We aim to provide a relevant, interesting and creative curriculum which develops the whole child. We have high expectations of children academically while understanding that their social, emotional, physical and spiritual development are just as important if they are to live happy and fulfilling lives.
We believe that as children grow and learn, they will develop their own curriculum interests. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum we can cater for the interests of all children. At the core of our curriculum we value the best quality teaching of the core skills of English and Maths.
The framework for the children’s learning is provided by the National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science along with ICT, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and French. We also teach Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) attaching great importance to the development of social skills. The curriculum encourages children to develop self-discipline and responsibility and to work collaboratively with others.
To find out more about the National Curriculum click and open the document below:
Reading and Phonics
At Barming Primary School we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic programme. Throughout Year R and KS1 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded. In addition to these, we subscribe to the online learning platform ‘Bug Club’ where children are allocated books according to their phonic phase and book band level.
In KS2, for those children who are not yet secure with their phonic knowledge, the systematic ‘Rapid Phonics’ scheme is used. In Years 3 and 4 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded. In Years 5 and 6 the children progress to choosing reading books from a range of children’s literature. Throughout KS2, children are allocated books from ‘Bug Club’ according to their book band level.