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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

Term 5


This term, we will be basing our reading and writing on Ninth Ward, a journey of emotions throughout.

We will be covering a number of genres in our writing including diary entries, narrative and newspaper articles.  We will continue to develop our understanding of basic sentences and associated punctuation and will begin to add further detail to our sentences by adding phrases or or by using relative clauses.  We will also concentrate on varying our sentence openers to make it interesting for our reader.



Four operations of number, rounding, fractions, decimals and time!


It will be a busy term for our maths learning!  We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value including decimals and will be rounding numbers with greater accuracy.  We will apply our knowledge of the four operations of number to a range of different problems.  Later in the term, we will be comparing and ordering fractions and then will be starting to learn about time – telling the time, converting between analogue and digital times and using timetables.  Any additional support you can give your child in telling the time (particularly on analogue clock faces) will be of huge benefit!


Animals including humans

This term, we will be learning human life cycle.  We will explore the prenatal stages of development and will learn about different stages in the human life cycle.  We will be recapping our RSE learning from Term 2 and will look at changes to the body during puberty.



Medieval Monarchs

We will start this term looking at the lead up to and the events of the Battle of Hastings.  We will learn why Britain had a succession crisis and what this means.  We will then explore the murder of Thomas Becket and what this meant for the monarchy.  We will discuss whether King John was a good or bad king and discuss the lessons learnt from the medieval monarchs in life today.    We will be visiting Battle Abbey on the 17th May to consolidate our learning on Medieval Monarchs.


What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Our R.E learning this term will centre on this key question.  We will gain a rich knowledge of the practice, meaning and significance of the Five Pillars of Islam as an expression of ibadah (worship and belief in action). Shahadah (belief in one God and his Prophet); salat (daily prayer); sawm (fasting); zakat (alms giving); hajj (pilgrimage). We will also consider how these affect the lives of Muslims, moment by moment, daily, annually, in a lifetime and what this means for Muslims in Britain today.




Term 5 Knowledge Organisers

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