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Information Sent Home

Please see below copies of information and messages sent out via email & through

MCAS.

Thursday 25th November

Message for year 2 parents - Reminder that Year 2 basketball club is cancelled today. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday 23rd November

Message for Reception parents - Dear Parents, Now that the children have settled into school, we would like to take your feedback on our transition process at Chilton. We would be grateful if you could complete the questionnaire on the link below. We ask that you complete it before the Christmas holidays.

https://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/1343917/5a5f/

Many thanks,

Mrs Cheshire

Message for year 2 parents - Good morning, year 2 basketball club is cancelled this Thursday (25th November). Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday 19th November

Message for Team Periwinkle - Can you please send your children in with a Christmas jumper if they have one and a woolly hat on Monday 22nd to prepare our festive surprise. Can they be in a bag and not worn.  Thank you.

Message for Reception parents -Please find a letter regarding a bus trip for Reception children posted to the bottom of the page.

Thursday 18th November

Reminder that tomorrow we are having a book look from 3:15pm-3:45pm. Teachers will dismiss children from class first and then welcome parents back into the classroom to look at the books.

Reminder that tomorrow we are having pyjama day and asking for a small donation for Children in Need. Thank you.

Wednesday 17th November

Good morning, please find posted to the bottom of the page a letter with information regarding French after school club starting in January. Thank you.

Tuesday 16th November

Good afternoon, the Sports project social-emotional learning through sport club has been cancelled today. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Message for year 2 parents -Just a reminder that multi-skills club for year 2 is cancelled today. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Monday 15th November

If your child is booked to go to an after school sports club and they will not be attending for any reason. Please can you let the school office know so they can inform the club teachers. Thank you.

Message to years 2-6 -  Dear Parents and Carers, our field is becoming quite muddy with the wintery weather but we still want the children to be able to make use of all of their outdoor space during their break-times. If possible, please could children bring a pair of playtime shoes to school with them (at your earliest convenience). These would be shoes that the children can change in and out of for their outdoor play so they can get muddy and we can keep smart school shoes clean! It also helps us to keep carpets and floors clean too. Many thanks

The Kent and Medway Immunisation Team is coming to school next week – don’t forget to do the online consent form if you haven’t already.

Visit www.kentcht.nhs.uk/imms for more information.  

You can also phone the team 0300 123 5205, text 07401320923 or use their web chat if you have any questions about your child’s immunisations.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas is coming and that means it’s Christmas Dinner sign up time!

Christmas Dinner will be on Friday 17th December.

If your child/children would like to enjoy a delicious Christmas Dinner all children including those eligible for universal and free school meals need to complete the form.

If your child is entitled to Free School Meals or Universal Free School Meals you do not need to pay, for everyone else please log in to School Money via www.eduspot.co.uk and pay for the day in the usual way.

To ensure your child gets to enjoy this fun and tasty meal please complete the form - Chilton Christmas Dinner Form before Friday 19th November.

The Christmas menu has been posted to the bottom of the page.

Friday 12th November

Message for year 2 parents - Year 2 multi-skills club is cancelled this Tuesday (16th November). Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday 11th November

SCHOOL DIRECT INFORMATION EVENING

Thinking of training to teach?

Primary and secondary School Direct routes into teaching with the East Kent Learning Alliance.

Book your place on our online information evening:

Wednesday 1st December - 6 pm

BOOK NOW

https://www.ekla.org.uk/itt/school-direct

Please find more information posted to the bottom of the page.

Message for year 6 parents - This term Year 6 are learning about the human body through our topic 'Inside Out'.  As part of this learning,  we have arranged for the children to take part in an interactive first aid training session at school on Thursday 9th December.  This session will be run by Kent Surf School’s Andy Webb who is a fully qualified first aid trainer. For this activity, we are asking for a £2.50 contribution towards the cost of the session. This can be paid via School Money. Many thanks.

Message for year 3 parents - For the entry point to our new topic about the human body, year 3 will be taking part in a stretch aerobics session on Monday 22nd November. Please can children wear sportswear to school on this day.

Message for year 6 parents - Yr 6 will be learning how a heart works next week. They will be looking at a lamb's heart. The children are welcome to touch the heart only if they wish. Gloves will be provided. 

Wednesday 10th November

Good afternoon, tomorrow is Armistice Day. If your child is a member of a club (for example, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows), they are allowed to wear their club uniforms to school. If your child is wearing a club uniform and has PE or an after school sports club, please can their bring their kit in a separate bag.

