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Nurture

We will, as our pupils are growing and learning with us, care for, support and safeguard them whilst striving to encourage them to be responsible citizens and do the same for each other and their wider community.

Inspire

We will strive to ignite our pupils’ desire and enthusiasm to learn without limits.

Flourish

We will aim to encourage our pupils and school community to develop academically and socially which will develop their desire to explore the wider world, skilled and equipped to find out even more.

Believe

We will foster belief through believing in yourself, taking on challenges and digging deep within yourself to conquer fears.

Year 4

Hello Year 4, 

 

We hope you are safe and well. 

 

Please see below: links to home learning for you to access across the rest of the summer term.

 

We recognise every family has different pressures at this time and may not all be able to access the full home learning offer. Please do not let that worry you at all. Yours and your child’s wellbeing is top of any list. Our suggestion would be to prioritise the English and maths and physical activity.

 

Mr Beevers, Mrs Pilkington and Mrs Alexander

 

To contact your teachers please use the email below

y4teachers@parkroyalcs.org

 

BBC Bitesize BBC Bitesize has added daily lessons since April 20th for English and Maths. Please select and complete part or all of any Y4 task.
CLICK HERE
     
Oak Academy The Oak National Academy have a range of tasks to supplement your work in English and Maths
     
Science Our Science topics are Animals including humans and Living things and their habitats. We have set a task for each week, designed to take up to 2 hours to complete.
CLICK HERE
     
Geography Our 'Humanities' focuses on Geography this half term. Out topics cover Map skills and Physical geographyWe have set a task for each week, designed to take up to 2 hours to complete.
CLICK HERE
     
Art and Design

We have designed a series of art and design tasks specifically for home learning. The Year 4 theme is Drawing Insects

CLICK HERE

     
Times Tables
Rock Stars
Please continue to make frequent visits to the Times Table Rock Stars website or using the app. You can still become a Rock Legend...! CLICK HERE
     
Blue Peter's 
6 Badges of Summer
Over six weeks in June and July, Blue Peter will be celebrating a different Blue Peter badge a week. Green, Sport, Music, Blue, Fan Club and Silver – 6 Blue Peter Badges you can earn right now!
CLICK HERE
     
    Click here for our previous Year 4 home learning tasks

 

Madame Murphy reads a story about animals in French.

Still image for this video

 

#OnlineSafetyatHome

Here is a link to some online safety resources for you to use whilst at home. There are simple 15 minute activities for different ages, which will be refreshed every fortnight. 

 

For more information and advice on how to keep yourself safe online visit the Childline website

 

 

 

Updates and videos from Team 4

 

Chapeau read by Madame Murphy

Click the link above to see Madame Murphy reading a French story called Chapeau. Can you find out what some of the French words from the story mean?

 

PE Challenge - Running Exercises 

Click the link above to see Lyla (Mrs Pilkington's niece) demonstrate different exercises to improve your running speed. Repeat these exercises 3, 5 or 7 times each day:
6 x tuck jumps 
6 x side-to-side jumps 
6 x high knees 
 

 

Rainbow Chasers Poem read by Mrs Pilkington

Click the link above to hear the poem Rainbow Chasers read by Mrs Pilkington. Have a go at writing your own poem based on the theme of rainbows. You could illustrate your poem and display it in your window for everyone to see. 

 

PE Bouncing Challenge

Click the link above to see Mrs Pilkington's 'Bouncing Challenge'. Can you bounce a ball in front of you with one hand and lift your leg over it without losing your bouncing rhythm? How many can you do in one go? 
Is it easier with your left leg or right leg?

 

Storytime with Mrs Pilkington

Click the link above to hear a story with Mrs Pilkington. Perhaps it will inspire you to write your own Spring-themed story. 

 

The World of David Walliams

Every day David Walliams will be reading one of his stories to you. Please click here to listen.

 

Fancy a travel challenge?

Try Daniel's transport-related activities to give you some fun. Complete the wordsearch, answer the maths questions and colour in the bus. Click on this link to download the powerpoint.

 

 

Here are some examples of Year 4 pupils' work completed while at home:

 

Daniel's Powerpoint presentation on how to use Powerpoint and Excel Spreadsheets - click here to download

 

Isabelle has undertaken research on plastics recycling, and created an ace presentation - click here to download.

 

Check out Daniel (and Maisie's) Lego city slideshow - click here to download.

 

Ronnie's briliant self-portrait. 

 

Sophie's yummy banoffee pie. 

 

Felix's digital and analogue time pairs game.

 

Aiden's lovely rainbow-themed poem. 

 

Lacey's Fabulous Roman Shield.

 

Aiden's brilliant model of a Roman shield. 

 

Peyton's fabulous self-portrait. 

 

Libby's research on monkeys. 

 

Gabriel's vibrant, expressive piece of art. 

 

Nancy's brilliant poem.

 

 

Elsie's Roman fort using Lego

 

 

Aiden's Barcelona player...good but a little Messi...! wink

 

 

Hatim's egg people

 

Peyton's family portraits

 

 

Isabelle and Sophia's driveway rainbows

 

 

Alex's cat (Domino) learns to play....dominoes!

 

 

Lucas' moving poem about the reason we are all away from school

 

Science of Sport Week 

 

During Science of Sport Week Year 4 took part in lots of different sport and science activities. We auditioned for the whole school dance off and took part in heart rate-rising challenges set by Parkroyal’s Sport Crew. We were also set a challenge to investigate which material was the most effective at keeping the ice cubes in an athlete’s drinks solid for the longest. The materials we tested were cling film, kitchen roll, card, cotton wool, tin foil and paper. Different groups found that different materials kept the ice cube solid for the longest - we should maybe repeat our investigation in order to validate our results further!

 

 

3...2...1…BLOW!

This week we created and erupted our own volcanoes. Each group started with a plastic bottle and some masking tape. We then created the conical shape using scrunched up balls of newspaper. We used the papier-mache technique to create the textured surface, then painted them. We added bicarbonate of soda to white vinegar, which creates a chemical reaction for the all important eruption! 

 

Our Trip to Macclesfield Library 

 

We all enjoyed our trip to Macclesfield library. We found out about all the amazing books on offer to us and how they are organised throughout the library. We all chose a book which sparked our interest and took it home to read. We had to keep them nice and safe under our coats to avoid the rain on our walk back to school!

 

 

Multi-skills Afternoon at Macclesfield Academy 

 

Year 4 had a great afternoon taking part in a multi-skills afternoon led by the staff and pupils at Macclesfield Academy. We had the opportunity to practise lots of different skills such as throwing, catching, jumping, kicking, speed and agility. Some of the challenges were quite tricky and required super teamwork.

 

  • Parkroyal Community School
  • Lyon Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire,
  • SK11 6QX
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