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Upton Junior School

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Year 5 weekly update 20.01.23

Another super week in Year 5!

Year 5 Weekly News 20.01.23

Key Messages:

  • Monday is PE for all Year 5. Please send the children in wearing their PE kit.
  • Thursday is swimming for 5B and 5G. Please ensure that full swimming kit is brought in on that day. If your child cannot take part, please contact their teacher or the office to explain why.
  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records daily.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.
  • Children should bring an extra pair of shoes to change into at break and lunch should they wish to use the field.

Home Learning:

Last week's task carries over to this week:

Over the next 2 weeks, we would like you to research and create your own Viking shield. This can be as big (sensible) as you wish. The shields would often be decorated according to your tribe or house so make sure your design represents you in some way.

You can use a variety of materials – cardboard, wood, metal, fabric… and you can go all out if you wish. In the past we have had children making metre-wide shields from wood and metal, making them very realistic. Viking shields were typically circular.

How about getting the family involved and creating it as a family project? The possibilities are endless.

Please bring in your shields  – Friday 27th January 2023. We look forward to seeing all your fabulous designs.


Minimum 3x a week. Reading record must be signed by an adult. Can be completed on your own or with your parents.

Spelling Shed:

Once a week – Friday to Friday. 

Tasks will 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:

Minimum 3x a week.

Can be completed on tablets, laptops or mobile phones though the app or the website.

 My Maths:

Once a week – Friday to Friday.

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week.

Tasks will always follow the subjects being taught in class that week.


In English this week we wrote a recount of chapter 4 as an alternative for the author. The children produced fantastic pieces of writing using high level vocabulary.



This week in maths we concluded our multiplication and division unit by looking at the bus stop method for division and ways to efficiently divide using factor pairs.

Next week we are looking at fractions again, specifically multiplying fractions.


Thematic Curriculum:

In our afternoon lessons this week we have looked at who life in Anglo-Saxon times.

Next week, we will continue to look at Anglo-Saxons.

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393