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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School


Welcome Year 4!

Hello all,

On behalf of myself (Mr Wood), Miss Plaskitt and Miss Bamford, I want to welcome you all back to Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery after a particularly strange time off!

I hope the first few weeks back at school hasn't been too daunting for the children! It has been great to see so many familiar, smiling faces! The children's resilience is clear to see!


Purple Mash

We will still occasionally be using the fantastic resource which is Purple Mash. They have access to 'Purple Mash' - which children have their own individual log ins for. Here they will be provided with activities set by the teachers as well as work they may have completed in school. These activities are called '2dos'.

Spelling Shed

Children will be given weekly spellings and have access to 'Spelling Shed' - which children also have their own individual log ins for this too. Here they are also assigned different activities and tasks to work their way through. Activities are shown on the home screen or in the assignments tab.

PE Days

Currently to avoid children having to bring additional bags and clothing into school, children are being asked to wear their PE kits into school and both PE sessions will be taught on the same day to avoid doing this multiple times a week.


Year Four’s PE day will be on a Wednesday and children should come dressed appropriately for all occasions, including the cold and rain, as an indoor slot may not always be available and children are being encouraged to do PE outside as much as possible.


If children have their ears pierced, they will be expected to take out their earrings for PE lessons.

Homework menus


Children are ‘served’ their homework menu every half-term which is linked to the half-termly project in class. There is no minimum expectation for children to complete these tasks on a daily or weekly basis, but children can choose which tasks they have an interest in to develop their love an enthusiasm for learning. Children will be rewarded will a Class Dojo for each piece of homework completed.

Year 4 - Spring Homework



It is also important that children are reading daily and practising their spellings and times tables. 


If, for any reason you are struggling to access this or your child does not have access to their log ins, then please do not hesitate to contact the office and request further help.


Many thanks for all your help and support at this tricky time.


Mr Wood, Miss Plaskitt and Miss Bamford