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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 2.2.24

Wow, what a wonderful week it has been!

Read, Write Inc.

We have been really enjoying our new 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!


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. 

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.

We also had a fabulous story-telling week!


This week we have been looking at mass! We started the week by ordering pictures of what we thought were lightest to heaviest. We explored balancing scales to see whether objects around the classroom were heavier or lighter than one another. We also had a go at trying to see which objects weighed the same. Making them equal. We then weighed items, with cubes in the balancing scales. For example, one pencil = 2 cubes. We ended the week by taking part in number day! We read the story equal smequal, again looking at what makes objects equal and using ordinal numbers when taking part in races! We then read the story 1 is a snail and 10 is a crab, where we used the pictures to find the place value of two-digit numbers! What a busy maths week we have had!

Next week we will be looking at capacity!


This week in art we have looked at how paints and paintings can create a mood. We produced some wonderful art, displaying how we were feeling in that moment!

This week we have also finished our Thematic topic; I care about me! We used our previous knowledge to design, make and evaluate our own healthy dish and used tools to chop, grate and peel carefully! We made sure we had something in our dish from each section of the Eatwell plate and produced some wonderful dishes.

To end the week, we took part in a quiz all about what we have learnt and we all did amazingly!

Next week, we will be learning about special books and why they are special to different religions.

Love to Learn

This week we would love for you to order things around your house according to their mass (weight), starting from lightest to heaviest. This can be displayed however you wish.

Please can we also ask that children bring in a book that is special to them for Thursday 8th February. 

Other news

PE is on a Wednesday.

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 tim).

Mrs Reavill will be teaching Team Peacock every Tuesday. 

Miss Kennedy will be teaching Team Azure every Friday afternoon. 

Dates to remember...

6/2/24 – Online safety day Children dress to express, meaning they come in whatever they like, bright clothes, sportswear, club uniforms…. whatever makes them feel happy! 

6/2/24 Curry and Quiz school fundraiser for adults (details to arrive in the New Year)  

9/2/24 - Last day of term  

19/02/24 - Term 4 starts for children  

Thank you for your support with your child's learning,

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