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Chilton Primary School

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Weekly News 19.04.24

What a fantastic start to the term Year 3 have had. They have come back ready to learn, so let’s show you what we have been up to!


In English this week, we began our new class text of Charlotte’s Web. The children are already fascinated by the story and are eager to find out what happens next in our story. In our writing, we have been focusing on writing diary entries from different viewpoints. At the start of the week, we were writing from the perspective of Fern and how she saved a cute, innocent pig from the injustice of an untimely death! The children were incredible at using emotive language to show how they felt about this ordeal! We finished the week by having our own imagined experience of Pippa being cheeky and escaping from school. We pretended that we had to go and look for her, but she had actually been taken on a walk! We wrote about our feelings of worry and frustration before talking about the relief when we found her.

Next week, we will be moving on to writing setting descriptions about the barn where Wilbur lives. 


Our Maths learning this week has been focused on place value. We began the week by recapping what place value is before moving on to estimating. The children really persevered with quite a tricky topic and are now very confident in this area! We then moved on to look at different ways to represent numbers, using dienes and coins to show different numbers. We learnt that we can use £1 coins to represent hundreds, 10p coins to represent tens and 1p coins to represent 1’s.

Next week, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction, including counting back to subtract, using bar models and solving word problems, using the inverse to check our answers.

Fact of the week

Our fact of the week next week will be:

7 x 6 = 42


We kicked off our new thematic topic this week, Mayans: The rise and fall. We started our topic by learning about the geography of South America. We learnt about its geographical location in the world, the countries that make up South America and the different human and physical features that can be found in South America. The children blew us away with how inquisitive they were about this learning and the amazing facts they already knew” We then moved on to learn about where the Mayans lived, a place called MesoAmerica, that is an area of South America made up of 5 countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and El Salvador) and some of the Mayan cities within this area. The children labelled these on a map and drew some of the temples that can be found in the cities.

Next week, we will be learning more about who the Mayans were and when they existed.

Home learning

Please choose one of the following tasks to complete:

1.  Research who the Mayans were and create an informative piece to show what you have learnt (poster, leaflet, video, presentation etc.)

2.  Find out about key features of South America and create an informative piece to show these (poster, leaflet, video, presentation etc.)

3.  Research Mayan masks and design/make your own

Other News

Please ensure that your child is reading at home four times a week with an adult and is handing their reading record in daily.

PE day for Year 3 is a THURSDAY this term. Please send your child to school wearing full PE kit.

Top Up PE is a FRIDAY this term. Please could children come to school wearing their uniform and trainers

Key dates

1st May - Year 3 class assembly

21st May - Year 3 and 4 Viking Games at Upton Junior 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


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