Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Citron 2022-2023

Welcome to Year 4 and Team Citron

Your teacher is Miss Palmer

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Pullen and Miss Blackwell


This week in English, we have started to write elements of our adventure stories, including character and setting descriptions. In spelling, we have been looking at the suffixes, -ly and -ally and recapping the suffixes we have learnt about so far. 

Next week in English, we will be continuing to write our stories based on Arthur and the Golden Rope. We will be focusing on using dialogue and speech punctuation correctly. In spelling, we will be continuing to explore further suffixes. 


This week in Maths, we have been learning how to find the perimeter of shapes, we have been applying this knowledge to shapes which have missing sides, to find the total amounts. 

Next week in Maths, we will be learning about parallel and perpendicular lines. We will be using flags to find parallel and perpendicular lines. We will then be learn how to focus on using the correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the properties of shapes. We will be learning about quadrilaterals, and how to recognise each one using their properties before moving on to drawing the quadrilaterals. 


In PSHE this week, we had a P4C discussion, following on from a video shown in assembly on fairness and unfairness. We discussed the difference between 'want' and 'need' and how this will look in a classroom. We discussed that whilst we may see things as unfair, that actually some children need different support to help them with their learning. When we 'want' something, we may not always 'need' it.


Weekly Home Learning

Times Table Rock Stars and Spellings each day

Reading (5 times per week or 7 times for the challenge)


Optional Topic Home Learning

Hemel Hempstead

Your optional home learning this term is to research our local area, Hemel Hempstead.


You might want to think about:

  • How many people live in Hemel Hempstead?
  • When did Hemel Hempstead become a new town?
  • Where is Hemel Hempstead on a map? Can you draw a map of its location?
  • Are there any famous landmarks in Hemel Hempstead?
  • Do any famous people live in Hemel Hempstead?
  • Take pictures of our local area and label them.
  • What links are there to the Tudors?


You can present your research in any way you choose, for example a PowerPoint, a poster or a report.


Enjoy learning new information about our local area. We look forward to seeing these before we break up for Christmas (Friday 16th December 2022)


Optional Maths Challenge Autumn 2

Chloe & Mark

Zac & Demi

Jack & Amelia

Freya & Brook


 Friendly Leaves

Matus, Harper, Mark and Charlie

1. Noah

2. Grace

3. Emmie

4. John

5. Iga

6. Lily

7. Mark

8. Amelia

9. Chloe

10. Mason











Mason (x6)




WB: 21.11.22 Maths - we collected data and represented it in a tally chart and a bar chart.

WB: 14.11.22 Cool to be Kind week... We wore odd socks, thought about the feelings of others' and signed the 'Reach Out' pledge.

WB: 14.11.22 The sound of music... Today we have been learning to play Hot Cross Buns, Mary had a Little lamb and Baby Shark!

WB: 7.11.22 Homework and Friendly leaves...

WB: 7.11.22 In Science, we have been learning about food chains. We created our own for different habitats...

WB: 31.10.22 Maths - measuring, estimating and comparing mass and capacity...

WB: 17.10.22 Black History month - Reggie Laurent art

WB: 17.10.22 Cross Country Run! Well done to everyone who took part - you were all AMAZING!!!

WB: 10.10.22 What Team Citron have been doing at home...

WB: 10.10.22 Cornets...

WB: 3.10.22 Fabulous home achievements this week...extra home learning, sports and cooking!

WB:3.10.22 PSHE Role playing scenarios and thinking about rewards and consequences