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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

A MASSIVE thank you to the PTA and everyone who came and supported the Summer Fair!
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 96.4%
  • Year 1 97.7%
  • Year 2 95.5%
  • Year 3 97.3%
  • Year 4 98.2%
  • Year 5 97.3%
  • Year 6 97.6%
  • Whole School - 97.2%

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

In Year 2 we have two classes - Williams and Honeycrisp Class. In Honeycrisp class the teacher is Mr Jibb and the teaching assistants are Mrs Royce-Dexter and Mr Hughes/Miss Ford 1:1 support.

 

In Williams class the teachers are Miss Reed (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Hart(Wed-Fri) and the teaching assistant is Mrs Greenwood.

Both classes also share the teaching assistant Mrs Brooks in the afternoon.

Please note our PE days are now Tuesday and Friday: Please ensure children have shorts and trainers! Also, can long hair be tied back and no jewellery worn.

 

Term 5

Now that the weather has improved we hope to be doing much more work outside. We are very lucky to have such wonderful outdoor learning areas. Our topic this term is plants and we have already started to make the most of our outdoor areas. In our first week back we went on a nature hunt to draw pictures of plants:

       

 

This term in Science we will be growing our own plants and studying the conditions that plants need to grow.

 

English

Spy Dog

In English we are reading "Spy Dog" by Andrew Cope. The story centers around Lara,  a highly trained Spy dog, who has to choose the perfect family to help her with her mission. We will be writing our own book called "How to be a Spy Dog" and using this book to inspire our writing.

 

At home you can help with writing by encouraging your child to write for different purposes or to write in response to something you have read together:

  • Write a diary entry for a character
  • Write a letter to give a character advice
  • Write instructions to help a character
  • Think of questions that they would like to ask a character.

Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In maths we are focusing on addition and subtraction. These are key areas in the up coming SATS tests and we want to make sure that the children get plenty of practice. 

 

Maths methods and strategies taught in school now are very different from those that many parents learned at school. This can often cause confusion when parents are trying to support their child at home. CLICK HERE for some information on the maths methods that we use in school today.

 

Science

We will be learning about plants.  Use this time of year to discuss the different seasons and how plants change over the course of the year. You don't need to have a garden to grow plants. Try to set aside a little space for a couple of flower pots and encourage your child to grow some flowers. If you are able to grow some vegetables then this is also a fantastic lesson on where food comes from.

 

This website has some great ideas on things that you can grow at home with your children: CLICK HERE

RE

In RE this term we will be learning about Hinduism.

•Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion.

•There are about 900 million Hindus. That’s a lot!!

•Hinduism is the main religion in India but there are followers all over the world.

Topic

Our Local Area

Throughout this topic we will examine the area around us and the places that are special to us. We will be linking this to art and learning about artist who painted landscapes. We are also going to experiment with GPS art.

 

PE/Games

Gymnastics: Travelling using apparatus

Outside Games: Sending and Receiving using balls

Personal Health and Social Education / Citizenship

We will be learning about the importance of perseverance and always trying your best even after a setback. We will be looking at the lives of athletes and other famous people who have triumphed over adversity.

 

 

Reading and Spelling.

Practise reading and spelling  these Yr 2 Common Exception words at home.

 

Continue your learning at home by following these links:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

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

 

 

 

http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/cone-crazy

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