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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

We are a 'GOOD' School - OFSTED: May 2019... The school is now closed for the Summer break... Have a great holiday everyone and see you in September!
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 97.3%
  • Year 1 97.0%
  • Year 2 95.9%
  • Year 3 97.6%
  • Year 4 96.7%
  • Year 5 95.8%
  • Year 6 94.7%
  • Whole School - 96.4%

Year 2



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Weekly Home Learning Opportunities 

This week's learning w/b: 13th July

Suggested home learning activities w/b: 6th July
Home Learning Activities w/b: 29th June

The Year 2/3 Bubble in Honeycrisp Classroom has been learning 'London's Burning' on the ocarina as a treat for you all to enjoy.

There's a video of us playing it on the KS1 Music page:

Home Learning Activities w/b: 22nd June

Count On Me by Bruno Mars

cover version at a child-friendly pitch
Home Learning Activities w/b: 15th June
Home Learning Activities w/b: 8th June

Weekly Home Learning Opportunities ( Previous Learning)


Spelling Games you can play...


Phase 6


Planetary Plurals:


Pond Life Plurals:


Suffix Factory (Set 1):


Suffix Factory (Set 2):



Word Work...


Homophones -  their, there and they're - to, too and two


Prefixes and Suffixes


How to use punctuation correctly videos...


Grammar explained...

Don't forget to learn your Year 2 Common Exception Spellings:


Try this website:

Maths games you can play...


Practise reading words as numbers. Login username- march 20 Password- home


Free online games and worksheets. Go to Kids activities on the website.


Primary games


Number and Place Value Game


Ordering Numbers


Recognising Odd and Even Numbers


Mental Arithmetic


Addition, Subtraction, Doubling, Halving, Times Tables






Shape, Position and Movement



Home Learning Opportunities:



Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – Read for 10 minutes a day.


Here some activities that your child/ren can work on at home.


  • Learn the Year 2 Common Exception Words.





  • Download and print the Year 2 Home Learning Pack.



What else can parents do when there’s no school? Online learning from home offers children opportunities to develop and learn new skills at the touch of a button. There are heaps of awesome online learning platforms that can be accessed at home, including Pobble 365.


However, screen time for the entire length of the school day can have a negative effect on children's wellbeing. So here are some non-screen activities you could do at home…


Here are 25 fun and meaningful ideas to choose from:

  1. How many different words can you make from the letters in this sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!
    ‘Learning from home is fun’
  2. Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them.
  3. Get building! You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!
  4. Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?
  5. Start a nature diary. Look out of the window each day and keep note
    of what you see. Birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?
  6. Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?
  7. Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!
  8. Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?
  9. Make a list of all the electrical items in each room of your home. Can you come up with any ideas to use less electricity?
  10. Design and make a homemade board game and play it with your family.
  11. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?
  12. Can you create a story bag? Find a bag and collect items to go in it that relate to a well-known story. If you can’t find an item, you could draw a picture to include.
  13. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.
  14. Design and make an obstacle course at home or in the garden. How fast can you complete it?
  15. Can you invent something new? Perhaps a gadget or something to help people? Draw a picture or write a description.
  16. Keep moving! Make up a dance routine to your favourite song.
  17. Write a play script. Can you act it out to other people?
  18. Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.
  19. Write a song or rap about your favourite subject.
  20. Get sketching! Find a photograph or picture of a person, place or object and sketch it.
  21. Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.
  22. Draw a map of your local area and highlight interesting landmarks.
  23. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?
  24. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.
  25. Get reading! What would you most like to learn about? Can you find out more about it in books? Perhaps you can find a new hobby?

Year 2 Home Learning Pack

Year 2 practical ideas for home learning...



Hit the Button - one of our favourite games to practise times tables!

Hit The Button


Also, Cone crazy. Don't mess up the penguin's order!

Cone Crazy Game





How to help your child at home:

Welcome to Year 2!


