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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

Welcome back to Term 6!
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%

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



In Year 1 we have two classes - Jazz and Kanzi Class:



Class Teacher: Mr S Edwards

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Philpott (all day)



Class Teachers: Mrs T Catmull (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs J Hooker (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs C Orchard (all day)



Dr C James and Mrs Riches






    Learning in Year 1


    The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children will have a more formal learning environment in Year 1 and will continue to learn through  play, alongside being involved in exciting topics so that they remain motivated, eager and enthused learners. Phonics will be taught for 20 minutes every day to support with reading, writing and spelling. We expect children to read for around 10-15 minutes at home each night.  The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers as the year advances. If you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to come and see us after school.

    General Reminders


    • We will be having indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday. Please can we remind you that for PE the children need black or blue shorts, a plain coloured house team t-shirt (red/yellow/green/blue), plimsolls and trainers. During colder weather, please provide your children with tracksuit trousers and jumper to wear for outside PE. Remember the children are expected to arrive at school with their PE clothes on and do not need to bring a school uniform. Please ensure that earrings are not worn on these days. Children with long hair must ensure it is tied back.


    • Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please remind your child to take their yellow contact book and reading book out of their book bag each day so we can check for messages. We ask that adults comment or sign in the contact book when a book has been read. 




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    Year 1 Common Exception Words


    During Year 1 children will be expected to spell a number of words correctly in their writing by the end of the year. We will focus on a number on words each term to support them. Please find the Year 1 common exception words below. 


    Phonics Games - Print & Play Snakes & Ladders Games