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Chilton Primary School

One Childhood, One Chance

Friday 17th July

An emotional goodbye!

Before we write our final blog of the year, we have a message from Mr McAuley.

Hello everyone, Mr McAuley here with exciting news about the Lock-Down Writing Competition! It is the moment you have all be waiting for, who will be receiving the prizes for their efforts?

Firstly, I want to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who got involved and wrote a poem on the theme ‘Fauna’. I have never received so many entries to a writing competition before and the quality of the writing was truly exceptional; they really made me very proud to be a teacher here at Chilton. I would also like to thank all the parents who supported their child with this project, your support and kind messages were greatly appreciated.

Therefore, Martyn and I had an incredibly difficult task deciding who will be crowned winners. I’ll start by announcing the ‘shortlist’ for each Keystage. These poems really stood out and any one of them could have won. Martyn and I spent a lot of time deliberating over every one. Each of these poems will receive a small prize when you return in September.

KS1 – Shortlist

  • Sophie Furiel
  • Evie Beaumont
  • Jessica Kirkaldie
  • Freddie Elliot
  • Ned Clements

KS2 – Shortlist

  • Finn Gardner
  • Nadia Curtis
  • Finley Munsen
  • Rose and Emily Young
  • Evie Field
  • Bradley Kirkaldie

Martyn Harvey wanted me express his thanks for all of these entries, he felt all of these poems were of such high quality that they could be dropped straight into his new book ‘Bugs, Beasts and Biscuits’. All of these children will receive a small prize in September when you return.

But now to announce the winners and runners-up.


Winner – Ned Clements.

1st runner-up – Sophie Furiel.

2nd runner-up – Evie Beaumont.

Well done to you three!


Winner – Finn Gardner

1st runner-up – Evie Field

2nd runner-up – Finley Munsen

Well done to you three!

Thank you to everybody who entered and a really huge well done to those winners and runners-up above. Prizes will be distributed in September when you return.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Mr McAuley and Martyn Harvey.

Goodbye for now

Well this has certainly been a school year that we will never forget and something that we never dreamed would happen. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the parents who have supported their children with their learning at home during these strange times. Having children at home ourselves, we know how challenging this can be! We have loved the pictures, videos and e mails that we have received and all this learning will stand the children in good stead for year 2.

We are extremely sad that we could not finish our school year off with Team Teal and Team Periwinkle. We have all made so many happy memories over this academic year and we cannot wait to see you all again back together as class groups in September. 

Today, for your home learning we would like you to relax and have fun! 

We hope that you all manage to have a wonderful Summer holiday. Stay safe and enjoy yourselves.

See you in September!

Mrs Cheshire, Miss Wright and Mrs Walker

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
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01843 852872

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