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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News 12.01.2024

This year has been another fantastic week for Year 3! This is what we have been doing.


This week in English, we have finished the book ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. The children have loved reading this book, looking for clues and links to known fairy tale characters, such as Goldilocks and Hansel and Gretal. In our writing lessons, we have focused on using verbs, adverbs and coordinating conjunctions to describe the character of Goldilocks. On Friday, we applied all of the skills we had learnt to write a character description of Red Riding Hood.

Next week, we will be moving on to read ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne, learning the skills to write our own suspense narrative.



In maths this week, we have focused on calculating perimeter and recognising angles. We learnt how to find the perimeter of 2-D shapes and applied our learning to solve problems involving this. We then moved on to recognise right angles, using right angle finders to identify examples in our classroom, before applying our knowledge to identify acute and obtuse angles. We were so impressed with how hard Year 3 have worked this week on this!

Next week, we will be moving on to compare and order fractions with different denominators.



This week in our punctuation and grammar lessons, we have been learning about verbs and adverbs. We then moved on to learn about compound sentences, remembering our coordinating conjunctions using the acronym FANBOYS.


Next week, we will be looking at how to form complex sentences using subordinating conjunctions.


Thematic Learning

In our afternoon lessons, we have began our new Thematic Unit ‘How My Body Works’. We began the week by a visit from a nurse, who kindly spoke to us about how to look after our bodies and how they change as we get older. We then moved on to learn about how to maintain a healthy diet using a balanced plate. Finally, we researched how different living things get their nutrients to give them energy, looking at the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

Next week we will be doing Design and Technology lessons in the afternoon, focussing on designing, making and evaluating a healthy meal.


Love to Learn

Due Thursday 18th January

Please choose one of the following tasks to complete:

1. Design your own healthy meal and label each of the food groups using the picture below to help you.

2. Create a poster on an animal of your choice and their diet.


Other News

Please ensure that your child is reading at home and bringing their reading record to school every day. The expectation for KS2 is that children read four times a week with an adult at home.

PE day for Year 3 is now a Thursday. Please send your child into school wearing full PE kit.

Sports Project is on a Friday this term. Please could children come to school wearing their uniform and trainers.


Important Dates

2/2/24 – NSPCC Number Day – Reception and KS1 to dress in anything related to numbers and KS2 to dress as rock stars. In exchange, we ask for a £1 voluntary contribution for NSPCC.

After school, there will be a Number Day Disco. Year 3s disco will take place from 4:30-5:30. Drop off and collection will be from the front of the school. More details will be sent out by the Chilton Fundraisers later in the term.

6/2/24 – Online Safety Day – On this day, children can dress to express! This means that they can come in to school dressed in whatever makes them feel happy.

6/2/24 – Curry and Quiz – This will take place for adults in the evening. Details will be sent out by Chilton Fundraisers soon.

9/2/24 Last Day of Term 3.

19/02/24 – Term 4 begins for children.


Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 3 Team


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