Year 4 did a smashing job this week planting up our Ugandan bag gardens! They learnt about the anatomy of plants and how to handle and plant them. The children took great care planting lots of different plants such as peppers, brassicas and fuscias in suitable places in the bags. Again they showed great team work and worked really hard. Well done!
As Easter draws near, Phase 3 came to the end of their spring enrichment programme, with a few new, or improved life skills under their belts!
Here is a flavour of what they have been up to.........
Survival skills have made it through in one piece and celebrated with hot chocolate!
Comic book artists have created some fantastic characters and storylines........beware Batman!!
The drama group have amazed Mrs Tuson with their imagination. Can you guess which props from Harry Potter they are creating?
Outside, traditional games have been enjoyed by many.
Clocks have been designed and painted, with a special memory from each child.
The board games group began a bit of a chess competition!
Amazing artists in both enrichment art groups have learnt new techniques and finished with work to be proud of.
They can't wait to see what the summer term has to offer!
Phase 3 drama games enrichment group is excelling with these specific life skills this term, using them to improvise in a variety of games.
Ten second objects
Can you spot the fish tank? The cooked breakfast? The record player? The hot drink?
Sit, stand, lie
The children were given a scene to create, without talking, each becoming an object or character, in a standing, sitting or lying position.
At the doctor's surgery......
.......the doctor can't decide who to treat first- the man having a heart attack, or the pregnant lady!
At the supermarket........
........it's hard to push one child in the trolley, whilst the other child is having a tantrum on the floor!
This morning, Mr Sinden asked his Ukelele enrichment group to accompany Phase 3 in their singing assembly.
What a wonderful start, on a cold and dreary morning! Thank you Mr Sinden. :)
The opening fixture of the Macclesfield Primary schools cross country took place this Wednesday with sixteen of our enthusiastic Year 3 and 4 pupils representing Parkroyal. Although somewhat wet under foot, the weather stayed dry as the children ran their hearts out around the perimeter of the athletics track. Everyone was fantastic and gave 100% effort.
The girls team finished 7th out of 14 schools and the boys 9th out of 14.
Individually the following children took the top 3 places for Parkroyal
Girls: Maisie Wallinger, Matilda Johnson and India Bellshaw.
Boys: Alfie Adams, Nolen Connors and Adam Mclaren.
On Wednesday 5th of July a team of year 5 athletes, along with two year 4 athletes competed against other schools in Macclesfield in the annual district athletics event. This event is predominantly competed in by Year 6 athletes. However we were unable select our Year 6's, meaning some of our athletes had to compete in age groups above.
On the night we were unable to claim any medals but we did have children make it through the heats and into the finals; putting themselves in with a chance of a medal.
Both Caitlin Wood and Luke Yusuf Short made into the final of the Y4 girls and boys 60 meters sprint.
Lucy Dykins made it through to the final of the Y5 girls 60 metres sprint.
Dot Bodimeade made it through to the final of the Y6 girls 80 metre sprint- finishing an excellent 5th place.
The girls relay team also made it through their heat to the U11 girls relay final.
There is a lot of talent amongst this group of pupils. Our team spirit and enthusiasm shone through as ever and the children are already ear-marking this as a key sporting event next year.
Well done guys! Next year we will bring home the trophy!
On Monday, members of another school in Macclesfield joined our year four pupils for a workshop to practice for a very exciting debating competition. Only six pupils were chosen to participate in the training session, and here we have some quotes from two of them.
'It was different way to spend the day and I'm glad I could be a part of it,' reported the 4SC pupil. 'It was fun, adventurous and it was cool to meet and work with people from other schools'
'It was fun and I learnt lots. I was really excited when I got picked. It was very nice meeting new people.' A member of 4BW quoted.
On Wednesday, 4BW tried rhubarb jam for the first time from enrichment. It was different to the normal raspberry and strawberry jam they usually have but, luckily, most people enjoyed it.
'It was nice the first time, I liked it more with less on than more though.'
'I got the personal challenge badge because I tried it.' Reported two students of 4BW.
Also on Wednesday, both of the year four classes were planting seeds in the upper hall. They planted many different seeds such as baby carrots, runner beans and cress; thanks to Mrs Massey for providing the seeds. The children are watching to see which one of the vegetables will grow the quickest and who will be crowned the star grower.
' I enjoyed it because I like planting different seeds in my garden like strawberries, potatoes and baby carrots' said a member of 4BW.
Year four have been busy at work writing suspense stories based on the story 'Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat' by Pie Corbett. So far, they are up to the 'innovative stage' in their writing. They have been working on the story map for nearly three weeks and are close to learning it off by heart without the text.
This week, the sewing group went emoji crazy! If they have enough yellow felt left, they'll be making some emoji key rings to sell at the summer fair. You might also like the pineapple pincushions or strawberry brooches that they're planning to sew.
