Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together


Welcome to Year 6 and Team Turquoise!

 Your classteachers are Mrs Holman and Mrs Vipond. 

Your teaching assistants are Miss Allwork and Mrs Pearson-Childs



What a strange and unusual week it has been in Team Turquoise this week and we have certainly missed seeing you all in school.  


In Maths, we have been looking at perimeter and area and have learnt how to calculate the area of various 2D shapes, including rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. In addition, we have also revisited some key strategies for the arithmetic test and recorded them on our revision strategy sheets.  

In English, we have written some exciting adventure stories all about being stranded in the Rainforest!  

Across the curriculum, we have explored what good learners look like and learnt about the concept of the 'learning pit' which shows the various stages of learning. In Science, we have learned the terms 'vertebrates' and 'invertebrates' and explored examples of the animals belonging to each group and their features. We have created some cool posters and leaflets to show our knowledge. For RE, we have thought about the Buddha's reflections on suffering and considered how we ourselves can help those who are suffering with various problems. In Geography, we have explored the various layers of the rainforest and looked at the animals to be found in each layer. 


Next week in Maths, we will be learning how to interpret data which has been presented in line charts and pie charts.  

English next week will link to our Science and Geography topics: we will be creating an organism of our own and writing a report about it!   

We will also be continuing with all our other curriculum topics. 



Have a lovely weekend, take care of yourselves and we look forward to seeing you all very soon! 


Congratulations to our Stars of the Week: 

Maths: Ellen, Tamsin and Connor 

English: Jake, Taylen and Edward

Curriculum: Aminah and Hafeezah  

Values: Tamsin and Lucie 



The return of the rockstars! Well done to our top 10 rockers for this week:












Well done to all those who read 5 and 7 times this week:






















Team Turquoise highlights 2021/22

Check out our fun home learning option for Year 6 this term all about our topic of 'Rainforests'!

WC 17.01.22 RE This week for RE, we have considered which jobs would be acceptable for a Buddhist and which wouldn't. We recorded our thoughts in these tables.

WC 10.01.22 Science - This week, we have learned about Carl Linnaeus: a very important figure in science who devised a system for classifying living things.

WC 10.01.22 PSHE - This week we have considered our strengths and weaknesses and thought about what we would like to improve in.

WC 06.12.21 We ended the week, showing off our Christmas sparkles for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. We had some rather snazzy designs in Team Turquoise!

WC 06.12.21 RE - we considered all the good actions Buddhist Monks and ourselves can take to achieve good karma and made some posters to show our thoughtful ideas.

WC 06.12.21 Music - we have practised signing to the Christmas songs we are learning in Singing Assembly! It was tricky to get the hang of!

WC 06.12.21 English - we had great fun performing our roleplays inspired by 'A Christmas Carol'!

WC 06.12.21 Geography - searching for six digit grid references!

WC 29.11.21 PSHE - this week during our lesson we had a really thoughtful P4C discussion about bullying and why people do it.

WC 29.11.21 Pantomime - oh yes we did! Practising our pantomime catchphrases! Booo!

WC 22.11.21 Science - This week, we have had another opportunity to use the electrical equipment. This time we investigated the effect of continuing to add different components (bulb, buzzer, motor) to a circuit.

WC 22.11.21 World War II Home Learning - Congratulations to Sophie, who this week brought in her rather fabulous home learning to demonstrate the effects of World War II on the city of London. Great work Sophie!

WC 15.11.21 Children in Need - Staying cosy in our PJs and Pudsey ears and raising money for a fantastic cause!

WC 15.11.21 - This week has been Cool to Be Kind Week. Team Turquoise have been recognising each others' kind acts and handing out kindness cards. Look at all the cards we have managed to collect!

WC 15.11.21 Science - This week we built electrical circuits to investigate the effect adding more batteries had on a bulb. We also used buzzers and motors - it was so much fun!

WC 08.11.21 This week in Science, we have discovered more about electrical circuits. We have learnt the symbols used to represent the electrical components and had a go at drawing accurate circuit diagrams of our own.

WC 01.11.2021 It was so exciting exploring a range of WW2 artefacts and making predictions about what we thought they were!

WC 01.11.21 Science - we learnt so many interesting facts about electricity, sorting our statements into true and false!

WC 18.10.21 - showing racism the red card in our red outfits today!

WC 18.10.21 Science - this week we used prisms to investigate refraction in action and had a go at trying to make the colours disappear on a colour wheel, in order to replicate white light!

WC 18.10.21 Art - this week we completed our beautiful pictures of a London skyline. We think they look very striking and are looking forward to seeing them up on the wall!

WC 11.10. 21 Cross Country at Adeyfield - getting ready to run!

WC 4.10.21 In RE, we created some role plays to demonstrate the ways in which Buddhists try to follow Buddhist values in their day to day lives!

WC 4.10.21 In Science we have investigated what happens to the size of shadows when the light source is moved!

WC 20.09.21 Art - exploring a range of backgrounds using different mediums for our London landscapes. They are beautiful!

WC 13.09.21 Science Investigation! This week, we used data loggers to explore which materials block light the best! We loved using the loggers to measure lux!