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Upton Junior School

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Year 5 Weekly News - Thursday 28.03.24

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 – Archie     5G – Kayleigh     5Y - Idris

We are so proud of you for showing such kindness.

Well done to Esme, who won the Speaker competition last Friday!

Key Messages for next term:

  • 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.
  • Children can come to school in their PE kit on swimming days.
  • Please ensure children are wearing the correct school uniform and shoes, including a tie.
  • Please ensure children bring in their water bottles every day, preferably with a sports cap.

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 4: God and Mortals

This term we have been really impressed with the homework that the children have completed and brought in. Thank you for all the help that adults have provided in aiding the completion of homework. Here are some more of the great projects we have received:




In English this week we finished our book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. It had a happy ending and we all cheered at the end. We wrote a newspaper report about the Festival of New Year firework display using a mixture of direct and reported speech.

Next Term, we will be starting our new book and will be writing a non-fiction, informative poem about the Victorians.


This week in maths we finished our unit on transformations. We investigated different translations and reflections, including using the x and y axes as the mirror line. We finished the week with our post-unit quiz and completed some Easter-themed maths activity sheets.

Next term we will begin with conversion of measurements. This will include units of time and length.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week we had an RE focus for our afternoon lessons and looked at some of the parables of the Bible. They included ‘The Good Samaritan’ and ‘Daniel and the Lion’s Den’. We discussed persecution and explored key figures who have been an inspiration and stood up for what they believe in.

Next term we will be studying the local area and how it has changed over time.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393