If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

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Piper Pimble(less than a year ago)

I have just finished reading Dork Diaries, Frenemies Forever.

Ollie Pulllen(less than a year ago)

i beat the computer on the maths game loads of times

Phoebe D(less than a year ago)

The maths on track is missing 7812 and 9680 on the answers. They are before 17425

Tilia(less than a year ago)

Well done Mrs C for finding seesaw it is a great app . I love it. See you very soon. Tilia

Heidi(less than a year ago)

Hi sorry about so many comments I can not do the maths on track because we don’t have any dice.

Noah Cuthbert(less than a year ago)

Hello Sam I think Diary of a wimpy kid The Meltdown is a great book.

Happy Heidi(less than a year ago)

Hi I am reading Code name bananas

Isabelle(less than a year ago)

Please do the cups thing on zoom call

Joshua(less than a year ago)

I am reading Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch

Mrs C(less than a year ago)

Thanks Isabelle, I have included it on our bookshelf on the top of the page.

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Year 4's Home Learning Hub



You can see our curriculum overview by clicking the image above.

You can read more about our curriculum here: www.st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk/our-curriculum 



Welcome to Year 4's Learning Hub. 

You will find lots of ideas to support your learning this year on this page. 

You will also see suggested activities you can complete if you are unable to come to school. 

Our class reader this term is: 

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. 

If you have a copy of this book, feel free to bring it to school with you and use it as we read it together. 


Click on the book image to find an online version if you would prefer. 


Our Big Questions for this term are:


1) Is everlasting ice possible?

2) Is it better to be an insider or an outsider?

3) What makes a good leader?

Our values for this term are:

Hope and Humility 

Clicking on the values will take you to some activities  you might like to share together.

Remember to add any reading you carry out onto your Go Read account.



We continue our 50 reads challenge in Year 4. You can find the list of our books here


Spellings for Week Beginning  24th January 2022

Subject Activity Notes


(10 minutes a day = 50 minutes)




(50 minutes each week)

 You can use Edshed spelling games to help support spellings this week and the new spelling focus in class this week. 


Your spellings for this week are:



















On the left hand menu, select 'harder words' or 'harder letters' and use the to learn the letters or joins you know that you find tricky.



 Go to - Resources - Dictation and have a go at writing down a list using legible, joined writing. 


(20 minutes  day)

You should now have login details for Goread - our digital reading record. 


STORY TIME ONLINE. Extracts from books recommended for your age group are available to watch. A few of our 50 books are represented. Click on the image to see the links to follow. Let us know which you listen to!




username: curious 4 

Password: shine



username: opp 4

Password: Shine



Monday 24.1.22

Subject Activity Notes


(30 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

You can find your maths tasks for the week here 



You can find your maths on track work here 



(45 minutes writing time) 

 Today we are looking more closely at being an 'insider' or 'outsider' in Narnia. Being on the side of side of the 'White Witch would be considered an 'insider' as she is in charge, whilst being one of the children etc. would be an 'outsider'


Today we would like you to list all of the positives and negatives for being on each side. Start thinking about which side you would choose!

CURIOSITY: Can click here to return your work

OPPORTUNITY: Can click here to return your work

You can find additional work here


(20 minutes)

 You can find your reading tasks for the week here


 Remember that you can use the link above to keep reading the story or follow the story with the television version here


Keeping Active

(40 minutes)


Remember you bike rides, walks and runs all count towards keeping active. Our bank of 5 will help you with some more ideas.

  1. Design a circuit at home to challenge someone. 
  2. You can log onto the oak academy and choose a PE lesson to try. You can find the link here
  3. Try a Go Noodle or Just Dance routine
  4. We are using the lockdown challenges here. There are loads to choose from.
  5. You can find some fantastic challenges here to try





Other Learning

(30 Minutes)

PSHE: We are looking at resilience today and how to overcome disappointment. You can find the lesson here and resource here. You might also find the scenarios from last week useful




Tuesday 25.1.22

Subject Activity Notes


(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)


You can find your maths tasks for the week here  

You can find your maths on track work here    


(40 Minutes) 

 Following on from your ideas yesterday, we would like to write full sentences detailing your decision to be an 'insider' or 'outsider'

We would like you to use some of these subordinating conjunctions in your work

You can find sentence stems here to help you



You can find additional work here




(20 Minutes)

You can find your reading tasks for the week here





Keeping Active

(45 Minutes) 

See our Bank of 5 for Monday.

Other Learning

(45 Minutes)

RE: today we are exploring the Buddhist 8 Fold Path. 

You can find the lesson here. 





Wednesday 26.1.22

Subject Activity Notes


(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)

You can find your maths tasks for the week here



You can find your maths on track work here  


(45 minutes) 


 Later this week we are going to write a diary entry in character (insider or outsider) about your experiences in Narnia. We are going to start with a story board to generate ideas. What might your day look like in Narnia. You find your template here

You can find additional work here 



 You can find your reading tasks for the week here


Keeping Active

(45 Minutes)

See our Bank of 5 for Monday.

Other Learning

(40 Minutes)

 Geography: We are exploring the geography of the artic and Antarctica today, you find your lesson here 





Thursday 27.1.22

Subject Activity Notes


(40 Minutes + 15 Minutes)


You can find a lesson to help you apply addition questions to word problems and challenges.

 The video above will help you to apply addition methods to the word problems here.


You can find your maths on track work here  


(50 Minutes) 

We are going to write our diary extracts today. You can use your storyboards from yesterday to help you. You can find diary writing help here

You can find examples of diaries below to help you

Example one

Example two

Example three

You can find additional work here 


(20 Minutes) 


You can find your reading tasks for the week here





Keeping Active

(45 Minutes) 

 See our Bank of 5 for Monday.

Other Learning

(50 Minutes)

Science: Today's lesson focuses on the different melting points of materials 

 We will be comparing the temperature ice, chocolate and butter melts at - you may like to explore this at home. 

You can also complete this activity to find out about the different melting points of metals.

This video can help show this.




Friday 28.1.22

Subject Activity Notes


(45 Minutes)

You can find your maths tasks for the week here

Here are a selection of Maths addition challenges you can use today.

Addition challenge 1

Addition challenge 2


You can find your maths on track work here 


(40 Minutes) 

We are having a free write Friday, these really help with your imaginative writing and stamina for writing. 

You can choose to continue with your diary, write about what might happen next in 'The lion, the witch and the wardrobe', a story of your choice or even a poem. It is up to you.  

You can find additional work here  


(20 Minutes) 

You can find your reading tasks for the week here






Keeping Active

(20 Minutes) 

See our bank of 5 on Monday 

Other Learning

(45 Minutes) 

Music: we love this lesson using body percussion, we hope you do too!  







Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy


Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning


This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.




Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).




For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.




Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.




Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.




Creative computer programming


Ted Ed


All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids


Activities and quizzes for younger kids.




Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science


Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This


Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course


You Tube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids


As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards


Science awards you can complete from home.


iDEA Awards


Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


Paw Print Badges


Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.




All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths


Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Cbeebies Radio


Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives


A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council


Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home


Lots of free resources for Primary age


Big History Project


Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Games


Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges


If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent


Good, free art activities 


Red Ted Art


Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree


Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


Toy Theater


Educational online games


DK Find Out


Activities and quizzes




This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.