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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

Welcome to Barming Primary School...
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 a named tracksuit as it is very cold! Also, can long hair be tied back and no jewellery worn.


Term 4:

We have both of our class assemblies coming up soon. Williams’ class assembly will be on Tuesday 7th February at 09:15 and Honeycrisp’s class assembly will be on Tuesday 13th March. We hope that we will see you there.


Our topic this term is “How’s it made”. We will be looking at a range of crafts and products and we will be making our own products using the skills that we have learnt.



Traditional Tales

In English we will be looking at the traditional tale “The Gingerbread Man” and the story of “Beegu”. These books will also be the inspiration for some of our arts and craft. There will be a particular focus on writing instructions.


Last term the children published beautiful versions of “The Magic Paintbrush”. We are looking forward to more fantastic story telling this term.










The first part of our term focuses on Shape. We will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We will learn about the properties of shapes and what faces, edges and vertices are. Children will learn to describe 2D and 3D shapes.


For the second part of the term we will be concentrating on fractions and measurement.


How you can help

To reinforce the children’s learning of shape you could go on a shape hunt to see what 2D and 3D shapes you can find at home. Encourage children to use terms like: sides, faces, corners and vertices. A supermarket is a great place to find different shapes.


To help with fractions you could do some activities together in the kitchen. food is a fantastic fractions resource. Try doing some pizza making – have them put different toppings evenly across a pizza. Then encourage them to work out, for example, if they’ve put 10 olives evenly on the pizza and cut the pizza into 5 even pieces, how many olives on each? Chocolate that is marked out in sections is another good edible resource. Ask your child to say how many sections would make up one half or quarter of the bar. If they answer correctly, let them eat that fraction. Ask them to find, for example, a quarter of the remaining piece for their friend to eat.


We will be learning about materials. Give your child a collection of items made from different materials – paper, cardboards, plastics, metals – and ask them to find different ways of grouping them (rough, smooth, shiny, dull or plastic, metal, wood, fabric).

Point out materials that are found naturally and those that are not (twigs, unpolished/unfinished wood, sand, rocks, water, bone, clay, wool, glass, plastic, paper, cardboard). Ask your child to try sorting the materials into those they thinks are found naturally.

Talk to your child about how natural materials are changed to make everyday objects.


In RE this term we will be learning about Easter. We will be learning about the importance of Easter to Christians. We will also be celebrating Mother’s Day by making cards.


How’s it Made?

Throughout this topic we will examine a variety of products to see how they are made. We will be linking our learning to Science and investigating the materials that things are made of and looking at manmade and natural materials.


The highlight of the topic will be designing and making Gingerbread men and puppets.


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!


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