In Year 2 we have two classes - Williams and Honeycrisp Class:



Class Teacher: Miss E Attwood

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Ellis (all day)

Key Workers: Mrs L Simpson 



Class Teacher: Mrs L Robinson (Mon/Tue) and Mrs J Hilden (Key Stage 1 Leader - Wed- Fri)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs K Willson (am) and Miss M Ford (pm)

Key Workers: Miss Parker 



Thursday (Every other week) - PPA Time all day

Miss H Rootes - Williams Class

Mrs L Ingram - Honeycrisp Class


Tuesday Morning - Mrs J Hilden's Key Stage One Leader Release Time

Every other Monday Miss E Attwood will be out of class all day for her NQT Time



General Reminders


  • Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school! This term both classes have indoor PE on Tuesday and outdoor PE on Friday. 
  • Library day is every Monday. Please make sure your child's library book is returned every Monday.
  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in after the register. Please tell your child to show the class teacher if there is a message in the yellow communication book. These will be checked by a member of staff Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Water bottles will be kept in class so the children can access water throughout the day and they will change their water regularly.

Term 4 2020:


Topic Title:


Explorers: Columbus/ Pirates

This term we will be finding out about Ocean Explorers!

We will be learning:

  • What experiences did Columbus and his sailors encounter?
  • What did Columbus discover?
  • How has his discovery changed people’s lives?
  • What happened to Christopher Columbus?
  • Pirates: Who were they? What did they do?
  • Significant lives of famous pirates.
  • Which pirate was the most feared and why?


Year 2 will be reading “The Troll ” as our class text in English. This story is a children's story about a troll and some pirates The troll in this story is based on the troll from the "Three Billy Goats Gruff” fairy tale. However, in this story, no goats ever cross the troll's bridge and he is forced to survive on fish that he catches from the river. Meanwhile, the pirate captain Hank Chief and his crew (Peg Polkadot, Ben Buckle, and Percy Patch) are searching for the treasure that is marked on their map, but are unable to locate the correct island. 




Term 3 2020:


Topic Title:


This term we will be exploring the incredible country India!

We will be learning to:

  • Understand the location of India in the world and find India on a map or globe.
  • Describe the location of India in detail in relation to other continents, countries and oceans of the world.
  • Locate the capital city, some main cities and oceans.
  • Ask geographical questions- Where is it? What is this place like? How far or near is it to…?
  • Compare India’s location to the location of the UK.
  • Recognise and identify human and physical features of India.
  • Identify important landmarks in India.
  • Describe human and physical features of three main cities New Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta.
  • Compare Indian cities with London (The UK)​​​​​​

Year 2 will be reading “The Tiger Child” as our class text in English. This lively folk tale from Orissa, India, explains why tigers eat their food uncooked and why cats live with people. The tiger child is sent to fetch some more fire from the village, but on the way he gets distracted by his friends.

We will be using our class text to create a non-chronological report about Tigers.

We will be learning to:


  • Know that  non-fiction books are organised differently from fiction texts.
  • Know that books or texts have a purpose.
  • Know how to find information in a non-fiction book.
  • Decide how a non-fiction is used to find the information that I need.
  • Find the answers to retrieval questions about non-fiction texts.
  • Plan and discuss the content of my writing.
  • Identify features of non-chronological report.
  • Create a non-chronological report.

Term 2 2019/2020:


Topic Title:

A Royal Rumble... Queen Elizabeth I v Queen Elizabeth II




Term 1 2019/2020:


Topic Title:

Where shall we live? Urban v Rural.


We will be reading the texts:



For Topic this term, we will be learning to locate the United Kingdom, its four countries and surrounding seas by using world maps, atlases and globes. We will be creating a large map for our topic display to help us with our learning! We will be reading the text, “Town Mouse and Country Mouse” to help us to recognise physical and human features  of different places.  Towards the end of the term, we will be learning to observe and use aerial photographs to help us identify similarities and differences between urban and rural places.


Can you use world maps, atlases or globes to find out the following:

What are the four countries of the United Kingdom?

Can you locate them on a map?

Can you name the capital cities for each country?

What are the names of the UK's surrounding seas?

Can you identify similarities and differences between urban and rural places?


 Learning in Term 1:

We have created some lovely displays of our work!


Maths Fun:


Check your Times Tables knowledge...

Learn your Times Tables

Speed Test

Times Tables Games

Reading and Spelling: