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Chilton Primary School

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Weekly News 19.1.24


In English this week, the children have learnt how to write a 5 part story. They have rewritten the story 'Fly, Eagle, Fly' into 5 parts - beginning, build up, problem, problem solved and ending. They have learnt how and when to start a new paragraph and have done very well with remembering to do this all week. We have also recapped how to include dialogue in a story, learnt to use a variety of sentence openers and use a range of simple, compound and complex sentences. The stories that they wrote across the week were brilliant; well done Year 4!

Next week, we will be starting our new book called 'Pebble in my Pocket' and learning about setting descriptions.


In maths this week we have been learning to divide 2 and 3-digit numbers using short division (we often call this the bus stop method). The children used their excellent knowledge of their times tables facts to help them solve division calculations accurately and rapidly. We also had a look at how to solve some of these calculations that would result in a remainder. Here are some examples of the types of questions we were doing:

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Next week, we will be learning about fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, finding fractions of an amount and linking fraction tenths to decimals tenths. 


Spellings to learn for a test on Wednesday 24th January:  piece, peace, weather, whether, bored, board, farther, father, bury, aisle, height, history, imagine

Love to Learn

For this week's challenge, we would like you to make or draw a volcano as we have been learning about them in our theme 'Cracking the Earth's Core'. You could paint a volcano on paper or on a canvas or draw a volcano in your book and colour it in. You could make a 3D volcano from papier mache or lego or any other sculpting materials you may have at home. You could label the parts of the volcano if you would like. These are just some ideas, please feel free to create a volcano in any way you like. We look for to seeing them. You have 2 weeks for this challenge so please could this be handed in by 31st January.

Key dates 

2/2/24 – NSPCC Number day: Reception and KS1 to dress in anything related to number and Ks2 to dress as rock stars. £1 voluntary contribution for NSPCC. 

2/2/24 – End of Term School Disco:  

Reception and KS1 3.15-4.15 – Children who wish to attend will be taken by their teachers straight to the disco at 3.15 and can be collected from their classrooms at 4.15.  

KS2 – drop off and collection from front of school. More details will be sent out by the Chilton Fundraisers later in the term. 

5/2/24 – Year 4 TTRS battle of the schools this week!

6/2/24 – Online safety day Children dress to express, meaning they come in whatever they like, bright clothes, sportswear, club uniforms…. whatever makes them feel happy! 

6/2/24 Curry and Quiz school fundraiser for adults (details to arrive in the New Year)  

9/2/24 - Last day of term  

19/02/24 - Term 4 starts for children


Many thanks

The Year 4 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