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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 14th October

What a fabulous week Year 5 have had! Here is what we have been up to:


On Monday we gathered in court where Ernest Shackleton was on trial for being a bad leader. We have spent the week gathering evidence to present to Judge Abel next Friday. Within our writing, we wrote from the perspective of Percy Blackbarrow, Frank Wilde and Emily Shackleton, focussing on using cause and effect conjunctions and varying our sentence structures.

Next week we will be continuing with our persuasive writing by writing a balanced argument, weighing up the evidence whether Shackleton was guilty of being a bad leader. 


This week we revisited our time telling skills, before applying this to convert between digital and analogue time. We then moved on to convert between minutes, seconds, hours and days. We applied these skills to solve a range of reasoning problems.

Next week we will continue our learning on time by focussing on converting between days, weeks, months and years. We will be making reference cards in our maths journals to support us with this.

Afternoon Learning

This week we have been learning about amphibians and why they cannot survive in Antarctica. We then ended our Frozen Kingdom topic with a quiz on our learning for the term. We were so impressed with everyones answers!

Next week we will be moving on to our RE unit, within which we will be learning about the origins of the Christian bible and some of its stories.


Miss Hayzelden's Group - disagree, disappoint, invalid, unsafe, correct

Miss Stagg's Group - Revision of all previous learnt spellings

Mr Mason/Mr Abel's Spelling Group - cheekily, rudely, heroically, automatically, physically, cosily 

Home Learning

Please complete the mymaths tasks set. Children should also be playing TTRS at least three times a week and reading to an adult a minimum of four times a week. 


  • On Wednesday, Year 5 will be going to Nethercourt park to plant trees. Please could children bring into school a spare pair of shoes to get muddy and a coat. We will be back at school in time for lunch

  • We would love if you could join us for our Harvest Festival on Friday 21st October. This will begin at 9am.

  • Individual school photos are on Tuesday. Please ensure that your child is in full school uniform.

  • Sports Project is on Wednesday. Please could children come to school in trainers.

  • PE is on Thursday. We will not be swimming this week, so children should just come to school in their PE kit.

 Have a lovely weekend! 

The Year 5 Team x

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