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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 10.11.23

We have had another wonderful week in Reception. Lots of fun and lots of learning has been going on in Team Sapphire and Team Cornflower!


This week we have started our Read, Write, Inc lessons in small groups. Each group will focus on the sounds and the skills suited to them. To support at home, you can continue to use the pink sounds books (which can now be kept at home) to make sure that they can speedily recall the sounds. Children can also use the space on the pages to practise writing the sounds.


This week we have been learning to recognise numerals and learning to write the numbers 6-10. We have been doing lots of fun activities in our maths lessons and through our play to help us learn these numbers. If you see these numbers out and about, see if your child recognises them.  

Thematic Curriculum

In the afternoons this week, we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali. We learned about why this festival is celebrated, made diva lamps from clay and then decorated them and learned a Diwali dance. At the end of the week, to celebrate our learning around celebrations, we had a pretend bonfire in class. We collected twigs to make the bonfire, made a Guy, watched videos of fireworks and ate marshmallows. It was lots of fun! Children also had the opportunity to make an edible sparkler if they wanted to!

Next week, the whole school will be focusing on PSHE. We will be focusing on our school value of kindness. We will start by learning what kindness is and how we can show that in school. We will also think about how we can be kind to ourselves, what makes a good friend and what to do when we fall out with our friends.

Dates to remember/reminders

  • PE kits need to be worn in to school each Friday please.

  • Friday 17th November is Children in Need day. Children are invited to wear their pyjamas in to school for a donation.

  • Wednesday 22nd November is Come Dine With Me for Reception children.

  • Week beginning Monday 27th November – book fair will be in school.

  • Monday 27th November – Team Cornflower Naughty Bus Trip

  • Tuesday 28th November – Team Sapphire Naughty Bus Trip

  • Friday 8th December – Year R nativity to parents

  • Tuesday 12th December – Christmas party day for Reception children

  • Wednesday 13th December – Christmas Fair

  • Friday 15th December – Christmas jumper day, Christmas dinner

  • Friday 15th December – school finishes at 2pm

Other information

  • Please ensure that children have a named water bottle which is already filled with water at the start of each day.

  • All clothing to be named please!

  • Please complete the WOW moment sheets regularly so that we can add these to the children’s learning journey books.

  • If you have any small/medium boxes, please send them in. We will be using lots of these over the next few weeks to make different vehicles.

e-mail addresses

Many thanks for all your continued support,

EYFS team

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