Chilton Primary School

Learn with passion to live with purpose

Spring 1- Stomp, Chomp, ROAR!

Term 3 – Stomp, Chomp, ROAR! 


This term in Reception we will be learning all about dinosaurs! We will be finding out when and where they lived, what they liked to eat and how we know about dinosaurs today.  



Please find an overview of our topic and maths learning each week below: 


Week 1: When and where dinosaurs lived / White Rose - “It’s Me 1, 2, 3!” 

Week 2: Dinosaur features, herbivores and carnivores / White Rose - “It’s Me 1, 2, 3!” 

Week 3: Dinosaur skeletons and fossils / White Rose - “Light and Dark / Alive in 5!” 

Week 4: Mary Anning / White Rose – “Light and Dark / Alive in 5!” 

Week 5: Story focus – We’re Going on a ‘Dinosaur’ Hunt / White Rose – “Light and Dark” 

Week 6: Extinction and volcanoes / White Rose – “Light and Dark” 

Week 7: Design your own dinosaur and island / White Rose – “Alive in 5!” 




The children will continue to have one taught session of PE on a Tuesday each week. We will also continue to have music and movement sessions during the week where they may need to change into PE kit. Please keep PE kits in school and we will send them home at the end of the term to be washed. Please also ensure your child has warmer PE clothes for outdoor PE sessions. 


Supporting your child at home: 


Daily reading: Please continue to encourage your child to read at home. We will continue to change reading books twice a week: on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that books are ready to be swapped by always keeping them in your child’s book bag. Please date and comment in your child's reading book every time you read. We aim for the children to get into a routine of reading their books every night, putting them back in their book bags and placing them in the reading box when they get to school. This allows teaching staff to read with the children at school and swap the books on the necessary days. 


Ten Town: Every child has access to Ten Town online at home. Please use this website to support their early numeracy and numeral formation skills. 

WOW slips: Please continue to acknowledge your child’s achievements at home by filling in a WOW slip. These slips will be shared with the class and then displayed on the class WOW wall. We will send home some more WOW slips this term for you to use. 


Morning Drop Off 

We would like to remind everyone that the gates will open at 8:30 and will close at 8:45am. 


Forest School 

The children will continue to go to Forest School and Outdoor Learning this term. The dates for each group are listed below: 


Monday 10th January  

Forest School - Ants 

Thursday 13th January  

Outdoor Learning - Beetles 

Monday 17th January 

Forest School - Crickets 

Thursday 20th January 

Outdoor Learning - Ants 

Monday 24th January 

Forest School - Beetles 

Thursday 27th January 

Outdoor Learning - Crickets  

Monday 31st January 

Forest School - Ants   

Thursday 3rd February 

Outdoor Learning - Beetles 

Monday 7th February 

Forest School - Crickets 

Thursday 10th February 

Outdoor Learning - Ants   

Monday 14th February 

Forest School - Beetles 

Thursday 17th February 

Outdoor Learning - Crickets 




Reminder: Please remember that we are a nut free school. 


Dates to remember: 

Monday 14th February – Weighing and Measuring Day for Reception 


Friday 18th February – End of term at 3pm 




If at any time you need to contact us please feel free to email the class address below: 



Maple –  



Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to another fantastic term. 


Best Wishes,  


The Reception Team.