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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly Update 02.02.24

What a fun week in Year 3!

This week has been full of exciting events. Year 3 spent time perfecting their food preparation skills as they made coleslaw in DT, before having lots of fun celebrating Number Day for the NSPCC on Friday.


- 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.

- Please read with your child 3 times a week. 

- Buddhism workshop - Wednesday 7th. 

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 – Aaron

3G - Christopher

3R -Alexander

3Y - Henry 



In English this week, we have been writing in role as Alfie. We considered his thoughts and feelings as the 'tortoise-catcher' came down to get him and worked on conveying point of view in our writing. Next week, we will be writing a non-fiction text about staying healthy. 


We continue to work on multiplication and division in Year 3 - focusing on division strategies next week. 


In our thematic learning this week we have learnt how to prepare a healthy dish - coleslaw! The children worked well to cut, peel and grate carefully and sensibly. 

Next week we will be learning about Buddhism in RE. 



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

- Children have 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.



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