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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 5!
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 From Pudding Lane to now and beyond!

Term 5

2021 to 2022

'From Pudding Lane to Now and Beyond'



Our topic this term is Guy Fawkes and the Great Fire of London.

Throughout this topic we will be looking at The Gunpowder Plot and the events of The Great Fire of London.

Using the setting of the Great Fire of London, children will use their senses to imaginatively describe what it might have been like to be there at the time of the fire. They will also recall key events of the fire with a historical focus.



In English we will be reading the text, “Vlad and the Great Fire of London”. Vlad the flea narrates this tale about his adventure on the back of his friend, Boxton the rat. They love eating rubbish (Boxton) and biting people (Vlad). Unfortunately most of the people Vlad bites seem to die of the plague. One night in Pudding Lane they witness the start of the blaze and need to run for their lives. As they dash through the city they see the people fighting to stop the flames and those like the diarist, Samuel Pepys who try to save precious objects. They end their adventure in the fields outside London with the refugees who have lost their homes.


In English we will be learning to:

  • Explain why a writer has chosen a word to affect meaning.
  • Know what the inference - ‘reading between the lines’- means.
  • Spell words with different spellings
  • Identify and apply my knowledge of homophones/ near homophones
  • Make changes, sometimes independently and sometimes in discussion with an adult, to improve the effect and impact of my writing.
  • Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form.
  • Use sentences with different forms: statements, questions, exclamations and commands.

Please continue to use Spelling Shed to support your child with spelling rules.


We will be learning to:

  • Identify 2D shapes on the surface of 3D shapes.
  • Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.
  • Find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.
  • Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.
  • Telling the time to 15 minute intervals.


Please continue to make use of Times Tables Rockstars, as a good knowledge of multiplication is needed throughout the Maths curriculum.





    We will be learning: 


    • 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.