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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 28th February

Read below to find out what year 5 have been up to this week.


Year 5 children are expected to read for at least 10 minutes every day and hand in their reading record daily. Please sign their record and encourage them to read a range of genres. There are banded books in school in addition to the books in the school’s library and the class book corner (including those in the ‘Classics Challenge’)


As part of National Book Week Chilton, the children are invited to dress as their chosen character from their favourite book on Thursday 5th March.  The children will explore Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in their English and Guided Reading lessons. Please see the home learning activity below that can support their learning with this.

Learning this week:

English – The children have started their new class text – Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.  They have explored chapter 1 and 2 reading about Torak and his father (Fa) and how Fa was attacked by the ‘demon bear’.  The children have used art to describe the bear and then used their descriptive words and phrases in their writing.  The children then described the gruesome bear attack scene, focusing on varying their sentence structure and punctuation. 

Maths – Money, money, money! The children have worked hard to use all four operations when solving word problems relating to money.  They have also worked in groups to design their own lounge/bedroom with a given budget and were responsible for furnishing it (within their given budget!)

Topic – As part of our Chilton school values, year 5 explored British Values, focusing on individual liberty. The children took part in Philosophy for Children activities and discussed a number of questions as a whole class.

Home Learning:

In preparation for our Shakespeare themed week (next week), we would like the children to research who William Shakespeare was and what he is well known for! We would like the children to present their work so we can display them in class.   

All children must also continue to log on and play TTRS at least three times a week and read every night for 10 mins.

There is no right or wrong way to complete a Love to Learn task! Please be as imaginative or as creative as you would like! Love to Learn tasks should be returned on the Wednesday following them being set. Whilst books may not be formally marked, in class we will spend time looking at and enjoying what everyone has learned at home and rewards and house points will be given!

Contact Us

Correspondence for the Headteacher:

Mrs Kate Law
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