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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 17.03.2023

Homework tasks: 

Cross curricular homework due 29.03.23

Reading daily

TTRS daily

MyMaths and Spelling Shed Friday - Friday

Year 5 Weekly News 17.03.23 

Key Messages:

  • Monday is PE for all Year 5. As it is non-uniform for Red Nose Day, please ensure children are dressed suitably for PE.
  • 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.


Home Learning:

Over the next 2 weeks, we would like you to bring your CAD temple to life.

You can use a variety of materials – cardboard, wood, metal…  Or how about a cake or Rice Krispies mixed with marshmallow? The possibilities are endless. Please bring in your models by Wednesday 29th March 2023. We look forward to seeing all your fabulous designs.


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 continued with our text ‘Street Child’. We planned through art and began our description of a Victorian workhouse. We learnt that the conditions inside a workhouse were horrific and agreed that we wouldn’t have wanted to be a Victorian child.

Next week we will continue our description of the workhouse and write from different points of view.


This week in maths we focused on area and completed our end of unit assessment on area and perimeter.

Next week we will look at line graphs and timetables as we begin our statistic module.

Thematic Curriculum:

The highlight of our afternoon curriculum this week was our trip to Broadstairs College to celebrate National Science Week. We took part in 5 different STEM activities: Science, which included filtering, evaporation and panning for gold; Technology, which included augmented reality (AR); Food technology, where we made our own chocolate bar; Engineering, where we had to make a car from Lego and drive it up a slope; and Maths, which involved guiding a robot around a maze using coding commands. We had a fabulous (albeit wet) day and thank Broadstairs College for organising it for us.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393