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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 6 - Monday 3rd June to Friday 19 July! Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July are INSET days and we are closed to children.
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



Read Write Inc.

In Year 1, we follow the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme of learning to introduce children to new sounds. Like all phonics schemes, it teaches children the sounds, the letters that represent them and how to form letters when writing. Read Write Inc. Phonics also involves reading books written using only the letters the children have learnt at each level and a small number of tricky words. Read Write Inc. sessions are taught on a daily basis. The picture below outlines the sounds which will be covered in each set. 



Have you heard of Fred Talk? 

During our daily speed sound sessions, the children will be introduced to a toy frog called Fred. To support the children to read unfamiliar words Fred can only say the sounds (segment) and needs help to read the whole word (blend). Fred will say the sounds and the children will need to work out the word. For example, Fred might say d-o-g and the children will say dog.  


If you would like more information about Read Write Inc., please follow the link below or speak to Mrs Hooker or Mr Edwards:


In English, our focus texts this term are Lila and the Secret of the Rain and Handa's Surprise.  During English sessions, the children will be using the book as a stimulus.  




The topics we will cover in Maths this term are: 

Number and Place Value

  • Read and write numbers from 1-20 in numerals and words

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0. 

Capacity and Volume

  • Measure and begin to record capacity and volume


  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts and a quarter as being one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantities

Position and Direction 

  • Describe the position, direction and movement, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns and link to shapes 

2D and 3D Shapes 

Recognise and name common 3D shapes including cuboids, pyramids and spheres 


We will also be continue to: 

  • read and write numbers to 100 in figures 
  • count on and back in 1s from any one or two-digit number 
  • count on and back in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 
  • recall addition and subtraction facts to 20
  • add and subtract single digit number from any number to 20



Introduction to Plants

This term in Science, we will be looking at plants. At the beginning of the unit, we will be identifying the different parts of the plants. We will then discuss the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and then move on to discuss which parts of a plant you can eat. 



What does it mean to belong to a faith community? 

This term in RE, the we will thinking about the term 'belonging' and thinking about the groups that we belong to. We will then be looking at how Christians show they belong, how Muslims know they belong and how Jewish people show they belong together as a community. 



Economic Wellbeing 

This term in PSHE, our topic is Economic Wellbeing. By the end of the unit, we will be able to: 

  • Explain how children might get money
  • Explain some different ways to keep money safe
  • Discuss the role of banks and building societies
  • Recognise that people may make different choices about spending or saving



Indoor PE: Fitness

Outdoor PE: Multi-Skills

We will have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday.


Forest School will be on Thursday 25th April, Thursday 9th April and Thursday 23rd April. 

Games to Support at Home


Phonics Bloom has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.


Oxford Owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also a helpful section for parents that shows how to pronounce sounds.


Top Marks has lots of Maths games related to topics we cover in Year 1. 

Check back here for photos... 

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