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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b 26.9.22

This week was Art Week and we had a great time getting messy with different materials! Take a look… 

Read, Write Inc 

This week continued our Read, Write Inc. lessons. Our blending is really improving and some children are starting to read multisyllabic words and show good understanding when adding suffixes! 

In each reading folder, there is a sound card and list of red words. Any practise with these at home would be extremely helpful and support your child’s reading and writing at home. Some children have already learned the first row – well done you! 


All of our learning in maths this week has been around addition. We used our number bonds to help us investigate all possible sets of two numbers to make a given number. We started by using a tens frame, then we used cubes to build stacks, then broke them in two and counted how many cubes were in each part before progressing onto putting our cubes in part, part, whole models. This showed us that there are many ways we can make a number, for example 1+5=6, 2+4=6, and 3+3=6! Take a look at some of our calculations: 

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We have loved art week this week! We learnt about an artist from the past, Kandinsky, and an artist who is alive today, Frank Bowling. Both artists make abstract art, so we discussed what this was and spotted similarities and differences in their styles. We liked all the shapes that appear in Kandinsky’s paintings and all the straight and wiggly lines. We learned that Frank Bowling won a silver medal at the Royal Academy of Art and thought that was a great achievement, especially as in the past Black people wouldn’t even have been allowed to go to art school.  

The best bit was definitely getting to make art like the artists! It was especially fun painting like Frank Bowling as he has a very interesting and immersive process. His paintings are massive! First, he washes the background with a colour, then he pours lots of different things like sand and glitter and found objects on top, before tipping the painting side to side to create dribbles. Look at some of the masterpieces we made:  

Image previewImage previewNext week: 

Next week we will be continuing to work hard on our sounds, reading and writing in our Read, Write Inc lessons. 

In Maths, we will be moving onto subtraction, and we will do this by breaking up numbers and using our number bonds. 

In Topic, we will be focussing on Geography. We will be learning about our hometown and where it is on a map of the UK. After that we will write a letter and use a map to follow direction to go and post it! 

Love to Learn: 

This week we would love for you to create a map of your house or garden! 

This can be recorded in any way you wish. 

Other news:   

Tuesday will be the Sports Project day. Children will need to wear full school uniform this day with trainers. 

Thursday will be PE day. Please can the children come into school in their PE kit. Just a reminder this should be blue or black shorts/ trousers and a plain white top. 

Doors will continue to open in the morning at 8:30am. Registration will be at the slightly earlier time of 8:45am (doors close at this time) 

Every Friday at 3 – Our doors will be open for you to come in and read with your child, please note, this will be for the full 15 minutes and children should not leave any earlier. Their books will be set up and ready for you to come in and enjoy listening to their wonderful reading.   

Please listen to your child read as much as possible at home and record this in their reading records. Every week, one child from each class will receive a reading certificate in our Chilton Heroes assembly and there are also individual class prizes to be won :) 

Mrs Howard will be teaching Team Topaz on a Wednesday and Team Aqua on a Thursday. 

Dates to remember: 

Trip to Little Seaside Town - Monday 10th October 

Harvest assembly Reception & Year 1 – Monday 17th October 9:00 

Individual Photographs – Tuesday 18th October 

Term 1 ends – Friday 21st October 

Half Term – 22nd to 30th October 

Development Day – Monday 31st October 

Term 2 begins for children – Tuesday 1st November 

  Have a wonderful, restful weekend, 

Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson and all the Year 1 team. 

Mrs Poppy Winchcombe – Team Topaz – 

Miss Polly Bryson – Team Aqua - 

Contact Us

Correspondence for the Head of School:

Mr Alex McAuley
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Chilton Lane,
Kent. CT11 0LQ

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

01843 597695