Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Welcome to Topaz Class

We have had a great second half-term in Year 6 and we finished our topics of Rainforests in Geography and Living Things in Science.

In Topic, we found out lots of information about the dangers posed to rainforests, including: logging, extensive farming, road construction and settlement of landless people.  

We also looked at the pros and cons of ecotourism and discussed whether this would be beneficial to the preservation of rainforests or not. We linked this Topic learning with our Literacy and wrote some fabulous discussions and newspaper reports.

In science we researched how fossils are created and discovered what fossil evidence has been found to help scientists learn about how animals have evolved over time. We also discussed whether it is morally right for humans to use selective breeding on plants and animals.

We also had lots of fun using microscopes to look very closely at objects from the world around us.

In Art/DT this half term the children worked really hard on their sewing skills to create some amazing rainforest-inspired cushions. We also saw some fabulous costumes when we dressed up for World Book Day.

After the Easter holiday, our new topic will be Aztecs and The Human Body in Science.




Certificate Winners:

Values: Charlie Rowlands for showing passion for creative sewing and helping others along the way.

Maths: Eva

Writing: Charlie Roberts

Handwriting: Denise H

Home Learning: Bradley


Home Learning

We have sent home some practise SPAG, Reasoning and Arithmetic Papers for you to have a go at over the holidays if you want to!

If you do, the answers are included in your pack for you to check if you have got the answers correct.

If there are any questions you would like help with, please ask us after holidays.


There is a new Maths Challenge for the Easter Holidays based on Measures - see document attached to bottom of the page.


There will be a new optional home learning task for Summer Term based on the Aztecs - details to follow.



No spelling home learning over the holidays.


Times Tables:

No times table home learning over the holidays but do keep practising all the times tables facts you find tricky.



No reading home learning over the holidays but we would like you to keep reading! If you do complete your reading record during the holidays, you will earn extra house points for your team.


PE Days:

PE Days for Topaz Class in Spring Term are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school on those days.




Easter Holiday Measures Maths Challenge

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