Our blogs

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 

Kool Koalas!!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 5:18pm

Koalas you are all fantastic, just seen the video that Frankie’s dad made of some you- love it!🌟🌟🌟🌟πŸ€ͺπŸ˜œπŸ™ƒπŸ˜Š It really made my day and bought a huge smile to my face, missing you all loads, hope you are keeping safe and doing lots of learningπŸ‘πŸŒˆβ€οΈ

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 www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 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 twinklcares@twinkl.co.uk

You can also visit our website - www.twinkl.co.uk

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

Home learning, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 12:23pm

Just to help a bit more with some active maths warm ups google

Jack Hartman ,and then  eg counting in hundreds, months of the years,counting in 2’s etc 

There are lots and the children love them and he gets them moving! ( and you too!!!)

Another one they like for songs is ,Sratch garden there are some for counting in 2  5  and 10, 

Good luck ,just keep them learning!😁





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 - bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk. 

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. 

St Oswald visit, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 3:23pm

As part of our RE work we had a walk down to St Oswalds Catholic Church and met Father Michael. He told us all about the lovely church, how old it was, the stained glass windows, the different statues and lots more.It was very interesting and we learnt a lot .

Happy days at Hothersall Lodge, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th Mar 2020 @ 1:40pm

We all had an amazing time at Hothersall, lots of different challenges from putting duvets on to survival skills. The Bongos were all  fantastic and embraced it allπŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸ˜πŸ˜†

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 😊😊

Class assembly, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

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 


Cosy reading time, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 5:05pm

Whole School Write , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 8th Mar 2020 @ 7:38pm

World Book Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Mar 2020 @ 8:50am

The children have had a wonderful day. We used a scene from Ronald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to pose a scientific question: can sweets grow bigger? Using gummy bears and water the children set out to find the answer. They placed their bears in pots with a small amount of water and left them for an hour. Mrs Fletcher wasn’t allowed any water for her bear to make it a fair test. After an hour the children found that the bears in water had grown to be twice the size of Mrs Fletcher’S bear.

Next the children became architects , designing buildings made from sweets. They then wrote letters to Willy Wonka to tell him about their buildings. 

After dinner we added to the whole school story before learning how to make origami books. The children then became authors and illustrators creating their own science or space themed books.

The children have all had an amazing day, I hope they enjoy sharing their new books with you and don’t forget to  spend the book vouchers. 

World Book Day , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 5:10pm

We all looked fantastic and have had an amazing day.

Penguin blog March is here, by Mr Pearson

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 1:24pm

This week in maths, we learnt how to make fractions and did some fraction problem solving on a sheet. We also did some fraction number line problems.

In English, we did some more writing on The lost thing and worked on some similes and on Friday we did a whole school write about a scientist each class from Year 6 to Reception.

In French, we learnt how to say animal name in French.

In art, we painted our mosaic picture and learnt not to give up if your picture isn’t going as well as you would like it.

In music, we learnt lots of songs and how to play Mama Mia as one of them. The two people of this week for the badge was Martha and the case to Oliver.

In drama we finished off writing our scripts from last week and also we acted them out with our partner.

We are looking forward to out trip to Chester on Monday.

By Oliver and Lucie

World book day , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 12:40pm

The Koalas have had a great time today .They bought in their favourite books to share with their friends and then with their Y6 buddies. We then looked at non fiction books and then they worked in small  groups to produce their  own fact book all about animals. They all looked amazing and have had a great world book day.



World Book Day 2020 science and space, by Mrs Masterson

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 11:21am

This world book day most people came in and science or space themed outfits to fit with our whole school year theme of moon landings.   We loved the fact that most people went with the principle of it is the thought that counts not the cost of the outfits - very eco!   Luckily, our school is very creative and we have seen some amazing ideas for the theme. Today we have also included another whole school write,starting in year six all the way to reception and seeing what wonderful story writing can be comprehended into it! At the end of the day we will have a big assembly and read through the excellent work we have created.

by Eddie and Emily J 

5 of march , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 3:09pm

on monday

we had tennis with are coach and after that we started to do a murder mystery where we had a booklet with lots of clues, everyone had questions related to the clues.

on wednesday

our class watched a video, we had to draw a character and describe are characters .


everybody played battleships in maths because its related to co-ordinates and in we played basketball.

by Layla and Grace 

Elephant Tribe Homework, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 12:22pm

This week your homework is to learn the words for the songs for our production. Mrs Catterall has uploaded the tracks onto the class page for you to sing a long to. 



Multi Faith Week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 7:14am

This week we are learning all about different faiths. We have found out about Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism, so far. We have made leaves for the Buddhas Bodhi tree and we have tasted a Jewish delicacy of apples and honey.

Meeting famous author Liz Kessler, by Mr Pearson

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 7:46pm

Today we had the priviliage of million copy author Liz Kessler come to school to speak to us about how she plans and writes her books. We were all given inspiration for our own writing and learnt how Liz gets her ideas for her stories, although going to Bermuda to research a book like she did, might be costly!!

She then answered a range of interesting questions from the children and went on to personally sign copies of her Emily Windsnap series of books.

Another fantastic opportunity for our fabulous children at Longton Primary.

Faith Week, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 11:01am

It is a busy week in school with Faith Week and World Book Day events planned. Today the Elephants are learning facts , beliefs and symbols of the 6 major world religions. I was impressed when at the start of the session when the class named 5 of the 6 religions.

We are looking forward to celebration assembly this afternoon when some of the tribe will be speaking and others will be receiving achievement certificates.  πŸ˜ 

Fun in kids club, by Ms McDowell

Date: 3rd Mar 2020 @ 9:14am

Have a look at the activities the children have been participating in the club with their friends.

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

School Ln

Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

SEN Contact: Sue Hothersall

SEN Email: bursar@longton.lancs.sch.uk