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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

We are a 'GOOD' School - OFSTED: May 2019...We hope you all have a lovely half term and we'll see you all on Wednesday 4th November!
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 97.2%
  • Year 1 99%
  • Year 2 96.9%
  • Year 3 99%
  • Year 4 97.3%
  • Year 5 96.7%
  • Year 6 97.5%
  • Whole School - 97.7%



At Barming Primary School we follow the Kent Scheme:


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:

  • Clear learning expectations
  • Engaging activities to enable the learning to happen
  • Advice for each activity as to the type of recording the children could do
  • Resources required
  • Preparation required
  • Key vocabulary
  • Background science knowledge for teachers
  • Information on key scientists who have worked in the different areas of science
  • Assessment grids for each of the units
  • Methods to hook children into their learning
  • Website links
  • Very clear and plentiful examples of how children will be able to address ‘working scientifically’ through practical learning.


Each unit of study has been assigned to a particular year group in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum (2014). 



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