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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly update 08.12.23

In RE we have been learning all about the Hindu festival of Light called Diwali.

Dates for your diary

- 12th December – Year 3 Christmas Panto trip (we will be leaving at 12pm so the children will need to bring a coat, water bottle and snack with them for the panto).

- 13th December – Year 3 Christmas Party.

- 15th December – Last day of term. School closes at 2pm.


In English this week, we have been creating our own creature and writing a non-chronological report about it.

Next week we will be reading and writing some winter-themed poetry.


Our Maths learning this week has been focused on looking at length and perimeter. We will continue this next week.

Thematic curriculum

This week we learnt about the Hindu festival of light called Divali. We watched the Rama and Sita story and then acted it out with puppets, we made Divali cards, learnt about the special lights called Diyas and made our own out of clay. 

Please ask your child to tell you 5 ways that Hindus can celebrate Divali.


- 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.

- Please see the homework menu for our thematic homework.


We hope that you have a lovely weekend and are looking forward to seeing you all next week!

The Year 3 team

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Upton Junior School
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