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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly Update 19.1.24

This week has been dominated by our practice TTRS battle, where learning groups were pitted against each other. The competition was fierce and the computer room was full of Year 3s at lunchtime, trying to boost their scores. Ultimately Mr Rowe's group came out on top! But this rivalry will be a distant memory next week as we take on Chilton and Ramsgate Arts Primary to become champions of the Trust! Details of the battle are attached to this blog. 

Special mention goes to Lucas with a whopping 15,158 correct answers and the rest of our top ten; Saksham, Christopher, Jacob, Joshua, Erick, Samarth, Sydney, Iona and Neve.

If you have any issues accessing your TTRS account at home, please speak to your class teacher. 



- 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 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 –  Freya 

3G -  Delilah

3R - Joey

3Y - Emilia



In English this week, we have been focussing on character descriptions, describing Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver from Esio Trot, using adventurous vocabulary. Next week, we will look at letter writing as we compose a letter from Mr Hoppy to his neighbour. 


We continue to work on multiplication and division in Year 3, exploring fact families and links between the 2, 4 and 8 times table. 



In our thematic learning this week we have been learning about our skeleton and its function and muscles. 

Next week we have a D&T focus, as we create a interactive book for younger children to learn about our skeletons and bones. 



- 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