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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly Update 05.01.24

A lovely start to 2024 in Year 3


We have a number of children who have missing, named uniform items. If you do find you have an item of clothing belonging to another child, please could you return to school and we will reunite it with its owner! Thank you.

- Blue and Green class have swimming on a Monday.

- Tuesday is PE day, so please send your child into school wearing their PE kit.

- Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform.

TTRS COMPETITION REMINDERS - We have two upcoming TTRS competitions that we would love the children to take part in.

Battle of the Bands - 15th January-19th January - all classes in Upton Year 3 battling against each other. 

Top of the Rocks  - 22nd January - 26th January - Year 3 at Upton, Chilton and RAPS are battling against each other. 


Kindness cup:

Every week a child from each class will be awarded the kindness cup - a special trophy that sits on their desk for the whole week. A child is either chosen by their teacher or nominated by their peers for displaying kindness that week. 

The winners for this week are:

3B – Rosie

3G – Amelia

3R - Amelia N

3Y – Nancy



In English this week, we have started writing a non-fiction text about how to care for a tortoise. We have gathered lots of information and practised note-taking to help us with this. Next week we will finish our non-fiction texts and start reading our book for this term 'Esio Trot'. We will be developing our descriptive vocabulary to write a setting description of Mr Hoppy's balcony. 



This week we have consolidated our understanding of length and perimeter and have begun to look at multiplication and division. Next week we will continue our work on multiplication and division, focusing on arrays. 



In our personal development learning this week, we have focused on the theme of 'kindness'. We thought of ways that we can be even more kind in our day to day lives and created our own 'kindness calendars'. 

Next week, we will start our thematic learning of 'How My Body Works'. 


- Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.

- Children have now been given their log-in details for Times Table Rock Stars. They should be playing this at least 3 times a week to build their confidence and fluency with times table knowledge.

- Children have been given a ZPD to help them identify the correct books for their reading level. Once your child has read their book, they will need to complete a quiz on it before getting a new one. These quizzes can be done either in school or at home on Accelerated Reader using the log-in codes found in their reading records.

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- Spelling shed homework has also been set for the children to complete by next Friday.

- Please see the homework menu attached for our thematic homework.


We hope that you have a lovely weekend and are looking forward to seeing you all next week!

The Year 3 team

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393