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Upton Junior School

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Weekly News and Looking Ahead

Homework tasks 

EXTENDED DATE - Science homework now due 17.03.23 (see below)

Reading daily

TTRS daily

MyMaths and Spelling Shed Friday to Friday

Year 5 Weekly News 10.03.23 

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Key Messages:

  • Monday is PE for all of Year 5. Please send the children in wearing their PE kit.
  • Thursday is swimming for 5R and 5Y. Please ensure that full swimming kit is brought in on that day. If your child cannot take part, please contact their teacher or the office to explain why.
  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records daily.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.
  • Children should bring an extra pair of shoes to change into at break and lunch should they wish to use the field.
  • On Tuesday 14th March, Year 5 will be visiting Broadstairs College to participate in a science activities day. Please see the email sent regarding this.

Home Learning Task - EXTENDED DEADLINE OF 17TH MARCH 2023

Science encourages types of learning such as critical thinking and problem-solving which will be applicable in the rest of their lives in and out of the classroom. It’s also a way of understanding how the world around us works.

The homework project for the whole school extends from 24th February to the 17th March to allow pupils time to do it well.

Your task is to conduct a science experiment at home and write it up either in your books across a double page, or display as some of these pupils have done below.

What should my Science Project be About?

We’ve left this as open as possible so that pupils can link it to literally anything they are interested in. In the past, pupils have involved in eclectic projects ranging from building a balloon-powered car, to investigating which flower grows fastest, to which types of food their dog prefers.

There are hundreds of great ideas at the links below of projects you can do

How should it be set out? An experiment write-up should include the following:

• A big bold title

• An explanation of what you’re trying to find out

• A prediction of what will happen (don’t worry if it’s not correct later)

• A list of your apparatus or things you’ll need

• What you did (a method)

• Pictures and/or diagrams

• Results in a table (and a graph if possible)

• Conclusion - what you can tell from your results? Do you have any ideas as to why this is?

• What could be improved in your experiment to make it an even more accurate test?

Please look at the attached document below to see some examples


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.


In English this week we started our new text – Street Child. We enhanced our figurative language skills by describing a character from the book, as well as writing informal letters using emotive language.

Next week, we will be diving in to The Workhouse, writing a detailed description of it using rich and vivid language.

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This week in maths we began our geometry learning. We have learnt how to calculate the perimeter of shapes, find the area of rectangles and of compound shapes.

Next week, we will be estimating the area of different shapes, before beginning our statistics unit, reading and interpreting line graphs.

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Thematic Curriculum:

We have been continuing with our topic The Maya. The children have enjoyed looking at the chronology of the Mayan period, as well as learning about who and where they worshipped. As a result of this, the children began to use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to begin to design their own Mayan temples using the software 'Tinkercad'. This proved a challenging, yet highly enjoyable, experience for all!

Next week, we will be learning about Mayan hierarchies, as well as going on our trip to Broadstairs College for our Science workshop day as part of Science Week!

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