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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

Are you looking for a Reception place for September 2019? Then ring the office to book a place on Tuesday 6th November 9.30am to 11.30am and come meet the team!
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%

Year 2

Year 2 Creative Curriculum 2018-2019

Welcome to Year 2!


In Year 2 we have two classes - Williams and Honeycrisp Class. In Honeycrisp class the teacher is Mrs Hilden and the teaching assistants are Mrs Royce-Dexter (Mornings) and Miss Ford (Afternoons).


In Williams class the teachers is Mrs Burns and the teaching assistant is Miss Barker.


General Reminders


  •  Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!
  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register.
  • The children will be given their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly.



This term's topic is The Great Fire of London!



This term we will be reading the story:


Over the term could you research and find out the following answers to our key questions?

How did the fire start? How long did the fire burn for? Were there any  fire engines? How many people lost their lives? How many people were injured? What information can you tell me about the Gunpowder Plot?


Our topic this term is Guy Fawkes and the Great Fire of London. Through this topic we will be looking at Fire Safety, Fireworks, The Gunpowder Plot and the events of The Great Fire of London.

Using the setting of the Great Fire of London, children will use their senses to imaginatively describe what it might have been like to be there at the time of the fire. They will also recall key events of the fire with a historical focus.


How can you help at home?

Research The Great Fire of London with your child in order to develop their understanding of the key events. Discuss what it might have been like to be there at the time.


In Maths, this term we will be learning about Money. Children will be learning to recognise coins and notes up to £50.00. We will then begin to use different coins and notes to find different combinations of making amounts.


How can you help at home?

Show your child some real coins and explain to them what the value of each one is. A good game for recognising coins is to put a pile of coins on the table and then give them five seconds to find a certain coin. You could also give them one of each of the different coins and ask them to put them in order, from smallest value to largest.

Once they are feeling a bit more confident with money, encourage your child's desire to play shop-keeper and help them make the game real by letting them practise paying for items in small shops. Learning the value of each coin takes time, but handling real money will help them get a feel for what each coin looks like and what it's worth. Help them to understand the price of things by giving them a budget (“You can choose a magazine for £3 or less”, for example).


In Art, we worked hard in groups to create some Tudor houses from 1666. Look at our fantastic work!


Reading and Spelling.



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


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