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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly Messages and Homework 13.01.23

Our first full week back in Term 3 and the children have worked so hard, we have had a fantastic week in year 6!

Key Messages:

  • Please send your child into school with a pair of outdoor shoes so they are able to go on the school field.
  • Bs and Gs are swimming this term, please make sure they have their swimming kits on Mondays.
  • PE is on Tuesdays.

Home Learning Task

This week during science the children have been learning to classify animals. For the homework task this week, choose an animal to research. Create an information page on this animal and present this in any way you like! Don’t forget to include what type of animal it is and why it fits into this category (for example if it is a mammal, what makes it a mammal?). This is due in on Wednesday 18th January.

Reading:         ​

Minimum 3x a week. Reading record must be signed by an adult. Can be completed on your own or with your parents.

Spelling Shed:

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.

Weekly Review:

This week in English we started our new class text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. The children have been so engaged in this text and have shown fantastic predicting skills. We children have put themselves in the shoes of Michael, a young boy about to embark on an around the world journey, and have written a recount letter detailing the events from the start of the text. As well as this, the children have rewritten Michael Morpurgo’s story opening using description, dialogue and action.

In our afternoon topic lessons the children have been learning about Charles Darwin’s discoveries and the controversy he faced. In science, they have been learning about animals and plants and classifying them according to specific characteristics. The children have been so involved in creating classification keys and shown so much enthusiasm.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393