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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News! 28.4.24

Well done to Year 5 for a wonderfully sunny superb week of learning!


This week, we finished Alfred Noyes famous romantic poem 'The Highwayman' where both Bess and the Highwayman died but were reunited as ghosts after death. We focused on the actions of the King's men in both the deaths of Bess and the Highwayman. We wrote a balanced, formal letter to the judge presenting the evidence of whether or not they were guilty of any crimes. We focused on formal language, persuasive language, casual and opposing conjunctions and modal verbs. Next week, we will be reading Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott'. 


This week, we have been looking at Moneysense. We learnt about the different types of jobs people have and how they are paid, we looked at the pros and cons of shopping in store and shopping on line, we looked at different ways you are able to pay for things and we looked at some top tips for keeping our money safe. Next week, we will be focusing on measurement. 


In our afternoons this week, we have continued our Tides of Change thematic learning moving on to the Computing and Design Technology aspect of our unit. On Monday, we learnt about online safety before looking at how search engines work and their limitations and biases. On Wednesday, we looked at how to use TinkerCAD and explored its different features before moving on to designing our own gears on TinkerCAD on Friday. Next week, we will be designing a coastal rescue product using TinkerCAD.

For home learning this week, please could children work on their TinkerCAD ( skills. Unfortunately, they won't be able to use their school accounts at home but signing up is very easy and takes no time at all. What can you create on TinkerCAD? Email us your designs! 

Make a Gear in Tinkercad

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 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
or by fax on:
01843 852872

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