Skip to content ↓
Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 5.12.22

We have had a fabulous week in Year 1, here's what we have been up to…

Read, Write Inc

This week we continued our Read, Write Inc. lessons. We have been trying really hard to apply our skills in our writing. We have been thinking about which sounds to use and what punctuation we need.

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.


This week in maths we have been learning all about shape! We started the week by looking at 2D shapes. We were able to recognise many, and even say how many corners and sides they have! We then went on a 3D shape hunt outside - take a look at what we found! We then moved our learning on to matching shapes with their names and using our knowledge about 3D shapes to create towers.


Geography and Science

This week we created our very own rain gauges! We have placed them outside and have been checking them every day, to see how much rain we have had at Chilton. This information informed us to create our very own weather forecasts. We planned these in groups and performed them to the class. We used weather symbols, geographical vocabulary and talked about recent local weather. We then gave a forecast for today’s weather in each of the countries in the United Kingdom. Follow the QR code link to see our presentations! – The passwords will be sent shortly.

Team Topaz:




Team Aqua:


Nativity – Monday 12th December

 All children should now be aware of the role they are playing in the nativity and what costume they will need to wear.   We can’t wait for you to see our performance! Children will need to come in on Monday 12th wearing their costumes and have their school uniform in a bag, to change into after.  Thank you for your help with this!

Christmas Party - Thursday 15th December

For our Christmas party this year please can you bring... 

Red Romans: Sweet treats i.e cakes and biscuits 

Green Normans: Sandwiches or sausage rolls

Blue Vikings: Savoury items: crisps, chicken bites, cocktail sausages

Yellow Saxons: Fruit and veg sticks

Next 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 learning about statistics.

In our afternoon sessions, we will be focussing on RE: To discuss their experiences of giving and receiving presents, finding out about the story of Jesus’ birth, thinking about presents that can be given that you can’t see and exploring the Christian belief that Jesus is God’s gift to the world.

Love to Learn:

This week we would love for you to look for 3D shapes around your house and outside!

We would also like you to practise your sounds as much as possible :)

Other news:

For this Term's art competition, we are asking children to design ANYTHING in the style of Yayoi Kusama.  Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called 'the princess of polka dots'. Although she makes lots of different types of art – paintings, sculptures, performances and installations – they have one thing in common, DOTS!

It is up to you what you design, how you design it or how you would like to present it! 

Entries are due in by 9th January – Please pass these on to your class teachers. Enjoy! 

There will be no Sports Project or PE in the final week of term.

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)

Read at 3 - 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:

Monday 12th December – Yr 1 Christmas performance at 9:15am… We can't wait!

Thursday 15th December – Christmas party day!

Friday 16th – Christmas jumper and dinner day! 2pm Finish - No after school club. 

Have a wonderful 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