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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 3.5.24

What a wonderful week it has been! Look at what we have been up to…

Read, Write Inc.

We have been continuing 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. We have been really working on our big writes, keeping diaries at home, writing comic strips, writing postcards/cards, and making up stories at home can really support this. 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!


*UPDATE*     Read, Write, Ink home readers will now be changed on Mondays not Fridays. Please continue to remind the children to put their reading folder in the coloured trays so that we can give them new books.

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 Monday.

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.

Let's practice spotting special friends, fred talk, read the word. Your words of the week are....remember you can break up multisyllabic words into two chunks with your finger to help!


This week have been looking at number and place value! We recapped our learning on 2-digit numbers to 20 and learnt to partition and recombine them into tens and ones.

Next week we will be looking at money!


This week in our Toymaker topic, we have been focussing on history! We learnt all about the differences between toys from the past and present. We looked at how their features and materials have changed over time and completed a carousel of activities. In groups we looked, felt and played with a range of toys from the past and present and discussed what we thought the differences and similarities were. We also sorted new and old toys, placed a range of toys on a timeline and used books and iPads to help us find more information independently!

We were then lucky enough to visit The WonderWorks Toy Museum in Margate! We had the best day. Take a look at what we saw there….

Home learning

This week we would love for you to read, read and read some more! You could read your reading books, read signs when out and about at the weekend, a magazine, a postcard or even the newspaper! This can be displayed anyway you wish 😊

If your child has any lines for our class assembly, please could you practise with them at home.

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 time).

Mrs Howard will be teaching Team Peacock every Tuesday and Team Azure on Monday afternoons.

Olympian visit!

We are incredibly excited to announce that on the 6th of June we have Olympic gymnast Danny Crouch visiting Chilton, to deliver a class assembly with a Q & A session and a short fitness session. Every child has received a sponsorship form this week to complete and fill in to try and raise as much money as possible for Danny to help him with his career. There will be prizes for the most amount raised! If you would like any extra information about Danny, his crowdfunding page is linked below.

Dates to remember...

8th May - Year 1 class assembly

22nd May - Year 1 and 2 Viking Games at Chilton Primary School

24th May - Dress to Express day and Be here, be you, belong parade at 2.15 on school field

24th May - Last day of term

Thank you for your support towards 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