Other dates for the diary include: Odd sock day for Anti-Bullying week on Monday 15th November and Pyjama day for Children in Need on Friday 19th November.

Thank you.

Friday 5th November

Good afternoon, we are having issues with our parents evening bookings. Please bear with us and we will advise when this has been resolved. Thank you.

Message for year 6 parents - Year 6 will be visiting St Lawrence Church on Wednesday 15th December. More information on this visit will be posted to the Year 6 blog closer to the time.

If you have any children eligible to start school in September 2022, applications have opened, and you can apply online from today. Applications close on 17th January. Thank you.

Message to year 2 parents - If your child has any allergies to face paint, please can you let us know before  Tuesday 9th November.

Wednesday 3rd November

Please find a poster regarding applying for Primary School places posted to the bottom of the page.

Tuesday 2nd November

Message for year 3 parents - Year 3 now have Sports Project on a Wednesday. Please can children come to school in full uniform but wear trainers.

Message for years 3 & 4 parents - Good morning, On Friday 12th November we are lucky enough to be having visit from Zoe Antoniades, a children's author.  Years 3 & 4 will be taking part in her assembly workshop and Year 4 will then have an extra writing workshop. After school, children will have the opportunity to buy one of her books and get it signed. Posted below is a flyer with a bit more information about Zoe and instructions on how to pre-order her book so that your child can receive it signed on the day. If you pre-order you will get some money off and 10% of the sales will be donated to Chilton.

Please contact Miss Barrow if you require any further information. 

Reminder that Monday 15th November is odd sock day for Anti-Bullying week. Children should come to school in full uniform but can wear odd socks on that day. 

Message for Year 5 parents - A reminder that Year 5s PE day is now on Wednesday, so children will need to come to school in full PE kit please.

Message for Team Teal parents -  Good morning, swimming lessons for year 3 start this Thursday. Children in Team Teal will be back at school by the end of the day so will need to be collected from school at 3:15pm as normal. Please find posted to the bottom of the page the original swimming letter that was sent out with information on the swimming lessons.

Message for Team Periwinkle parents - Good morning, swimming lessons for year 3 start this Thursday. Children in Team Periwinkle will have a slightly later finishing time and will need to be collected from school at 4pm. Please collect your child from the classroom door at 4pm. Please note that children must be collected from school and cannot be collected from the swimming pool. Please find attached the original swimming letter that was sent out with information on the swimming lessons. Thank you.

Friday 22nd October

Message to Reception parents - In the first week back after October half term, the children in Reception will be tasting food associated with Divali. Please ask your child's class teacher if you have any questions. Many thanks.

Wednesday 20th October

Message for year 6 parents - Please can year 6 children wear school uniform for their beach visit tomorrow, but trainers can be worn for the beach. Thank you.

Reminder: We will be selling our white treat bags for £1 tonight after school.

Monday 18th October

Message for year 6 parents - Yr6 will be walking to the beach this Thursday. Children can bring a bucket and spade if they wish. We will return for lunch but children can bring in a snack/drink to have at the beach. Children will need a coat.

Reminder - We have individual school photos tomorrow (19th October). Please can children come to school in full uniform. Thank you.

Message for year 2 parents - It is individual school photo day tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October). Please can year 2 children come to school in full uniform and bring their PE kit in a separate bag to change into. Thank you.

Message for year 6 parents - Please find a letter from Dane Court Grammar School posted to the bottom of the page.

Message for years 2-6 parents - Dear parents and carers, As part of our Accelerated Reader program, we are now able to offer children in years 2 - 6 access to our MyOn online reading environment.  MyON gives children access to thousands of online books that are tailored to their Accelerated Reading level.  Children are able to access MyOn reading at home - perfect for reading at home during half term.  Many books also offer audio.

How to access MyOn

Children can access MyOn by clicking here https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html or access it through our Chilton Website.

They will need to add Chilton Primary School as the school's name.  Their username and password is the same as their AR username and password.  

Once logged into their MyOn account, children can state what type of book they are interested in and save this information.  The children will then need to link their MyOn account with their Renaissance Star Reading account (their AR account) by adding their username and password again and agreeing to link their accounts. 

As soon as this has been linked, the children can read and start to earn points!

Thank you for supporting your child's reading at home.

Helen Rowland-Hill . English Lead KS2

Friday 15th October

Good afternoon, please find attached the menu for next term including information on a fun meal on Friday 5th November. Please note, that Monday 1st November is an INSET day.

