Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


 Team Topaz 2023/24

 Your Classteacher is Mrs Boulder.

Your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Sides.

We have had a very busy week in Team Topaz!


This week in Maths, we have been investigating negative numbers and finding out how to calculate with them. We have also been securing methods for rounding whole and decimal numbers. In English, we have written a diary recount about losing and finding a beloved pet.


In Science, we found out about shadows and that opaque objects make the best shadows because they block light. We then made shadow puppets and created stories with them. In RE, we found out about the eight-fold path and in RE, we find out about children who have to work and thought about whether their rights are being met. In History, we found out about the key events in World War 2 and in Art, we used different materials to extend an picture of London. In Computing, we created our own games based on 'Splatty Bug' and in French we learned about the names of body parts using the song, 'head, shoulders, knees and toes!'


Next week is PGL week but we will also be having lots of fun in school. We will be completing an Art project with Mrs Vipond and a board game with Mrs Boulder.


Stars and Rockstars!


Abeed & William

Rosie & Jayden

Ava & Phoenix

Elliot and Jude





  1. Abigail
  2. Russell
  3. Rianna
  4. Rosie
  5. Molly
  6. Mateo
  7. Eshana
  8. Ava
  9. Hollie
  10. Ayushi


Well done for reading 7 times this week and completing the reading challenge to:

Ruby, Molly, Ava, Poppy, Mateo, Huma, Ayushi, Leo, Eshana & Jude


Well done for reading 5 times this week to:

Jayden, William, Russell, Abeed & Rianna


Well done for 'rocking' 7 times this week and completing the challenge to: Nobody completed the rocking challenge this week!


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

Rosie (6), Rianna (6), Mateo (5) and Russell (5)



Weekly Home Learning

Times Table Rock Stars and Spellings each day

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



Optional Home Learning Task Autumn 2023

wc 180923: This week's certificate winners! Well done!

wc 180923: Art - this week we extended paintings of London by Andre Derain using different media. We then compared them and chose our favourites and explained why.

English: This week we wrote diary entries about losing and finding a missing pet. We then turned our stories into dramas!

Science: This week we learnt what the words opaque, transparent and translucent mean and discovered that opaque objects make the best shadows because they block light. We made shadow puppets and told famous stories with them.

11.9.23; This week's certificate winners! Well done!

wc 11.9.23: Music - this week we played 'Do what you want to' on xylophones!

wc 11.9.23: Science - this we used to dataloggers to measure light and found out which materials block light the best.

wc 11.9.23: English - this week we practiced a performed a poem about snow!

wc 11.9.23: Well done to Rianna, Stanley, Russell, Abigail, Mateo and Molly who completed their times table and division tests this week and won a Maths tin!

wc 11.9.23: Computing - this week we created a game called 'Splatty Bug' with alerts and a timer!

wc 04.09.23: This week's certificate winners! Well done!

wc 04.09.23: Art - this week we looked at the work of artist Andre Derain. We drew him from his portrait, ordered his paintings and recreated our favourite painting!

wc 04.09.23: History - this week we found out about key events in the History of London and created our own timelines!

wc 04.09.23: Science - this week we made periscope to show how mirrors can be used to change the direction that light travels and enabling us to see above, below or around corners!

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