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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 15.9.23

What an amazing week we have had together! We have had a wonderful week of learning and fun!

Take a look to see what we have been up to!

Read, Write Inc.

This week we have continued working hard in our Read, Write, Ink groups. We have been practising spotting our sounds and then using fred talk to read words. We have also been continuing to used our fred fingers to help us write the words in our books, but not for the red words because we all know you can't fred a red! In your child’s reading folders, you will find some set 1,2 and 3 sounds and also some red words. Any practise with these would be wonderful!


In Maths, we have been working super hard! We started the week by finding missing numbers on the number line, we were so good at this! We then had to count numbers and display these on a tens frame like this…

This is how we can show 5.

We then practised writing numbers in numerals and even words! We ended the week by identifying odd and even numbers!

Next week we will be looking at number bonds within 10 and number bonds to 10!

Thematic Curriculum

This week we started our brand-new thematic topic ‘My home, my town’ we started off by looking at our BIG question ‘What is special about your home’ We came up with wonderful ideas such as the beach, the town, the parks, and the people (The community) We also looked at what a timeline is and recognised how we had changed since we were babies. We ended the week by having the most wonderful visit from some of our grandparents! (THANK YOU!!!) We loved looking at the photos that they brought from their past and hearing all about our family histories from a time before we were alive. We found out all sorts of interesting facts, such as the jobs that our grandparents did and what their lives were like when they were children. What a lovely week of learning we have had!


Love to Learn

This week we would love for you to practise reading and writing numbers to 50! We follow some special rhymes to help us write our numbers, and we have been working hard to recognise the differences between ‘ty’ and ‘teen’ numbers! This can be recorded any way you wish. For example; written, photos or sticking objects and writing numbers in your books. Love to Learn is due in on Wednesdays and will be given back on Fridays. 




Just a few messages for you...

- PE this term will be on a Wednesday.

- 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).

- Mrs Reavill will be teaching Team Peacock every Tuesday. 


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. (Except for Friday 15th September)

Reading folders - All children will bring home two books, one being a RWI home book. Children are expected to read both books, three times during the week to ensure they are building on their reading fluency. The RWI home books will be changed, by an adult every Friday. The other book (with the coloured sticker) should be changed independently by the child themselves - first thing in the morning is a great time to do this! IT IS IMPORTANT THAT READING FOLDERS GET PLACED IN THE COLOURED TRAYS BY THE LOCKERS AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CLASSROOMS SO THAT WE CAN READ WITH THE CHILDREN AND ENSURE BOOKS GET CHANGED. Thank you for your support with this!

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.

Dates to remember...

Harvest festival - Tuesday 3rd October 9am

Later this term, we will be celebrating Harvest. As part of this, we would like to invite families in to watch our Harvest Assembly. These will take place in the school hall on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd October: 9am Year R and 1 and 2.45pm Year 2

Wednesday 4th October: 9am Year 3 and 4 and 2.30pm Year 5 and 6

Please enter the school via the main school office.

As part of the celebrations, we will also be collecting food that we will be donating to Thanet Food Bank. We will be taking donations between Wednesday 27th September and Monday 2nd October. If you are able to donate, the food bank accepts any tinned, jarred or packet foods that are in date.

In addition to this, as part of our celebrations all children will be entered into a raffle to win Captain Moo Man and Paulo, our reward bears from last year.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Have a lovely weekend, and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday!

Mrs Winchcombe, Miss Bryson and all the Year 1 team.


 Mrs Poppy Winchcombe – Team Peacock –

Miss Polly Bryson – Team Azure –


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