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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News 02.02.2024

Year 3 have had another fab week and ended it on such a high. Let’s have a look at what we’ve been up to


Our English learning this week started with a new text called ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. The children have been really interested in the text and have been making links with Anthony Browne’s other texts (especially the illustrations). In our writing, we have been learning how to compose letters using emotive language (showing how the character feels) and the difference between formal and informal language. Have a look at the resource below to remind you of the differences.

Next week, we will be continuing our learning on Gorilla and letters. We will also be planning and writing a letter to our author of the term – Anthony Browne


In Maths this week, the children have been learning to add and subtract using the column method. We began our week by using manipulatives (base 10) to add or subtract in column method with regrouping. We then moved on to writing the calculations in our maths book – focusing on our neat presentation and one number per box. The children have excelled with this and we were amazed at their efforts.

Next week, we will begin our topic on Multiplication and Division using column method and bus stop


In our punctuation and grammar lessons this week, we learnt about contractions for informal language. We had to remember to put the apostrophe in the correct place.

In spelling, we were learning about the suffix 'ian' and what root words we can add this suffix to make new words.

electric + ian = electrician                  magic + ian = magician 


This week in Thematic, we finished our topic ‘How our body works’ by completing a design and technology task of making our own prosthetics. The children worked in groups to design, make and evaluate their product. We then ended our learning with an afternoon on the field completing circuit activities and measuring our heart rates.

Next week, we be completing our RE learning for the term and this will be based on Jesus and his teachings.

Love to Learn

Please choose one of the following tasks to complete:

  1. Make a skeleton and label the muscles and joints (either 2-D or 3-D)

  2. Make a poster about healthy eating, what this means and why it is important

  3. Read the MyOn book about muscles and skeletons

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 - PE kit should be navy or black with a white t-shirt.

Top-up PE is on a Friday this term. Please could children come to school wearing their uniform and trainers.

Important Dates

6/2/24 – Online Safety Day – Children can dress to express in whatever makes them feel happy to express themselves on this day.

9/2/24 – Last Day of Term 3

19/2/24 – 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

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