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Year 6 Weekly News 13.10.23

Our highlight this week was our presentations to our parents! 

Year 6 Weekly News 13.10.23

We have had a busy week in Year6, let’s see what we have been up to.

This week’s Kindness cup Winners are:

  • Elsie
  • Ellie
  • Henry
  • Joey


This week’s pupil of the week are:

- Alicja

-   Ben G

-  Elodie

-  All of 6Y

Key Messages: 

  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.
  • Please ensure children are quizzing after they have read their books.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.
  • As the colder weather begins to creep in please ensure children have coats.
  • PE days are Wednesdays.


  • Home Learning Task:

Attached below is the overarching Thematic Curriculum homework ideas. Please refer to the homework menu which gives a variety of creative tasks for the children to choose from. Children only need to complete one task as a minimum but can choose to complete more if they wish. Please ensure children have handed in this homework as it is now overdue.


This week children have been retelling the events leading up to the escape from Eels Island and falling into the ocean. They have been focusing on descriptive vocabulary and used a story mountain to organise their work.

Next week, children will be writing a newspaper report on Zoe’s reunion with her family. We will be looking at the key features of a newspaper report, hot seating and direct and reported speech. We will use oracy to deliver our news report.


This week we have been focusing on the order of operations. We looked at BIDMAS and what this means as well as thinking of ways to help us remember the order of operations in maths.

Next week, we will be focusing on algebra and function machines and consolidating our learning.


Thematic Curriculum:

This week we have combined all of our learning to present this to parents. We researched natural selection through the story of the peppered moth and looked at inheritance. Parents were invited in to see our presentation and look at books on Thursday 12th October. It was a wonderful afternoon that saw the collaborative group work from each class. We are so proud of you all!

Next week, we will be consolidating our Thematic learning through quizzes and looking at Judaism in Britain today as part of our RE learning. Children will revise the key teachings, important places and events for Jewish people. They will understand how being a Jew shapes a believer’s daily life. We will then go on to explore famous Jewish people living today and use empathy to understand others’ feelings.



Minimum 3x a week. Reading record must be signed by an adult. Can be completed on your own or with your parents. Please ensure that children are quizzing after they have read their books.

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. 


Once a week

Work is set from Friday to Friday for children and is based on the learning that they are doing 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.


We are looking forward to another fabulous week!



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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393