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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Weekly update 05.05.23

Another fantastic week in Year 5 with the coronation celebrations of Friday being our highlight!

Year 5 Weekly News 05.05.23

Key Messages:

  • Monday is a bank holiday – the school is closed.
  • 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. They will also need to wear their PE kit to school.
  • 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:

This week, we would like you to create a piece of artwork representing our solar system, The Milky Way. You can be as creative as you like and use any materials that you wish, our only rule is that the planets must be in the correct order.



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 continued with our text: Cosmic and started to plan and write our story.


This week in maths we continued with our angles focus. We recapped our learning calculating angles around a point and angles on a straight line and then developed our understanding by looking at angles in triangles and rectangles.


Thematic Curriculum:

The afternoon curriculum this week has continued with our science learning about the phases of the moon. We created a beautiful flip book using the knowledge that we learnt. On Friday we had a fantastic day learning about the coronation of King Charles. In the morning we started by learning about what will happen on Saturday, and then we wrote our own 'kings speech'. We then did some coronation based art work and finished the day by playing cricket and having a coronation party!


We hope that you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Team 5

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393