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Chilton Primary School

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W/B Monday 9th January Team Indigo and Team Royal


Wow what an incredibly busy week we have had in Team Indigo and Team Royal, take a look at what we have been up to….



This week in maths we have been learning about addition. We started off the week by adding 3 1 digit numbers for example, 7 + 3 + 5. We then introduced column addition without regrouping and with regrouping.


Guided Reading

This week in Guided Reading we have been performing the story The Snail and the Whale through dance and drama. We looked at the journey they both took and were able to summarise, answer questions about the story and write a poem.



This week in English we have been continuing our book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. We have been focusing on our writing skills and have been practicing how to use similes, expanded noun phrases, construct simple sentences and to show different points of view. We incorporated all our skills on Friday to write a postcard as the snail to his snail family about his wonderful journey he had been on.

In RWI this week we have been focusing on building up their fluency when reading, this included their pace, speed, expressions and reading punctuation. Any additional practice at home will be hugely beneficial.


Thematic Curriculum

This term our Topic is Passion for Fashion, we have been artists and scientist this week. In Art this week we looked at the British Designers Thomas Burberry, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. We made our own collages with the processes they use in their designs to include colour, shape, pattern, texture and lines. We then improved on our Chilton jumper designs from last week by incorporating the processes we had learnt from the British designers. In science this week we have been carrying out investigations on different types of materials such as pipe cleaners, playdough and plastic bottles to see if we can squash, squeeze, stretch, bend or twist them.

Next week

Next week in English we will be focusing on sentence openers, verbs, adjectives, punctuation and writing our own sequel to The Snail and the Whale.


Next week in maths we will be continuing column addition and starting subtracting using the column method.

Next week in our thematic curriculum science lessons we will be continuing our investigations with materials.    


Love to Learn


Additional information

Sports Project is Monday trainers only

PE is Tuesday please can the children wear navy or black suitable clothing for sports and trainers.

Read at 3 will resume in Term 3.


Number Day

Number Day is back on Friday 3rd February. The children are invited to dress in number themed clothing, as a Times Table Rockstar or as a Maths Superhero for a voluntary donation for the NSPCC charity. Please don’t feel the need to buy anything for the dressing-up element of this day and please feel free to use what you have at home! The children will undertake a range of creative maths challenges throughout the day. In addition, parents are invited to join their child for a problem-solving activity, in their classroom, at 2.30pm until the end of the day.


Parent Workshop – Sound Surgery

Key Stage One Parent Workshop – Sound Surgery For parents of Year 1 and 2 children, it will have been some time since the phonics and reading workshops that we delivered right at the beginning of children’s Reception year. Phonics and reading are still an absolutely fundamental aspect of children’s learning, especially in Key Stage One and so we would like to invite Year 1 and 2 parents to a ‘Sound Surgery’ where we will explain and demonstrate how children learn phonics and to read. This will be held in the hall after school from 3:15 – 3:45 on Tuesday 17th January. Please collect children from classrooms and come round to the office to enter the hall.


Key dates to remember:

Number Day Friday 3rd February - Please see above

Online Safety Day – 7th February

Term 3 ends Friday 10th February

Advance Notice – World Book Day is Thursday 2nd March


Have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday.

Miss Hall, Miss Davey and Mrs Barlow



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