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Homework and Weekly News 07.10.22

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Year 5 Weekly News 07.10.22

Key Messages:

  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.
  • Please ensure children are completing TTRs, Spelling Shed and Mymaths with their logins that can be found in their reading books.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.
  • Monday 10th October children can dress in yellow nonuniform to raise money and awareness for Young Minds - a charity that supports young people with their mental health. As this is Year 5 PE day children can come in SPORTY yellow clothes or bring their PE kits with them.
  • Parents are invited to see books on Friday 14th October at 3.15 – 3.30
  • Tuesday 18th October is Year 5 D&T day. Children can bring in a filling/topping to add to their bread ie olives, cheese etc. More details to follow.

Home Learning Task:

Write your own poem about the environment. Add some art work to convey the message.



This week children have been looking at how to show different perspectives linked to our text. We also thoroughly enjoyed National Poetry Day. Children unpicked a poem called ‘Our Broken Planet’. They used oracy to read the poem aloud thinking about their intonation and the poetic devices. After break the children conveyed the message from the poem through art before writing their own.

Next week, we will be considering internal monologues and how we express those internal thoughts and feelings whilst linking to the main character Bradley in the text.



This week in maths we have been focusing on missing numbers, looking for clues to help solve balanced number sentences and solved multi step addition and subtraction word problems.

 Next week, we will be moving onto to learning about multiples, primes, factors and common factors.  Please ensure children are accessing TTRS to learn their times tables as this underpins everything in maths.


What a week we have had in UBBC. We started the week with an incredible WOW day that saw the children mesmerised by the science behind lots of the experiments they took part in. The children turned cream to butter, made plastic from milk, created rocket launchers, saw the effects of coke and mentos and saw the changing states of chocolate! We had a fabulous day and had so much fun whilst learning about the science behind these fascinating experiments.


Minimum 3x a week. Reading record must be signed by an adult. Can be completed on your own or with your parents.

Spelling Shed:

Once a week – Friday to Friday. 

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week.

Tasks will always follow the spellings being taught in class that week. 


 Times Tables Rock Stars:

Minimum 3x a week.

Can be completed on tablets, laptops or mobile phones though the app or the website.


 My Maths:

Once a week – Friday to Friday.

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week.

Tasks will always follow the subjects being taught in class that week.




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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
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(01843) 861393