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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

We are a Good school...Sports Days are Y5&6 - 23rd June, Y3&4 - 30th June and YR, 1&2 - 14th July...Sorry no parents at this time :-(
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 414 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 95.5%
  • Year 1 93.1%
  • Year 2 96.1%
  • Year 3 95.2%
  • Year 4 92.8%
  • Year 5 92.5%
  • Year 6 97.7%
  • Whole School - 94.7%

Year 3



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Welcome to Year 3!


In Year 3 we have two classes - Alexander and Discovery Class:



Class Teacher: Miss S Amor

Teaching Assistant: Mrs E Matthews (am only)



Class Teacher: Mrs E Walsh (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs C Willingale ( Wednesday to Friday)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Mackey (am)



Term 6


Topic Title: Canterbury Now and Then


This term we are returning to History and we will be using primary and secondary sources to find out about the past in Canterbury. We will be looking at the Cathedral and specifically Thomas Beckett and how he has made Canterbury a place of Pilgrimage. We will also be looking at the impact of the Blitz.



We will start by sharing the book ‘Pigs Might Fly’ by Jonathan Emmett, before working on describing characters and then creating our own version of the story, with repetitive phrases. This will be followed by us creating our own ‘Funnybone’ tales using poetic and descriptive language.



We will start the term by reading analogue time and making our own clocks, which we will then use to support our learning. Following on from this we will be consolidating our knowledge of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. We will also be securing fluency in addition and subtraction facts and multiplication and division.



Children will be learning tennis skills this term on a Tuesday. 


Term 5



Topic Title: Whether the weather affect our life

This term we are returning to Geography, finding out how weather affects where we live. We will be looking at how the land around us affects the weather and so affects where settlements occur, whilst comparing Maidstone with the Orkney Islands!





We will be starting by sharing ‘The Rascally Cake’, a wonderful book by Jeanne Willis, before producing instructions using imperative verbs, as we create our own revolting recipes. ‘The Mousehole Cat’ by Antonia Barber is our other book this term, which we will use to produce our own fish poems and create our own stories from the viewpoint of Mowzer the cat.



In Maths, we will begin by thinking about place value, placing numbers in order, before moving onto fractions, where we will be working on equivalent fractions, placing fractions in order and then adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We will then move onto shape, thinking about angles and turns, perpendicular and parallel lines, before relating this new language to describe 2D and 3D shapes.



Children have P.E on a Wednesday and will need to come in dressed in P.E kit.

Term 4 



Topic Title: Egypt- Discoveries and Legacies




This term we will be learning all about Ancient Egypt, including discovering hieroglyphics and mummification! We will continue to look at plants within Science and carrying out further investigations. We will also be learning about different types of bread, fitness and athletic skills and adapting to new situations.



We will be starting by sharing Elmer and Wilbur, before transporting the story for our own versions in Egypt. After that, we will be writing a persuasive letter and newspaper articles using Flat Stanley – The great Egyptian Grave Robbery. We will also enjoy World Book Day and share the story of Romeo and Juliet.



In Maths we will begin by returning to multiplication and division, building up our knowledge of the multiplication and division facts for the 3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables. We will also move on to multiplying and dividing using two digit and one digit numbers. We will then move onto measures, adding and subtracting using metres, centimetres and metres, before using that information to calculate perimeters of simple shapes.



If your child is attending school and needs to come in wearing a P.E uniform, you will be informed via Class dojo.


How you can support your child’s learning at home


Listen to them read, ideally 10 minutes daily.

Read and spell the Year 1, 2 and Year 3, 4 words.

Read and write numbers (no reversals!) to 999.

Term 3 


Topic Title: Far, Far Away


This term includes some really exciting topics that we will hopefully translate well both through home learning and for those children in school. We will be learning about The Amazon Rainforest, investigating Plants in Science and recreating ‘Tiger in a Tropical Rainstorm’ by Henry Rousseau for Art.  






