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

Barming Primary School

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

We are a 'GOOD' School - OFSTED: May 2019.....Thank you to all the children who attended FILM NIGHT and to the PTA for doing a fabulous job running it!
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 406 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 91.7%
  • Year 1 98.1%
  • Year 2 94.8%
  • Year 3 95.8%
  • Year 4 96.3%
  • Year 5 91.0%
  • Year 6 96.2%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Music Recording 2



This Music page will showcase all our Music learning

for Year 3 to Year 6.


Take a look :-)

Progression Across The School


Alexander and Discovery Classes


Term 1:

Week 1 - LO: To be able to sing one part of a song while hearing another part.

We started the term by learning how to sing a round.  We sang Row Row your Boat, then split into 2 groups.  One group started the song and then the second group joined in part-way through.  It was rather challenging to stick to our bit, but we got quite good at this with practice.  Then we tried one group singing 3 Blind Mice at the same time as the other group sang Row Row your Boat.  It was really tricky, but we managed it.  Here are some photos of us doing that, can you guess from our actions as to which group is singing which part?




Week 2 - LO: To be able to sing a round in time and in tune with our peers.

We have been singing a popular guide / scout song called The Canoe Song.  Please look at our page on the website for the video link with tune and lyrics.  It's great fun!  


Week 3 - LO: To be able to sing a partner song.

We learned another river-themed song today; this time it was the Canadian 'Land of the Silver Birch'.  Once we had practised it, we split into 2 groups and one group sang this song while the other group sang the Native American 'Canoe Song'.  Have a listen and see how good we are at singing partner songs!

Week 3 partner songs

Alexander class singing The Canoe Song and Land of the Silver Birch as partner songs.

Week 3 partner songs

Discovery class singing The Canoe Song and Land of the Silver Birch as partner songs.

Week 4 and 5 - LO: to learn a song with traditional Geordie lyrics.

We have been learning a river song from Newcastle called 'A Keel Row'.  It was challenging to understand some of the words in the Geordie dialect, but we persevered and had a go at turning it into a round.  Both Alexander and Discovery sang it together, which was even more fun!  Have a listen to it yourself and see what you think!


Gala & Braeburn Class


Look at what we have been up to:


Term 1:

Week 2 - LO: To learn the parts of a violin

Today we learnt the strings of the violin and the saying Greedy Dogs Always Eat to help us remember the names of the strings.

We practised holding the violin and we had a go at plucking the strings.


Week 3 - LO: To pluck open strings

Today we learnt to keep time and we played clapping games. We played our first tune on open strings. This was called Bow Down Belinda.




DDGG (Repeat)


Week 6 - LO: To play a tune on open strings that uses all the strings


Today we played three different songs: 

Bow Down Belinda

Under arrest

and Jim Along Josie.


Over the course of the lesson we used all of the strings and we really worked on our timing.




Empire & Ruben Class


Look at what we have been up to:


Term 1:

Week 1 - LO: To understand and identify musical elements of pitch, tempo and dynamics.

We listened to excerpts from Peter and the Wolf today, and discussed the changes in tempo and dynamics.  We also listened to the instruments that represented some of the characters in the story and discussed the difference in pitch between them.  Here's the link to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra version that we listened to in the lesson.


Week 2 - LO: To understand duration and ostinato.

We learned about the repeating rhythmic pattern in music called an ostinato.  We could identify it in pieces of music as varied as Holst's Mars:Bringer of War , The Imperial March from Star Wars and Queen's Another One Bites the Dust  Have a listen and hear the ostinato for yourself.


Week 3 LO: To understand rhythm and pulse.

We have been exploring the difference between pulse and rhythm.  To help us with this, we are learning to play the cups!  Ask one of us to find out more!


Week 4 - LO: To compose using percussion.

Today we started our composition in groups.  We watched some clips from "Stomp" and were in awe of how they created musical rhythms with just their bodies and simple items like brooms and cups of water.


Then we tried our hand at creating our own rhythms using just our bodies and what we could find on the tables.  There was a lot of noisy musical fun!




Russet and Sunrise Class


Look at what we have been up to:


Term 1:

Week 2 - LO: To understand rhythm.

This week we used Morse code to create a rhythm - using the Inspector Morse theme tune as inspiration.


Week 3 - LO: To explore rhythm.

Using the Morse code the children have begun to explore the rhythms that they can create.


Week 4 - LO: To develop rhythm by exploring instrumentation.

The children have been considering which instruments are best for making the dot sound and which ones will make the dash sound effectively.