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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 16th September

Year 5 have had another incredible week at school! Here is what we have been up to:


In maths, we have been learning how to add and subtract numbers using the column method. We solved a range of problems involving this, including solving problems and finding missing digits in calculations. We were really impressed with the reasons that the children were giving with their answers, so well done Year 5!

Next week, we will be moving on to look at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, including decimals.


In English this week we have been learning about Antarctica and beginning to write our own non-chronological reports about the continent. We have focussed on using formal language and technical vocabulary to write paragraphs about the geography and wildlife in Antarctica, and next week we will be continuing with this by researching and writing about the history of Antarctica, including famous explorers that have visited there.

We have also began to read our exciting new book, Ice Trap. The children produced some fantastic pieces of drama portraying how Shackleton could have informed his crew that Endurance had crashed! We will continue to read this text next week.

The children also settled well into their new spelling groups this week. From next week, we will be sending the children home with their yellow books with five spellings for them to learn for the following Friday.


This week, we have continued with our topic, Frozen Kingdom. We have spent this week researching the life of Ernest Shackleton and created fact files detailing his greatest successes. We then moved on to create artwork and pieces of drama to advertise the need for crew to join Shackleton’s crew on Endurance.

Next week, we will be moving on to learning about Antarctica’s geographical features, within which we will be conducting our own investigations into the influence of climate on natural features.

Home Learning

Thank you for all of the beautifully decorated Love to Learn books. This week, we would like the children to participate in a local competition to create a poster to persuade people to stop littering. Please see the letter attached to the blog for information on this.

Important Messages

  • Please support your child in reading at least four times a week. Children should be taking a quiz on Accelerated Reader once they have finished a book.

  • Sports Project is on a Wednesday. Please could children come to school in school uniform but with trainers.

  • PE is on a Thursday, and for this term is swimming. Please could children come to school in their PE kit and bring their swimming things in a bag.

  • On Tuesday 4th October, Year 5 will be going to Nethercourt park to look at ecosystems as part of our Topic. Please could children bring spare shoes that they don’t mind getting muddy and a coat on this day. We will be leaving at 9 and will be back before lunchtime.

  • Year 5 music lessons with Mr Coney will begin next Thursday (22nd September). Children may bring their own guitars if they wish to.

  • Our Harvest Festival will take place on 21st October

  • Individual School Photographs will take place on Tuesday 18th October

  • Term 1 ends on Friday 21st October

  • Term 2 begins on Tuesday 1st November

Have a lovely weekend!

The Year 5 Team x

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