Year 4: The Penguins: Blog items

Active maths, by Mr Pearson

Date: 15th Sep 2019 @ 11:19am

Part of the specialist teachers that are coming to cover Mr Pearson's PPA and management time is a practical maths teacher. We will increase our mathematical knowledge by taking part in active challening actitivies.

Today we were learning about prime numbers.

50th anniversary of the moon landings., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Jul 2019 @ 12:18pm

Next year we will be exploring moon landings as part of our Geography, Science and Maths work. As this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (Apollo 11) please keep a look out on the TV for information, maybe a newspaper or magazine article, you might like to share them with your class next year. 

Dragons, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 6:33pm

Wow, what a week we have had so far! The Penguins have been amazing. The theme this week has been Dragons. We have looked at the book, Tell me a dragon. From this we have matched up dragon descriptions, created landscapes for our dragons to live, designed a dragon and started to create a passport for it. We have developed our drawing and colouring techniques by creating design ideas for a dragon's eye. We then made them out of clay - they are fabulous. Next week we aim to paint them, write a dragon story and perform a poem 'The dragon who ate our school'. Keep checking back for more photos as we come,eye our projects. You will be so proud of them, I am. 

Cross fit with Mrs Cowburn, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jul 2019 @ 6:23pm

The week ahead - 15th July, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 10:52pm

We have a busy final full week in school.

Celebration assembly in church

Dragon unit -  there will be a rotation of activities going on in class over the week.  Creating a dragon description. Designing a dragon eye, practising all our art techniques. Making a dragon eye out of clay. Learning a dragon poem. 

Cross fit training

Class compliment time

Watching the year 6 play

Year 6 take over day



DT - moving Iron Man., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 10:44pm

Skeleton, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 10:43pm

This week we have been learning about our skeletons.

We started off by drawing what we thought our skeleton would look like. We then had a pile of bones to place on our skeleton where we thought they would go. Finally we played a relay game looking at a skeleton with its bones in the right places and then running back to our skeleton and moving 1 bone at a time.  We discussed what our bones are like, what their purpose is and raised a few wonder questions.  

Plants, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2019 @ 10:36pm

Iron Man newspaper report., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:49pm

We took in the role of a news reporter, thought of some questions to ask key people at the event and then 2 people took on the role of those characters while we interviewed them.  Our 2 hot seaters were fantastic. 

Plants, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:43pm

We have spent the last few weeks learning all about plants. 

We have drawn some of the plants around school, planted and cared for our own pot of cress seeds, designed and made a model of a flower. We are also looking after some tomato plants and some beautiful pink flowers for Mrs Catterall. 

Developing our drawing and shading skills, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:41pm

Iron Man faces using charcoal.


P.E. invasion games, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:38pm

We have been practising our chest passing skills and marking skills.

Planning our investigations into the germination of seeds. , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:35pm

We worked in teams and as a class, to design and set up an investigation to find out the conditions needed for a seed to germinate.  Fingers crossed. I wonder which one will germinate and grow first? We will keep you posted. 

Celebrating our out of school achievements, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:31pm

Alive? Not alive? Never alive?, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:28pm

Clay doves from arts week., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 6:25pm

Summer 2nd half term, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th Jun 2019 @ 4:20pm

I hope you have all had an amazing half term. I will back in school on Monday morning and can't wait to hear all about you holiday adventures. 

We have a lot of topics planned for this half term - which will be great fun.  Lets hope the sun keeps shining so we can get outside as much as possible.

This week we are going to be starting our English work by looking at the story of The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. 

In Maths - will be having a Multiplication Monday.  I hope you have all been practising those times tables.

The rest of the week will focus on Addition and Subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers. 

Please make sure you bring your PE kit back to school this week. 

I will post an overview of this half terms topics on the main class page. 

See you tomorrow

Mrs Catterall   smiley

Whole school WW1 beach art, by Mrs Brown

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 7:27pm

We had the most amazing day at the beach creating works of Art in the sand.

Times Table Rockstars, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Mar 2019 @ 9:12pm

I've just been on times table rockstars. Well done all of you who have been practising, I can see the progress you are making, keep it up. yes  smiley

If you haven't been on lately, dont forget.  Times tables knowledge will help you with all areas of maths, the games are great fun and will really help you improve. 


Busy, Busy, Busy., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Mar 2019 @ 8:53am

We have been extremely busy this week preparing for our performance.  You are in for a real treat.  The children have worked incredibly hard, I am so proud of them already.   If you havn't bought your tickets yet please see Linda in the office.


We have managed to make most of the costumes now, I have asked the girls to bring in a pair of black leggings if possible and the boys will be wearing their school trousers, remember to come back into school at night still wearing them!  Some children have trousers already organised by school and they know if this doesn't apply to them.


Play songs, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 9:31pm

We are busy practising for our play next week. 

Here you should be able to click on the songs and practise singing them at home. 

World Book Day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 9:26pm

We had some amazing outfits for World Book Day this year. Many of the children had brought along the book that inspired their costume choice. 

We spent the day being an illustrator learning to use tracing paper to transfer the design to paper.  They looked amazing. 

During the day we also had a trip to Longton Library, Tom read us some great stories which we could all join in with. 

Maths - Division, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 9:03pm

We have been developing our knowledge of division - the chunking method.  It has been tricky, the children have shown determination and perseverance.  Well done Penguins. 

Charity Toy Sale, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 8:38pm

Thank you to everyone who supported our Toy sale over the last 2 weeks, whether you donated or bought.

The children voted on the charity they wished to support, with an overwhelming majority they chose Guide Dogs for the Blind.  

We are contacting them to arrange for them to come into school so we can present them with the money and find out a little more about the work they do.

THANKYOU we raised £

Homework, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 5:50pm

Over the next few weeks homework will be to learn their lines for the play.   This is a big step up from previous years, when they have had a supporting role. I know they will all be amazing, your support in helping them learn the lines without a sheet is much appreciated. Further details of tickets etc will be sent out next week. 

Any additional time can be spent on spelling the year 3/4 statutory words and practising times tables.  All children checked their username and password worked for Times Table Rockstars today, please keep using this.  If you have lost your login information please come and see me. 


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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

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