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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b 13.3.23

Take a look at what we have been up to this week…

Read, Write Inc

This week we have continued learning our sounds. We have been working hard on reading alien words like; plone, chake, emp and lig! You can play wonderful games around alien words at home, name the alien, where you can make up a random name and children have to read it, build an alien; similar to hang man, but every letter or special friend they get right, a part of the aliens body is built or they could simply draw and make up alien names using their sounds and special friends! Please continue read at home. Practising spotting special friends before reading the word helps to make sure you are reading accurately. For an extra challenge, take note of the punctuation used in your books!

Some of you may have seen comments in your child’s reading record about re-reading their reading books. We are encouraging this to help support their fluency and confidence.

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 looking at division! We started by sharing equally! We had to place the correct, equal amount of pizza toppings on a number of pizza bases! Take a look at what we got up to! Next week we will continue our division learning by looking at sharing circles and grouping objects together.

Thematic Curriculum

This week we have been focussing on Geography! We started the week by looking at a range of maps, plans and globes. These included floor plans, globes, bus and train maps, street maps, atlases, plans of the school, Google Earth and satnavs. We spoke about what they were like, how they were similar and how they were different. Using photos we created a plan of the classroom and positioned the features. We then moved on to create our own map of the school, making sure we labelled the key features, we even recognised the features of our school from an aerial photograph! We then recapped are learning from Term 1 about Human and Physical features. We concentrated on the features we have in our school. We went and explored Chilton, and noted down what features we saw! We then sorted many places, spots and items from around school, using our sorting hoops. To end the week we looked at Physical and Human features of Ramsgate, ready for our local walk on Monday! We answered some tricky questions and sorted some famous local features, which a lot of us recognised. Next week we will end our wonderful explorer topic with a quiz and local walk!


Love to Learn: 

This week we would love for you to go for a walk and note down all the physical and human features you see! You can record this by writing them down, drawing them or taking pictures!

Other news:

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

Easter will soon be here and we will be holding our traditional Easter egg hunts and bonnet parade in school. Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 are invited to make an Easter bonnet or hat if they would like to and bring it in to school on the final day of term (Friday 31st March). We will hold a parade in the hall for parents to come along to at 10:00 and prizes will be awarded for the most impressive creations.

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 :)

Dates to remember:

Come Dine - Monday 20th March

Year 1 Local walk (Exit point for our topic) Monday 20th March Children are invited to bring in binoculars for this.

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

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

Easter Parade - 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 


Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson, Mrs Howard 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