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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News 09.02.24

Important Messages

A message from Mrs. Walker, Art Lead:

Rotary club art competition

Children have been invited to enter the Rotary Club Art competition. The theme this year is ‘rebuilding’, and children can create a piece of art which represents what this means to them.

It is a 2D art competition with art entered being up to a maximum of A2 unframed, using any medium eg pen & ink, paint, collage, print making or digital formats.

Children need to write a brief sentence to explain the link to the theme and enter this along with your piece of art and the entry form.

On the entry form you will need to tick which level the child’s age falls into-

Junior- up to and including 10 years old.

Intermediate- 11 to 13 years old.

Mrs Walker will be collecting all entrants on Friday 23rd February - please get in  touch with her if you are interested.

Important Dates:

  • Saturday 2nd March – KS2 Cross Country at Quex

  • Monday 4th March – National Offer Day for Year 6 Secondary places

  • Thursday 7th March – World Book Day (more information to follow)

  • 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

  • Monday 25th March – Come Dine With Me for Reception & Year 6

  • Thursday 28th March – Easter Egg Hunts

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

  • Friday 29th March – Good Friday

  • Monday 15th March - Term 5 begins


This week, we have worked hard to help understand the connection between fractions, decimals and percentages.  From this, we have been able to convert between each.  We also focussed on what percentage actually represents: out of 100!  We used our number bonds knowledge to solve percentage problems.


We have absolutely loved the gripping commentary of Sir David Attenborough's 'Snakes Versus Iguana'.  By watching the video and building our vocabulary, we created our own written commentary of the tense scene.  We learnt about a range of hyphenated words (death-defying, ill-fated, spine-tingling, etc...) and tried to add some into our work.  On Friday, we used the tone of our voices to present the commentary.


It was a real treat to visit the Mosque in Margate on Tuesday.  The children were incredibly respectful and asked many questions to consolidate their learning of Islam.  From this, we learnt about Muslims' beliefs and what their core values are.  This included learning about the Five Pillars of Islam before focussing on the pilgrimage to Mecca (the Hajj).  The children created their own Kabaa or represented the Hajj in their own way.  They also learnt about Mohammad (pbuh) and wrote in role after the angel Gabriel spoke to him.  


Love to Learn

The Speaker Competition 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 speech must start with "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!

Attached is a slideshow that you may find useful to help form your presentation.

Have a lovely half term break.  We will see you on Monday 19th February.  

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

01843 597695