St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Year 4

I can't believe it is June already, Year 4.

The weather has been glorious; I hope you have had some fun in the sun.

If you haven't already, please use Purple Mash. I have changed the topic so that you can explore different aspects of life during the Victorian Era after reading Streetchild and learning about The Rainhill Trials. It is lovely communicating with you on Purple Mash and seeing the work and challenges you are undertaking. I always respond to completed work and answer any queries via 2email on Purple Mash.

I have written a personal email to all those that sent me a letter.  It really cheered me up reading them.  If you haven't already, there is still time to write to me.

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Edwards

An activity a day for the month of June.

Hello Year 4

It should be the beginning of half term week but just like you I often don't know what day it is!

I hope you are all now accessing Purple Mash as I have uploaded lots of different tasks.

Also, it is really nice to communicate using email and marking your work.

I have telephoned a few more of you and will continue to try to catch you over the next few weeks. 

I am  adding a few more English reading and writing tasks on here for you to use.

Keep safe, be happy and have fun,

Mrs Edwards


Dear Year 4

I do hope you all received my letter and I am looking forward to your replies.  I will be putting your letters on this page so that you can read each one, too.  

I have been trying to contact you by telephone, and if I haven't got through yet, I will try again this week.

I hope you are all accessing Purple Mash.  You can explore anything on the site and I will be setting tasks.  Thank you to all those that have started completed some of the learning tasks.  It is so good to be communicating with some of you.

Mrs Edwards

Hello Year 4

Well, it looks like this week will not be as warm and sunny this week.  

We are now into the second week of the Summer Term and I have added a few more activities for you to explore. I hope you find the activities about habitats interesting as it links to work that we did in geography and science.

If you have access to Scratch Jnr, you can improve your coding skills to create some wonderful animations. 

Don't forget, you have plenty of tasks to complete in your packs and you can read lots of your own books, too.  If you are learning to play the ukulele,  there are  plenty of videos on YouTube that can help you, too.

Please keep safe and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mrs Edwards


Supporting children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)


These are unprecedented times where our lives as we know it have been changed and we're all having to work hard at adjusting to our new 'normal'. This can be challenging for everyone but especially for children who find adapting to change tricky. Most children respond well to routine, they enjoy the security of knowing what is coming next and helps them to stay calm during the more difficult moments. Many of the ideas in this booklet can be used or adapted to suit the needs of your child, regardless of whether they have an identified SEN or not. Visual timetables are great, we use these in class, and Now & Next boards are also fabulous. Examples of these can be found in section A of the booklet.

Maths puzzles and problems

A variety of non-screen activities

The latest esafety advice especially about home learning with some useful web links.

Some useful science activities for you to exlpore.

The Grand Poetry Competition - an exciting opportunity for you to show off your poetic skills!

Here are the spellings you should know by the end of Year 4. 

Remember: use the look, say, write in the air, cover,  write and check method.

You could do 5 a day.  Also, if you're in the garden - get a paint brush and write them using water. It's fun and the water will soon evaporate - great link to our latest science topic - the water cycle.

Here are some maths activities to keep your skills sharp.  Good luck!

You can always play 'Hit the Button' and access Times Tables Rockstars.