Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January

Hello Year 4! We are looking forward to introducing you to our new  Gepgraphy topic called, ‘Destination Europe’ but before we travel there, we will be exploring the United Kingdom.

For the rest of this week, there will be some Maths and Literacy to complete as well as an introduction to an extended learning project.

 If you are at home, we are really excited to see the work you produce each week so please send us photos of your work and keep in contact through Purple Mash.

Your parents can come to school and collect some exercise books for you to work in if they would like to. If you or your parents have any questions, please contact us via Purple Mash or the class email.

We would love to see you practising your times tables on TTRS and we will check in and see how you are all doing!

Day 1:

For your final task about the island, you will need to create and describe a new species of animal that you have discovered on your island! Look at the task sheet for some ideas.  Please send a photo of your work to your class teacher or put it on the blog.


Day 2 - Spellings:

Your spellings this week will be emailed to you and there is a quiz on Purple Mash.  If you would like to do some more work, then why not try writing these words into sentences.

Chapter 1
Chapter 3


This week we are going to recap addition and subtraction calculations. You will need to read the word problems carefully and work out whether to add or subtract. There are two sets of word problems – Set A is easier than Set B. You can choose to do one set or both sets.  When you are finished, use the honesty card to check your work.  There is a short video to remind you how to calculate.

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Chapter 1
Maths help video

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


In art, we will be starting a project about heraldry. First, you will need to look through the PowerPoint.  Then you will need to create a list of symbols and signs you could use for your own design that relate to your family.


P.E at home – Week 1 – Fitness Circuits

Watch the short videos and complete the activities on the activity cards - maybe get your family involved!


How many rounds of each activity can you complete?

Activity 1

Healthy Hearts (7-11 Years

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Illustrated Medical Heart

Healthy Hearts video

Caring Child

Healthy Hearts tasks

Crossfit Class

Activity 2

Super Strength (7-17 Years)

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Strong Man

Strength video

Strength tasks

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Apples

While the belief that an apple a day will keep the doctor away might not be listed as fact in medical journals, apples certainly make for a healthy snack. They're loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamin C, and they're a naturally sweet alternative to junk food!

So... How did you do?

How many rounds did you complete in total? (out of 15)

Bronze 3-9 rounds

Silver 9-12 rounds

Gold 12-15 rounds

Remember your scores we will do this again, can you beat it next time?

Warm Up Activity

Feeling Flexible 

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Flexible Woman

Flexibility Video


Flexibility tasks

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.