Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Saffron 2023-24

Welcome to Year 5 and Team Saffron

Your teacher is Miss Smith

Your teaching assistant is Mrs Archer



This week in Maths, we learnt how to round numbers to the nearest thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand. We also looked at the values of digits in decimal numbers and then rounded decimal numbers as well. We also identified scales including using negative numbers. In English, we continued to use the book ‘Small in the City’ as inspiration for our writing. We wrote a snowy setting description, using adverbials of time, place and manner to add detail and a diary entry to show the feelings of the main character.

In Science this week, we investigated if the temperature of water had any affect on the speed of salt dissolving. In French we learnt about money and in RE, we learnt about the 10 Commandments, where they came from and what they are. In History we learnt that the Anglo Saxons divided Britain into 7 Kingdoms and that the names of many places in Britain come from Anglo Saxon words. In Music, we practised singing the song ‘Ghost Parade’.


Next week in Maths, we will be multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 and then begin to divide by 10, 100 and 1000. In English, we will start our new unit ‘Mystery and Suspense’ and will read the first book called, ‘The Watertower’. We will be exploring how authors create suspense.




 Weekly Home Learning

Times Table Rock Stars and Spellings each day

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



Your Optional home learning this term is to research the Anglo Saxons

You might like to think about:

Why did invaders invade Britain?

Who were the Anglo Saxons?

When did they arrive in Britain?

How did Britain change under their rule?

When did their rule end?

What was life like for Anglo Saxons?

You can present your research in any way you choose, for example a powerpoint, a poster, a report, information leaflet, sewing etc.


Well done to our weekly stars:









Issaynae and Frankie


Logan and Charlie W



Harper and Max


Firdaus and Arun


Well done to Zac for getting a friendly leaf this week!



1. Noah

2. Logan

3. Kian

4. Stanley

5. John

6. Lexie

7. Charlie

8. Iga

9. Arun

10. Evie



Well done for 'rocking' 5 times this week to:

Emmie, Lexie and Noah,

6 times - Charlie B and 7 times - Stanley!
















Charlie W



Charlie B



WB 18.09.23 - Science. This week, we have been carrying out an investigation to find out if the temperature of water affects how quickly salt dissolved. We found out that salt dissolves quicker in warmer water.

WB 11.09.23 - Science.

WB 11.09.23 - Retune Workshop

WB 04.09.23 - Design and Technology.

WB 04.09.23 - PSHE.

Optional Home Learning Autumn Term

Year 3/4 and 5/6 Key Word Spellings