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Upton Junior School

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Year 6 Weekly News 24.11.23

What a fabulous  week we have had in Year 6.

This week’s Kindness cup Winners are:

  • Irma


  • Iris
  • Sienna

This week’s pupil of the week 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 will be visiting the library across this term.
  • Victorian day Monday 4th December – Below are some costume ideas that can be made from old clothes that the children have at home.
  • Tuesday 28th November 6B & 6G Christmas Unwrapped.
  • 6R & 6Y Christmas Unwrapped Wednesday 6th December
  • Year 6 Christmas party Children can wear their own clothes - Tuesday 12th December
  • Year 6 Panto day Wednesday 13th December - children will need a coat, water and a  snack (that fits in their pocket)
  • Christmas Fair day is on Friday 8th December. Children will be setting up their own stalls as usual and have already decided on the activities they will be doing. 

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 focused on writing an internal monologue as Bess.  They needed to consider the characters thoughts and feelings.

Next week children will be writing an autobiography as  The Highwayman.



This week in maths we have focused on angles. We looked at angle tangles, angles around, angles on a straight line and angles in a triangle.

 Next week, we will be learning about coordinates on four quadrants. Children will also be looking at translating and reflecting.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week, children have been learning about different inventions during the industrial revolution and  the impact that the Industrial Revolution had on the people of Britain. We also learnt about social migration and OS maps.

Next week, children will be learning about the changes in schooling across this period of time.



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.



Maths homework set from Friday to Friday based on the learning that week.


We are looking forward to another fabulous week!

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393