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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b: 16.1.23

Wow! What an exciting week we have had in Year 1. Here is what we have been up to…

Read, Write Inc

This week we have been working very hard on our big writes! We have been trying ever so hard on using sounds within our words and ensuring we use the correct punctuation. We have again, continued to learn and review our sounds, spotting and spelling them in words. We have kept up our partner reading, taking it in turns to practice the green and red words in the stories.

Thank you to those who came to the sound workshop after school on Tuesday. We hope you found it useful.

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.

Every morning can all children place their reading folders inside their house trays in the conservatory please :) This helps us keep track of their reading and how many books they have read. Thank you. 


This week in maths we have been focussing on adding and subtraction on a number line. We have become extremely confident on how to do this now and have been working on some really tricky questions and problems, where we have used a number line to help us. Well done Year 1!​

Thematic Curriculum

This week we continued our learning based around 'I Care About Me!' We started the week by learning all about Edward Jenner and Alexander Fleming, who were pioneers in the field of medicine and had an impact to our world. Take a look at what we got up to in these lessons, by scanning the QR codes! Passwords to follow shortly! This learning led us on to some very important Science lessons based around germs! (Yuk!)

We started off by using glitter to represent germs. We could not believe how the glitter spread around the room, spread on to our hands and even on our clothes! We then took part in an ongoing bread experiment. We touched the bread using our dirty hands, then we touched another slice with washed hands. We also had a slice of bread that has not been touched at all. Over the weeks we will be observing the changes and seeing the impact of germs! We ended the week by using our knowledge of germs and bacteria to create a wonderful poster about the importance of washing hands!

Team Topaz - Edward Jenner learning!

Team Topaz – Alexander Fleming learning!

Team Aqua - Edward Jenner learning!

Team Aqua – Alexander Fleming learning!

Next week…

In Maths, we will be practising how to answer one-step word problems.

In the afternoons, we will be focussing on design technology. We will be learning about where a range of fruit and vegetables come from,  about diets and healthy and unhealthy practices, about a balanced and varied diet and exploring the different food groups and ending the week with big write based around the story ‘Daisy eat your peas!’

 Love to Learn:

This week we would love for you to answer these maths questions using a number line.

12 – 4 =

15 + 5 =

20 – 16 =

16 + 12=

17- 9 =

13 + 7 =

19 – 15 =

10 + 10 =

Sam has seven sweets, his friend Ben gave her 11 more. How many sweets does she have now?

Josh had 20 balloons. He let go of 12 of them. How many balloons does he have left?

Other news:

Sports Project will remain on Tuesdays, as will P.E. on Thursdays.

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

Wednesday 1st February - Exit point - Children can bring in their pyjamas, slippers, teddy and blanket for a sleep workshop! (In a bag for the afternoon).

Friday 3rd February - NSPCC Number Day - Please dress up in number themed clothing, a times tables rock star or a maths superhero!


Number Day is back on Friday 3rd February. The children are invited to dress in number themed clothing, as a Times Table Rockstar or as a Maths Superhero for a voluntary donation for the NSPCC charity. The children will undertake a range of creative maths challenges throughout the day. In addition, parents are invited to join their child for a problem-solving activity, in their classroom, at 2:30pm until the end of the day. 

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