This term we are starting with poetry, using alliteration and then feelings to create our own poems. We will then create some acrostic poetry. After that we will look at The Gingerbread Man, specifically looking at speech and adverbs. Handwriting and spelling of common exception words will also remain a focus. 




We will begin the term thinking about money, using our addition and subtraction skills to add different prices together and find change from a note. We will then move on to fractions, thinking about unit and non - unit fractions and finding fractions of shapes and numbers, before spending the remainder of the term on pictograms, bar charts and tables. Please remember to continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home to practise the times tables.


Purple Mash


Purple Mash has a range of activities that children can access as well as activities that have been set to complete. These include English and Maths as well as other topics. 




If your child is attending school and needs to come in wearing a P.E uniform, you will be informed via Class dojo. 

Term 2


Topic Title: Way, Way back / The Stone Age


This term we are focusing on History and after finding out where the Stone Age fits on a Timeline, will be finding out about homes were like and how the people lived at that time. We shall also discover why the Stone Age moved into the Bronze Age and look particularly at Skara Brae. This work will be enhanced by our school trip.









This term we are starting with Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper, which asks, where does a pebble come from? From this book we will begin by explain how a volcano erupts and then write our own version of how a pebble comes to be in our pocket. We will then move onto Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura, which describes a boy from now going back in time to the Stone Age and his meeting with a girl called Om and her family. 


Handwriting, apostrophes for possession and contraction and spelling of common exception words will also be a focus.




We will begin by going back to addition and subtraction, moving onto adding and subtraction two and three digit numbers using the column method. After that, we will work on multiplication and division, with a focus on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Please remember to continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home to practise the times tables. There are also games on Purple Mash that can help consolidate these tables.


PE:Tuesday for both classes. 


Please could you ensure that your child is wearing their PE kit in school that is appropriate for the weather on that day.


Please ensure long hair is always tied back. 

If your child has their ears pierced, they need to be able to remove these by themselves or leave them out on PE days.




Term 1 

2020 to 2021



Topic: We are thinking about Geography this term, as we learn about rivers in the UK. This will involve locating rivers in an atlas, understanding the importance of rivers and finding out more about the River Medway. We will also look at the water cycle.


English: We will start by sharing ‘Tuesday’ by David Weisner (a book about flying frogs), looking in great detail at the pictures to fully understand the story and to give us great words, which we can then use in our own stories. We will then move onto ‘The Rhythm of the Rain’, which we will use to help us to understand and write about the water cycle. Handwriting and spelling of common exception words will also remain a focus.


Maths: We will begin by exploring what each digit in a 2 and 3 digit number is worth, whilst counting on and back in 10s and 100s. Addition and subtraction will then be our focus for the remainder of the term. Please remember to continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars at home to practise the times tables.


Science: Our theme this term is light, exploring what we mean by light, investigating how and why we get shadows and how and why they move and change.  Please see the video link.


Computing: We will be using coding to move images around the screen this term. E-safety will also be covered.


RE: The focus this term is Islam, as we think about if praying regularly through the day helps Muslims in their everyday lives.


Art: This term we are sketching, exploring tone and textures in pictures and then using that knowledge to create our own pictures.


Music: We will be learning to sing in time with our class so we can sing in rounds.  Please see the video link.


PE: We will be developing football and fitness skills this term.


PSHE/SMSC: We will be developing our ability to recognise the needs of all members of a community, before creating a park where they will all be happy. We will then acknowledge what makes our peers special.

Maths Fun:


Check your Times Tables knowledge...

Learn your Times Tables

Speed Test

Times Tables Games


Try one of these to test how accurate you are with those place value skills!




 Number Lines


 Topmarks Games


  Times Table Rockstars



Listening to stories is an invaluable way to increase understanding of vocabulary as well as developing good listening skills. 


Here are a couple of websites which offer free audio books for children to listen to. This might be instead of reading aloud to a parent or in addition! (It is still important to hear your child read at least every few days).

Test your maths skills with this problem solving game: