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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 23.2.24

Thank you to all of Year 5 for a wonderful week of learning to kick off Term 4! Can you believe we are over halfway through the year already?!


This week, we have been looking at Greek Myths. We read several different versions of the story of 'Pandora's Box' before retelling the story as a comic strip. We focused on our vocabulary choices with our captions telling the story clearly and our speech eliciting humour. Next week, we will begin to read 'The Adventures of Odysseus and will be designing our own ancient Greek mythological creature and writing a non choronological report about it. 


In Maths this week, we have been studying money, paricularly solving problems where we need to add or subtract money. We discussed how we would do this using the column method and how money was different from other numbers as it always requires two decimal places. On Friday, we completed our first investigation of the term, focusing on working backwards. Next week, we will be solving multistep problems using bar models and the four operations. 

Thematic Curriculum

On Monday, we celebrated British Values Day. Firstly, we wrote a list of all the great British things there are (unfortunately Eric Dier didn't make our list although Harry Styles did). We looked at the British Values and what they mean before thinking about the laws that we would change/make if we were prime minister of the country. Then, we learnt about discrimination and the nine protected characteristics that the Equality Act ensures discrimination does not take place against. We also started our Term 4 Thematic unit 'Gods and Mortals' with a wonderful Year 5 mini Olympics. Next week, we will be looking at the regions of Ancient Greece, the birth of democracy and the origins and legacy of the Olympic Games.

Thank you for all the entries to the Rotary Art Competition.

Love to Learn

For the children's Love to Learn task this week, please could they decide who the greatest British person ever is. They can research that person and present information about them and why they think they are the greatest in a creative way of their choice. 

The Speaker 2024

Each year we hold a speaker competition, with the aim of increasing the children's oracy skills. All Key Stage 2 children are invited to enter. For their home learning over half term, we would like your child to write their entry to the competition.

Their speech is to last no longer than two minutes. No slides or props are allowed in the competition and we encourage the children, as much as possible, to perform their speech from memory (cue cards are allowed if needed).

This year, the children can write about anything they wish, but the spech must start "If I ruled the world, the first thing I would do would be to......"

The children will have the opportunity to edit, improve and rehearse their speech during the first week back. Each class will hold a class competition during week two, where their class winner will be announced.

On Friday 8th March, we will hold our school final, where three Chilton winners will be chosen. These three children will be invited to the Trust final, held at Royal Harbour, on Friday 22nd March.

Once the children have written their speech, we advise them to practice it as much as possible in front of a small group at home and at school, in order to build their confidence.

We look forward to hearing the children's speeches and wish them all the best of luck!

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March 2024

This year's World Book Day theme will be bedtime stories / reading for pleasure.  We invite children to share their favourite bedtime story book on this day and if they wish, come to school dressed in their bedtime clothing!  Children are invited to dress up as their favorite character from a book if they prefer another option.  We would like to remind families that there is no expectation for you to spend money on costumes.  An enjoyment of reading and sharing a story is our main aim for World Book Day this year.  

The Chilton Masked Reader

This year, we will share Chilton Masked Reader videos for World Book Day.  These videos will be created by our talented members of staff who will read a story without reveling their faces.  We hope our Chilton families will enjoy the stories and guess who the masked readers are! Links to these videos will be available on all school Blogs. 

Book Fayre

The Chilton Book Fayre will arrive on Monday 11th March and run until Friday 15th March outside the Year 5 classrooms. World Book Day book vouchers can we spent at the fayre. Cash and online payments are also available and a percentage of monies raised will go towards funding more books for Chilton children. 

Dates to Remember:

  • Saturday 2nd March – KS2 Cross Country at Quex

  • Thursday 7th March – World Book Day 

  • Thursday 7th March – Autism workshop in school hall 9:00

  • Monday 11th March - Science day (More information to follow)

  • Monday 11th – Thursday 14th March – Book Fair in school

  • Friday 15th March – Red Nose Day - Wear something funny for money

  • Friday 15th March – Parent Book Look 3:15 for Parent-Teacher Consultations

  • Monday 18th – Thursday 21st March – Parent-Teacher Consultations – dates and times coming soon

  • Thursday 21st March – Rock Your Socks Day in support of Down Syndrome Awareness

  • Friday 22nd March – The Speaker Finals at Royal Harbour Academy

  • Tuesday 26th March – Come Dine With Me for Years 1, 4 & 5

  • Thursday 28th March – Easter Egg Hunts

  • Thursday 28th March – Easter Bonnet Parade 10:30 for Reception, Year 1&2 (parents invited)

  • Thursday 28th March – Term 4 ends (normal time @3:15)

  • Friday 29th March – Good Friday

  • Monday 15th March - Term 5 begins

Have a wonderful 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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