Y3/4 - Mrs Phillips 2020 - 2021

Mrs Phillips

Mrs Phillips


I’m Mrs Phillips and I have been teaching at Northway since 2008.  As well as teaching, I am also responsible for science across the school. I also run the school Drama Club. We work throughout the year to direct and produce a performance  for the end of the school year.  I love working at Northway as both the children and the staff work incredibly hard and the school has a huge team-work ethos which runs throughout the school. Our class is supported brilliantly by Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Hooton



Links for Learning

Times Tables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/   

Top Marks Maths Gameshttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/   

Numbots  https://play.numbots.com/#/intro

The DfE National Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom  

BBC Bitesize Daily Learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons  

Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 

Some children (though not all) may also have log ins for these accounts: 




White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/  

Check if a book you are reading at home has a quiz to go with it https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/ 

Accelerated Reader Quiz https://Ukhosted110.renlearn.co.uk/2243135 

Online Library https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html 

This week’s inspiration:

Week beginning: Monday 13th July


  • Reading: We have uploaded two reading comprehensions for you to complete.  Year 3 yours are called ‘The History of Comic Books’ and ‘Captain Apparatus’. Year 4 yours are called ‘Perseus’ and ‘Persephone’
  • Spellings: Continue to work through the Read Write Inc book that you have taken home. Remember to focus on one sound per week, and do lots of different activities about that particular sound. Play some ‘Four in a Row’ with someone at home, ask an adult to dictate some of the sentences from your weekly sound for you to practise, and complete the different activities in your work book.
  • Handwriting: Complete the handwriting sheets, which will also help you to learn the words from the Y3/4 spelling list.
  • SPaG: Practise some grammar activities, using the attached SPaG mat, to revise the key grammatical points for Year 3 or Year 4.
  • Writing: There is a writing task attached so that you can continue to write, using lots of different genres. This week’s focus is to write a set of instructions. Look at the different things that you need to do to be a Year 3 or Year 4 writer and try to include as many of them as you can in your letter.


Maths This week’s focus is Year 3 - Measure and Statistics Year 4 – Position and Direction

Your Maths learning involves using the White Rose activities that have been set up specifically for Home Learning. The lesson sheets are attached in the ‘Documents for Download’ section below but please see the website for videos that accompany each lesson. Answer sheets are also attached, but please be aware that there may be more than one possible answer for some questions. There will also be a Friday Maths Challenge uploaded to the White Rose website at the end of each week.

As an alternative to the White Rose Friday Challenge, there will be a weekly problem solving sheet you might prefer to complete. It is called ‘Y3 Friday Challenge’ or ‘Y4 Friday Challenge’ .

There will be an additional activity for maths each week. Again this is optional. They will be called Independent Recapping activities and will revisit some recently visited key topics from the Year 3 or Year 4 Maths objectives.

Parents, please remember – do what you can and what is appropriate for your child!  

Music Chill time: Use the cards in the downloads and follow the instructions given. This week is your final challenge to create a piece of music that fits to one of your favourite stories. It can be a section of a story, a page or even just a sentence – see if you can create music that would help you picture what is happening in your story. Good luck!


Science: Escape the room – read through and work out the clues to find the hidden clue to escape the lighthouse.


History/Geography: Research and produce a guide about one of the following places:

  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Iona Abbey
  • Lindisfarne Priory

Include details about the history of the building, explaining why it was built and who lived or worked there and why it is significant in the history of Christianity. You can then go on to explain about the building as it is today and what visitors can expect to see when they visit. Include pictures or drawings in your guide and ensure your information is presented neatly and carefully.


Mindfulness challenge:  This week is all about being thankful for all the people who have been key workers during this time. It could be for someone in your household or think of somebody you have not seen for a while and send them any of these pictures when it is convenient to do so. Enjoy!

The winning classes from last week were Mr Wright’s class, Mrs Reardon's class, Mrs Farrington's class and Mr Tomkinson's class. Congratulations to them! This week’s brand new battle will start on Monday 13th July at 9:30am and will finish on Saturday 18th July at 9:30am. The fixtures for this week are:


1.     Mrs Catlin (Y2) vs Mrs Shimmin/ Mrs O’Connor (Y3) 


2.     Mrs Phillips (Y3/4) vs Mrs Reardon (Y4) 


3.     Mrs Farrington (Y5) vs Mr Tomkinson (Y5/6) 


4.     Miss Stupples (Y6) vs Mr Wright (Y2) 



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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303