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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly update 12.01.24

A super first full week back in Year 3 and a great start to 2024!


- Blue and Green class have swimming on a Monday.

- 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.

- Year 3 will be taking part in a TTRS competition with the other Year 3 classes at Upton from the 15th January until the 19th January.

- Year 3 will be working together to take part in a TTRS competition against the Year 3 classes at Chilton and RAPS from the 22nd January until the 26th January. 

- The 2nd February is Number Day.


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 – William 

3G -  Arabella

3R - Percy

3Y - Isabella



In English this week, we have built a diorama of Mr Hoppy's balcony and written a setting description describing all the different plants and colours.

Next week we will be writing a character description for Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver.


Our Maths learning this week has been focusing on multiplication and division and representing our calculations using arrays and bar models. 

Next week we will continue to look at multiplication and division.



In our thematic learning this week we have been learning about food groups and how to eat a balanced diet. The children have also been sorting animals based on their diet under the categories 'carnivore, herbivore and omnivore'. 

Next week we are going to be learning about the bones and muscles in our bodies.



- 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 attached 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
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393