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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 6 Weekly News 1.12.23

What a fabulous week we have had in Year 6.

This week’s Kindness cup Winners are:


This week’s pupil of the week are:


We are so proud of you all!

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.

-6R & 6Y Christmas Unwrapped - Wednesday 6th December

  • Christmas Fair Friday 8th December
  • Year 6 Christmas party Children can wear their own clothes - Tuesday 12th December
  • Year 6 Panto day Wednesday 13th December

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 autobiography as the Highwayman. They considered cohesive devices to bring their paragraphs together and relied on the reading we have done around Highwaymen in the 18th century.

Next week we will be debating as a class some key questions around the Highwayman and his motives. We will then write up our debate.


This week in maths we have looked at coordinates on four quadrants. Children have also been looking at translating and reflecting.

 Next week, we will be learning about shapes and nets.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week, children have been learning about the comparisons between the UK and Senegal and using art to draw Victorian architecture.

Next week, children will be engaging in a wow day where they will learn about Victorian schooling, games and make peg dolls.


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
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