sports Club start Monday 18th October. Make sure you fill out the consent form and look out for the acceptance slip too. Limited places!!

Welcome Back.


A big welcome back to all pupils this term and thank you for looking so smart. I am glad to say the first three days have been very calm and the older children have helped the Year 3 settle in very quickly. Please make sure all jumpers, coats and PE kits and named and any money coming into the school is placed in a named envelope.

Staff are always on hand at the end of the day if you wish to speak to them. Alternatively you can ring to make an appointment to speak to one of the leadership team or pupil and parent support officer.

Belchamps 2017             

Some of the year 6 children are on the residential trip to Belchamps Scout Centre.  Parents and carers will be updated by text message daily and can see any photos in the Year 6 Gallery.



Hats and Sun cream needed!


Its going to be hot this week and UV levels are sky high. Please make sure your child comes to school with a hat and has sun cream with them or once a day cream applied before school. Sun cream should be higher than factor 30 and have the highest UV rating possible. Thank you.

Hats and sun cream needed.


Red Nose Day


The children took part in a challenge for Red Nose Day.  The challenge was to complete 25 miles on an inflatable obstacle course as a group. 


It was a great success and the children completed over 28 miles.


Raising and total of £1114.93 for Comic Relief.

Year 4 Assembly


The children in Year 4 held an assembly for parents and carers this morning.


It was an epic performance showcasing their topic work on Robots.


Well done to all the children and staff in Year 4 for putting on such a fantastic show.


There are some photos in the Year 4 Gallery.


Multicultural Arts Week

The Kent Good School guide has been published for this year.  We are delighted that we have been ranked 17th out of 410 Kent School.


Please follow the link below to see the list:

School Closures


Please ensure your contact details are kept up to date and include at least one mobile phone number. This will enable us to text you if the school has to shut due to bad weather and any other important information.


In the event of bad weather, closures will also be updated on the following websites;



We have listened to comments from parents and we can now take card payments for dinner money, trips and breakfast club.

Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament

Horse Riding

Barton School Council Visits The Houses of Parliament


Members of the school Council visited the Houses of Parliament this week.


This was a great experience for the children in which they had a tour of the building and took part in an educational workshop.




Road to Rio Cookery Session


Thank you to all parents and children who wanted to take part in the Kent Road to Rio cookery session. Take up was so popular we had to pull names out of the hat! Children learnt how to make healthy sprinting spaghetti bolognaise and parents were invited to taste their cooking skills at the end of the day. The smell from the canteen was amazing and made us all very, very hungry!



We Raised over £1000 for Comic Relief!!!!

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Well done to everyone for raising a staggering total on Friday 13th March. Here are just a few of the funny faces made on the day.