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Chilton Primary School

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Thursday 30th April

Good morning and Happy Thursday to you all!

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 a-e (we call these ‘chatty friends’). There will be two videos called: Set 3 speed sounds a-e and Set 3 spelling a-e. 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 ‘a-e’ 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 ‘a-e make a cake’. Explain that the a-e are chatty friends (they talk too much so are not allowed to sit next to each other and have to have someone sit in between them!) When you're finished, point to some other sounds too (about 10).

2.    Write down the following words for your child to read (plane, make, cake, flake, name). Remember they need to find the chatty 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 (clean, trees, frown, tray, straw). 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 shaze, chame, flape. Ask your child to spot the chatty/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 (plane, make, cake, flake, name). 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 Vet’s Week’ (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 choose a different job (e.g. policeman, nurse, doctor, fireman). They could draw a picture of that person and label with the important things they do in their job. Alternatively, they could write in sentences a short description about the job.


As a warm up today, we will continue to practise our counting. Today we will practise counting in 2s. Use the link below for the catchy counting in 2s song!

This week we have been learning about what the digits represent in numbers (e.g. in 13, the 1 represents one 10 and the 3 is 3 ones). Today we will be looking at some larger numbers and learning to partition those numbers. Partitioning means breaking the number into ‘parts’. We will be breaking the numbers in to tens and ones.

Draw a grid like the one below and write 23. Show that the ‘2’ is in the 10s column, and so is worth 2 tens (20). The 3 is in the ones column, and so is worth 3.

We can write this as:

23 = 2 tens and 3 ones

23 = 20 and 3





Repeat with different 2 digit numbers (e.g. 45, 29, 54, 38, 26). Each time use the frame like the one above.

You could complete the Maths Activity sheet at the bottom of the blog if you would like to.


Today sees the start of our new topic: The Magic Toymaker! We start our topics with an Entry Point and by looking at the Big Questions for the topic. These are outlined here:

Entry Point: choose your favourite toy. Discuss why it is your favourite toy, discuss what it is made of and how it works. You could draw and label your toy. If you have siblings, you could look at their favourite toy(s), how are they different or similar to your favourite toy?

Big Questions: Discuss:

1. Do only children play with toys?

2. Are all toys made from plastic?

Helping at Home!

Could you help with making a meal at home? It might be helping to measure out some ingredients to make something, stirring, mixing or chopping or maybe making breakfast in bed for an adult at your house (with some help from another adult if needed!)

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

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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