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Upton Junior School

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Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 02.02.24

We have had a fabulous week in Year 5 this week. Take a look at what we have been up to…

This week's Kindness Cup winners are: 5B – Charlie     5G - Oliver     5R – Sofia R     5Y - Lawson

We are so proud of you for showing such kindness.

Key Messages:

  • Monday is PE for all of Year 5. Please send the children in wearing their PE kit.
  • 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.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes, including a tie.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles, preferably with a sports cap.

Congratulations to Jamie in 5Y who competed in the Annual Thanet District Cub Quiz 2024. Jamie and his 3 friends from 6th Ramsgate sea scout group beat 13 other teams from around Thanet to finish FIRST. Well done Jamie!

Weekly homework tasks: 

Reading daily – please bring in your reading record signed by an adult.

TTRS - at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes.

Spelling Shed - Friday to Friday

Mathletics – Friday to Friday

Please note, Mathletics has a different login to Spelling Shed and TTRS.

***Well done to everyone who has received a certificate so far for either Mathletics or TTRS***

Termly Home Learning Task - Term 3: Marvels of Matter

This term in Year 5 we will be exploring our new topic, Marvels of Matter. In this component of our thematic curriculum, the children will be exploring the history of Anglo-Saxon Britain whilst also exploring states of matter in science. We would like the children to delve further into their history learning during their home learning by exploring one of these tasks. They may present their work in any way that they wish; it could be a presentation, poster, or something that they make, the possibilities are endless. This piece of work will need to be brought into school during the last week of term. If something is physically created, please can this be brought in or a photo stuck into books so we can celebrate the children’s success! Likewise, if your child creates something digital, feel free to email this to class teachers.

We have just one week left and would love to see many more homework projects next week.

Here are some more of the great projects we have received:



In English this week our reading of ‘Anglo-Saxon Boy’ continued and we are poised nicely for battle as we conclude the book next week. In writing, we focused on writing a newspaper article using direct and reported speech and wrote an internal monologue as Magnus, exploring his thoughts and feelings towards his father (Harold) and uncle (Tostig).

Next week we will be writing our own quest story based on the events in the text.


This week in maths we finished our fractions and decimals unit by looking at ordering decimal numbers, rounding numbers to the whole and 1 decimal place and division through fractions. We also completed the post-unit quiz.  

Next week we will begin the next unit, which will be about angles – measuring, drawing and investigating angles in shapes.

Today we celebrated Number Day by having a morning dedicated to maths. We completed an escape room, number challenges, times tables games and had a go at making an origami butterfly. We also looked fabulous dressed up in numbers or like rock stars.


Thematic Curriculum:

This week we completed our Sutton Hoo newspaper article and got ready for our walking museum. We had a fantastic time this afternoon when we invited parents and carers in to celebrate our term of learning. We enjoyed learning and performing our song ‘Invade’ to start off the afternoon. Then, we were expert tour guides explaining the knowledge that we have gained this term about Anglo-Saxons. We hope all of our adults enjoyed taking part in all the activities on offer and enjoyed hearing all about our learning. Thank you to everyone who came to support us!


Next week we will complete the term with our RE learning about the religion: Buddhism.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393