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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 12th May

Another marvellous week for us all in Year 1!

Read, Write Inc

The children have been continuing to work hard in their RWI sessions this week. When reading we have been encouraging children to spot the special friend in the word before sounding it out (Fred talking). For example in the word play, they would spot the ‘ay’ first, then Fred talk (p-l-ay) and then say the word (play).

In RWI, children read the same story several times. This is important as it helps children to become familiar with the story and the words and help to improve their fluency when reading. This is something we would encourage when reading at home too. This will really help with their confidence when reading and can also make answering questions about what they have read easier too.

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 we have been learning all about money, money, money! The children have been recognising the value of each coin and note and learning about the difference between pence and pounds. They have ordered coins depending on their value and have been exchanging coins (e.g. a 10p coin for two 5p coins). They have also been introduced to the concept of ‘change’. We have discussed what this means and have been using number lines to help them find the change which would be needed.

Next week in maths, the children will be focusing on addition and subtraction.


This week we have continued with our topic: The Toy Story. The children carried out a scientific investigation to test different materials. They have also been learning about toys from the past and comparing them to the toys we play with today.

Love to Learn: 

For this week's Love to learn, we would like you to complete a money task. You can choose any of the following:

  • Look at different coins and do some coin rubbings. Can you order from the smallest value coin to the largest value coin?

  • Visit a shop and look for items which cost less than £1. What are these items? How much do they cost?

  • Play shops at home with a grown up.

  • Take some money to the shop and buy something which costs less than £1.

  • Create your own price labels for objects around your house.

Other news:

Our colour run will be on Friday 26th May – please refer to Mrs Law’s newsletter sent last week for the full details of this.

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:

Viking Games – Wednesday 24th May

Colour Run – Friday 26th 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 –

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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