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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

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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 5

Term 4


Learning lessons from the past!




This term we will be learning all about dinosaurs, where they lived and reasons why they became extinct. We will be making a timeline of the different prehistoric periods including Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Extinct. We will think about how we can find dinosuars and what types of evidence we might look at to help us. Children will also learn about the life of the palaeontologist and fossil collector, Mary Anning. 


We made our own salt dough fossils! Can you guess what they are?






In our English learning we will be focusing on writing sentences using correct punctuation and cursive script. Children will continue to practice applying their phase 4 phonemes and our Year 1 common exception words. Children will be screened as preparation for the June phonics screening. 



Our children will be focussing on grouping and classifying animals. They will think about which animals belong to which groups, for example birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. Children will then go onto grouping animals according to what they eat using key words: carnivore, herbivore and omnivore. 



Our main focus for reading and writing this term will be based around dinsoaur texts, poems and short stories. We will read the following texts during our English lessons and learn to form and demarcate sentences based around these books. Could you learn 5 dinosaur names? Do any of these names have silent letters? Could you draw and label a dinosaurs using adjectives to describe?


Year 1 Common Exception Words