Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Welcome to Saffron class page.


This term, our topic is Enchanting Earth - we will be learning about lots of new features in Geography including rivers, seas and mountains in Britain, and comparing these two across the wider world. We will also be linking this to our English work where we will be creating some non-fiction writing about building shelters and surviving in the wilderness. 


This week we have been writing poetry based on William Blake's The Tyger. In Maths we have been making our own board games to revise different skills that we have learnt over this term.  

Next week, is the start of our Easter holiday, I hope that we are all rested and refreshed ready for the Summer term!


Spring term review

What a fantastic term it has been in Year 5! We have been learning about our Enchanting Earth in our topic. This includes case studies about rivers and mountains in England and around the world. We have also learnt about global issues such as pollution and its impact on the environment including oceans and forests.

In our Science we have learnt about forces such as friction, air and water resistance and gravity. We participated in the K’NEX challenge where we had to create a flying machine that contained moving elements such as pulleys and levers. We completed some interesting experiments to test the effects of air resistance including the egg drop challenge.  

In Music, we have been lucky enough to get the chance to learn how to play the cornets, and we even got to play and perform them with other children from Adeyfield School in a performance at the end of the term.

In Maths we have covered a range of subjects including measuring angles, reading and converting the time, and fractions.  In English we have written a range of text types including persuasive writing, balanced arguments and myths and suspense writing.  Well done for everyone for their hard work in Assessment week!

Next term our new topic will be the Ancient Greeks. We will be learning about why they are so important and what legacy they left behind. We are going to find out about what life was like for them, the battles they fought and how they fit into the timeline of history.




Values: Ismail

Writing: Harriet

Handwriting: Mia

Maths: James C

Home Learning: Kahlen

Well done to this weeks' brilliant stars!


What you need each day

Monday: Spelling Book, Reading Record, 

Tuesday: Reading Record, PE Kit, Library Book

Wednesday: Reading Record, Home Learning Book (completed)

Thursday: Reading Record, PE Kit

Friday: Reading Record, Home Learning Book (issued)



Home Learning

New Home Learning to be issued after the holidays





Please remember to read at least 5 times for the first Friday back, 7 times for the challenge.