Year 4: The Penguins: Blog items

Class learning, by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th May 2020 @ 8:33am

Don't forget to check the home learning tasks that have been set for your child in the news section of the website.

The work set is to give you as parents guidance, many of you will I am sure have your own systems up and running and that works well for your situation at home. 

Don't forget to email me at for any advice or just a chat about your child's learning or well-being. Many of you have and I appreciate the ability to keep in touch with my tribe.

Kind regards

Mr Pearson


Cyber Bullying, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 3:30pm

An informative read to share with your your children about Cyber Bullying.


Relax Kids resources, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 9:12am

A  selection of Relax Kids resources.

It is full of exercises, cards and affirmations to help you manage your anxious thoughts and feelings in these uncertain times.
Take a card in the morning, before bed or when you need a moment to pause and feel calm and relaxed again

Click here 



Times Tables Rockstars boys vs girls winner?, by Mr Pearson

Date: 6th May 2020 @ 5:08pm

Congratulations to the girls who won this battle scoring 5766 points and the boys scoring 1863 points.

I will set another challenge for next week. 

Coronavirus book for children, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 6:02pm

Please share with your child the following book that explains all about Coronavirus in a child friendly manner. 

Internet safety, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 4:27pm

Internet safety during lockdown is extremely important. 

Here are a couple of things to do and watch to remind ourselves what is safe and right to do online.


A fun game from the National Crime Agency.

Click here to play


A short film on YouTube to remind the children what to do if they come across something they are not sure about while online. 

Click here to watch 




Maths at home ideas, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 1:25pm

Please find a list of fun maths activities to do at home.


Home Learning Update, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 1:27pm

Last week Home Learning plans were uploaded onto each class page under the heading Blog Items.

From Monday 4th May they will be upladed undere the heading New Items. This can be found directly above the blog section on each class page . 

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Fantastic Writing by Evie, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 1:22pm

A fantastic piece of writing sent to me by Evie's Mum.

Don't forget to send me things that you have been doing to share with each other.

Take care Penguins. 

Glossary for spelling , punctuation and grammar, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 30th Apr 2020 @ 12:36pm

You may find this glossary for spelling , punctuation and grammar useful during home learning.

How Preston fought back previous epidemics, by Mr Pearson

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 5:14pm

An interesting article in the LEP that Neil Scalan our Chair of Governors has passed across about how Preston has fought back against previous epidemics

Click here to read LEP


Penguins Boys /girls battle, by Mr Pearson

Date: 29th Apr 2020 @ 11:21am

I have set you a Battle Penguins on Times Table Rock stars.

It ends on Monday.

The girls have stormed into the lead, will they be crowned the best gender of our class?

Or will the boys take up the challenge. 

I will post the results on Monday.

Mathletics back working again, by Mr Pearson

Date: 27th Apr 2020 @ 11:11am


Mathletics is back up and working. 

Thanks Team at Longton

Penguins Home Learning W/B 27th April, by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 11:38am

Hello Penguins

Please find your recommended work for this week. 

If you or your parents come across something that doesn't work please let me know.

If you don't understand anything just email

I'm in school all next week teaching the Key Workers children, however I'll keep checking. 

Penguin families why not email me to tell me your news and what you are up to. Please remember I can only email to parents.  

Keep safe 

Mr Pearson 

Eggspress, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Apr 2020 @ 10:56am

Hello Penguins

I have set you a comprehension activity on Eggspress for you to complete.

Log in and have a go.

Mr Pearson

Reading Eggspress, by Mr Pearson

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 11:52am

You will have received your Reading Eggspress password.

You need to login into Reading Eggspress not Reading eggs.

Reading Eggs is for Reception and KS1 

Virtual Links, by Mr Pearson

Date: 20th Apr 2020 @ 11:22am

The virtual lessons link can be found here 

Knowledge organisers Penguins, by Mr Pearson

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 2:27pm

Please find this terms knowledge organisers

Living Things Science


Hello Penguins, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 12:09pm

Hello all my Penguins. I hope you are keeping well during this difficult time. I am sorry I wasn't in the last two days before school closed, I was self-isolating as my wife had a high temperature. Good news is that we are all feeling better.

