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Remembrance Day , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 9:15pm

The children all looked wonderful in their Remembrance Day outfits. Thank you everyone for making such a wonderful effort. We have spent the day remembering . After play the classs joined in the whole school service of remembrance. After that we looked at a verse from the poem Fallen and thought about its meaning. This afternoon the children wrote down their thought about what memories are before listening to a story which helped tem to understand the meaning of memories even more. Next they wrote about who we remember on Remembrance Day and the ways in which we remember. 

We even had time to elect Poppy and Theo as Rotakids and we finished the day listening to some Michael Rosen poems which we found very funny. 

Where the poppies now grow, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 8:50pm

Today we read the story, Where thecpoppies now grow by Hilary Robinson. We thought about the soldiers and we made pictures and poppies. We had a very lovely Remembrance Assembly. 

The week ahead 11th November, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 6:38pm

It is a really busy week in the Meerkat tribe this week.  

On Friday it is our class assembly so we are busy writing, preparing and practising so we can WOW you. 

We have been busy making some sculptures.  I’ve not posted any pictures for two reasons;

1. My hands have been too gooey to be able to pick up the iPad! and

2. We want to keep it a surprise till Friday. 

During the week our maths work will focus on the 3 and 4 times tables, number sequences and using Venn and Carroll diagrams. 

Our English work will be writing a story about an astronaut searching for a planet - our own innovation of Bob and the vanishing moon. 


Remembrance celebrations, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 5:01pm

The children have really learnt a lot today about Remembrance Day, they enjoyed our special assembly and all looked amazing in their Remembrance costumes.

Penguins on Remembrance Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 12:09pm

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Remembrance Service , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 11:39am

This morning we welcomed Mr Turner to be part of our Remembrance Service. 

Parliament Week, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 3:17pm

This week the children have learnt about Parliament, the Gunpowder plot and had fun completing a bonfire night themed maths challenge.

on Friday Pippa brought Rainbow bear into school to visit us.

in DT we have been designing moon buggies. Please can the children collect cereal boxes, plastic bottles and cardboard tubes to use to build their buggies. 

County Hall Visit, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 3:09pm

On Wednesday members of our school parliament visited County Hall. They listened to a presentation about how  Lancashire County Council works delivered by Josh Mynott. The presentation took place in the council chamber. The children were joined by County Councillor Graham Gooch who is also a governor of our school and by County Councillor Jayne Rear who is the lead member for Young People.  The children learnt a lot about Lancashire and the work of the council during their visit. 

Mousehole Cat, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 2:44pm

To start off the new week as always, we investigated our new spellings (inactive, incapable, incredible, inaccurate, irregular, irrational, irresponsible, irresistible) We then put them into sentences.

Next is P.E and this week in it we tried to put 3 balances into a sequence together with a partner which was easy for some and more challenging for others. In fitness Mr Pearson has started a bleep test running.

In writing, we wrote a longer piece of independent writing based on a continuation of a story of a person who was in danger.  

In English for this week we learnt about similes and how we can use them to extend description in our writing. We also investigated fronted adverbials linked to our focus text. In the next days we were doing lots of thing about our story for the week The Mousehole Cat and first we wrote a diary of the man Tom in the story and then on Friday we wrote bits of description for our own story that we will do next week.

Moving onto maths, we were learning multiplying and dividing by different numbers.

Almost at the end is Music, using our recorders we learnt the note G and this week’s special people are Emily who got the music badge and then the person who got the recorder case was Joel

Nearly to finish is Art and in this week we tried do printing and how this works is we draw in pencil and then it prints onto the other side were ink is.

Lastly, is French and in that lesson we learnt all about Vegetables in French

By Oliver and Lucie


Gruffalo Week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Nov 2019 @ 10:03am

Gruffalo week has been so much fun. We have added Gruffalos, drawn a story map and eaten owl ice cream and Gruffalo crumble. Yum!

Being fantastic learners, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 5:01pm

This week the Koalas have got into role and done some more hot seating as Winnie the witch, we have been taking away in maths, first, then, now. Today we have been geographers and have been looking for physical and human features on our way to the park. (Of course we had a sneaky play !!)

Thank you to all those parents who came in and read with the Koalas on Monday, it was a lovely afternoon and lots of books were shared.


This week!, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 3:04pm

Monday-We started off learning about parliament, we moved our tables to look like the House of commons. One side was the opposition and the other was the government, Katie was our speaker and Oscar was our prime minister as well as Rebecca being the head of the opposition. We were debating about whether we should go to school when we are 7 and never go to school again. The debates were very strange but we stil had fun!

Tuesday-On Tuesday we read about a debate speech about why the vikings shouldn't stay in our country. Later we went on to talk about what we would change.

Wednesday-We went on to further detail in our viking debate! After we did computing, music and french!

Thursday- We read about a person who wanted to change all of the bad things about black people in America, that speech on what we read was spoken by Martin Luther King! After lunch we built a timeline about what happened in the golden ages of Islam and the dark ages between 570 AD and 1300 AD!

Friday-We talked about our dream jobs, then later wrote a persuasive text on why our dream jobs are the best! In the afternoon we all had a choice on wwhat we do, art or maths!

