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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! w/b 26.6.23

What a flower-tastic week we have had! Read on to find out what we have been up to!


Read, Write Inc

Each week we will be focusing on a different text as a whole class just before lunchtime. Each Friday we will be doing some creative writing based on that text. This week, we have been reading Gorilla and on Friday we wrote about our favourite animal. We tried hard to use adjectives to describe our animal in our writing.

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 claw, they would spot the ‘aw’ first, then Fred talk (c-l-aw) and then say the word (claw).

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 it has been Money sense week! We have been making sense of money by; looking at what money is, looking at how money can be earnt and about the difference between needs and wants; that people may not always be able to have the things they want. We also discussed how money needs to be looked after and how we can do this.  (different ways of doing this)

Next week, we will be starting to look at division!


Thematic Curriculum

This week in our thematic lessons we have been focussing on Science. We started the week by looking at real plants, labelling their parts and learning their jobs roles. We moved our learning on by looking at how plants can grow in a range of places and how they can survive the different weather conditions! We ended the week by looking at the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. We went outside and identified a range on leaves to help us identify which type of trees we have at Chilton! We have also planted the plants we used in lessons, in our year one outdoor area, please take a look, but do not touch (As we have been teaching the children this at school) We are also continuing to grow our sunflowers, mung beans and radishes, which are coming along lovely!


Love to Learn:

This week we would love for you to draw and label a plant. We would like you to identify the flower, root, stem and leaves. You can either draw one yourselves or if you have a real one at home take a picture and label. This can be recorded any way you wish. Remember please don’t pick anyone else’s flowers!

Other news:

PE for this term will be on WEDNESDAYS. Please note the change of day for this.

Sports Project will remain on Tuesdays.

Doors will continue to open in the morning at 8:30am. Registration will be at 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:

Reception and Key Stage One Sports Day – Monday 3rd July (please see letter from Mrs Law with the change of date for this)

Chilton transition days – Monday 17th July to Wednesday 19th July

Inflatable Fun Day – Thursday 20th July

School ends for the summer – Friday 21st July 2pm


We hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson, 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