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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

Reception Intake: September 2021 - please see our Virtual Tour, under the About us Tab - Tour of the School. We hope you enjoy!
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 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 411 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
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 97.2%
  • Year 1 99%
  • Year 2 96.9%
  • Year 3 99%
  • Year 4 97.3%
  • Year 5 96.7%
  • Year 6 97.5%
  • Whole School - 97.7%

How can I help?

We would recommend a number of strategies to support your child in the run-up to and after the times tables test including:

  • Times tables chanting: “6, 12, 18, 24…”;   "  1 times 6 is 6, 2 times 6 is 12...";
  • Times tables chanting in reverse order: “108, 99, 90, 81…”;
  • Using times tables songs;
  • Using Times Table Rock Stars;
  • Using free online games, like those on the class pages of our school website;
  • Asking your child multiplication calculations out of order, like: “What is 4 x 7? What is 9 x 5? What is 6 x 11?”;
  • Using pasta pieces or pebbles to show groups of numbers representing times tables, e.g. four groups of three pasta shells to show 3 x 4 = 12
  • Testing every so often after learning and practising times tables. 

 

Please note: it is important that we don't simply just test our children constantly as testing is not learning. Using some of the ideas above and then checking how well the learning is going is more beneficial as this gives an idea to which tables need practise and which methods work better for your child than others. 

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