Out in the playground, the children skipped- on their own, in pairs or as a group. Super teamwork and perseverance.
The human body researchers, this week focused on the human skeleton and its function. Do you know how many bones there are? Their challenge was to collapse the skeleton on the App and rebuild with finite precision!
Orienteering this week involved planning and looking for the best places to have their treasure trail, using map reading skills.
Mrs Morgan's Mathematic Artists continued with their patterned artwork, some children having nearly completed their first piece.
On Wednesday morning, Years 3 & 4 embarked on their summer Enrichment challenge...........
In their first week of sewing, with Mrs Robinshaw, all the children persevered until they could thread a needle and they learnt how to do a running stitch and a back stitch.
The new gardeners, led by Mrs Shoemaker, had a great morning- clearing, digging, brushing, planting some seeds and selling rhubarb to staff, to make money for compost.
Mr Sinden's group learnt how to use 'GarageBand', to record music played on the keyboard, drum kits and even Chinese music. They also learnt how to play the drum rhythm to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, all on the IPads!
Mrs Savage went Orienteering............let's hope they all found their way back!
Hopscotch was played the traditional way with Mrs Poole, and also with new ideas from all the children.
Mrs Morgan's mathematicians discussed how they could use mathematical equipment to create amazing art!
Watch this space for our weekly updates...........
The Rotary Club public speaking competition was a fantastic experience to be part of. The children did Parkroyal proud and represented the school well, in true PRCS style! They were confident, eloquent, funny, and very entertaining!
The children wrote a speech about why planet earth is better than planet mars, it was a factual speech with elements of humour, which was a great hit with the audience and did in fact get many laughs. One member of the audience regarded it as "Awesome!"
We left Macclesfield Academy with huge smiles on our faces and our heads held high, we got an lots of compliments and great feedback, we were proud of them as their teachers, but more importantly the children were proud of themselves!
Wednesday's inter school cross country championships brought rain, rain, mud and more rain. Those wanting to brave the conditions gave an outstanding performance in what only can be described as swamp conditions.
Only the top 3 finishers from each school scored points, but every runner who took part from Parkroyal improved on their finishing places from last week. The top 3 finishers were as follows
Y3/4 girls - Tilly 68 Rosalynn 69
Y3/4 boys - Hamish 17 Ollie 37 Freddie 46
Y5/6 girls - Lucy 15 Dot 23 Yasmin 52
Y5/6 boys - Milton 16 Calum 46 Adam 54
A HUGE well done to all the runners - we were so proud of you running in such horrible conditions and still coming through the finish line with a smile!
Despite the beautiful Spring sunshine, there was an abundance of mud for our intrepid cross country runners to sprint through at the Primary Schools Cross Country races at Macclesfield athletics track on Wednesday afternoon.
For many of the runners it was their first experience of racing against so many and they all did brilliantly. The year 3 and 4 pupils ran once around the cross country track plus an extra loop with the year 5 and 6 pupils completing a gruelling 2 laps.
Our highest placed runners were Milton Y6 in 13th position with Lucy Y5 and Mikaela Y5 in 21st and 22nd positions respectively. Huge well done to all the runners against some excellent and very experienced cross country runners. Mrs Morgan and Mrs Smith are super proud of you all.
Y3/4 girls results - Anna 57, Erin 67, Tilly 69, Matilda 76, Maisie 78, Rosalynn 98
Y3/4 boys results - Hamish 32, Jasper 63, Luke 66, Freddy 79, Dennis 87, Ollie 88, Jude 109, Jack 110
Y5/6 girls results - Lucy 21. Mikaela 22, Dot 29, Yasmin 37, Megan 53, Esther 75
Y5/6 boys results - Milton 13, Calum 49, Lewis 55, Jack 58, Adam 67, Ethan 89
Our Choir and Orchestra proudly represented Parkroyal in the annual competition held at Knutsford academy. The orchestra managed an impressive 2nd place and we are awaiting the results of the other heat to see if the Orchestra will qualify for the final at the Victoria Hall in Stoke.
Well done to both groups, you were excellent!
On Thursday 16th February, our Choir and Orchestra performed at the Macclesfield music festival. The Choir turned out in force with over 40 of our pupils taking place in a mass ensemble featuring children from several Cheshire Primary Schools. The orchestra also performed with aplomb and a special mention goes to Marek Werner who performed a cornet solo at a very high standard to the 200 plus people present.
Well done to all involved!
Today the Choir at Parkroyal welcomed Mrs Paylethorpe and Mrs Wolski from the Macclesfield Music Festival for a workshop.
Craft club members have been busy getting into the celebrations of the Chinese New Year, by decorating their own Dragon mask. The children got to show off their finished masks in the whole school assembly this morning.