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Chilton Primary School

Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 17th April

Good morning year 1!

We hope you enjoyed getting back into home learning yesterday! 

It seems like such a long time since we have seen you all and we are missing your lovely faces. We look forward to seeing some of your learning soon so don't forget to send anything you're really proud of to us. 


Following on from yesterday's sound, we are looking at a sound which looks the same but makes a different sound! Isn't it naughty! Today's sound is oo- look at a book. Find the sound on your sound card and say it lots of times, make sure you are looking at the sound to ensure you remember what it looks like. When you're finished, point to some other sounds too (about 10). You could also play a game to practise sound recall using the following link.

Giggling grapheme

Write down the following words for your child to read (look, book, shook, took, wood). Remember they need to find the special friends, fred talk (say the sounds) and then read the word. Now write down some words for your child to read as a recap of previous sounds learnt (yawn, nurse, flea, spoil). This time encourage your child to say the sounds in their head and then say the word aloud. Lastly, ask your child to show you their alien faces! Write down the words ploof, loog, smood, zook. Remember... they need to say the oo- look at a book sound today not oo- poo at the zoo! Ask your child to spot the special friends, fred talk and then read the word. Now it's time for spellings! One at a time say the following words to your child (look, book, shook, took, wood). Repeat the word back to each other then ask them to pinch the sounds. When they know how many sounds they can write it down (for example look has 3 sounds l - oo - k). Help your child to tick or fix (correct) their work. 

It is also important for children to practise reading red words which can not be fred talked. These words need to be learnt by sight but can be done so through a variety of fun games. You could write some of the red words down on pieces of paper and play snap, bingo, put them around the room/ garden for children to run to when called out or children could practise writing them out in chalk, paint, sand etc. Knowing these red words will help children become speedier and more confident when reading. 


To warm up our maths brains we are going to start by singing the days of the week (if your parents are anything like me, this will help them out to know what day it is today!) Ask your child questions such as, 'If today was Saturday what will tomorrow be? If today was Tuesday, what was yesterday? Now sing the months of the year song and do ask similar questions. (If you have time after maths, writing the days of the week is a good way for your child to practise their handwriting and also their spelling too!)

Yesterday you began to look at time, reading o'clock times. Today, we will be focussing on half past the hour. 

Use the teaching slides attached to support your child's learning of time. Focus on the different hands and what they represent as they move around the clock. There is then a question sheet to be completed. It has a mixture of o'clock and half past times. If this is too much for your child, just focus on the half past questions today. Maybe once they become more confident you could give them a mixture of questions. 


'Good to be me!' This is a great topic to celebrate each and every child for their own awesomeness! It can be tough for some children to see their place in the world or value what they have to offer. Today we are going to look at a story about someone who felt just like that. The story has no words so please discuss the pictures with your child.

Talk about how the mouse must be feeling. This is about a mouse who looks at all the other animals and thinks that she is useless. When hunters come to the jungle, she finally realises that it is ‘Good to be me!'

Key elements:

1. Mouse wants to be special like the other animals.

2. She sees Lion who is a great leader, Gazelle who can run fast and Monkey who can climb. Mouse wishes she were special like them.

3. Mouse hides away, feeling useless and unhappy.

4. The animals get caught by hunters. They call for help.

5. At first Mouse thinks she is too useless to help, but frees the animals by chewing through the ropes.

6. When the other animals thank her and offer her anything she wants, she realises that they have already given her everything she wanted by helping her to understand that it really is good to be her.

Talk to your child about the things you love about them, what you think makes them special and how they can make a difference. Celebrate together how awesome they are! 


We hope you enjoy day 2 of learning and can't wait to be in touch again soon!

Take care and stay safe x

Contact Us

Correspondence for the Headteacher:

Mrs Kate Law
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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