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Weekly news and homework 10.02.23

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Weekly Blog and Homework 10.02.23

Key Messages:

  • Please send your child into school with a pair of outdoor shoes, so they are able to go on the school field.
  • Rs and Ys are swimming next term, please make sure they have their swimming kits on Thursdays.
  • PE is on Mondays – children to come to school in the PE kit.
  • Back to school on the 20th Feb.
  • World Book Day 3rd March. 

Home Learning Task

We are really excited to announce that Viking's speaker competition will be taking place next term. For more information about this please see the letter that was sent home. The homework task this is to write a speech with the title... YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT BUT... 

It is not compulsory to enter the competition however, we would like all children to have a go at writing the speech. The title is quite open to give you the freedom to write about what you are passionate about. Be creative! 

Reading:         ​

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

Spelling Shed:

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.


Once a week – Friday to Friday.

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

Weekly Review:

Year 5 have had such an excellent end to term 3! Where do we begin? We enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Royal Harbour academy to use their cooking facilities to make our delicious spring rolls. We travelled to Canterbury Cathedral to learn about the Anglo-Saxons. We enjoyed a costume trail, looking at artefacts and becoming historians for the day. It was wonderful to see the children engaging in discussions about what they had learnt this term. We also re-enacted the Battle of Hastings with our amazing shields that we had made as part of our homework.

Have a wonderful half-term - we are so proud of you! 

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393