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Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance

Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 24.05.24

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 – Matilda     5Y – Daisy

We are so proud of you for showing such kindness.

Key Messages: for next term…

  • Monday is PE for all of Year 5. Please send the children in wearing their PE kit.
  • Thursday is swimming for 5R and 5Y. 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

The children have worked exceptionally hard on their homework projects this term. Here are some of the great projects we have received:




In English this week we wrote a newspaper report about the opening of the first boys’ home by Barnardo, focusing on using direct and indirect speech. We also looked at how we could incorporate passive voice.

Next term our new text will link to relocation and the wildlife. We look forward to revealing it the first week back in Term 6.


This week in maths we completed our post-unit quiz on decimal calculations and solved some problems involving a range of skills that we have learnt so far this year.

Next term we will begin by exploring 2D and 3D shapes.

Thematic Curriculum:

This week our afternoon lessons have linked to Islam and why Muhammad is important to Muslims. This helped us to reflect on our own lives and who is important to us.

Next term we will be continuing our thematic topic: Tides of Change, beginning with the history of Ramsgate and Broadstairs.


We would just like to say a HUGE well done to all of the Year 5 children who have completed their CATs this week. They all coped amazingly with the adjusted timetable and the tests themselves. They thoroughly deserve their half term.

We would like to wish all of our Year 5 Upton parents a happy and restful half term. We start back for Term 6 on Monday 3rd June 2024.

Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393