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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 19.04.24

It has been great welcoming the children back to school after a wonderful Easter break. They have returned fresh and ready for an exciting term ahead. We have had a busy week back so have a look at what we have been up to…

This week's Kindness Cup winners are: 5B – Noah     5G – Isla     5R – Thomas     5Y – Zach B

We are so proud of you for showing such kindness.

Key Messages: For next week…

  • 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 correct school uniform and shoes, including a tie.
  • Please ensure children are bringing 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 5: Tides of Change

This term in Year 5 we will be exploring our new topic, Tides of Change. In this component of our thematic curriculum, the children will be delving into the history as well as the human and physical geography of their local area! We would like the children to immerse themselves in the topic during their home learning by exploring one of these tasks, or a task of their choosing which links. 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 back into school by 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!

 We look forward to seeing what fabulous projects are created.


In English this week we have focused on the history of Britain during the Victorian era. The children have read information about how the Victorians lived, worked and played. They found out the differences between the rich and the poor, the consequences of the Industrial Revolution and what it was like to be in a Victorian school. They also heard about the horrors of the workhouses and decided that they really didn’t like the sound of them. They used the information to create a non-fiction poem about the Victorian period.

Next week we will be starting our new text – Street Child. A story based around a boy and his family in Victorian Britain.


This week in maths we started our unit on converting measurements. We started the week with time and knowing how to convert between seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and months. We applied our understanding to work out dates from a given point and how long events take.

The second part of the week focused on units of length and converting between kilometres, metres, centimetres and millimetres.

Next week we will continue with conversions of measurement, introducing the concept of metric and imperial.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week our focus for the afternoon lessons has been PSHE and appropriate communication and behaviours in a variety of situations. Please see the separate blog post for more information about what was covered.

Next week we will begin our new topic – Tides of Change, which centres around the local areas of Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

Rail Safety Workshops:

This week, we had some very successful trips over to Margate train station for some very informative rail safety workshops run by National Rail. Each session gave the children extremely important information about how to be safe when near a railway line, what to do if they need help at the station and how to get on and off a train safely and at the correct destination. Hopefully, the children came away feeling better informed and with an increased confidence when using the railway.




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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393