Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Team Turquoise 2023/24.

 Your class teachers are Mrs Vipond and Mrs Short. 

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Buck and Mrs Botha.


This week, in English we wrote our Newspaper reports.  Some of us also chose to read them out as though we were newsreaders, and were actually filmed doing it! See below for one of the videos - unfortunately, some of them were too long to upload but we watched them in class anyway.  In Maths, we have been practising our reasoning skills by looking at Maths reasoning papers together and have realised that they aren't anything to be worried about!  In Science, we got outside (at last we had a dry afternoon!) and found and tried to identify, different types of plants.  In Geography, we added our deforestation  research information to our news reports, and in Art we finished our sculptures by painting them!  What a busy week!


After the half term holiday, in English we will be creating our own imaginary rainforest inspired creatures by piecing together different features from actual rainforest animals.  We will then write a report about them.  In Maths, we will be revising place value, rounding and ordering, as well as reminding ourselves how to calculate with negative numbers.

In RE, we will be looking at founders of faiths and will research Jesus and his importance for Christians, and in Geography we will be thinking about how people and environmental changes can impact living things.   Our new Science topic will be Evolution and to get us ready for this, we have thought about questions we would like to find the answers to and are looking forward to finding out more about this fascinating subject.


Have a wonderful half term holiday and we will see you back on Tuesday 27th February!


****Congratulations to our weekly stars****   

English: Eliot, Sam and Zac

Maths: Nabia and Maryam

Curriculum:  Evie-May and Thomas

Values:  Ruby and Evelyn

Friendly Leaves:  Bahar and Jess - both for being good friends and making people smile!



  TTRS Turquoise Top Ten!

Great Rocking All!

1. William 2. Kavi 3. Hana 4. Eshal 5. Eliot 6. Sam 7. Arav

8. Fletcher 9. Ella 10. Keira



Well done to the following children for reading 5 times this week:

Zac, Jess, Sam, Rubie, William and Fletcher!   


Well done to the following children for reading at least 7 times this week, attaining the Reading Challenge:

Arav, Eshal, Hana, Tansy, Freddie, Evie-May, Keira, Thomas, Ella, Ruby, Evelyn, Kavi and Emily!


                Well done everyone! 

Science - Finding and Identifying Plants

Art - more modroccing and painting!

English and Geography - Our Deforestation News Reports

English and Geography - Our Deforestation 'Live' News Reports

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wc 9th February - Safer Internet day. Participating in a workshop delivering key messages to support our wellbeing in the virtual world.

wc 9th February - creating wire chameleons

Congratulations to this week’s certificate winners

Geography - Biomes

RE - Prayer Flags

Science - Branching Diagrams

Music - playing the glockenspiels

Mouldy Bread Experiment

Amazing Rainforest Animal Adaptations!

Maths Game Afternoon

Art Wire Workshop 15.1.24

Maths - calculating volume!

Computing - using spreadsheets to workout probability

Spring Term Optional Home Learning Task

wc 8th January 2024 - Temperate and Tropical Rainforests

wc 8th January 2024 - fine tuning our balance

wc 8th January 2024 - understanding the relationship between desire and suffering and what the Four Noble Truths teach

wc 12th December - impressive Home Learning from Zac.

wc 12th December - developing our map skills.

wc 12th December - getting confident with co-ordinates.

wc 12th December - character descriptions to be proud of.

wc 5th December - PSHE How differences might cause conflict

wc 5th December - Investigating adding a switch to a circuit

wc 5th December - Investigating 3D shapes