We aim to provide a relevant, interesting, engaging and creative curriculum that develops the whole child. We have high expectations of children academically while understanding that their social, emotional, physical and spiritual development are just as important if they are to live happy and fulfilling lives.
We believe that as children grow and learn, they will develop their own curriculum interests. Through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum we cater for the interests of all children. See how we stimulate our young minds in the photographs below...
The framework for the children’s learning is provided by the National Curriculum which sets out the core subjects of Maths, English and Science along with Computing, PE, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education and French/Spanish. We also teach Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) attaching great importance to the development of social skills. The curriculum encourages children to develop self-discipline and responsibility and to work collaboratively with others.
At Barming Primary School we encourage the children and parents to contribute to what happens in the curriculum and we even send home a yearly review letter so we can all plan together and stay current with our learning!
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Our Curriculum changes every year to reflect what our children enjoy and need to experience.
Reading and Phonics
At Barming Primary School we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic programme. Throughout Year R and KS1 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded.
In KS2, for those children who are not yet secure with their phonic knowledge, the systematic ‘Rapid Phonics’ scheme is used. In Years 3 and 4 we use a variety of reading schemes which have been book banded. In Years 5 and 6 the children progress to choosing reading books from a range of children’s literature.
Barming children bring a smile this festive season
Most of us will look forward to Christmas, enjoying the festival and spending time with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many older people the festive season can be a difficult and lonely time. As part of the Christmas Friendship Appeal, the children have been working hard to make their own Christmas cards which have been sent to an MHA resident or Live at Home Scheme member to bring joy this year and really make a difference. We would like to thank all the children for showing their artistic skills and sharing the joy of Christmas with the older people in care.