Uplands Primary School

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World Down Syndrome Day

Today, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, we had the pleasure of having Hester visit our school and deliver a brilliant assembly. She was fabulous and we all learnt some Makaton and left having a better understanding of Down Syndrome. I have added the PowerPoint she used below so you can all learn as much as we did! Thank you, Hester!

World Book Day 2024

We have enjoyed a brilliant World Book Day - we’ve dressed up as words, brought in our toilet roll characters and taken part in a very busy Big Book Swap! See if you can figure out which words we’ve dressed up as and who our toilet roll characters are. Thank you to every one who took part!

Dance and Gymnastics Assembly March 2024


Enjoy some videos of our latest dance and gymnastics assembly. The children organised their routines themselves and practised at home - they did a brilliant job!


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World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, we invited everyone to come into school for a reading breakfast.  We shared all our favourite books over a croissant or two!



Uplands School Song

The pupils at Uplands School enjoyed creating this amazing song to represent our core values, the song was written and directed by a local song writer. We hope you enjoy listening to their performance.

Careers Week April 2022

This week the pupils at Uplands Community Primary School have had a fabulous week thinking about what they might do in the future. A few weeks ago we were surprised to see posters advertising staff vacancies appear around the school! The children decided to apply for the jobs that appealed to them and wrote very convincing, persuasive letters. This Tuesday, all of the children received a written reply to their application and discovered what their roles in the school would be.

Wednesday 6th April

This afternoon, all of the children had the opportunity to complete the job that they had been appointed for. We had cleaners, teachers, teaching assistants, deputy headteachers, headteachers, lunchtime supervisors, school business managers and even Ofsted inspectors! The children were brilliant and really enjoyed this unique experience. We were so impressed with the way that they were able to demonstrate teamwork, use of initiative and communication skills. The Ofsted inspections were very thorough and certainly gave us food for thought! 

Thursday 7th April

This afternoon we had visitors from our local community to talk about their different jobs. The children loved hearing about the different options open to them in the future including song writing, journalism, joining the police force, nursing, carpentry, becoming an artist or a doctor. At the end of the afternoon we all joined a Zoom call with Luke McGee from Forest Green Rovers. Thank you so much to all of our visitors today, you have given our children a really unique experience that they will never forget!

Friday 8th April 2022

Our amazing week ended with all of the children (and staff) coming to school dressed as their dream profession. What a fantastic week we have all had!

Red Nose Day Friday 19th March

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A message from the School Council

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Christmas Jumper Day Friday 11th December

Friday 13th November

Children In Need

Today we supported Children in Need by paying a donation to wear whatever we wanted to. Well done to the School Council for organising such a fun event!

21st October 2020

Rainbow Run 


The children and staff had a wonderful afternoon taking part in Uplands School first Rainbow Run. Brightly coloured clothes were worn and children loved the opportunity to run at full pelt around the playground! We were so impressed with the children who tried their best and kept on going. Huge thanks must got to Mrs Knight and James from Atlas Sports for arranging such a fun event. We look forward to seeing what you organise next!



Golden Assembly 17.07.20

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Golden Assembly

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Golden Assembly 03.07.20

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Apologies for the appalling singing by Mrs Collins!

Golden Assembly 26.06.20

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Morgan's Poem

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Zoom Golden Assembly 19.06.20

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Welcome to our first Golden Assembly!

It was lovely to be able to finally connect across classes, even if it was only virtually! We apologise for the quality of pictures and sounds in some classrooms- this will improve as we get used to using Zoom. 

Zoom Golden Assembly 12.06.20

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Hollie's Poem

Owen K has written a fabulous story!

Phoebe K has typed up her own poem.

Week Commencing 11th May Home Learning Examples

Week Commencing 4th May Home Learning Examples

Week Commencing 4th May 2020

We hope that you are all well and have enjoyed the weekend. Did you manage to correctly guess the staff babies on the newsletter?

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Week Commencing 27th April 2020

Well done everyone, another successful week completed in these crazy times! The teachers have enjoyed chatting to you all this week and are glad that you are all keeping safe. Once again we have updated our plans for you to use next week- please see below. Remember, these are suggestions in order to give you detailed information and a structure to your day. It is absolutely fine to intepret these in your own way in order to suit the needs of your children.

Abbie's Amazing Writing

Mrs Tedaldi-Chestnutt was so impressed by Abbie's amazing writing, she has asked for it to be put on the website. Abbie was inspired by a video on Literacy Shed about a man called Mr Botte who is a shoemaker. Abbie wrote a diary from the viewpoint of Mr Botte and it is amazing! Well done Abbie!

Term 5, Week 2 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!

Term 5 Week 2: Tuesday

Term 5 Week 2: Monday

Week Commencing 20.4.20


Welcome to the start of Term 5. We now know that we will be staying at home for at least another three weeks and so the teachers have put together a more detailed daily plan for you to follow to support your learning. The timetables are available below and on class blog pages.

Please be assured that we recognise that home learning can be difficult, so these are suggested timetables to give you and your child a daily structure and extra detail about learning. The most important thing to us at Uplands is that you are all safe and thriving. Use this guidance where it is helpful to you and your child but feel free to explore other learning and interests where you see the need. As ever, we would love to find out about what you are doing so email it over to 


Ewan has had a maths challenge published this week!

Day 4 and 5, Term 5

Day 3, Term 5

Day 2, Term 5

Day 1, Term 5

Week Commencing 30.3.20

Well done, you have made it through the first week of staying at home! Looking at the photographs you have been sending in, it is clear that you are upholding our values of Aspiring, Belonging and Creative even when you aren't in school. The range of creative activities that you have completed are absolutely amazing and the standard of recorded work that you are producing is really high.

All of the staff miss you but are happy that you are safe and well.

Day 4 and 5, Week 2