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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

TERM 4 2023
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%



Science at Barming 





At Barming Primary School, we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world around them.   For these purposes, we follow the Kent Scheme for Science.   It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss Science through collaboration.


The scheme contains 28 units of work, each one specifically designed to address the primary Science national curriculum, which began in September 2014.   Each unit contains information and advice required for teachers to provide excellent learning opportunities for their children.   Each unit of study has been assigned to a particular year group in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum (2014).




Starting from the views already held, children are given the opportunity to have their views challenged, to change their views and ultimately improve their understanding.   A planned range of practical work in meaningful contexts helps to develop a range of investigative skills and allows children to take risks and learn from their mistakes, developing them into independent learners.




  • The impact will be that we will build on the children’s natural curiosity.   
  • The children will have excellent scientific knowledge and be able to confidently apply scientific skills that they have learnt.   
  • The children will have been stimulated to investigate, question and develop attitudes of Science.   
  • They will know how to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language and will be able to evaluate their findings and suggest explanations.

British Science Week 10-19th March 2023





Here are a selection of photos capturing what we have been up to in Science, so far this year...

Year 5




Year 3 - Rocks & Soil

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed investigating the different types of soil. They learnt all about the different types of soil and how different soil types are used for different purposes. 


Year 2 - Living Things and Their Habitats

Year 2 took their learning outside and went exploring, looking for things which were alive, dead and had never been alive.


Year 1 

Year 1 have been busy sorting materials, measuring and comparing the temperature of water, labelling parts of the body, testing materials to see if they are waterproof and sorting animals into groups.

Gardening Club


Dr James and her gardening club have been busy around the school, planting and watering different plants for the spring and experimenting and investigating seasonal flowers such as daffodils. Gardening club takes place after school every Thursday. 

Monday 8th November - Friday 19th November 2021



On Friday 19th November 2021 we took part in Switch Off Friday to mark the end of Switch Off Fortnight 2021. Children across the school worked very hard to reduce their energy usage. They turned off unnecessary lights and devices throughout the day. All classes have an energy audit to compare to our first audit from Monday 8th November.

We saved 12.38 kWh of energy! 

Working together to make small changes can have a big impact.

Fantastic effort Barming, keep up the great work!



Climate change (according to a kid)

Why are we taking part in 'Switch Off Fortnight?'

How can you save energy at home?

KS1 Science at Barming

Here KS1 were carrying out an experiment to see what materials are waterproof. They carefully poured water on to different materials to see which were waterproof and which weren't. They had great fun and didn't get too wet!

KS2 Science at Barming

Here, KS2 are carrying out an experiment to see how plants absorb water. They were impressed with the results!

Outdoor Learning Day - RHS Campaign for School Gardening 



On Thursday 21st May 2021 the whole school got involved in gardening across the school. Each class planted a variety of seeds, flowers, vegetables and herbs in pots around the school.

We are looking forward to seeing everywhere in full bloom in the summer!


You can find out more about the RHS Campaign for School Gardening on their website.


RHS School Gardening Award 


We have achieved level 1 of the RHS School Gardening awards! We are now hoping to get level 2 and 3 next year.

Click the link below to find out what we have done to achieve level 1 and what we need to do next.


More fun experiements that you can try at home (PLEASE ASK AN ADULT BEFORE TRYING ANY OF THESE)


5 Amazing Water Experiments & Tricks - Instant Water Freezing (by Mr. Hacker)

In this learning video you will see 5 amazing science experiments with instant water freezing to ice. Do you konw how to freeze water instantly? In this vide...

How to Make Lava Lamp at Home! Homemade Easy Science Experiments for Kids!!!

How to Make A HomeMade Lava Lamp at Home! Easy Science Experiments for Kids with Ryan ToysReview! Ryan have fun doing a simple and easy DIY lava Lamp!!!

Fun investigations at home and school!

Year 1 sound walk linked to our senses

                                       Science Display Examples...

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