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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 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 What did the Romans do for us?

Term 4


The Romans in Britain




In Topic will be learning about the Romans and how they have impacted our lives today.


We are studying Roman weaponry and armour, the structure of the Roman army and we will also look at Roman Society and how they used to live. We will also be looking at Roman technology and how it is linked with what we have today.


Why don’t you try to find some Roman heritage around our local area? There are two Villas in Maidstone (TQ7556 and TQ7654), and another at Teston (TQ6953). Other substantial Romano-British buildings have been identified at Barming (TQ7253), East Barming (TQ7254), Boughton Monchelsea (TQ7751) and Chart Sutton (TQ8049).


What do you think the numbers refer to? Can you find any information in Maidstone town centre about the Romans.


Quis, Quid, Ubi, Quibus Auxiliis, Cur, Quomodo, Quando?




This term we will be looking at non-fiction text based on the Romans and what they did for us. The children will be learning about all the different aspects of Roman life and technology and will be creating their own information text about they have found out. We are looking forward to Book Week and our visit from Thomas Taylor, the author of the book, ‘Malamander’. 



In maths we will be and division. We will be continuing with learning our multiplication tables to 12 x 12 and making sure that we are really secure with our formal methods.  We will also be looking at 100 more and 100 less and 1000 more and 1000 less than a given number.  We will also be revisiting addition and subtraction and 2D shapes.


Please continue to make use of Times Tables Rock Stars and Purple Mash Times Tables. Good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the maths curriculum.




In science we are continuing to learn about electricity. We will be investigating different switches and the children will be creating their own.  At the end of the term, the children will be making their own torches so that they can use the switches they have designed and made.


Mr Laker says that he believes that electricity exists because the bill keeps arriving from the electricity company. However he doesn’t know how it gets into the wires. We will be investigating this very question and learning about the different ways that electricity can be generated and, indeed, how it gets into the wires.




In computing we will be investigating shape and control using the programming language LOGO.




We are learning about the Christian festival of Easter. We will be learning about the message of forgiveness. 




This term we will be studying Dance. This unit links to our science topic on electricity.

For outdoor PE we are learning Netball skills. We will be focussing on passing using different throws, shooting, finding space and positions.



We will be learning about equal opportunities and how charities can play an important role in creating a more equal society.




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