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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

Welcome back to Term 3...We are a GOOD school (Ofsted May 2019) .......
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 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 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%


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). 


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?'

Investigating climate change and the green house effect

How can you save energy at home?

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.


Science Day Friday 5th March 2021



Today we are celebrating the start of British Science week (5th - 14th March). 
We would love you to take part in our whole school Paper Aeroplane Investigation.
The goal is for you to design and make a paper plane that will fly the furthest distance (cm/m).
The winning plane from each Key Stage will win a prize. 

Use a sheet of paper (you can decide on the size), scissors, tape/glue to create your plane. You will also need a measuring tape. The winning plane will fly the furthest. Please video or photograph your plane and the distance it flew as evidence. You may also wish to complete an investigation sheet to record your designs and results. Please send in your results to your class teacher by Monday 8th March. 

Have fun and good luck!




Paper Aeroplane Investigation at home and school!

How to make a paper plane, with science! | Do Try This At Home | We The Curious

How can you use science to make a better paper airplane? Join Ross of the Live Science Team as he investigates how a wing works, the physics of flight and th...

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!

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