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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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Year 6 weekly: 19.01.24

Wow- what a week!

This week has been yet another incredibly busy and productive one, with our children fully engaged and transfixed by their learning!


Continuing our journey through the world of Science, our Year 6 children have embarked on an exploration of the digestive system, including the significance of healthy eating in maintaining a balanced diet. Children have been finding out about the different food groups, and have likewise, spent time researching the benefits of each group, in making healthier life choices. To showcase their understanding, children have produced information leaflets, as well as adverts to promote and inform an audience. Thank you to Miss Prescott, who has co-ordinated this week’s activities in such a fab way!

Upton in the news: Upton youngsters investigate how the heart works – The Isle Of Thanet News


In Maths this week, children have been learning about co-ordinates, 2D and 3D shape, unlocking a world of spatial understanding and geometric exploration. Through hands-on, practical investigation and problem solving, children have gained a deeper understanding of how to plot co-ordinates, and have likewise, embedded their understanding of how to build 3D shapes from nets.



During English this week, our Year 6 children have been introduced to our core text: Skellig. This literary adventure has not only captivated our children’s imagination, but has likewise, enhanced their understanding and use of rich and varied language. As part of this week’s learning, children have produced setting descriptions, painting detailed and evocative imagery of the story’s setting- our children have brought the wonders of the text to life, in ways that are both imaginative and compelling.

This week’s ‘Kindness Cup Winners’ are: 

6B- Noah

6G- Violet

6R- Belle

6Y- Lottie

This week’s ‘Pupils of the Week’ are: 

6B- Ruby

6G- Max

6R- Harry

6Y- Grayson

We are so incredibly proud of you all- well done! 

The Upton Way

This week, excitement has filled classrooms, in anticipation of a brand new, whole school award. Within class and during assemblies this week, children have participated in discussions about our whole school ethos: the Upton Way. These discussions have not only brought awareness to the importance of values, but have also set the stage for the exciting new initiative: The ‘Upton Way Award’

The 'Upton Way Award' is a weekly recognition, designed to celebrate and applaud classes that consistently demonstrate the Upton Way throughout the week; it’s about celebrating the spirit of Team Upton and every child’s contribution to a collective responsibility in contributing to a positive school culture. The highlight of this award is a beautifully crafted trophy, that will be proudly presented to the deserving class each Friday, during our celebration assembly. Classes will be nominated and recognised for showcasing the school's core values, following school rules, and displaying exceptional qualities such as kindness, consideration, and good manners. The award is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the positive behaviour that contributes to the vibrant and supportive learning environment fostered at Upton.

Home Learning 

Attached below, is a reminder of 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 they can choose to complete more if they wish. Homework is due in on Friday 4th February 

Spelling Shed 

  • Once a week: Friday to Friday. 
  • Tasks to 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 

  • Once a week: Friday to Friday. 
  • Tasks to be completed online, with new tasks set every week. 
  • Tasks will always follow the spellings being taught in class that week. 


  • Once a week: Friday to Friday. 
  • Tasks will always follow the learning that week.

 Reminder to ensure: 

  • Children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes. 
  • Children are bringing in their water bottles. 
  • Coats are being worn to school. 
  • Children are completing their Mathletics and Spelling Shed activities each week.

Key messages: 

  • Since the return to school, the weather has really taken a frosty turn. All children need to wear coats and gloves to school- we are asking all children to wear their coats out on the playground at breaktime and lunchtime.
  •  PE days are Wednesdays.
  • 6B and 6G are swimming on Friday afternoons- please can children be reminded to bring in their swimming costumes.


Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393