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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

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Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are 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 92%
  • Year 1 92%
  • Year 2 94%
  • Year 3 94%
  • Year 4 94%
  • Year 5 92%
  • Year 6 93%
  • Whole School - 93%

Term 3

Term 3




Read Write Inc.

In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set. 



Have you heard of Fred Talk? 

During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.  


If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards:


Big Book Stories:

In Guided Reading, our focus texts this term are Lost and Found and Rumble in the Jungle.  During our Big Book sessions, the children will justify their opinions of a character, identify unfamiliar words and discuss their meanings and use prior knowledge to understand the texts that are being read.




The topics we will cover in Maths this term are: 

Number and Place Value

  • Given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less.

Measures: Mass and Weight

  • Measure and begin to record: Mass/Weight.

Geometry: 2D and 3D Shape

  • Identify and describe common 2D shapes.

Measures: Counting and Money

Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.




Everyday Materials

This term in Science, we will be looking at everyday materials. They will be investigating materials; looking at what types of materials there are and what everyday objects are made from.  We will be learning about the different properties of the materials as well as testing the strength of different materials and seeing if they are waterproof or not. 



What makes some places sacred?

The children will begin by recognising places where they feel safe (home, school, grandparents' house) and will move onto discussing where is a safe place for believers to go. The children will then be introduced to the different places of worship for Christian, Muslim and Jewish believers and will discuss what is similar and what is different.



Health and Wellbeing and Safety and the Changing Body

This term, we are finish off our unit Health and Wellbeing by looking at sun safety and people who help to keep us healthy. We will then start our new unit 'Safety and the Changing Body' where we will begin to look at the adults we know in school and the adults we know outside of school. 



Indoor PE: Gymnastics

Outdoor PE: Striking and Fielding

We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.




Games to Support at Home


Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.


Oxford owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds.


Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1. 

Year 1 Church Trip

Design and Technology - Puppets

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