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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Monday 27th April

Good morning and Happy Monday to you all, We hope that you had a great weekend and enjoyed some rest and relaxation.

Thank you for the wonderful photos you have been sending in of your learning and of you doing other exciting activities. Please do continue to send them to us by email to brighten our days!

Here is today's learning...


At 10.30am today on the link below a lovely Read, Write Inc teacher will be adding a video to teach you all the sound ear. There will be two videos called 'Set 3 speed sounds - ear and Set 3 spelling ear. If you would like to, please watch the video for your phonics session by clicking on the link:

You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video

If the videos do not work for you then the lesson is detailed below:

1.    Find the sound ‘ear’ 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, also say ‘ear – hear with your ear’. When you're finished, point to some other sounds too (about 10).

2.    Write down the following words for your child to read (hear, clear, fear, dear). Remember they need to find the special friends, fred talk (say the sounds) and then read the word.

3.    Now write down some words for your child to read as a recap of previous sounds learnt (been, clown, play, cheap). This time encourage your child to say the sounds in their head and then say the word aloud.

4.    Ask your child to show you their alien faces! Write down the words chearp, fearv, shearm. Ask your child to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word.

5.    Now it's time for spellings! One at a time say the following words to your child (hear, clear, fear, dear). Repeat the word back to each other then ask them to pinch the sounds. When they know how many sounds in the word they can write it down. Help your child to tick or fix (correct) their work. 

It is also important for children to practise reading red words which cannot 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. 

You can now share a book together. Use the link below to find the book ‘A Hungry Fox’ (feel free to select a different book to read if your child wishes to read another).

As a writing challenge you could ask your child to write their own version of this story but with a different animal.


As a warm up today, use your hundred square which was sent home (there is also one attached at the bottom of the blog if you need that). Choose a number and then say what 1 more and 1 less than that number is. Try saying it in a sentence e.g. if the number is 36:

1 more than 36 is 37 and 1 less than 36 is 35.

This week in maths we will be thinking about numbers and place value (what each digit represents). Today, you will need to use some resources (pasta shapes would be good for this!) Count out 13 pasta shapes (or anything else which you can use from around the house). Now put in to a group of 10 and a group of 3. Explain to your child that we have still got 13, but we have got a group of 10 and a group of 3. Write is as 13 = 10 and 3.

Repeat with other teen numbers and each time write as:

16 = 10 and 6

18 = 10 and 8

Also, each time look at the number and explain what the tens and ones are e.g. look at the number 16. Explain that the 1 is worth 1 ten and is in the tens column and the 6 is worth 6 ones and is in the ones column.

Look at the number 19. Explain that the 1 is worth 1 ten and is in the tens column and the 9 is worth 9 ones and is in the ones column.

You can use the maths activity sheet if you wish or do this practically with the resources from around the house.


At the start of this week, we will be continuing with RE and learning about Hinduism. Today we will be learning about a very special Hindu festival. Use the RE slides to teach about Divali. There are some activities which can be completed (on the RE activities document). Alternatively, you may like to act out the story described on the slides or make your own patterns in the garden using chalk or make patterns using paints. It is up to you!


Monday is PE day! For PE today, we would like you to do your 1K a day. You could run around your garden for at least 5 minutes or incorporate this in to your daily exercise out of the house. If running is not possible, then you could log on to Cosmic Kids Yoga (on YouTube) and complete one of the yoga sessions.

Helping at Home!

If the weather is nice, you could help to tidy the garden. You might help by pulling up some weeds or by tidying away your toys in the garden.

That's all for today. We hope you have a happy Monday!!

Stay Happy and Stay Safe!

Miss Wright, Miss Cheshire and Mrs Walker

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Mrs Kate Law
c/o Chilton Primary School,
Chilton Lane,
Kent. CT11 0LQ

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