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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

Reception Intake: September 2021 - please see our Virtual Tour, under the About us Tab - Tour of the School. We hope you enjoy!
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 411 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 87.7%
  • Year 1 89.1%
  • Year 2 89.8%
  • Year 3 89.9%
  • Year 4 83.6%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96.8%
  • Whole School - 90.5%


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.  It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss Science through collaboration.  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.


We aim to

• build on the children’s natural curiosity.

• teach the children scientific knowledge.

• teach the children scientific skills.

• stimulate them to investigate, question and develop attitudes of science.

• teach them to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language.

• teach them how to evaluate their findings and suggest explanations.


At Barming Primary School we follow the Kent Scheme for Science


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). 


Science at Barming 2020/2021


Term 1/2


Year 6 Electricity Investigations





Science at Barming 2019/2020


KS2 Science Club Term 3/4 


In Science Club we have been trying some STEM Challenges which you could try at home.


Raft Challenge - Using only string, twigs and tape, make a floating raft. How much weight can it hold before sinking?






Balloon Challenge - Use only 10 balloons and a roll of masking tape to make the tallest free standing structure you can.




Can you try the skittle experiment at home? What happens to the colour from the sweets? Can you explain why?




We put food dye into milk and then put a washing up liquid cotton bud in the milk. What do you think will happen? 



Look at what we have been up to:

Year 1 sound walk linked to our senses

                                            Science across the school in Term 2
                                       Science displays across the school in Term 1