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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

Christmas is coming - EYFS Wednesday 7th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm and KS1 Friday 9th December 2022 9.30am and 2pm :-) Please ensure you have booked tickets!
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 R

Welcome to Reception!

 

In Reception we have two classes - Bramley and Pippin Class:

 

PIPPIN CLASS

Class Teacher: Mrs Freeman

Teaching Assistant: Mrs E Lindley (all day)

 

BRAMLEY CLASS

Class Teacher: Mrs Willingale (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Woodger (Wed-Fri)

Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Barnard (all day)

 

If you would like some information on how to help your child at home please see the links below.

 

 

  

              

             

 

 

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Child Initiated Learning

 

Learning through play underpins our approach to teaching and learning in the Foundation Stage. We embrace the fact that young children learn best from activities and experiences that interest and inspire them to learn. In doing so we can provide children with stimulating, active play experiences in which they can explore and develop their learning and to help them make sense of the world. Children have opportunities through their play to think creatively and critically alongside other children as well as on their own. They are able to practise skills, build upon and revisit prior learning and experiences at their own level and pace. Play gives our children the opportunity to pursue their own interests, inspire those around them and consolidate their understanding and skills. The children learn to adapt, negotiate, communicate, discuss, investigate and ask questions. Our adults take an active role in child initiated play through observing, modelling, facilitating, teaching and extending play, skills and language.

Outdoor Learning

 

We promote the use of both the inside and outside as potential learning environments and encourage free flow between these areas daily. Children are taught (particularly outside) to explore and take risks and how to manage these safely. At Barming Primary School we are extremely fortunate to have our own Forest School styled learning site. This is a unique method of Outdoor Education that allows children to develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and awareness and knowledge of the natural environment. It is a child centred and child led programme that provides the opportunity for the children to use their personal learning style to complete their chosen tasks. Children in the Early Years will have the opportunity to take part in outdoor learning every Wednesday, learning new skills such as whittling and weaving. Children will also be able to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. 

 

 

Phonics

 

At Barming Primary School we implement a structured phonics session daily. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right. When listening and responding to the children we aim to respond with open ended questions rather than a yes or no answer to encourage talk. As well as this, the programme prepares children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills in a detailed and systematic manner. This is taught on a daily basis across both classes using an engaging and interactive approach.

Phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc programme!

Reading games online activities

 

Phonics Pop is a fun game where children have to pop the phoneme bubbles. https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html 

 

Phonics Play has a free section Parents can access to practise reading real and alien words. It encourages children to sound out and blend words. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm

 

Phonics Bloom again has a variety of online games that help with sound recognition.  https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/list/phonics-games-phase-2

 

Oxford owl has a selection of e-books your child can read online. Many come with some comprehension activities to support your child's understanding of the text. There is also section for Parents that shows how to pronounce sounds and provides some reading tips.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Ruth Miskin has her own website with information but you can find many resources on YouTube to support the teaching of the sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6OiU2h3sUI

 

CBeebies has games on their Alphablocks section that support reading and spelling.

 

 

 

Maths

Maths

 

Maths is taught on a daily basis. As well as discrete teaching, the children are provided with opportunities to experience and learn number through play. We recognise that Maths can take place in any environment and we promote the use of learning maths skills outside at every opportunity. At a very early stage the children are encouraged to work independently and to take responsibility for their learning during the session.

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