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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b 17.4.23

What a wonderful first week back after Easter we have had!

Read, Write Inc

We have been working incredibly hard in our new groups this week. We have been really focussing on making sure we find the special friends first, before reading the word! After we have found the special friend we fred talk the word and the say it. For example…




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 shape! We recapped our knowledge of 2D shapes, by playing games and answering some tricky questions! We then moved on to 3D shapes, we looked at their names, how many vertices they have, how many sides and also how many faces! We worked so hard this week and have loved this fun week, based all around shape! Next week we will be looking at telling the time.


This week in RE we have been looking at Hinduism. At the beginning of the week we looked at what Hindu’s believe in and what special occasions they have in a Hindu childhood. Towards the end of the week we looked at Divali and focussed on Rangoli patterns! Take a look, they were beautiful! We looked at how Hindu’s celebrate weddings and looked at their wonderful festivals!

Love to Learn: 

For this week's Love to learn we would love you to bring in your favourite toy on Monday, for the whole week at school! Please make sure, this is a toy, you do not mind leaving at school. We would also like you to write about why it is your favourite and why it is special to you.

Other news:

Sports Project will remain on Tuesdays.

Swimming is on Thursdays. Children will need to bring a towel, goggles and swimming costume/trunks

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:

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

Operation Zig-Zag (parking initiative) – 26th & 27th April

Red, White and Blue day for the Coronation – Friday 5th May

Viking Games – Wednesday 24th May

Term 5 ends – Friday 26th May


We hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs Winchcombe, Mrs Cheshire, Mrs Cotton and all the Year 1 team.


 Mrs Poppy Winchcombe – Team Topaz –

Mrs Nicki Cotton – Team Aqua –

Mrs Hannah Cheshire – 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