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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 5 weekly update 23.06.23

Another amazing week in Year 5!

Key reminders/information:

- Please ensure that your child is bringing a water bottle to school every day.

- Red and Yellow class are swimming this term, so they will need to bring their swimming kits in on a Thursday.

- No PE kits for Blue and Green class on Monday as it is Sports Day on Wednesday.

- On Tuesday Year 5 will be walking around Broadstairs for Geography fieldwork, please make sure that your child has plenty of water with them that day and is wearing sun cream and a hat as we will be out all morning.

- Sports day is Wednesday afternoon, please make sure that your child comes to school in a PE kit with a water bottle and sun cream. 

Home Learning:

This week, we would like you to create an anti-deforestation posted that is influenced by the video that we watched in Geography on Friday. Imagine that the 'Rang tan' appeared in your bedroom, and you wanted to spread the message to save their home. You could research some hard hitting facts to persuade people. Remember to make it eye catching!

See the video here: 


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. In writing, the children wrote a setting description.


This week we learnt about decimals and looked at efficient strategies to add and subtract decimals as well as decimal sequences. Next week, we will be focusing on negative numbers.

Thematic Curriculum:

The afternoon curriculum this week looked the life processes in plants and animals and changes that occur in humans as we develop into old age. We also started to learn about habitat destruction and why and where this is happening around the world. Next week we will be venturing out of school to complete a fieldwork study of the local land use.

We hope that you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Team 5

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393