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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

Term 6 - Monday 5th June 2017 to Friday 21st July 2017... SUMMER FAIR NEXT SATURDAY - Saturday 24th June 2017
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 98.8%
  • Year 1 95.2%
  • Year 2 98.0%
  • Year 3 98.1%
  • Year 4 94.3%
  • Year 5 97.8%
  • Year 6 96.3%
  • Whole School - 96.9%

Year 2

Welcome to Williams and Honeycrisp Classes


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Where do we live?

This term the children are thinking about their local area.  They will thinking about the houses we live in and the types of jobs there are in the area.  We will also be looking at maps and seeing how the area has changed over time and how it is still changing now.

We will be taking the children on a walk round the local area on Thursday 4th May 2017.

Unfortunately we are not able to go for walk around the local area tomorrow and we will hopefully be going at a later date. Thank you for all offers of help.



The children will be looking at different parts of a plant and what they need in order to grow well.  We will be carrying out different experiments to see which conditions the plants grow in best and looking at and sorting seeds.  The children will also be planting their own seeds to grow and look after.


General Reminders:

What homework the children will be set:


English and Maths – set each Friday to be handed in by Wednesday.

WE will now be giving children both Maths and English homework each week.  The English will be mainly reading comprehensions and some writing exercises.  We would still like the children to continue with Mathletics and  Bug Club (the school ID is 7hml).



Days that the children have PE:


Thursday – Indoor, Wednesday – Outdoor. Please could you ensure that your child has a full and named PE kit in school for those days. Indoor PE kit comprises shorts, T shirt and Plimsolls or trainers. Outdoor PE kit comprises shorts, t shirt, tracksuit and trainers. Please could long hair be tied back. If your child has their ears pierced, they need to be able to remove these by themselves or leave them out on PE days.


Library - Wednesday


If your child has anything linked to our topic that they would like to bring in and share with the class please send it in.



This term the children will be looking at fairy stories and instructional text.  They will be writing their own versions of different fairy tales as well as create some of their own vegetarian recipes for the Big Bad Wolf! There will be a continued emphasis on handwriting and presentation.  We are also working on getting the children to use their knowledge of phonics to help them spell words with greater accuracy.

It would be great if you could look at some examples of newspapers with the children, looking at the layout and how they are written.

Practise reading and spelling Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words:




Please practise cursive letter formation at home.  Allow the children to join their letters as this will begin to develop greater fluency and speed.



The children will continue to develop fluency in number and reasoning about what they know, using their knowledge of number facts that has been taught so far. 

In Year 2 your child will be

Number & Place Value

  • count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words

·         use place value and number facts to solve problems.


Addition & Subtraction

  • Solve problems with addition and subtraction:  using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures.  Applying their increasing knowledge of mental and written methods
  • recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:  a two-digit number and 1s, a two-digit number and 10s, 2 two-digit numbers, adding 3 one-digit numbers.
  • show that addition of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot

·         recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.



Multiplication & Division

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×), division (÷) and equals (=) signs
  • show that multiplication of 2 numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of 1 number by another cannot

·         solve problems involving multiplication and division, using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication and division facts, including problems in contexts.



  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, 1/4, 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
  • write simple fractions, for example 1/2 of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and 1/2.


  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
  • compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
  • recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value
  • find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money
  • solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change
  • compare and sequence intervals of time
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day


Properties of Shapes

  • identify and describe the properties of 2-D shapes, including the number of sides and line symmetry in a vertical line
  • identify and describe the properties of 3-D shapes, including the number of edges, vertices and faces


Identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes

  • compare and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes and everyday objects.


Position & Direction

  • order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
  • use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).



  • interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
  • ask and answer simple questions by counting the number of objects in each category and sorting the categories by quantity

·         ask and answer questions about totalling and comparing categorical data.



This term our focus will be time, place value, addition and subtraction.

Please see our newsletter for ways you can help your child.







Hit the Button - one of our favourite games to practise times tables!


Also, Cone crazy. Don't mess up the penguin's order!