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Year 6 Weekly News 15.09.23

Each class designed a canvas to represent our Core Values. You can see 6B's, 6G's, 6R's & 6Y's above.

Key Messages:

  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.
  • Please ensure children are wearing the correct school uniform (hair tied back)

    - Please ensure all jewellery (except for one pair of studs) and nail polish are removed.

    - Swimming for 6B and 6G  is on Friday - please bring in swim kit. If a child can not take part for any reason, their teacher must be made aware of the reasons why.

    - PE days are on a Wednesday - Please come in PE kits.

  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.

Home Learning Task:

Homework menu for Thematic curriculum is in the blog post below - please encourage children to choose something that interests them. Homework due Friday 13th October.


This week children have been looking at descriptive language and visualising what the Cathedral on Eels Island might look like. They then went on to describe it using expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and began adding in some figurative language.

Next week, we will be focusing on character descriptions of the main characters in the text. We will be working on showing not tell emotions. 


This week in maths we have been focusing on additional and subtractions strategies and choosing the most efficient strategy for the question. 

 Next week, we will be moving onto to learning about multiples, primes, factors and common factors.  Please ensure children are accessing TTRS to learn their times tables as this underpins everything in maths.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week in our Thematic lessons we learnt about different explorers. We focused on what they did and what they brought back or discovered. 

Next week we will look at Charles Darwin's voyage to the Galapagos Islands and what he discovered. We are lucky enough to have some loan boxes with fossils coming in to support us with our learning.


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

Spelling Shed:

Once a week – 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.



Pupil of the week: Daniele 

Kindness cup: Isabella 


Pupil of the week: Lucas Tyler 

Kindness cup: Seb 


Pupil of the week: Maggie 

Kindness cup: Tommy


Pupil of the week: Matilda 

Kindness cup: Jonjo 


Another fabulous week in Year 6 ! 



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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393