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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 10th February 2023

What a wonderful week (and term) Year 5 have had. Have a great week's rest and we will see you on Monday 20th February.


This week, we finish Running on Empty and loved discussing the journey that AJ went on over the course of the book. We continued looking at poetry and wrote a tank, haiku and sonnet from AJ to his one true love, running. We focused on the structure of our poems, language and using a range of poetic devices. Next term, we will be reading 'The adventures of Odysseus' by Hugh Lupton.


In Maths this week, we have been solving problems that involve either scaling up (by using multiplication) or down (by using division). This has helped us calculate the amounts of ingredients that different recipes need for different amounts of people. Next term, we will be learning about topics including Money, Time, Shape and Position and Direction.

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday, we took part in a range of activities to celebrate Safer Internet Day. Year 5 watched a live assembly hosted by Google's Be Internet Legends (and were delighted to get a shout out for getting a question right) and took part in a live lesson on Internet Safety held by the BBC. We also agreed to the Chilton Acceptable Use Policy for technology and had some frank discussions about different online worries that the children have


In the afternoons this week, Year 5 finished off their 'Material World' topic. We created our class blankets by sewing our designs onto pieces of felt before evaluating our creations and comparing them to our original designs. We also completed our end of topic quiz on Kahoot. Congrautlations to the three class champions! Next term, we will learn all about 'Gods and Mortals'.

The Speaker Competition

On Friday 24th March, we will be having our annual trust speaker competition. As part of this, 3 children from each school within the trust will be invited to deliver a speech. This year the title for the speaker event is:

'You wouldn't believe it but...'

-It is expected that children start with this phrase and then the content can be literally anything that follows on! This is wonderfully open-ended; meaning the children can follow on with a wide range of responses from oral stories to more formal speeches about matters that fascinate them.

-The competition is open to KS2 pupils only

-The children's speech can last no longer than 2 minutes

-No slides, props or music are allowed

During the half term holidays, we would like the children to have a go at writing an entry for the competition. They will then spend time in class editing, improving and rehearsing their speech. Each class will then pick one child to go forward to the school based final. From this, three children will be chosen to represent Chilton at 'The Speaker 2023 final'. We cannot wait to see the amazing entries the children produce. Good luck, everyone!

Sponsored Walk for The Royal Marsden

– Monday 20th February You may be aware that one of our children has spent the last three and a half years being treated for leukaemia. That treatment has now finished and we would like to celebrate this momentous occasion and mark the end of a difficult time for part of our community by running a sponsored walk in aid of The Royal Marsden. This will be held on the first day back in Term 4 – Monday 20th February. Children are invited to come in to school wearing their own clothes and we would encourage them to choose the brightest colour clothing that they have. We would also recommend wearing trainers! We are going to walk in a relay from the school, differing distances depending on the children’s ages, over Chalk Hill and to the Viking Ship and back (the youngest children will walk the shortest distances and so on). We are asking for a voluntary donation or for the children to voluntarily collect what they can to be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We hope that this will be a celebratory occasion as well as raising some funds for an excellent and much needed cause!


- Next term, PE will take place on FRIDAYS. Please could children come to school in (weather appropriate) kit.

- Sports Project will revert back to WEDNESDAYS. Please could children come to school in normal uniform but with trainers.

- Please continue to be playing TTRS regularly at home and a reminder that children should be reading at home a minimum of 4 times a week and completing quizzes on AR on any books that they complete.

Have a wonderful week!

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

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