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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 13.10.23

Year 5 have had a wonderful week, working incredibly hard and having lots of fun.



This week, we put Ernest Henry Shackleton on trial to decide whether he was guilty of being a bad leader. As a year group we discussed whether we thought that his captaincy on his Trans-Antarctic voyage showed him to be a strong and positive leader or if he proved himself to be a poor and incompetent leader. We bought up many different points that showed both sides of his leadership skills, then over the week we wrote viewpoints from the stowaway - Percy Blackborow, his second in command - Frank Worsley and finally, his wife - Emily. All have different viewpoints of Shackleton's ability as a leader and we were able to write accurately in their role.



In maths this week, we have been focusing on time. We have been able to read both analogue and digital time, including the 24 hour format and have been able to tell the time accurately to the nearest minute. 



 We have been focusing on environmental issues in Thematic this week. We learnt about overpopulation and its effects it has socially, economically and environmentally. In groups, we designed posters to raise awareness about this issue. Next, we wrote speeches  about this issue to highlight ways we can help the cause. To promote our oracy skills, we all read our speeches to the class.


Home Learning

For your home learning, we would like you to write about a leader in your life.  They can be someone you know or a person that inspires you. Mention what leadership skills they display and why that person is important to you.


Other News

- Top Up PE is on a WEDNESDAY. Please can children come to school in their uniform wearing suitable trainers.

- PE is on a FRIDAY. Please can children come to school wearing (correct and suitable) PE kit.

- Guitars is on a Thursday. Children are welcome to bring guitars from home provided they are acoustic and have a case. 

Important Dates

-w/b 16th October - Parent Teacher Consultations

- Non-School Uniform Day: Friday 20th October

One of our parents at Chilton, is completing a Sky Dive in order to raise money for the charity SANDS, who support anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby or child. We would like to support in any way we can, so we ask that all children come to school in non-school uniform on Friday 20th October. In return, if you are able and wish to, we ask that to donate as little or as much as you wish to the just giving page below:


We wish Ms Bolton all the luck with her sky dive.


House point winners


We will find out which house has collected the most house points this term in assembly on Friday. We will share this with you via MCAS and social media. The winning house will have their non-school uniform day on Wednesday 18th October.

Have a great weekend!

The Year 5 team



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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
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01843 852872

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