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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 1.12.2023

Year 5 have had another wonderful, fun-filled week of learning. Here's what we've been up to:


In English this week, we have continued to read through 'The Jamie Drake Equation' and have been learning more about Buzz and the mysterious Hi'ive. In our writing, we have been started our own Jamie Drake inspired alien narratives. We planned before writing Chapter 1 where we described our setting, our main protagonist and introduced our good or bad alien character. We also created some artwork of the Solar System using the Fibonacci spiral. Next week, we will be continuing our narratives, writing Chapters 2 and 3. 


In Maths this week, we have been studying Volume and Capacity as part of our measurement unit. We estimated and measured the capacity of different containers before moving on to volume and looking at the volume of different liquids and 3D shapes. Next week, we will be using the four operations to solve measurement problems. 

Thematic curriculum 

In our afternoons this week, we studied the Phases of the Moon and created a detailed diagram with annotations showing all the different phases of the Moon. We also continued our Art unit on vector drawings, planning a Christmas scene, making it out of card and then making it on the Google Drawings app. We also created some Wintery artwork focusing on the Aurora Borealis. Next week, we will complete our Stargazers unit and complete our Quiz before using the results of the quiz to recap on some knowledge from across the unit. 

Love to learn 

This week's Love to Learn task is related to the Fibonacci Spiral. Can you research where the Fibonacci Spiral can be seen in the real world and create a collage show its different uses? This collage can be presented in a creative way of your choosing. 

Other News 

- Please can parents ensure that children are bringing jumpers and coats into school on a daily basis; the weather is starting to turn! 

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

- PE is on a MONDAY in Term 2. Please can children come to school wearing (correct and suitable) PE kit. The children will be doing outdoor adventure activities, so please make sure they are wearing suitable outdoor clothing for the whole term.

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

Chilton's Christmas Events:

Wednesday 6th December 

  • Year 2 and 4 Come Dine

Friday 8th December 

  • Reception Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

Monday 11th December 

  • Year 1 Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

Tuesday 12th December 

  • Year 5&6 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 10:00

  • Reception, Year 1 and 2 Christmas Parties - children can wear their own clothes to school (sensible footwear please)

  • Year 3&4 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 2:00

Wednesday 13th December 

  • Year 2 Christmas Performance - doors open 9:00 for a 9:15 start

  • Christmas Fair (on the field) 3:15-4:45

Thursday 14th December 

  • Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Christmas Parties - children can wear their own clothes to school (sensible footwear please)

Friday 15th December 

  • Christmas Jumper Day (just for fun - wear a festive jumper, top or t-shirt with usual uniform) and Christmas Dinner. School ends at 2pm (no after school club).

Have a wonderfully festive weekend! 

The Year 5 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

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