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Viking Experience Day, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 31st Jan 2023 @ 4:42pm

We have been raided! Viking Olaf invaded our classroom today and spread his knowledge and wisdom about Vikings with us all. 

W/B 23rd, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Jan 2023 @ 1:21pm

In Guided reading we learnt about vipers and their meanings:


V = Vocabulary


I = Inference


P = Prediction


E = Explain


R = Retrieve


S = Summarise


Fractions and bus stop method division are what we are learning about in Maths such as 7941 divided by 3 or 6562 divided by 4.


In English we took sentences and wrote them in our own way making them make sense and improved.


In History we have been drawing a map and timelines about the Indus Valley Civilisation. 


During art, we practised drawing portraits without taking our pencil off the page, and shading apples. 


In science we learnt how a plant reproduces and how it completes its life cycle.

Paralympics, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Jan 2023 @ 11:27am

We were joined by Dave a coach from the sports partnership to deliver a session of paralympic type sports. We discussed disabilities and how they shouldn't ever stop you taking part in sports and keeping fit. The children took part in a number of events and clearly enjoyed themselves. 

DT designs, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Jan 2023 @ 2:54pm

We are going to be making a windmill for a mouse to live in.Our first DT lesson was learning about what a windmill is, learning new vocabulary, axle, structure and turbine( sails). We designed our structures today ...they are looking good!

Winter walks., by Mrs Thomson

Date: 20th Jan 2023 @ 2:41pm

A busy Week where we have enjoyed several morning winter walks.

A picture below shows the children couldn’t wait to get started on one of their challenges and got busy before they had taken their coats off!

We have enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions. We had a lovely lunch to help celebrate. We have practised writing our numbers in Chinese and had good fun making our own class dragon to use in our dancing.

The giraffes have made kites this week after one of our giraffes made one at home to show everyone. 

We are learning about different people who help us and we had a visit from PC Paul and Sergeant Joanne who came with their police van. The children asked super questions, enjoyed using the equipment and dressed up whilst being outside in the snow! A great morning with lots of learning.

Next Friday morning we will be watching the short film and interactive game called ‘Pantosaurus’ which is on the NSPCC website. This will be part of our PSED learning. On the website there is more information and guidance for parents. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to Mrs. Morrison or myself next week.

Projects, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 12:31pm

Children can choose to make a project linked to something which are are lensring about in class or something they are interested about.


These will be put on display in the hall for everyone to have a look at during our parent''s evenings.


Reminder of topics we are currently leanring about

Science - Healthy Eating, how to be healthy in general - exercise, drinking water, good night sleep, having fun with friends etc.

Geography.  Different human and physical features of the UK.

RE - Devotion - Hindu deities.

PSHE - Goals and Dreams

PE - Gymnastics


We can't wait to see what you do. 

Lots of splashing in puddles!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 15th Jan 2023 @ 9:28pm

We have had a wet week but this hasn’t stopped us from bike riding, creating boats to hold our penguins, doing our number work in the outdoor shed and having a great time at forest school with Mrs.Jackson on Friday.

At our creation station we have been making winter colours and experimenting using white and black paint to make our colours lighter and darker. 

We have started new morning challenges in our teams. The children have embraced these new activities and some pictures below show the giraffes being busy. On Friday morning we didn’t have a challenge but did dancing to start our day. We did a penguin dance, the morning wake up shake up and our favourite banana meatball dance. A great way to start a Friday!

The children looked at the South Pole on the map during the week and we talked about animals, the weather and explorers. The giraffes had a go at building their own sled using the bricks and crates in the outdoor building area.



Busy, busy!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 4:26pm

This week the lions enjoyed working with a friend to design a wellie boot. They had to talk to each other, share ideas  and take turns.

In maths we have been using the tens and ones to help us to understand place value. We had to make numbers from 11 - 20 with the tens and ones and record what number we had  made. 

In Geography we learnt about the Equator and it affects how hot and cold places are, as well as reminding ourselves of the 7 continents.

Have a lovely weekend, don’t forget projects and badges , especially if it is a wet weekend!

Trait of the week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 11:28am

Each week the pupil's of Longton Primary School will discuss a positive quality or characteristic trait.

