Year 5: The Elephants: Blog items

Parachutes in action, by Mr Pearson

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 1:38pm

Today we have tested our parachutes with varying success. We have brought science alive and have a greater undertsanding of graviety and air resistance. 


Parachute Investigation, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Sep 2022 @ 1:49pm

Today the Elephants designed their own parachutes to further deepen they undertsnading of forces. 

Next week we will be testing!

Meet the teacher, by Mr Pearson

Date: 8th Sep 2022 @ 9:44am

Meet the teacher information is on our class information page to download. A paper copy will also be sent home today Thursday 8th September

Y6 Last Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 2:59pm

The tradional Longton send off for the Penguins.


The Sound of Music, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 6:34am

We were privileged to be asked to go and watch the Girls High School’s production of the sound of music.  We made a day trip of the event walking to a Penwortham, having lunch on the park before being entertained.  The singing and acting was great.  There were 2 of our past pupils in the performance as well, it was fantastic to see them perform so well.


DT our finished products, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 6:19am

Our book jackets, pouches have turned out fantastic.  The children have added lots of additional detail to personalise them. They have either a press stud, Velcro, button or zip fastening.  They look amazing and are fit for purpose. 

D.T. Textiles, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 7:13pm

Our D.T. Project is all about making a book jacket with a fastening. So far we have drawn designs, made paper templates, fastened them to felt, cut them out and begun making the decorations for them.

Blackpool zoo, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 6:58pm

What a fantastic day! The Elephants went on parade to meet the Elephants. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their trip, we had lots of discussions about the classification of animals, where in the world their natural habitat was and we had a good laugh as well.

The seagulls were the stars of the day, swooping down to steal our lunch. Mrs Catterall hid under the table. 

Rainbow day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 6:51pm

We had a great day, exploring our own uniqueness and that of others. We thought about friendship. Who should/could we be friends with, should we still be friends with people even if what they think, believe is different you?

French food tasting, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 6:47pm

Sports Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 28th Jun 2022 @ 4:40pm

Another successful sports day was held this week. Fantastic to have parents, grandparents to share the excitement of the events. 

Longton Rainbow Day flag, by Mr Pearson

Date: 28th Jun 2022 @ 11:15am

A human rainbow made up of Longton pupils celebrating that we are all unique.  

History - Enrichment project, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 9:47pm

Today we had a fabulous morning with Mr Herbert and Miss Todd from Penwortham Girls High School.

We learnt all about the changes which have happened in food, clothing and music between the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.  We can’t wait for next weeks lesson. 

P.E., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 9:37pm

As part of our athletic lessons we have been practising our baton passing in a relay and our hop, step and jump. 

We finished off our lesson with a fun hula hoop  Competition. 

Science food chains, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 9:30pm

We have been exploring food chains in science. We worked in teams to complete some challenges. We had to use the words producer, consumer, predator and prey.

Primary Engineer, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 9:19pm

During our half term holidays 3 children went along to Preston College to take part in the Primary Engineer Celebration event for our area. 

We took along some of the moving vehicles we had made. During the day we had to explain how we made them, the materials we used, the research we had done and our design ideas to a panel of engineers from Baxi. 

We had to put our vehicle through a series of tests, moving backwards and forwards in a straight line over 3metres and it had to go up a ramp - every time we managed it, the ramp got steeper and we had to try again.

There were several schools there and our vehicles were judged on a number of criteria. 

Did we win?  YES. Our vehicle came first in the Engineer level 1 competition and a member of our team also won best communicator out of everyone at the event.

The Elephant engineers were truly amazing and shone brightly. 

Arts week photos, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 8:54pm

Please find below a collection of photos showcasing some of our amazing art work as part of our jubilee celebrations. 

Jubilee Celebrations, by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 12:10pm

As part of Longton Primary Schools Platinum Jubilee Celebrations the children in Y2 - Y6 have been joined together in the afternoons to focus on our performance for local dignities and special guests. The children have performed a drama about the Queen, the school choir has sung a number of songs including the National Anthem, a group of children performed a dance including a dance from each decade of the Queen's reign, poetry has been written and performed, decorations have been made for the VIP's tables and finally a good of children have baked and created sandwiches for an afternoon tea. Reception performed a song and dance and Year 1 showed how creative they have been through arts. 

Arts week day 1, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 6:42pm

Today we began your Arts week.  This is a fantastic week where we can be creative and let our many talents shine brightly.

The focus this week is on the Queens Platinum Jubilee. We spent the morning exploring different ways of creating a stamp using different techniques.  Some children chose collage, watercolours, acrylic, pencil crayons, felt tips and highlighters to create a pop art effect.

We also thought of some designs to create a commemorative coaster.

Thankyou to my 3 photographers for the photos.


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

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