Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it

Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX



Year 4 - Amethyst


In preparation for school closure, we have prepared some resources for you to continue your learning from home. 


Times tables

Spend 20 minutes practising times tables each day (this could be TTRockstars, Hit the Button or writing them down for example).  


Using the year 3 / 4 spelling list. Start with the words that you struggle with the most. Use a variety of methods (e.g. quick write, colourful write, pyramid words) to practise all of the words. There is a copy of the list on the blog if you misplace yours.

If you run short of spelling and grammar tasks, please go online to spag.com where you can use your login details and access different tasks. You can also use spelling frame (https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4). 


At least 20 minutes of quiet reading a day. This could be a story, a newspaper, a magazine, online stories.

 Please log in your books a short summary of what you read. Introduce new characters, new settings. Discuss what has happened, any problems? Make predictions about what you think might happen on your read.


Afternoon activities

During the time you are off, we have set you a range of activities to complete. Most of the activities link to recycling and looking after our planet. The majority of these have been set for you to complete on purple mash. If you cannot get onto purple mash at home, you will be able to complete these activities in your book.

  • Recycling poster (Purple Mash). Create a poster to advertise the importance of recycling. You might want to include how to recycle, why it is important to recycle and some examples of materials you can recycle.
  • Litter report (Purple Mash). Write a report about litter. Think about what litter is, the impact litter can have (e.g. environment) and why it is important not to litter.
  • Use of water (Purple Mash). Think about all the activities you would not be able to do if you had to go and collect your water every day.
  • Describe the wave scene (Purple Mash). Think of a crashing wave. Describe the scene. Think about the skills you have learned in English to help you.
  • Renewable energy (Purple Mash). Find out about the different types of energy. What are the benefits of the different types? What is renewable energy? What are the benefits of using renewable energy?
  • Costal erosion postcard (Purple Mash). What is coastal erosion? Write a postcard telling a friend or family member about coastal erosion.
  • Create something out of a plastic bottle. Mind map some ideas of things that could possibly be created out of a plastic bottle. Choose one idea to explore further. Mind map some of the resources you might need (try and keep this minimal) and the steps to be able to make it.
  • Create your own recycling symbol (Purple Mash) Take a look at the recycling symbol. Why is it green? What do the arrows represent? Now think about other ways you could represent recycling, the importance. Draw a picture to create a new symbol.
  • The role of a refuse collector (Purple Mash) Use the internet to research what a refuse collector is. Make notes or create a summary in your book.
  • Design a virtual city (Purple Mash) If you do not have access to purple mash, draw a map of new invented city. What would you include in a city? What is important to have? What would be popular in a city?
  • Design a fish (Purple Mash)
  • Adaptation to oceans (Purple Mash) How have creatures adapted to life under the sea?

Appendix 1:                                                                                                                                                                

Dream big, that’s what Mam and Dad tell me,

Follow your dreams whatever they may be.


On big adventures to far -away lands,

Flying rocket ships or playing in a rock band.


Being the star player for my favourite football team,

Being top goal scorer and hearing the crowds scream.


Oh how I love to dream every night,

of beautiful valleys and wondrous sights.


A town made of chocolates and bubble gum,

Mine for the taking! Yum! Yum! Yum!


Of magic and wizards and flying broomsticks,

fighting ogres and goblins who try to play tricks.


Make friends with an alien on the Planet Zarr,

drinking Moonshake and wishing on a star.


These are just a few of my dreams as I nod of to dreamland

and hope against hope that my dreams do come true,

just like Mam and Dad knew.


I must dream big,

Reach high for the stars,

No matter how far!



Please find below the answers for week 1

Please find below the answers for week 2