Home Page

Chilton Primary School

Learning to live and living to learn

Summer 2 - Pirates, Aargh!

Reception Curriculum Newsletter

Term 6 - Pirates ARRGH!


In Term 6 we will be learning about pirates. This topic will cover a different theme each week leading up to a Pirate Fun Day on Friday 12th July.


Our role play area is being transformed in to a pirate ship and an ice cream parlour with the children’s help. They are already very excited to make resources to use in these areas and have begun dressing up as pirates.


Below shows you what our focus is in literacy and mathematics each week.

Week 1: Ship Ahoy / 3D shape, positioning

Week 2: Flying the Jolly Roger flag / Ordering by length and height

Week 3: A pirate’s life / Time

Week 4: X marks the spot / Directions

Week 5: Buried treasure / Money

Week 6: Sea Shanties and Fun D­­ay/ Recapping on number skills

Week 7: Memories of Reception / Recapping on number skills


Local Trip / Save the date: We are planning an exciting local trip to the park for fun games on the morning of Friday 12th July. We will leave school after the Violin Assembly. We would love for you to join us in celebrating the end of a fantastic first year at school. More details to follow nearer the time.



Daily reading of their schemed reading book sent home from school. Please remember to comment in their yellow reading diary when they have read the book to you. Remind the children that they should put their reading book in the coloured basket every morning.


WOW Moments: Well done to all the parents who have supported their child in finding opportunities at home for them to succeed. Please continue to offer your children the ‘wow moments’ as they love to share them with the class and see them up on the wall.




Forest School

The children will continue to go to forest school in Term 6.


4th June                         AM

Beetles – Forest School


            Ants – Outdoor Activities

11th June                       AM

 NO Forest School


   Maple and Oak  – Outdoor Activities

18th June                      AM

 Ants– Forest School


     Beetles – Outdoor Learning

25th June                       AM

Beetles – Forest school


Ants – Forest School

2nd July

NO Forest School or Outdoor Learning

9th July

NO Forest School or Outdoor Learning

16th July                                                                                              AM

Ants – Forest School Fire


Beetles – Forest School Fire


Dates for your diary:

Boogie Beats is back for three sessions this term! 10/06, 24/06, 08/07

Tuesday 11th June – Class Photo morning

Wednesday 12th June - Non-Uniform day for Summer Circus Event

(please donate jars filled with sweets or a bottle of drink)

Saturday 15th June – Summer Circus Event

Friday 28th June – Star Assembly (parents can attend)

Monday 1st July – PTA Meeting 7.30pm

Tuesday 2nd July -  Transition day for the whole school – Children in Reception will spend time in Beech Class or Willow Class with their new teacher

Friday 5th July – Sports Day: Nursery/Reception 9.15am start

Tuesday 9th July – Whole School trip to Bournemouth

Friday 12th July – Pirate Fun Day - don’t forget to dress up!

Friday 20th July – School finishes at 1.30pm


We are looking forward to enjoying this Summer Term and making the most of all the learning opportunities. Thank you for your dedication and support this year.


Mrs Akrigg, Mrs Grant and the Reception Team