Please share as a family.  


Week beginning 16th Jan


Trait 1: Be honest. Don’t lie. Be a person people can depend upon. Think of the people we admire in books, movies and real life. Don’t they act with honesty and integrity? Aren’t they generous with others? Doesn’t everyone look up to them?

Subject organiser Spring term, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Jan 2023 @ 1:52pm

Please find beolw this 1/2 terms subject organiser 

Happy new year!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 8th Jan 2023 @ 10:23pm

Happy new year!

It has been lovely to see all the children back together and Mrs. Morrison and I both commented that they have all grown so much over the break.

The giraffes have had lots of talking and listening time this week as they had a lot of news they wanted to share. We have celebrated our first birthday this year.

Our new class topic is ‘Amazing Animals’. We listened to a story about a lonely penguin and then looked on maps at where many penguins live. We did an experiment with water and talked about their habitats.

We have used paint, charcoal, chalks and pastels this week to create penguins. Next week we will be mixing paints and colours to create cold, winter colours.

The children have been revisiting their phonics this week. I would be very grateful if you could also do the same at home. Your wallets should have all of the sounds in to do this.

Thank you for your ongoing support with reading. 

Please send in any small cardboard or plastic containers that you have finished with. We will be using them in our water play.

Thank you

First week back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Jan 2023 @ 4:56pm

The Lions settled back to school really well and enjoyed starting their new topcs, science -describing animals and Geography - learning about the world and the 7 continents.

We also recapped our shape work, naming, describing and sorting 3D shapes.

Dont forget to complete a project which will be shared on parents evenings, coming up later this half term. They can be last half terms learning, the seasons, Longton or this half terms learning,outlined on the attached subject organiser for Spring 1. 

I have attached some badges for you to complete at home too,  book worm, bake off and scientist. Complete the tasks and return to school for me to check and tick off. You can then order your badge at the office.

A big thank you from myself and Mrs Regan for our lovely Christmas gifts, we both feel very spoilt and it is not expected but much appreciated, so thank you very much.

As always please do speak to us about any queries / concerns you may have.

Hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy 2023.🙂




Spring 1

Amazing DT, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 4th Jan 2023 @ 8:58pm

After many hours planning and building the children have completed theuir DT task to design and build a playground. There are some amazing structures showing great design and build skills. Well done Meerkats. 

Christmas Week., by Mrs Thomson

Date: 22nd Dec 2022 @ 6:13pm

A great final week in school! Christmas parties, visits from Santa, Christmas story massage, the carol service in church and even a visit from the Grinch.

The giraffes still managed to fit in time to learn new sounds, make a huge paper chain decorated with reasons why they are all special and unique as well as unpacking our home corner when it ‘moved house’.

I wish all the giraffes and their families a very happy Christmas. See you all in 2023!

One last message - a huge thank you for all the beautiful cards and gifts which were sent to Mrs. Morrison and I. They were a lovely surprise.

Christmas Fun, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 8:41pm

The Meerkats have been having a lot of Christmas fun over the last couple of days. It was lovely to see so many of the tribe join us for Breakfast with Santa.

This afternoon the Christmas Party was great fun. Smiling faces all round and spectacular dance moves from so many Meerkats who have been hididng their talents ! 

Christmas Party Fun, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:18pm

Shape - maths, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:15pm

Christmas dinner, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:10pm

parliament week, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:06pm

Spelling, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:00pm

Dance, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 9:57pm

History, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 9:53pm

This half term we have been learning all about World War Two.

Party Time!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 9:47pm

The giraffes had a great time at the Christmas party this afternoon and they were delighted to see Father Christmas. 

They all got to play games, sing and dance. The giraffes seem to be enjoying singing and dancing - have you been told about our class disco corner? The children requested music to dance to and a microphone so that they can sing their favourite songs.

Our home corner has been up for sale and the children are getting ready to move house this week in our classroom.

All busy busy!

Remembrance Day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 9:46pm

Party party, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 3:36pm

We had a fabulous party this afternoon.Lots of dancing, singing and games and of course...a visit from Father Christmas. A big thank you to the Y6 DJ’s they were fantastic 👍

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Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

SEN Contact: Rebecca Catterall and Di Regan

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