Upton Cross Primary School

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Parents' Letters

 Autumn 2017-2018

 Spring 2018

 Summer 2018


Curriculum Maps

 Autumn 2017-2018

 Spring 2018

 Summer 2018


Other documents

Spellings 2015-16

 Classical Texts List

 Guided Reading Questions



Greek Workshop (5 images)

Year five completed a Greek Workshop to assist them with their knowledge of Ancient Greece. The children learnt about the Ancient Greek culture, legends and the creations/celebrations that are still used today. The workshop allowed children to share their newfound knowledge with each other in order to create drama pieces. They created improvisations, freeze frames, movement pieces and then performed the story of 'King Midas and the Golden Touch.' The children enjoyed the workshop and it was lovely to see their enthusiasm and engagement in the topic!

Created: 24 Apr 18 10:32 | Last modified: 24 Apr 18 10:33

Year 5 learning to play the Trombone (4 images)

Year 5 have been working with Ecam to learn how to play the trombone.

Created: 9 Feb 18 10:19 | Last modified: 9 Feb 18 10:28

Brilliant Club Visit the University of Sussex (1 images)

On Monday 19th of June, 11 children from year 5 went to the University of Sussex as part of Brilliant Club. The children were taken on a tour of the University and were introduced to their tutor as part of their course. Brilliant club exposes pupils to a challenging academic environment that promotes a culture that champions excellence and hard work. The children will study rigorous academic subjects and complete weekly homework assignments. The Scholars Programme leads to a final assignment between 1000 and 2500 words long, which is pitched above pupil’s current level, and are marked in the style of university grading, receiving a 1st, 2:1, 2:2 or 3rd.

Created: 11 Jul 17 13:48 | Last modified: 11 Jul 17 13:49

Gilwell Park - June 2017 (5 images)

Created: 11 Jul 17 13:45 | Last modified: 11 Jul 17 13:46

E13 Groove at Lister - March 17 (1 images)

On Wednesday 29th March the year 5 musicians from the E13 Groove afterschool club went to Lister for a special ‘Spring Concert’, where they starred alongside hundreds of other students from other local primary and secondary schools. The performances ranged from orchestras to jazz bands to choirs, culminating in the grand finale, when all the performers from the evening took to the stage to perform a rendition of 'Stardust' by Lena for the first time together! It was great to see so many Upton Cross pupils, parents and ex-pupils gather together to enjoy this great event. Here’s to many more!

Created: 26 May 17 11:05 | Last modified: 26 May 17 11:06

Year 5 Debate Cup at Queen Mary's University (4 images)

Created: 10 May 17 10:24 | Last modified: 10 May 17 10:27

Donation of Books to Upton Cross (2 images)

We have been very lucky to receive a very large amount of books that have been donated to us by Mr S Hepden who is the CO of a book company in Greenwich. The books have been distributed throughout the school and the children are really enjoying the books- some children have even written special thank you letters on behalf of all of us at Upton Cross. ​

Created: 22 Feb 17 10:44 | Last modified: 22 Feb 17 10:45

Debating Competition (1 images)

Last half term, a selection of debaters across our two sites took part in a national debating competition. The competition was held at our school with just under 200 children and adults arriving to debate on the night. Our teams did a fantastic job and we won 5 out of the 8 debates that took part on the night, meaning we are through to the next round in March. Our debaters are practicing very hard to ensure they do equally (if not better) in our next competition! Well done debaters!

Created: 22 Feb 17 10:40 | Last modified: 22 Feb 17 10:42

Year 5 Visit to the British Museum - Jan 2017 (1 images)

Year 5 visited the British Museum to carry out some research about ancient Egyptian civilisation. We read, found facts, sketched and discussed what we learned. The galleries had so many interesting artifacts and sculptures to learn from!

Created: 9 Feb 17 13:15 | Last modified: 9 Feb 17 13:16

E13 Cup - Football Semi-Finals (3 images)

Our yr 5 and 6 girls are through to the semi-finals of the E13 cup. Girls of the match were Soraia and Nadia.

Created: 26 Jan 17 10:51 | Last modified: 26 Jan 17 10:52

Year 5 Cooking in DT - Autumn Term (6 images)

Year 5 completed their DT unit on cooking - African topic. Moroccan Harira Soup! Yum. Here are some pictures of the children cooking and eating their food. We got to prepare, cook, eat and evaluate the dish.

