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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 6 Weekly News 20.10.23

A busy but brilliant term 1 for Year 6! Well done everyone - we are really proud of each and every one of you! 

Year 6 Pupil of the Term winners are:

Our English and Maths winners for Term 1 are:

Our winners for the most number of quizzes and highest word counts this term are:

Key Messages:

  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.
  • 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.
  • Children are back to school on Tuesday 31st October.


This week we wrote a newspaper report on the events leading up to Zoe being reunited with her family. We took on the characters from the text and did some hot seating to see what they would have said. This then helped up with our direct and reported speech. We have thoroughly enjoyed this text and completed a quiz on AR too. We also created a story summary in a creative way.


This week we looked at Algebra. We began by looking at sequences, function machines, equations and word problems. We’ve really enjoyed this unit.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week we have been focusing on RE. We’ve looked at Judaism as one of the six world religions and learnt about daily life.


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.

Enjoy the well-deserved break.

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393