Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Cobalt 2021-22

Welcome to Year 4 and Team Cobalt

Your teacher is Miss Hartill

Your teaching assistants are:

 Mrs Stretton and Mrs Botha


We have had a great week of art! We started off looking at the ceramic artist, Clarice Cliff. We then went on to sketch our own story vases, in the style of the ancient Greeks. We made them out of clay and painted them, and displayed them in our classroom museum!


This week in English,  we have been looking at riddles. We really enjoyed exploring riddles at the start of the week, and ended with writing our own. It was great fun! Next week, we will be using our debating skills, and learning to write a discussion text in the form of a letter.


This week in Maths, we have been looking at analysing and presenting data. We made our own tally charts and bar charts to show the different colours of smarties we had. There were non left at the end!



William and Amelia 



Zachary and Rocco Fletcher and Chloe 

Ruby and Tia 


1. Sam

2. Zac

3. William

4. Matej

5. Freddie

6. Fetcher


8. Ryan

9. Eshana

10. Ruby




















Summer Optional Home Learning Task

The Ancient Greeks

Date due – 15th July 2022


During the summer term, Year 4's history topic will be the Ancient Greeks. To support your child's learning and understanding, we would like to invite you to take part in a home learning project. Here are some ideas you could do.


  • Create a leaflet for people visiting Greece including important information. Where is it? What is the weather like? What is the currency like? What is the language?
  • Find out about the clothes the Ancient Greeks wore. You could draw and label a picture showing a typical Ancient Greek outfit, or create one which you could wear!
  • Make a Spartan helmet or design a shield.
  • Create a Greek temple, like the Parthenon, using a range of materials.
  • Make a travel brochure about Ancient Greece Where would you travel to? Where would you stay? What could you do while you were there? Who would you recommend to visit? Use pictures with lots of facts and information.
  • Design your own Labyrinth. It could be made of straws, string or wood.
  • Research Greek food. How it is different to traditional English food? You could recreate your own Greek dish, and write a recipe for others to follow.
  • Create a fact file or poster about a Greek God. Make sure your poster is eye-catching and full of facts and information.
  • Turn a myth into a cartoon, for example, Theseus and the Minotaur. Use lots of speech bubbles.


We had some amazing homework entries last term, exploring Ancient Egypt. We look forward to seeing what you do with our new task!

WC 20.06.2022 Art - This week, we have had lots of fun, researching, designing, moulding and painting our very own clay pots in the style of the Ancient Greeks!

WC 20.06.2022 Maths - this week, we have conducted our very own Smarties Investigation to see which colour of Smartie appeared most often in a packet. We collected our data using a tally system and then presented our results in a bar chart.

WB 06.06.22 Cobalt Highlight- On Tuesday, we went to Bhaktivedanta Manor. To further our understanding of Hinduism.

WB 23.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- In science, we have made string telephones to see how sound travels over a distance.

WB 23.05.22 Cobalt Highlight. We took part in a dance workshop this week. We enjoyed learning a new dance routine.

WB 23.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- In Maths, we have been sorting triangles.

WB 16.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- Tommy from Rock Steady came into school on Monday and showed us how easy it is to make our own rock band. In Year 4, our band was called 'Yellow Fox Spaghetti'

WB 16.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- In PE, we have practiced our throwing and catching skills.

WB 9.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- In Science, we made pan flutes with straws to investigate how different pitches are made.

WB 9.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- We had a visit from Herts Music Service to show us how to play African drums.

WB 2.05.22 Cobalt Highlight- We had the chance to have a tennis workshop this week in PE.

WB 25.04.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week in science, we have learnt about our ears. We created a 3D model of our ear to see the journey sound takes through our ear,

WB 18.04.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week we have started looking t our new history topic. The ancient Greeks. We looked to see where it was on a map and looked at the geographic features of the land.

WB 21.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- In English, we have been using the computers to write up our science experiments.

WB 21.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- In History, we have had a go at wrapping a person like mummy.

WB 14.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- Science Week. We have collected materials to made a penguin nest.

WB 14.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- In PE, we have started using the equipment for gymnastics.

WB 14.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week, we have started baking our Egyptian bread.

WB 07.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- In Maths, we have been working with decimal number. We used a deck of cards to create decimal numbers and then ordered them from smallest to largest.

WB 07.03.22 Cobalt Highlight- On Monday, we took part in a dance workshop. We enjoyed dancing through the story of Charlie and the Chocolate factory.

WB 28.02.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week we celebrated World Book Day. Here are some of our costumes. Can you guess who we are?

WB 28.02.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week in science, we looked at the digestive system. We identified all the different parts of the system and labelled them.

WB 21.02.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week we celebrated twos days.

WB 07.02.22 Cobalt Highlight- In music, we have been composing our own piece of music.

WB 31.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week to celebrate Chinese New Year we test tasted a couple of food items and made a tiger for the Year of the Tiger.

WB 31.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- In Science and DT we have been exploring switches to see which one would be the best to use for our torch. We made our own switch using split pins, a paper clip and card.

WB 24.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- In history we have looked at why the River Nile was very important to the ancient Egyptians.

WB 24.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- In science we have been testing different materials to see if they are conductors or insulators.

WB 17.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week in RE we have started to look at Sikhism and learned who Guru Nanak was.

WB 10.01.22 Cobalt Highlight- This week in history we have started looking at the ancient Egyptians.

WB 13.12.21 Cobalt Highlight- This week in English we have explored different types of poems. Here are our Christmas haikus.

WB 06.12.21 Cobalt Highlight- In DT we have created our final pieces.

WB 29.11.21 Cobalt Highlight- In RE we created freeze frames for the Nativity story.

WB 22.11.21 Cobalt Highlights- This week in DT we have used box nets to make a box.

WB 15.11.21 This week Hollie and Mateji in Year 4 received their medals for the cross country for placing in the cross country event.

WB 15.11.21 Cobalt Highlights- This week for ‘It’s Cool to be Kind’ we have made cakes to give to another person as a kind gesture.

WB 15.11.21 Cobalt Highlights- This week in PE we have practiced our hockey dribbling skills.

WB 08.11.21 Cobalt Highlights- This week in science we created fact files on endangered animals, and in history we have created wanted posters for the highwayman Robert Snooks.

WB 01.11.21 Cobalt Highlights- This week we have tried different foods for Diwali and had our first cornet lesson with Mr Eccles.

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