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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Another Fantastic Week in Year Six

Key messages:

  • Please send your child into school with a pair of outdoor shoes, so they are able to go on the school field. 
  • Rs and Ys are swimming; please make sure they have their swimming kits on Mondays. 

There are LOTS of fabulous trips coming up. The dates and events are below and please read the specific letters for these trip for more information: 

  • “Safety In Action” trip to Dreamland Tuesday 7th March, back by 3.15 (Children to wear school uniform!)
  • Ramsgate Tunnel Trip: 6B and 6G 14th March 6R and 6Y 17th March (back by 3.15) 
  • Easter Workshops at St Peter’s Church for 6B and 6G 28th March (1-3.00) and at Queens Road Baptist Church for 6R and 6Y (1-3.00) 

Home Learning Task 

Science Homework Project  (24th February - 13th March) 

Science encourages types of learning such as critical thinking and problem-solving which will be applicable in the rest of their lives in and out of the classroom. It’s also a way of understanding how the world around us works. The homework project for the whole school extends from 24th February to the 13th March (National Science Week) to allow pupils time to do it well. Your task is to conduct a science experiment at home and write it up either in your books across a double page, or display as some of these pupils have done below.  What should my Science Project be about? We’ve left this as open as possible so that pupils can link it to literally anything they are interested in. In the past, pupils have involved in eclectic projects ranging from building a balloon-powered car, to investigating which flower grows fastest, to which types of food their dog prefers.

There are hundreds of great ideas at the links below of projects you can do:   https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-projects

 https://sciencebob.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Science-Fair-Ideas.pdf

https://www.science-sparks.com/10-of-the-best-science-experiments-for-kids/

 How should it be set out? An experiment write-up should include the following:

• A big bold title

 • An explanation of what you’re trying to find out

• A prediction of what will happen (don’t worry if it’s not correct later)

 • A list of your apparatus or things you’ll need

 • What you did (a method) 

• Pictures and/or diagrams

 • Results in a table (and a graph if possible)

• Conclusion - what you can tell from your results? Do you have any ideas as to why this is?

 • What could be improved in your experiment to make it an even more accurate test?      

Reading: ‚Äč 

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. 

MyMaths: 

Once a week – Friday to Friday. 

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week. 

 

Weekly Review: 

Another fantastic week for Year 6, the children have continued their World War Two topic this week. Exploring the range of propaganda sources that were used in the war to influence the public. Additionally, the children have learnt about rationing and also the use of propaganda to develop a national drive to ‘Dig for Victory’. In English the children have started our new text for the Term – Letters from the Lighthouse, a fantastic book set in 1941 with a mystery that pulls the read deeper and deeper into the text. In Maths, the children have been deepening their arithmetic, fractions and decimal knowledge in our lessons this week. We finished the week with a fantastic World Book Day event with the children and teachers coming into school in a wide range of amazing outfits. 

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393