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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 10.05.24

We have had a fabulous week in Year 5 this week. Take a look at what we have been up to…

This week's Kindness Cup winners are: 5B – Rudy     5G – George     5R – Payton     5Y – Zhong Yum

We are so proud of you for showing such kindness.

Key Messages: for next week…

  • Monday is PE for all of 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.
  • Children can come to school in their PE kit on swimming days.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes, including a tie.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles every day, preferably with a sports cap.

Weekly homework tasks: 

Reading daily – please bring in your reading record signed by an adult.

TTRS - at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes.

Spelling Shed - Friday to Friday

Mathletics – Friday to Friday

Please note, Mathletics has a different login to Spelling Shed and TTRS.

***Well done to everyone who has received a certificate so far for either Mathletics or TTRS***

Termly Home Learning Task - Term 5: Tides of Change

This term in Year 5 we have been exploring our new topic, Tides of Change. In this component of our thematic curriculum, the children have been delving into the history as well as the human and physical geography of their local area! We would like the children to immerse themselves in the topic during their home learning by exploring one of these tasks, or a task of their choosing which links. They may present their work in any way that they wish; it could be a presentation, poster, or something that they make, the possibilities are endless. This piece of work will need to be brought back into school by the last week of term. If something is physically created, please can this be brought in or a photo stuck into books so we can celebrate the children’s success!

Can children please ensure that their homework is brought in by the last week of this term.


In English this week we have written a series of diary entries from Jim’s point of view. These covered the events from when Jim entered the workhouse and ultimately escaped, being reunited with Rosie and then being sold to Grimy Nick. The children used correct verb tenses and a lot of thoughts and feelings to bring the emotions to life. We finished the week by completing a Big Write, where the children showed off their fabulous writing skills by describing a new dream that could be included in the short film ‘Dream Giver’.

Next week we will be writing about events from different viewpoints.


This week in maths we continued with our calculations involving decimals. We have added decimal numbers using manipulatives, e.g. place value counters, and used our mental calculations to play adding and subtracting games. We finished the week by using the column method to add and subtract decimals and linked this method to when we calculate with integers.

Next week we will continue calculating with decimal numbers by introducing multiplying.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week, our afternoon lessons had a history focus, specifically Operation Dynamo and the role Ramsgate played in it. The children were fascinated to learn about a snippet of World War II and how Operation Dynamo was pivotal to the survival of over 338,000 soldiers of a range of nationalities. They wrote a historical account of what happened, including the key people who were involved (Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay and Winston Churchill).

Next week we will be getting hands on with a range of science experiments to explore different forces.

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Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393