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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b 27.2.23

What a wonderful week we have had!

Read, Write Inc

This week we have continued learning our sounds. We continued our new books, learnt new vocabulary and worked hard with our spellings. Please continue to perfect your reading at home by practising spotting special friends before reading the word to make sure you are reading accurately. For an extra challenge, take note of the punctuation used in your books!

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 learning to add with number bonds to 20, add one-digit numbers, using the make ten strategy and adding one and two-digit numbers by regrouping into tens and ones! What a busy week in maths we have had!

Thematic Curriculum

In History this week we learnt all about the explorer (and many other job titles he has!) Charles Darwin. We learnt all about his life and his time spent on HMS Beagle. We were really interested in his idea of natural selection and evolution. To help us understand, we took part in an experiment with tweezers ‘beaks’ to see why birds need to adapt for their environment when picking up different foods around them. Take a look at our wonderful work and see what we found.

We then did some amazing writing, when we made up our own discovered species! We used adjectives to describe what they look like and made sure we used finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.

World Book Day

On Friday we started the day with an amazing assembly, where some silly teachers read a funny story! We then looked at some animal poems, we discussed which ones we liked and why. We then had a go at performing them and did incredibly well! We then looked at rhyming couplets and wrote rhyming words on our tables! Teachers across the school swapped classes to read us a wonderful story! We had fun with Mrs Rowland-Hill (A Year 6 teacher! and Mrs Hall (A Year 2 teacher!) In the afternoon, we continued looking at our morning poems about animals and created some ants out of stick and ink and made frogs from glitter! What a great day we had!

Love to Learn: 

This week we would like you to choose an animal and find out as must as you can about it :) This can be displayed any way you wish!

We would also love for you to read as much as possible please :)

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:

Come Dine - Monday 20th March

Book Fair in school – Monday 27th to Thursday 30th March

Parent-Teacher Consultation Week – Monday 27th March – Friday 31st March

End of Term at usual time (3:15) – Friday 31st March

Year 1 Phonics Screen Meeting with Miss Davey in Team Indigo - Tuesday 25th April 


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