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Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 28.04.2023

Homework tasks 

Cross curricular homework due 03.05.23

Reading daily

TTRS daily

MyMaths and Spelling Shed Friday - Friday

Year 5 Weekly News 28.04.23 

Key Messages:

  • Monday is a bank holiday – the school is closed.
  • Tuesday is a strike day for 5B, 5G and 5R. Can 5Y please come in their PE kits.
  • Thursday is swimming for 5B and 5G. 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. They will also need to wear their PE kit to school.
  • Friday is the King’s coronation celebration so the children can wear red, white and blue.
  • 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:

This week, we would like you to decorate the crown template that has been sent home. Be as creative as you can and return it to us on Wednesday 3rd May.



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: Cosmic. We are loving the humorous undertones and how the relationships between characters are developing. The week started by us creating space nebulae using pastels and/or paint, which were used as a stimulus of our space description writing. Our focus was on using figurative language as well as expanded noun phrases and prepositions.

Next week we will continue to read the text and plan our own mishap story.


This week in maths we continued with our angles focus. We calculated angles on a straight line and around a point, and learnt to draw angles accurately.

Next week we will look at lines and angles in 2D shapes as well as an introduction to 3D shapes.


Thematic Curriculum:

The afternoon curriculum this week has been very science heavy. We have looked into the order of the planets and calculated the relative sizes to compare with the sun. We learnt many fascinating facts and looked at the different models proposed by Ptolemy and Copernicus: the heliocentric and geocentric models of the solar system.

Next week we will continue with science as well as celebrating the King’s coronation.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393