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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 1.12.23

What a wonderful week it has been. Keep scrolling to see what we have been up to in Year 1 this week…

Read, Write Inc.

This week we have continued our wonderful learning in our Read, Write, Inc groups. We have been practising spotting our sounds and then using fred talk to read words. We have also been continuing to use 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! We have been working hard on our writing and making sure all our letters are formed correctly. In your child’s reading folders, you will find some set 1,2 and 3 sounds and also some red words. Any practice with these would be wonderful!


This week we looked at Jack and the Beanstalk! We had great fun acting out the story, specially making the noise of the giant’s footsteps! We also thought what we would love to see at the top of our very own beanstalks!  


Reading 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. (Read at 3 will be cancelled on Friday 15th December)

Reading folders - All children will bring home two books, one being a RWI home book. Children are expected to try and read this 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! 

Please ensure that the reading folders are being placed in the reading-coloured trays, so we can read with your 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.


This week we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We started the week by recapping our reception knowledge of 2D shapes and discussing how we know what we know! For example, I know this shape is a square, because it has 4 equal sides. We then practised spotting shapes in different orientations and sizes. To end the week, we learnt all about 3D shapes. We blindfolded our partners and gave them shapes to see if they could guess the names. We went on a shape hunt outside and some of us even built towers with 3D shapes!

Next week we will be looking at statistics!


In our thematic learning this week, we have been focussing on computing! We started the week by discussing the importance of staying safe online. We discussed how a username and password are private and had a go at logging in to a laptop, with a trusted adult. We discussed what we need to do if we saw something online we do not like. We then explored using the ipads and laptops in school, spotting the internet browser and word. We then used word to write what the weather was like. We then moved on to explore Scratch Jr for the very first time! Firstly, we had to log in to the ipads/laptops. Then, we had to create our own algorithms, which are a sequence of actions, which are broken down into smaller rules. We then added a new background, to show a character moving in a hot or cold place! To end the week we, looked at the effect of changing a value. We were able to write a programme for our sprite by using fewer blocks. We used the same commands as what we wanted but played around with the number underneath the blocks to make the algorithm shorter for us to see. Take a look at what we got up to!


 Love to Learn

This week, we would love for you to have a go at writing your own story! This could be based on one of the traditional tales we have looked at, or a completely new, made up one! You may want to present it as a story board with pictures or use a story map to help you! Here are some examples…


Other news

PE is on a Wednesday. Team Azure will be focussing on Gymnastics indoors. Team Peacock will be doing Outdoor Adventure Activities, so please remember to wrap up warm on Wednesdays!

Sports project will be on a Tuesday – Only trainers needed, with full school uniform.

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. 

Dates to remember...

Chilton's Christmas Events:

Wednesday 6th December 

  • Year 2 and 4 Come Dine

Friday 8th December 

  • Reception Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

Monday 11th December 

  • Year 1 Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

 (Please come in to school wearing costumes – with a labelled bag with school uniform to change back in to) If your costume is supplied by school, wear the required clothes underneath in and we will help get these children changed)

Tuesday 12th December 

  • Year 5&6 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 10:00

  • Reception, Year 1 and 2 Christmas Parties - children can wear their own clothes to school (sensible footwear please)

For our Christmas party, please can children bring in the following…

  • Year 3&4 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 2:00

Wednesday 13th December 

  • Year 2 Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

  • Christmas Fair (on the field) 3:15-4:45

Thursday 14th December 

  • Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Christmas Parties - children can wear their own clothes to school (sensible footwear please)

Friday 15th December 

Christmas Jumper Day (just for fun - wear a festive jumper, top or t-shirt with usual uniform) and Christmas Dinner. School ends at 2pm (no after school club). 

On Wednesday 13th December we will be having our Christmas Fair from 3.20-5. As part of this, we need some voluntary donations from our community. On Tuesday 12th December, please can you ask you to send in the following donations with your child:

-KS1 – Bring a bottle for the tombola 

-KS2 – Bring a gift for the raffle. We ask the children bring a gift that matches their house colour e.g. if they are a red roman, they donate a red gift and so on.

We will also be running a ‘Take home a Teddy’ stall. 

-If you have any good quality, unwanted cuddly toys please also send them into school on Tuesday 12th December to be used on this stall. 

-Lastly, we will also be running our traditional ‘White Bag’ stall. All children will bring home a white bag on Friday 8th December. We ask that your child decorates the bag, and you pop a small gift inside (sweets, notepad, pens, small toy etc). Can this also be returned to school on Tuesday 12th December.

Other dates

Friday 8th December - children bring home a white bag to decorate a fill with small gifts. 

Tuesday 12th December - White bags, bottles for tombola and any donations to run stalls due.

Term 3 starts for Children Wednesday 3rd January

Have a great weekend,

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

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