Year 4: The Elephants: Blog items

The Big Green Adventure, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 5:23pm

The Elephants and Meerkats were amazing in their performance this week.  Well done, I’m very proud of you all. 

Vehicles are taking shape, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 5:11pm

We have had a busy week this week, making our vehicles.  

Brockholes Trip, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 8:56pm

We have had a fantastic day today at brockholes. We found lots of pond life and bugs in the woodland area, the whole tribe was amazing so we got to spend a bit of time on the play area before we returned to school. 

A special thank you to our amazing helpers, Mrs Atkinson, Mr Walker, Mrs Black and Sara.

Stem - Primary engineer, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th May 2022 @ 7:45pm

We have been using the saws to create the first part of our moving vehicles

Our talented Elephants, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th May 2022 @ 7:41pm

The Elephant tribe has many talents. Not only do they show commitment and dedication to their school work but to all their activities out of school.  I’m so proud of you all and thank you for sharing these achievements with us. 

Athletics, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th May 2022 @ 7:35pm

Easter egg decorating competition entries, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 9th May 2022 @ 7:33pm

Welcome back - The Summer Term, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Apr 2022 @ 9:09pm

I hope you have all had an enjoyable Easter holidays; plenty of rest, relaxation, fun and lots of easter egg eating of course!

I'm looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.

We have lots to look forward to this half term, it is going to be an action packed 6 weeks.

Please keep checking back on the blog for photos of what we have been getting up to.

Information about our learning this half term can be found on our main class page and also on google classroom.  These documents will be uploaded this week. 

Please come and speak to myself or Mrs Atkinson if you have any questions or queries, we will be happy to help. 

Mrs Catterall

R.E. Oscar Romero crosses, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 7:03pm

D.T. Making biscuits, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 6:59pm

Elephants you were amazing. You worked well in a team making sure everyone had a go.  

Our super swimmer, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 6:58pm

Congratulations to Thomas on winning all these gold medals at his recent swimming competition.

We are all really proud of you. 

D.T. Biscuit tasting, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 6:56pm

Fractions, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 6:55pm

We’ve been playing fraction dominoes.

World Book Day 2022, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:27pm

What a wonderful day we have had celebrating world book day !

The day started with a whole school assembly to introduce the teme and to share a story we wrote as a school in 2020. It was also when the stimulus for this year's whole school write was revealed. Our youngest children, the Lions  started the story and it was then emailed from class to class to be developed. It finally reached year 6 this afternoon and they proofread the story and then added to it. At 2.45 we met back in the hall for the world premiere reading of The Magic Potion. Wow !!!! What a story! Well done, again Longton. Please take some time to share the story as a a family and to ask your child which part their class wrote.

Every class has met up via an online meeting with classes at Barden Primary School in Burnley and Reception and Key Stage 1 have had a visit from Librarian Tom.

At Longton, as well as the World Book Day voucher we like to give the children a book as a gift. Your child will have a lovely book in their book bags this evening. Please enjoy reading them. 

Exploring gender stereotypes, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Feb 2022 @ 9:46pm

Today we were lucky enough to take part in a primary futures webinar about gender stereotypes in jobs.  

We talked about the types of jobs people can do and played a game with 2 mystery people. We had to ask them questions about their job to see if we could work out what they did.  We were only able to ask questions which would have a yes or no answer. 

We were really excited when the organiser asked them some of the questions we had sent in the chat. 

We then had to guess what we thought their job was.  It was really hard.  You’ll have to wait to find out. Evie and Noah are going to tell you all about it later this week. 

Police dogs, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Feb 2022 @ 9:39pm

We were very exited to see a police dog because we had lots of questions and we thought it would be cool. There were 2 dogs, a German Shepard and a springer spaniel and they were both very clever. It was great to stroke the springer spaniel and it licked  some of us.The 2 dogs, were called Goose and Maverick they were so cute. It took 6 weeks to train Goose and 13 weeks to train Maverick. Maverick is 4 years old and Goose was 6 years old.Maverick is the German Shepard and Goose was the springer spaniel,Goose was older than Maverick by 4years. We had so Much fun stroking the dog.

The dogs live with the police officer and have very important jobs to help keep us safe.  Goose was able to find a mobile hidden hidden in a box in the car park.

Science - digestion, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Feb 2022 @ 9:33pm

Before half term we explored our digestive system by modelling what happens to our food.

The children all took part and had great fun, as you can see it was a messy and gooey job.  Luckily this happens inside our bodies! 

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 3:07pm

Today in assembly on Tuesday we talked about, animals and how they are the same and if they work well together. The animals we saw were penguins, dolphins and whales, zebras and ostriches and a crocodile and a bird. We also talked about when it’s important to work together.


Our Thursday picture news assembly asked the question ‘What type of events do you think deserve a celebration?’ This question came about as the Queen announced a special competition ahead of her Platinum Jubilee later this year.  On the 6th February Queen Elizabeth will have reigned for 70 years!

The competition is to design a pudding.  There will also be a 4 day bank holiday in June and other events too.  We all like celebrating birthdays and weddings and fireworks.

Harry Potter book night, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 2:54pm

Thank you to the children who came to our Harry Potter night. We enjoyed lots of activities to celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter!

Brickcroft bird spotting LPS+, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 2:48pm

Art work, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 2:45pm

Science - where do our organs go?, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Feb 2022 @ 7:09am

We started our lesson by thinking about how our organs are arranged, what they are called and what function they have as part of our digestive system.  

After some research and explanations we were able to create a model of our digestive system and label it. 

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 10:48pm

In our assembly on Tuesday, we talked about a picture and how old it was and how we knew it was old then Mrs Catterall told us a story about the boy in the old picture. Next, we saw a picture of a light  bulb, then an old film projector, after we saw a picture of a phonograph and a gramophone. We then discovered that the boy in the first picture was Thomas Edison and he invented all of the other items in the pictures. We discussed how he would have needed to work hard, that there would have been failures along the way but he kept going. We reflected on when we have had to be like Thomas Edison today and how if we come across something which is tricky or hard work we shouldn’t give up. 

In our assembly on Thursday we talked about Rose off strictly come dancing and how well she did because she is part deaf. We also talked how many people want to learn sign language. This is in the news because people were voting for it to be recognised as an official language in law. We also asked if anyone knew any parts of sign language, year 3 and year 4 performed the rainbow song to the school, they have been learning it during their LPS+ lessons. We also talked about which is more important touch, sound, smell, taste, hear or sight.

Lucie and Evie

Musical talent, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 10:38pm

We have really enjoyed our musical performances this week.


videos to follow.

Projects, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 10:36pm

Thank you to all those people who brought in a project. 

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