Message for year 3 parents -  As mentioned on the blog,  we would like the children to come in dressed as island explorers on Thursday 21st October. Thanks, Team Year 3.

Your child will bring home a white bag with them today. We ask that your child decorates the bag, and you add a simple toy or some treats to the bag before returning it to school. We will then be selling the bags for £1 after school on Wednesday 20th Oct, in order to raise money for the Chilton Fundraisers. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Message for year 2 parents - As a surprise for Year 2 for finishing their Topic, this afternoon they will be getting to try some Victorian sweets! If there are any allergies that the teachers need to be aware of please can you give them an email. Thank you

Thursday 14th October

Message for year 2 parents - Reminder: It is Year 2 dress up day tomorrow, where the children can dress up as somebody from the past.

Message for year 6 parents - Please see the leaflet regarding secondary transfer posted to the bottom of the page.

Message for year 4 parents -Dear parents, Year 4 have been learning about protecting the environment and to end our topic, we are going to do a litter pick in the local area on Friday 22nd October. The children will be provided with equipment including gloves and litter pickers. As a well done for a fantastic term, we will also spend some time in the park.

Wednesday 13th October

On Friday 22nd October, we will be having a non-school uniform day for all pupils. We ask that on this day pupils bring in a voluntary contribution to go towards our Chilton Fundraisers. These funds help pay for school trips, school sports kits and year 6 leavers events.

Message for Year 6 parents - Please find a letter regarding NCMP height and weight screening at the bottom of the page.

Message for reception parents - Please find two letters regarding vision, NCMP and hearing screening for Reception pupils posted at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday 12th October

Message for year 6 parents - Please find a Swattenden letter and presentation posted to the bottom of the page.

Monday 11th October

Message for year 3 parents -Good afternoon, please find a letter regarding swimming lessons for Year 3 next term posted at the bottom of the page. Once you have read the letter, please click the link below to give permission for your child to take part in swimming lessons.

Click here to give permission

Clubs for next term are now live to book on the MCAS app. To book a place on a club please look under 'clubs' and then 'available', using your MCAS app. Please note that there is a cost of £1.50 per week to take part in Dance Club. Should your child get a place on the Dance Club, the money can be paid via School Money.

The Sports Project are running Cheerleading Club again next term. The link to book this club is on our website under the 'clubs' tab. Please note, that there is a charge for this club, which needs to be paid directly to the Sports Project.

Friday 8th October

Message for years R, 3 and 6 - A reminder that on Friday 5th November, there will be a dance workshop held during school hours for years Reception, 3 and 6. We are asking for a contribution of £2.80 towards this.

For those that entered last years ‘The Rotary Club of Margate’s Thanet Schools Young Artist's Festival 2021’ https://www.facebook.com/thanetartsfestival 

Your art work will be displayed at The Margate School in the old Primark building 48 High Street Margate from Monday 1st of November to Sunday 7th. 

Prizegiving presentation will be at noon Saturday the 6th. 

Thursday 7th October

Good afternoon, this is a reminder, that if you require a space at the Viking holiday club, you must book and pay for the whole week, and a key survey form ( https://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/41517344/1c1a/  ) MUST be completed for each child. 

Once both of these have been received, you will get a confirmation letter, confirming your child's space.

Without this, you may be turned away when you arrive.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact either Mrs Hardley in the office at RAPS on finance@ramsgateartsprimaryschool.co.uk or the holiday club supervisors on vhc@vikingacademytrust.com

Thank you

Wednesday 6th October

Good morning, please find a poster and menu for our pirate themed lunch tomorrow, Thursday 7th October posted to the bottom of the page.

Tuesday 5th October

On Friday after school, we will be selling second-hand school uniform, outside the year 5 classrooms. Cash only and please bring change where possible. Thanks.

Monday 4th October

Please find a flu nasal vaccine letter posted to the bottom of the page.

Message for Year 6 parents - Please find a Dane Court open day postcard posted at the bottom of the page.

Friday 1st October

Message for Team Cyan parents - Team Cyan have got their first class treat on Monday. The children have decided on biscuits! If there are any allergies Miss Davey needs to be aware of please can you let her know. Thank you.

Please find a letter regarding measles, chicken pox and shingles posted to the bottom of the page.

Due to the high winds, wet ground and forecast rain we have unfortunately decided to cancel the Chilton Fundraisers Family Fun afternoon. Please keep an eye out for future events. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Thursday 30th September 

Please find a free school meals letter posted to the bottom of the page.

