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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

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Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary 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 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
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 94.9%
  • Year 1 94.9%
  • Year 2 95.6%
  • Year 3 89.5%
  • Year 4 95.8%
  • Year 5 95.3%
  • Year 6 95.5%
  • Whole School - 94.4%

Modern Foreign Languages


At Barming Primary School, we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our children.  With weekly French lessons in Key Stage 2, the focus will be on reading, writing and speaking.  Learning French will begin to give the children a new perspective on the world around them and encourage a newfound understanding of their own culture and those of others.






At Barming Primary School, we follow the Mr French scheme of work.  Mr French is a scheme of work that allows children to discover, play, sing, move, think and interact with their peers and class teachers.   The five skills that are focused on are: listening, understanding, speaking, writing and reading.


The Mr French Scheme is:


  1. A guide to help teachers and leaders structure progressive learning in French
  2. Covers a broad range of topics
  3. Structured lessons to support teachers deliver engaging lessons


We chose Mr French for its fun and engaging lessons that support the majority of our children through repetition and constant revision of the language.




In line with the National Curriculum for MFL, pupils at Barming Primary School will be taught to:


  1. Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  2. Exploring patterns and sounds of language through songs, rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  3. Engage in conversations; asking and answering questions, express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help.
  4. Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
  5. Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
  6. Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
  7. Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
  8. Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.
  9. Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
  10. Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
  11. Understand basic grammar appropriate to French, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs.


All of this will be carried out in weekly lessons, taught by the class teacher from Year 3 through to Year 6.




The impact of learning will be measured by:


  1. Observing the children speaking and listening.
  2. Pupil voice.
  3. Learning walks.
  4. Book looks.

Have a look at our Scheme of work:

  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472