KS1 event , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 10:23am

Well done to Year 2 who enjoyed a sporty morning at Priory Academy. They took part in lots of sporting challenges and had a taster of yoga, they all said it was great!

Longton Library Activity, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 4th Nov 2019 @ 5:12pm

Trailblazers Book Club – 11:00am-11:45am, this Saturday 9th November

Our book club aimed at children aged 6-11 is relaunching this Saturday!

This time we are looking at special books that tell us the stories of real people – biographies! We'll read one together and then use the computers to find out interesting things about famous people like leaders, inventors, sports stars and more.

Everybody's welcome – even if you've never been to Trailblazers before!

This event is a free drop-in session.

This would be a great event for year 3 children to attend, we will be looking at writing biographies in a few weeks time.  In class we will be focusing on astronauts.  Maybe you could get a head start on your research. smiley

Check out our gymnastics photos, by Mr Pearson

Date: 4th Nov 2019 @ 1:54pm

Have a look at our gymnastics phots here




Homework, by Miss Leigh

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:48pm


Giraffes, Can you do a little research ready for next week.  We are going to be learning about the Suffragette movements. 

Can you find out what this was about?  Any famous people? What were they fighting for? Where did this take place?  

You don't have to write anything, just be ready to talk about it.  

The BBC has some great information and there is a good clip on the Newsround website. 

See you next week, 

Miss Leigh 

A spooky first week back!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:40pm

We have had a great first week back, making magic potions for Winnie the witch, gymnastics ,jumping and landing, making the pencil roll shape and being amazing gymnasts. We also worked in groups to sort ourselves to make number sentences using the part ,part whole model.A busy first week back!

Friday Treat, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:20pm

After a very busy week, we watched the Room on the Broom and had marshmallows and popcorn as a treat.

Handstand week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 1:34pm

At the beginning of the week like always we have our new weekly spellings and we had to know the and putting them into sentences. Our weekly spellings are inactive, incapable, incredible, inaccurate, irregular, irrational, irresponsible, irresistible E.G The cake was so irresistible, I had to have another slice.

In P.E, Mr Pearson taught us how to do hand stands ( Mr Pearson didn’t demonstrate himself! ) and almost all of us could do one at the end of the lesson but some of us need practice on our landing (on our feet) Mr Pearson didn’t demonstrate himself!

In maths this week we did a lot of work on measuring. At the start of the week on Monday we practiced measuring in cm and km. Moving to Tuesday learnt about measuring the perimeter of a 2D shape. Skipping on to Friday we tried to calculate the perimeter of shapes with missing distances.

In art, we used pen to draw the outline of the fruit or veg and coloured it in with paint with the colour if we had time to.

Moving on to Music, we learnt the note G and in the half term holidays Mrs Bolton went shopping to get tow prizes for two people, one of them was like a silver star but it was a music note and also she bought a recorder case that had a tune on it. Bethany played us friar jacka and she played some notes that none of us knew so she won recorder case. After that Oliver played his Cornet, so he had to get the music badge.


Many of the tribe had an enjoyable time at the school Halloween disco this week, some scary outfits on show!

Room on the Broom week , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 31st Oct 2019 @ 8:52pm

Our theme for this half term is, Who is Julia Donaldson?

It has been so much fun, take a look.

autumn 2 week 1, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 31st Oct 2019 @ 3:08pm

  on tuesday  we went to booths to find ingredients for are enterprize on friday ( we will be selling cupcakes halloween themed) . On wednesday  we did big maths , big maths is were you have 90 seconds to answer 10 questions . Most found it difficult. today, we had mrs brown in the morning and write a story and a debate about a muslim painting. some though it was underwater but others thought it was on land


by Rufus and grace



























Looking for blue recycling items, by Mr Pearson

Date: 29th Oct 2019 @ 9:17am

We are looking for recycling material in the colour blue for our Christmas display for Church.

Please can you send in with your child.

Many thanks


Welcome Back to school, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Oct 2019 @ 7:36pm

It was lovely to see you all today, I recieved lots of holiday passports, I can't wait to read all about your adventures. 

Please keep sending them in. 

Today we started our Maths unit on subtraction, we had a go at learning some magic tricks in preparation for our English story and planned our 3D food sculptures.

Throughout the week we will

continue with subtraction,

explore our new story about the adventures of Bob on the Moon. 

explore subordinate clauses in the text and in our writing

Swimming on Thursday

Metacognition lesson  - revisiting and redrafting our writing. 



Drawing skills, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 4:48pm

We learnt this week how to sketch the features of the face and then had fun using our skills to draw our friends. They looked great!

Hope you all have a fabulous week off, keep safe and see you all soon,ðŸĪŠ

Week 7, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 3:11pm

This is our last week of autumn term one.We realy enjoyed it,especialy the Lunar rovers.When we started expirementing ,every - one felt realy exited for the weeks to come.

On Wednesday we had a French lesson with Madam Robinson , learning how to pronouse  our relatives in French . In music some people performed a musical instument they had a passion for.

On Friday we did a big write as usual when we could write whatever we wanted some of us wrote a set of instruction where as others wrote a description etc. We did a snack n chat where we could eat all of the edible projects we had made while we moved around the room and had a chat with our class mates.

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