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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 21.6.24

Well done to Year 5 for another fantastic week of learning! 


This week, we have started to read Alfred Noyes's famous romantic poem 'The Highwayman'. We debated whether stealing is always wrong or is sometimes justifiable. We discussed this at length, coming up with some interesting points before writing a balanced arguments considering and building on reasons for both points of view. Next week, we will finish reading the Highwayman and will be writing persuasively. 


This week, we have been looking at shape, specifically using know facts to find missing lengths and measuring and finding perimeter. We then completed an investigation on Friday where we compared area and perimeter and experimented with shapes of similar and different areas and perimeters. Next week, we will be studying metric and imperial measures.  


In our afternoons this week, we have continued our Tides of Change thematic learning, focusing on Geography. We learnt about the effects humans have on physical geography and looked at how urbanisation, deforestation and pollution have changed some major locations on the globe. We completed a Google Earth scavenger hunt to find these locations. We also wrote a balanced argument about the positive and negative impact of the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm. 

Home Learning

For home learning this week, please could children investigate the perimeters of different items, rooms, objects etc in their houses/towns. Are any surprising? Which items have bigger perimeters than others? As always, the children can complete this learning in any creative way of their choosing. 

Dates to Remember:

5th July - 3.15-5pm Summer Fair

10th July - Sports day KS2 9-11.30 and Year R/KS1 1.45-3

11th July - Music evening with Mr Redwood

11th July - Thanet Games triathalon year 5 and 6

12th July - School reports out to parents

15th, 16th, 17th July - Transitions days (children to spend these days with their new teachers)

18th July - Inflatable fun day

19th July - School finishes at 2pm

Have a wonderful (hopefully sunny) 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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