Created: 26 Jan 17 10:43 | Last modified: 26 Jan 17 10:45

Cornwall Residential - Sept 2016 (23 images)

In September, 30 of our Year 5 and 6 children visited Cornwall for one week. They boarded a train and set off to Liskeard in Cornwall for 5 days packed full of fun and adventure. After the majority of Monday was spent travelling, everyone arrived in Cornwall tired out after their journey but eager for what adventures were to unfold in the week ahead. There was no time to spare, we were we quickly whisked away to Upton Cross Primary School where we explored the school grounds and their local area.

Created: 12 Oct 16 16:46 | Last modified: 18 Nov 16 11:17

Year 5 - Cricket competition (5 images)

On Wednesday 22nd June 15 year 5 and 6 children went to West Ham Park to take part in a cricket tournament. They developed their hand eye co-ordination skills and long and short range fielding techniques. They played competitively against another school and enjoyed working as a team.

Created: 23 Jun 16 11:18 | Last modified: 23 Jun 16 11:19

Gilwell Park Residential (6 images)

Last week 43 children from year 5 and 6 went on a residential trip to Gilwell Park. During the week the children conquered their fears, took part in team building activities and enjoyed a variety of outdoor tasks and challenges. The children thoroughly enjoyed their extended time away from school where they had to build on their independence and resilience to succeed.

Created: 17 Jun 16 13:00 | Last modified: 17 Jun 16 13:02

Debate Mate Cup Final (7 images)

On Monday 25th April, 11 of our Y5 and 6 debators attended a Debate Mate Cup Final at Westminster University in Central London. Many primary schools, from across London, attended the competition where a number of motions were debated. Both teams did a fantastic job winning all of their debates, with one of the teams reaching the final. The motion for the final debate was 'This House Would Ban Homework.' Our debaters did an amazing job, debating under great pressure and in front of a huge audience. They received a place as runners up and received a medal for their hard work.

Created: 26 Apr 16 13:03 | Last modified: 26 Apr 16 13:03

Debating Competition at the Houses of Parliament (4 images)

On Thursday 11th February, 9 debaters from Year 5 and 6 attended a competition at the Houses of Parliament. They took part in two unprepared debates around the motions: 'Homework should be banned' and 'Sugar should be banned'. Both our teams did amazingly well and won both debates. We will let you know our position out of all of the primary schools when the league table is published. We also received a special mention from debating fan Daniel Radcliffe, otherwise known as 'Harry Potter'. You can see his personal message in the photo. Well done again to all those involved in the Upton Cross Debating Society.

Created: 12 Feb 16 14:31 | Last modified: 12 Feb 16 14:34

British Library visit (6 images)

This term year 5 have had the wonderful opportunity to visit the British Library in central London. Whilst we were there we got to explore how writing and language has evolved through the centuries, from people writing on bones to religious books adorned with diamonds, gold and rubies! The children were able to read letters from previous kings and queens of England, “Seeing a real letter from Henry VII and Anne Boleyn was so cool, they actually wrote it!” Aniqa - Mulberry. The children developed vital skills at the library, enabling them to be more creative with the language they use in class. “I have so many ideas for my poem now, I cant wait to write it” Manya - Mulberry.

Created: 19 Jan 16 16:14 | Last modified: 22 Jan 16 16:33

Year 5 and 6 - Christmas Family Trip (6 images)

On Thursday 10th December, a group of Year 5 and 6 teachers, parents and children made their way to Regents Street in central London for a Christmas Family Trip. They took a leisurely stroll down Regents Street, looking at the Christmas festive lights. We even saw Santa on his travels! They finally ended up at the world famous toy shop, Hamleys. There was time for some Christmas shopping before we sat down for some food at a local MacDonald's! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the trip!

Created: 14 Dec 15 13:58 | Last modified: 14 Dec 15 14:02

Rugby World Cup 2015 (2 images)

A selection of children from year 5 and 6 took part in a trip to celebrate the Rugby World Cup on its nationwide tour. They took part in a Rugby World Cup quiz, asked ex-professional rugby players questions and also got to meet the official mascot for the Rugby World Cup 2015. To top the visit off, they had a brief tour of West Ham's football ground.

Created: 9 Oct 15 10:04 | Last modified: 9 Oct 15 10:06