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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Weekly News 19.04.24

Important Messages

- Next week, as part of our English learning, the children will be writing letters in the style of letters in a bottle.  If possible, please can you bring in a small plastic 500ml bottle(s) to help in this learning.

- You should have received a letter outlining Statutory Assessments Tests (SATs) week, which will commence from Monday 13th May until Thursday 16th May.  Children are invited to Year 6 breakfast - free of charge - from 08:00 on Monday 6th May until the last day of SATs to help settle before an important week.  We encourage all children to attend, even if they prefer to eat at home, so come along and enjoy breakfast before the start of school!

- Next Friday morning, we plan to take the children to the park to reward them for their focused work recently: they have been working hard to earn Park Points.  

Dates for your diary:

7th May - Year 6 SATs breakfast begins (runs until Thursday 16th May)

13th May - SATs week

20th May - Year 5 and 6 Viking Games at Upton Junior School

24th May - Dress to Express day and Be here, be you, belong parade at 2.15 on school field

24th May - Last day of term


Next week, the children will be completing past SATs papers to further prepare them for the upcoming tests.  Teachers will use these to assess the children's next steps to further improve their understanding.  In our afternoon sessions, we will go through the tests to unpick the questions and our answers.  


This week, the children refined their skills using the four operations (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication).  They solved problems and justified their reasons.  Towards the end of the week, the children used jellybeans to help understand ratio.  They then scaled and simplified before problem solving.




We have read a lot more of Kensuke's Kingdom; we have learned Kensuke's background and how he got to the island.  With watercolours, we emulated the Japanese artist Hokusai's famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa'.  We then wrote a narrative, including description, dialogue and action, about how a bomb hit Kensuke's ship.  As part of our Reading for Pleasure sessions, we wrote our own Haikus (Japanese poems).  Towards the end of the week, we played games involving understanding homophones.  Next week, we will be writing messages in bottles in role of Michael and then learning about the negative effects of palm oil.  



This term, the children have been geographers, using maps to study the ports of the world.  After learning the role of a port - and the difference between them and harbours - we learned how they have grown since the end of World War II.  We created line graphs to show how exporting and importing in Britain has expanded and discussed how ports have adapted to these changes.  We then studied the area of Pearl Harbour and learned about the attacks on December 7th 1941.  We debated whether the Japanese offensive was successful or not.



Love to Learn

For your Love to Learn task this week, we would like you be inspired by blossom!  Now that it is spring, there is plenty of cherry blossom around in gardens, streets and parks.  We would like you to photograph some, draw them, write about them or create a haiku on these beautiful trees.  You can do whatever you would like to learn about blossom.  This will link to our learning next week.

Please remember to bring in the 500ml plastic water bottle if you can!

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