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Upton Junior School

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Year 6 Weekly News 03.11.23

What a fabulous first week back.

This week’s Kindness cup Winners are:

  • Fearne
  • Bella
  •  Lilly B
  • Suhani

This week’s pupil of the week are:



Jacob E


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.

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. Homework is due on Friday 8th December.


This week children have been researching and learning about Victorians as part of our nonfiction week. Children have written a speech about how the Victorian era impacted life today.


Next week the children will begin their text on The Highwayman where they will write a setting description from the first page in the text focusing on figurative language.




This week in maths we have been focusing fractions. We have looked at equivalent fractions by making fraction wall and using Cuisenaire to compare equivalent fractions.

 Next week, we will be moving onto comparing and ordering fractions by looking at the common denominator. We will need to use our times tables knowledge to support us with this.


Thematic Curriculum & PSHE:

This week, the children have been looking at  our Personal Development curriculum which has been  focused on equality, diversity and inclusion within relationships. In line with government guidance, learnt about the Protected Characteristics. Protected Characteristics are not allowed to be the subject of discrimination.   We focused specifically on disability, sexual orientation and religion and belief. It was a fantastic week of learning in which the children learnt about human rights and the incredible fact that people around the world are all different, diverse and unique! Throughout the rest of the week we focused on the objective below:

To understand different terms of gender identity

To understand different loving relationships

To understand marriage and acceptance

Next week, we will begin our learning on Victorians starting with creating a human timeline. Lesson two will be exploring child employment and then to end the week we will be writing contrasting diary entries of children living in different social classes to explain what their life was like.


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.


We are looking forward to another fabulous week!

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393