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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

Term 2 2023 - Our last day of Term 2 is Friday 15th December 2023 and the children come back on Wednesday 3rd January 2023! Tuesday 2nd January is an INSET day :-)
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.

Term 5

TOPIC TITLE: Were the Vikings raiders, traders of settlers.


This term we will be learning about the Vikings and their settlement in Britain. We will be looking at the key events that took place during the Viking era, the longboats that they liked to travel in and what Viking life was like in Britain.  We will also be learning about the impact that the Vikings had on the lives of Anglo-Saxons and examine why trading was so important to the Vikings. The children will look at several different sources of information and make inferences to decide if the Vikings were raiders, traders or settlers.


















This term we will be studying “How to train your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell


We will be looking at how Cressida Cowell uses language and in particular how she creates humour. We will be writing in her style to create our own dragons and using expanded noun phrases to describe them in our sentences. We will then be using a variety of instructional features to describe how to actually train a dragon!




In Maths we will be recovering place value, fractions and decimal numbers. We will be learning about measures, including converting between equivalent measures such as minutes to hours and metres to kilometres. We will also be covering position and direction looking in particular at translations of shapes.


How you can help:

Try referring to all the topics above in real life contexts that apply to the children.

Please practise times tables with your child. The link below is a very useful resource for practising times tables online:-





In Science we are looking at states of matter


Pupils will be taught to:

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.





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