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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

Welcome back to Term 6!
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 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%

Term 4 Explorers

Term 4



Topic Title - Explorers: Columbus/ Pirates



We will start the term by looking at instructional writing; children will be making their own pirate hat and using imperative verbs to describe how they made it. We will be taking a closer look at pirates, describing their characters and learning some key pirate vocabulary to support our writing throughout the term. We will be reading the book “The Pirates Next Door’ by Jonny Duddle. Children will retell parts of the story, describing the characters and thinking about what could happen next. Children will continue to develop a greater stamina for writing at length, ensuring they use a range of punctuation correctly in their work.


Children will develop a deeper understanding of suffixes and how they change a root word − eg “ful” “less” as in help – helpless. We will begin to use apostrophes to mark singular possession in nouns (for example, the girl’s name) and apostrophes of omission (he didn’t, he couldn’t).


Spelling Shed – We will continue to encourage children to use ‘Spelling Shed’ to support their spelling throughout the term.






This term we will be finding out about Ocean Explorers!

We will be learning about:


  • What experiences did Columbus and his sailors encounter?
  • What is Columbus famous for?
  • How has his discovery changed people’s lives?
  • What happened to Christopher Columbus?
  • Pirates: Who were they? What did they do?
  • Significant lives of famous pirates.
  • Which pirate was the most feared and why?







This term we will be continuing to learn about Animals including Humans. Children will be learning to:


  • Pupils should be taught to:

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.