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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Year 3 Weekly News - 24.2.23


This week in English, we have started our new book called The Magic Faraway Tree. We have focused on the characters this week and how we can describe them using superlatives (quickest, smartest), expanded noun phrases (pretty, pearl necklace) and verbs and adverbs. The children have made sure that they described more than just the characters' appearance but also their personality, actions, thoughts and feelings.  The children have really taken to this and have written some lovely character descriptions! 



In Maths, we have been focusing on division. We have used different methods of grouping and sharing, using our base 10 to help us with this. We have slowly become more confident with these methods and are going to continue to practice them.  



On Monday, we learnt about the British Values which are democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect, tolerance of those with other beliefs and faiths and rule of law. We spent our afternoon making British values art work that will be displayed around the school.  


Thematic learning  

This week we started our new topic – May the force be with you! In the upcoming weeks we will be learning about different force, magnets and light. So on Wednesday we had our Star Wars day where the children began their journey in the Jedi academy. The day started with some Star Wars yoga to increase flexibility. In the afternoon, we built Ewok shelters in forest school and created some artwork using magnetic materials. The children loved Star Wars day and we are very excited for them to become Jedi’s through all their learning this term! On Thursday, the children completed an investigation into friction where we used different material ramps and measured how far a car travelled from the ramp – the further the distance the less friction there is and the shorter the distance travelled the more friction there is. ` 


Spellings to learn  

Happily         Cheerily          Playfully        Curiously         

Happiest        Cheeriest          Grumpiest         Moodiest  


Love to Learn  

MyMaths - division. Please follow the link below:




  • We would like to say thank you for all your donations from the March to Marsden on Monday! 

  • Please bring your half term love to learn speeches in on Monday as we will be writing/editing in English 

  • Yellow Saxons have non-uniform day on Monday 

  • Please remember Sports Project is now on a Wednesday.  

  • World Book Day 

Will be next week on Friday 3rd March.  Children are encouraged to dress up as a character from their favourite book. But please do not feel the need to buy anything for this - please use anything you have at home! The children will take part in a number of activities throughout the day and they will have the opportunity to share their book / character with their class. World Book Day vouchers will be sent home on World Book Day.  These vouchers can be spent at the School Book Fair that will arrive on Wednesday 22nd March.  


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