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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

Welcome to 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.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



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



Class Teacher: Mr Edwards

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Da Silva



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

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hull



Mrs Ridley






    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 at the beginning of our Read, Write Inc. sessions, this is known as our Daily Speed Sound Session. We will then review sounds that have been taught at the end of the day. This will support with reading, writing and spelling. In Year 1, 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.

    Read, Write, Inc.

    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

    Year 1 - 3D Sculpture: Paper Play

    Year 1 - Geography: Journey Sticks




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