Weekly learning w/b 06.02.23
A message from Mrs. Cheshire:
On Friday 24th March, we will be having our annual trust speaker competition. As part of this, 3 children from each school within the trust will be invited to deliver a speech. This year the title for the speaker event is:
'You wouldn't believe it but...'.
-It is expected that children start with this phrase and then the content can be literally anything that follows on! This is wonderfully open-ended; meaning the children can follow on with a wide range of responses from oral stories to more formal speeches about matters that fascinate them.
-The competition is open to KS2 pupils only
-The children's speech can last no longer than 2 minutes
-No slides, props or music are allowed
During the half term holidays, we would like the children to have a go at writing an entry for the competition. They will then spend time in class editing, improving and rehearsing their speech. Each class will then pick one child to go forward to the school based final. From this, three children will be chosen to represent Chilton at 'The Speaker 2023 final'. We cannot wait to see the amazing entries the children produce. Good luck, everyone!
Sponsored Walk for The Royal Marsden – Monday 20th February
You may be aware that one of our children has spent the last three and a half years being treated for leukaemia. That treatment has now finished and we would like to celebrate this momentous occasion and mark the end of a difficult time for part of our community by running a sponsored walk in aid of The Royal Marsden. This will be held on the first day back in Term 4 – Monday 20th February.
Children are invited to come in to school wearing their own clothes and we would encourage them to choose the brightest colour clothing that they have. We would also recommend wearing trainers!
We are going to walk in a relay from the school, differing distances depending on the children’s ages, over Chalk Hill and to the Viking Ship and back (the youngest children will walk the shortest distances and so on).
We are asking for a voluntary donation or for the children to voluntarily collect what they can to be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
We hope that this will be a celebratory occasion as well as raising some funds for an excellent and much needed cause!
This week, the children have worked hard on understanding how to multiply fractions as well as dividing fractions by whole numbers. By the end of the week, they were able to apply their skills to solve problems.
We also enjoyed learning about Islam, in particular how the Qur'an influences Muslims. We explored what we already knew about Islam before discussing the 5 Pillars: 5 core beliefs that all Muslims live by. The children created their own representation of this understanding. In the below pictures, the children were finding out or making the Hajj: a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca to visit the Kaaba (the sacred building in the centre of the holiest mosque).
We also enjoyed French Day last Thursday - for the whole day, we learned about different types of food in French. We got a chance to ask what we like for breakfast before sampling some foods! We created our own menus and even got to ask to have an ice cream at the end of the day - je voudrais une glace a la vanille s'il vous plait!
On the second day back after half term, we would like you to bring in a battery-operated game from home (if you have one). Our new topic is 'That's Shocking' and we will be learning how to design, plan and make our own battery-operated games. If you would like to bring in a game from home, please make sure you have permission from your parents; you are responsible for looking after that game. We will be playing these games on Tuesday 21st February.
Love to Learn this week is to enjoy the half term break! Have a lovely week!