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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

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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 403 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 96.0%
  • Year 1 94.2%
  • Year 2 96.7%
  • Year 3 98.4%
  • Year 4 97.0%
  • Year 5 96.9%
  • Year 6 97.5%
  • Whole School - 96.8%

Our Curriculum

We aim to provide a relevant, interesting, engaging and creative curriculum that 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 cater for the interests of all children. See how we stimulate our young minds in the photographs below...

 

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 Computing, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and French/Spanish.  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.

 

At Barming Primary School we encourage the children and parents to contribute to what happens in the curriculum and we even send home a yearly review letter so we can all plan together and stay current with our learning!

 

To find out more about the National Curriculum click and open the document below:

To find out more about the curriculum for your child follow the link below:

 

Tell me more about the curriculum

 

 

Our Curriculum changes every year to reflect what our children enjoy and need to experience.

 

Pupil Voice for our Curriculum:

 

Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Collated July 2018 (Collation in green) 42 returned questionnaires.

 

As a school we aim to continually review our curriculum and make it more reflective of the children’s interests.

 

Which of the topics you have ALREADY done in school (in any subject) have you most enjoyed or found interesting?

Dinosaur, Space, Stone Age, Plants and Animals, China, Teddy Bears, Vincent Van Gough, The Victorians, The Romans, Rainforests, WW2, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anglo-Saxons, Trojan War, Spy Dog, Power point, RE, Science, History, Mosaics, ICT, Maths, Art, Guided Reading, Light, Newspaper Reports, Materials, Biomes, Ambulances, Poetry, Class debates, Challenging Maths, How to Train a Dragon, Torches, Sound, Jungle Book, Dream Stories, Maths (decimals), Pirates, Artic and Frozen, Wicked Wheels, Space and planets, Forest School, Coasts, Mythical Creatures, Basketball, Great Fire of London, Habitats, Pop-Up Books and Chrome Book work.

 

Which of the topics you have ALREADY done in school (in any subject) have you least enjoyed or found interesting? Illumination, Rivers, Space, Violins, Hockey, Victorians, RE – Christianity, Fairy Garden Topic – Year 1, Anglo Saxons, PE, Light Project, French, Superheroes, Festivals, First News Comprehension and Judaism.

 

Which of these would you like to do more of in school? In order of preference

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If you could learn about ANY topics in school, what would you most like to study?

Medieval times, Musicians, Insects, Electricity, Outdoors, Zoo Animals, Cookery, Shakespeare, Mozart, Roald Dahl, J.K Rowling, Inventing, Story Writing, Harry Potter, Singing, Drama, Barming, Artists, Landmarks, Filming, Dangerous Creatures, Flags, Sport, Robots, Football, Swimming, More Outside Learning, Teamwork, More Art, Volcanoes, Aviation, Skateboarding, Albert Einstein, America, Sea Creatures, Body, Solar System, Spanish, Netball, Gymnastics, Money, Water, Yoga, Wellbeing, Egyptians, Rounders, Self, Free Writing, Measuring Maths, Sewing, Baking,  Drumming, Gardening, Cooking, Growing Vegetables,  Astronomy, German, Arctic Animals, Wood work, Coding, 3D Printing, Famous Artists, Underwater, Building Furniture and Super cars,

 

Improvements the children/parents would like this coming 2018 to 2019:

  • WW2 Trip – Not done in school – A visit – MGGS Tunnels for example? - Trip booked and undertaken
  • Could children eat their pack lunches outside? - We are looking into this for the Summer.
  • Repeating of Hockey, Football etc over the years in PE – Adapt our PE Curriculum. - A meeting has been held with PASS (The company we use) and plans have been changed for this year to ensure our PE curriculum better meets the needs of our children.
  • Music needs to be taught more in some classes. - Our Music lead is monitoring this termly.
  • More Forest School - EYFS also do Forest School type activities but this has a cost implication for the rest of the school. Nevertheless, it is being looked in to.
  • Repeating stories (Texts) - Our English Lead Mrs Armstrong has worked with staff to map out texts across the school to ensure this will not happen.
  • A couple of parents have asked if children could do the ‘Mile a day’ - Our PE Leads Miss Locke and Mrs Dyer have looked into this and other ideas too. They will keep you informed!

 

New Homework Policy for October 2018

 

We have listened to what you have said relating to homework and have adapted our policy. Please see below.

Barming Primary School

Creative Curriculum 2018 to 2019

 

Term

Early Years

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

Autumn Term 1

 

Marvellous Me

 

Dinosaurs

 

Pirates

 

Ug!

 

Ciao Bella

Art and Illusion

Battling Britain

Autumn Term 2

Festivals

 

Toys

The Great Fire of London

Survival

 

Literally a Surprise

 

Island Paradise

 

Chocoholics

Spring Term 1

Frozen

 

Ocean Explorers

 

Castles, Knights and Dragons

 

Illuminations

Romans – The Empire Strikes (back)

Gods, Myths and Monsters

How high?

Spring Term 2

Out of this World

In to the Woods

Where do we live?

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Rise of the Anglo-Saxons

Were They Vicious Vikings?

 

We Are Not Amused

Summer Term 1

Wicked Wheels

 

Seaside

Africa

Blooming Wonderful!

 

Here’s a Good Spot

 

The Circle of Life

Let there be Light!

Summer Term 2

The Secret Garden

 

Superheroes

Minibeasts

Walk Like an Egyptian

It’s Alive!

Garden of England

Road Trip USA

 

History   Geography   Science  Art/DT

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 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. 

LOOK at our broad and balanced curriculum.

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It is not just about English and Maths here at Barming Primary School.

It is not just about English and Maths here at Barming Primary School. 1
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Superhero Lunch Day October 2018

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ART DAY in the Summer was great fun and you can find evidence from it on the walls...

ART DAY in the Summer was great fun and you can find evidence from it on the walls... 1
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We are also very lucky to have a lovely library.

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All the children take part in Forest School over the year...

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We ensure a rich curriculum with TRIPS to broaden our minds... Year 4 Trip to Canterbury

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We have lots of visitors to our school too...

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The children organised their own cinema trip for FREE.... Keep your eyes wide open for next year.

The children organised their own cinema trip for FREE.... Keep your eyes wide open for next year. 1

We all work hard together to raise money for charity...

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