All the staff are working hard to make sure you have learning to complete at home and you have access to the best websites available. It isn’t the same as being in the classroom learning together, however it is extremely important that you keep learning at home as I don’t want you to forget all the fantastic things you have learnt.

Please make sure you are being on your best behaviour for your parents, I know this is all different for you at the moment: it's just the same for them. Remember learning isn’t just maths and English, be active (I’m doing Joe Wicks every morning with my daughter) be creative (I am teaching myself to draw) and most importantly be happy. This won’t be forever and I’m looking forward to seeing you all in the near future. Until then remember my advice and take care.

Home Learning updates, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 11:46am

Lots of updated ideas and websites to aid home learning.

Now in a tiered sections 

1.       Seriously recommend

2.       Good idea to use

3.       Worth trying but not essential

4.       For your information - You might be interested.

Check them all at Home Learning 

Daily maths lessons , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:12am

Fantastic daily maths lesson including video, activity sheet and answers. Closely linked to what your child would have been learning in school.

We as a school use White Rose maths as a scheme of learning in aiding our planning and supporting our teaching of maths.

Twinkl free password, by Mrs Brown

Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 11:15am


As the Coronavirus spreads, we’re aware that more schools are closing and pupils’ learning is being disrupted. Parents, carers and teachers are looking for ways to ensure the continuity of education during school closures so that no children miss out on valuable learning time.

To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

We’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your wider school and leadership team know about this opportunity so that you can all share it with your school community.

Please also share this code with parents and share the link above on your website so parents know where to activate their code.

We’ve also put together some helpful guidance to outline a few ideas for how you can support parents and carers during school closures, ensure high quality learning continues and support teachers, parents and carers to make the most from this offer of help.

If you are an existing Twinkl subscriber on Core or Extra you will be able to use this code to upgrade your current membership using the same link as above.

It’s easy to arrange access yourself through our website. If you do have any questions please get in touch with our TwinklCares team. As we are supporting people globally please bear in mind that we are receiving a large number of enquiries so please only get in touch if your enquiry is of an urgent nature at

You can also visit our website -

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and we hope that this will go some way towards helping.

Home Learning whilst closed, by Mrs Brown

Date: 18th Mar 2020 @ 10:50pm

Following the Government’s announcement, we are currently closed. Please engage with the home learning which has been set up for your child.  You can obviously be creative and add to these.  We would love to see what you get up to. If you email the odd photo of what you are up to we will try our best to add to the website - 

For home learning go to the curriculum tab on our website, go to the bottom and you will find the home learning link.  Depending on how long we are closed will depend on how much will be added. We hope you all stay happy and healthy and enjoy time with your families and loved ones. 

Week ending 13 March, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 1:15pm

In maths, we learnt what mixed fractions are e.g 2 ¾ and improper fractions like 9/7. We had questions like 2/3=? /6 and on Friday we had questions that had adds in them like 5/7 + 6/8 = 82/56.

In English, we wrote a bit more on our focus story The Lost Thing we wrote a bit that we could just copy for the ending. On Friday we wrote the story again however in our own words.

In French, we had a quiz on different animal games on a game called kazoot.

In music, we played a game where you say `I went to the market and I bought` and we composed our own song.

In art, marked other peoples work from last week and finished off our mosaic paintings.

We had an amazing trip to Chester on Tuesday, thank you to Mr Walker and Mr Dunbar who came with us on our trip.

Fantastic weather today for another excellent game of cricket. The Green and Yellow team won.

By Oliver and Luice 😊😊

Chester, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Mar 2020 @ 4:31pm

We went to the Grovensor museum in Chester today to bring to life our knowledge and understanding of Romans. We all had a fabulous day and experience. Check out the photos and videos at

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