Unfortunately, Monday 4th October Girls Football and Tuesday 5th October Netball is cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Wednesday 29th September 

Message to Yr's R, 3 & 6 - Please see the letter at the bottom of the page regarding the Dance Workshop being held during school hours on Friday 5th November for years R, 3 & 6. To make payment please see School Money under 'School Trips Dance Workshop'

Tuesday 28th September 

Message to Year 3-6 parents - Choir commences Wednesday 6th October 3:15 - 4pm. You can apply on your MCAS app, under 'Clubs' then 'Available'. 

Monday 27th September

Message for Key Stage 2 parents - Children will now be able to take an Accelerated Reader quiz on completed books at the weekend if they wish.  Thank you for supporting your child's reading at home.

Friday 24th September

Message for all parents - Good afternoon, if you have received an email today from Michaela Lewis with the subject 'Finance Update', please can you not click on any of the links and delete the email. Thank you.

Message for years 3-6 parents -  Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3-6, 

I am writing to give additional information regarding our home reading system – Accelerated Reader.  

The books in school have now been labelled with a reading level and your child has completed a reading assessment to level them alongside this.  This means they can choose a book in school to bring home that is at their level. The level is a range known as a ZPD number (e.g. 3.2 – 4.3 etc.) and the children can choose any book within this range. 

Once your child has finished their book, they will need to complete a quiz at home (this can also be done in school) by logging into their AR account.  Children can log in to their account from any device and search for their completed reading book by searching the book name or quiz number. The child will then need to complete the quiz before choosing their next book.  Completed quizzes gives us a great deal of information about comprehension skills that we can use to inform our teaching. 

Your child will bring home their username and password on Friday (24th September).

You can also access your child's Accelerated Reading account through our website.  Click here  https://www.chiltonprimary.co.uk/page/?title=Accelerated+Reader&pid=152

Thank you for your support.

Helen Rowland-Hill.

KS2 English Lead

Message for Reception parents - Dear parents/carers, Please follow this link to watch Mrs Cheshire's presentation about learning to read and write in Reception. Please find the powerpoint used posted to the bottom of the page.

Please click here to view presentation

Best wishes, Mrs Cheshire 

Thursday 23rd September

On Friday 1st October we have a Family Fun afternoon on the top field. As part of this we will be selling 2nd hand school uniform, for a small donation. If you have any unwanted school uniform, please could you drop it to the school office by Wednesday 29th September. Also, if you are able to help out at the event, please can you email Mrs Cheshire to let her know. Thanks.

Tuesday 21st September 

Please find at the bottom of the page a frequently asked questions sheet regarding School Money and booking school dinners. Thank you.

Message to Year 2 Parents - Unfortunately, the after school Frisbee Golf activity is cancelled today. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Message to Year 1-6 parents - if you have not already given permission for the use of photography and digital media can you click the link CLICK HERE TO GIVE PERMISSION

Monday 20th September 

Message for Year 6 parents - Good Afternoon, Unfortunately tomorrow's year 6 trip to Pegwell Bay has been postponed to this Friday(24th)9am to 11am. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Message for Year 6 parents - Please find a secondary applications letter posted at the bottom of the page.

The Year 6 30 min extra PE will now be on Wednesday. Please send your child in wearing trainers on this day. PE will remain on a Friday as normal.

Please see the information for Reception Parents which is posted at the bottom of the page.

Friday 17th September 

Message for Year 6 parents - On Tuesday 21st September from 9am-11am, year 6 will be visiting Pegwell Bay as part of our topic lessons. Please can children bring to school appropriate footwear, water and a snack.

Message for Team Topaz parents - A reminder that PE will start this week. Please can all children wear their PE kit to school every Friday and wear trainers with their uniform every Tuesday (this is a slight change to what was previously communicated. Apologies for any inconvenience).

Message for Team Aqua parents - A reminder that PE will start this week. Please can children wear their PE kit to school every Friday and wear trainers with their uniform every Wednesday.

Message for Years 3-6 - Choir after school club will begin on Wednesday 29th September from 3:15pm-4:15pm. Collection will be from the library doors.  Club applications are now live on your MCAS app under the heading of 'Clubs' and then click on  'Available Clubs' to see your options. If you are interested in a place please apply before Monday 27th September.

Year 4 - Good morning, we are awaiting test results for a symptomatic child in Team Sky. As there is a high probability of the result being positive, we strongly recommend testing children as a precaution.

