Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Cobalt 2022-23

Welcome to Year 4 and Team Cobalt

Your teacher is Miss Kelly

Your teaching assistant is Miss Allwork


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 story on a journey 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 which meet at a right angle. We will be using flags to find the parallel and perpendicular lines on. We will then be learning 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 things to support them in their learning. Even though, everyone 'wants' something they do not always 'need' it. The children then came up with their own questions on fairness and unfairness, and we voted anonymously for which question we would like to discuss further. 


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 Home Learning Maths Challenge



Summer & Poppy



Kamari & Jazmine

Eva W & Kian

Max & Jessica


  1. Charlie
  2. Isla-Mae
  3. Summer
  4. Logan 
  5. Jessica
  6. Andre
  7. Kai
  8.  Bow
  9. Fabiha
  10. Oscar















Eva A








WB 28.11- In Maths, we learnt how to find a missing side by building the shapes first using peg boards, then using the known information to find out a missing side.

WB 28.11- In English, we learnt how to sort verbs into a Venn diagram based on whether it meant moving quickly or slowly.

WB 21.11.22- We matched French numbers to pictures representing that amount.

WB 14.11- We enjoyed a PSHE lesson on 'Bullying', we explored the feelings of someone being bullied and learnt how to help them.

WB 14.11- Cool to be kind (Odd sock day)

WB 14.11- We enjoyed a 'World Cup' dance workshop on the country Poland!

WB 07.11- We enjoyed playing our cornets this week in Music.

WB 07.11.22- We practised telling the time, using our own clocks. Well done Team Cobalt!

Team Cobalt Highlights WB 03.10.22