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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly Update- 10/11/23

Let's see what we have been up to this week in Year 3…


Reminders (Term 2 week 1):

- Red and Yellow class have swimming on a Monday. Please note that all children MUST have a swimming hat and earrings must be removed before swimming.

- Tuesday is PE day, so please send your child into school wearing their PE kit.

- Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform.


Kindness cup:

Every week a child from each class will be awarded the kindness cup - a special trophy that sits on their desk for the whole week. A child is either chosen by their teacher or nominated by their peers for displaying kindness that week. 

The winners for this week are:

3B - Frankie

3G – Amelie

3R -  Xanthe   

3Y – Isaac



This week we started our work with Ted Hughes’ Iron Man. We used inference to draw an illustration of what we thought the Iron Man might look like. Then we wrote our own character descriptions using expanded noun phrases and similes. Next week, we will create setting descriptions.


We have continued our work looking at a range of strategies to add and subtract mentally. This continues next week as we work towards formal written methods of calculation.



We started our new topic, ‘Feel the Force, See the Light’ by enjoying a carousel of activities across the Year 3 area, exploring a range of force and light related activities. Then we planned and undertook an investigation to explore how different surfaces affect how objects move.

Next week we will continue our science focus and explore magnets!



- Please read with your child at least 3 times a week.

- Children have now been given their log-in details for Times Table Rock Stars. They should be playing this at least 3 times a week to build their confidence and fluency with times table knowledge.

- Children have been given a ZPD to help them identify the correct books for their reading level. Once your child has read their book, they will need to complete a quiz on it before getting a new one. These quizzes can be done either in school or at home on Accelerated Reader using the log-in codes found in their reading records.

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- Spelling shed homework has also been set for the children to complete by next Friday.

- The new homework menu is attached. Remember, if you would like to record your learning in a book, just ask your class teacher and they will be happy to find one for you.


Thank you everyone for all of your hard work this term. What an amazing start to life at Upton we have had! We hope that you all have a wonderful half-term, and we are already looking forward to seeing you all again ready for Term 2.

The Year 3 team


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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393