Year 1 - Good morning, we now do have a confirmed case in Team Indigo. We recommend testing children as a precaution.

Guitar & Brass Lessons - see the letter with details below 

Thursday 16th September

Message for Year 6 parents - Year 6 will now be having their time with 'The Sports Project' on a Wednesday. This means they will need to wear trainers to school on a Wednesday and not a Tuesday. 

Message for Year 2 parents -  From next week year 2 children will be having their time with 'The Sports Project' on a Tuesday morning. This means they will come to school in their PE kit on a Tuesday and will no longer need to wear trainers to school on a Wednesday.

Wednesday 15th September

Message for Year 1 parents - Please find a behaviour letter posted to the bottom of the page.

Tuesday 14th September

Message for year 1 parents - Reminder that tomorrow is dress up day for year 1 - What I want to be when I'm older. Thank you.

Friday 10th September 

Message for years 2 - 6 - please find an Accelerated Reading letter posted to the bottom of the page.

Year R parents see the letter posted at the bottom of the page

Thursday 9th September

Team Sapphire Parents - This is reminder that your child will be returning to school from swimming at the later time of 16:15pm. Please collect your child from their classroom. 

Wednesday 8th September

Dear Parents/Carers, We have been working closely with 'The Sports Project' since May, offering our children opportunities to develop their social and emotional skills through sport-based learning. They would now like to offer an after-school club on a Tuesday and Wednesday to our pupils. The clubs will be cheerleading and touch Rugby. If your child wishes to take part in the club, please click on the link below to sign up:

Click here to give premission

Please note there is a charge for attending the club and all correspondence regarding the club will be through The Sports Project. 

Years 1-6 please provide permission for Use of Photography and Digital Media. 

CLICK HERE TO GIVE PERMISSION

Tuesday 7th September

Message to Year 1 parents -  Dear Parents/Carers,  On Wednesday 15th September we are inviting all Year 1 children to dress up as something they would like to be when they are older. This is to kick off our new topic “When I grow up…”  

Children spend lots of time dreaming and role-playing at the jobs they want to do when they grow up. Throughout this topic the children will explore the wide variety of jobs that are out there, with the aim of broadening their horizons and raising their aspirations.  

They will start by looking close to home. Looking at the job roles within school and families. We will have visits from people sharing their jobs roles and experience as well as videos sent in from people within our local community. The children will learn about a variety of Musicians and Artists and will also explore jobs from the past and how they have evolved or that no longer exist.  

We hope all children can join in with the fun on this day, please let us know if you need any help with costumes.  Many thanks,  

Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Dudley-Smith and Mr Allen 

Monday 6th September

The sports project is re-starting tomorrow. Children will need to come to school in full uniform but wear trainers. Years 1, 3 and 6 will be taking part on a Tuesday and years 2, 4 and 5 on a Wednesday.

The deadline for applying for after school sports clubs is Wednesday 8th September at 12pm. Thank you.

Message to Year 2-6 parents - After school activities clubs start week commencing 13th September, you will be notified if your child has a space in a club. 

Friday 3rd September

Message for Team Sapphire parents - Year 5 swimming lessons begin next Thursday 9th September. Team Sapphire will not return to school from swimming until approximately 4:15pm and will need to be collected from their classroom please. Thank you.

Thursday 2nd September 

Please click the link to apply for a space in after school activities club for years 2-6 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A SPACE IN CLUBS

Monday 30th August:

Dear Parents and Carers, Please find a letter from Mrs Lewis, Executive Head of Viking Academy Trust, attached below. School is open for children from 8:30 on Thursday 2nd September (Breakfast Club 7:30). Doors close for the start of the day at 8:50. The school day will end for all children at 3:15. There is no longer a requirement for face coverings - these are a personal choice. Gates at both sides of the school will be open at the start and end of the day for entry and exit (there is no longer a one way system) to reduce crowding and allow for social distancing. Please could we respectfully ask parents and carers to continue to consider the need for distancing on the school site. Year 3 and 4 children are collected from the top playground. Other year groups from classroom doors. If children in years 4-6 meet an adult off site or leave school by themselves, we will use permission for this from last year but if you have not given this previously - please use this link: https://app.keysurvey.co.uk/f/1204308/64dc/ After School Club will run until 6:00. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Contact Us

Correspondence for the Headteacher:

Mrs Kate Law
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Chilton Lane,
Ramsgate,
Kent. CT11 0LQ

Contact the school office on:
01843 597695
or by fax on:
01843 852872

01843 597695