Year 1: The Elephants: Blog items

Elephant writing and more dancing!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Sep 2018 @ 4:26pm

We met a beautiful coloured elephant today and had to decide how he had got  his colours.We had lots of great ideas, a magical coloured pond,he was walking through beautiful flowers, he squirted a rainbow over him and  lots more.We have done some amazing writing🙂


We also had fun this afternoon wearing our warrior headbands, necklaces ( and some people carrying their shields) when we made up our own Masai warrior dances. Therre was lots of jumping!

Maasai warrior visit , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Sep 2018 @ 6:27pm

We all had a fabulous morning meeting the Maasai Wariors, we enjoyed listening to their music and watching their dancing.

This afternoon we made headbands and necklaces ready to have a go at dancing tomorrow. We enjoyed jumping and hearing them rattle,

Cricket fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 3:59pm

We enjoyed our cricket session this afternoon practising our batting and fielding skills. We got a bit wet too which made it all the more exciting!

An exciting visitor, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Sep 2018 @ 5:24pm

Today we were lucky to have Sergeant “Colours” visit us to tell us  all about WW1.We got to try on some kit, march and   look at some items that would be in a soldiers kit bag. He also told us about what the trenches would have been like and how the war the began.We loved it!!

Week 2, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 12th Sep 2018 @ 3:29pm

This week we have enjoyed the story Only one you, a lovely book about being your own person.In Maths we have been choosing numbers and making snakes that long.Jigsaw work has been sorting photos into good things that we want in the Elephants and not so good which we don’t want.

Dont forget meet the teacher tomorrow after school at 3:40 ,don’t worry if you can’t make it you will still get all the information sent home

Welcome to Year 1, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th Sep 2018 @ 4:15pm

Hope the children have all had a great holiday and are enjoying  their first few days back at school .They have all been superstars and have enjoyed exploring the classroom and seeing all their friends again.

Ninja Warriors Continued, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 13th Jul 2018 @ 4:46pm

Some more pictures.

Ninja Warriors, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 13th Jul 2018 @ 4:40pm

The Meerkats are ninja warriors. Look at us complete the obstacle course!

Picture News - British Values - w/c 16th July, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jul 2018 @ 7:00am

Here is this week Picture News at home.  

Garden Party, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 9th Jul 2018 @ 4:55pm

We enjoyed scones and a drink in the sun while we admired the peace garden.

Partner Reading, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 9th Jul 2018 @ 4:53pm

We supported our partners in reading today.

Thursday assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jul 2018 @ 9:26am

In today's assembly we were talking about what people have in common. There were three people. We thought reasons of why they are in common: they were old, they were famous and are all humans. They were all 70 and that is how long the NHS has been open. The NHS has helped all of us in the past, but unfortunately not everyone uses it right. People can have a small problem (a problem that could be solved by a doctor) and go to the A and E department; this makes the NHS hospital waits very long and makes people angry. We are all very lucky that we have the NHS in this country. We watched a very old video - 70 years old- which informed us about the opening of the national health service. It was very interesting. We decided that it was very important to say thank you to the hard-workers of the NHS, they save lives and make us well. They look after and help us. We should appreciate the amazing work they do!


Gracie and Abigail  


Week Beginning Monday 9th July 2018, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 7th Jul 2018 @ 11:04am

Hello all,

It's busy week next week:


We are reading a story about a boy called Andrew who got lost at sea. We are writing a diary about what happens to him.


We are continuing our work on adding equal groups, division and looking at arrays.


We are practising forming capital letters.


We are learning about places of worship.


We are learning about the things we learn as we grow and how this changes us.

Special events

On Monday morning a storyteller is coming to do a special assembly.

On Monday afternoon (1400) we are having a whole school garden party at the front of school so that we can admire our poppies in the peace garden.

On Thursday we have a Ninja Warrior coming to school and we will try his obstacle course.

I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Mrs Coxhead

Longton’s Got Talent, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 7th Jul 2018 @ 10:57am

Congratulations to Zak and his backing dancers for getting to the final of Longton’s Got Talent. The performance went down really well with the rest of the school! Although the boys didn’t win, I am told by the judges that they received a lot of votes and that the totals were very close. It was lovely to see all the Meerkats supporting their classmates.

Contraction Match, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 7th Jul 2018 @ 10:53am

We have been reading and writing contractions. A contraction is where two words are squeezed together to make one. We played a matching game with our partners.

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Art, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 7th Jul 2018 @ 10:51am

We used oil pastels to recreate a scene from the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We looked closely at all the different colours we could see in the sea and the sky.

NSPCC Thank you Assembly , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 4th Jul 2018 @ 3:11pm

This morning Jo from the NSPCC came to school to thank us  for all our fundraising efforts. 

I am pleased to tell you that almost  50% of the children returned their forms with class 2 and class 6 being the biggest returners.  Well done Penguins and Bears.

I am very proud to let you know that Longton Primary School have raised an amazing


A massive thankyou to you all, Jo was quite overwhelmed.  The money raised means that we have funded the ability for 260 phone calls to be taken by Childline.  That means we have helped support more children than we have in our school.  THANKYOU. 

Dont worry if you still have your forms and money at home, bring it in and we will send it off to the NSPCC at the end of the school year.

Thank you again,

Mrs Catterall, Sara and Gracie.


Mondays assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 3rd Jul 2018 @ 11:01pm

Today's assembly was about who chooses what we eat! Many of us said that it is usually our parents and maybe us. In the news this week they were talking about: increasing healthy eating; banning adverts that advertise foods that aren't good for us and not allowing children under 1618 to buy energy drinks. We then had a vote if we think they should do this or if we think they shouldn't do this. We had four pupils from different classes saying their opinion on why they should do this, they all said that it is unhealthy to be able to buy energy drinks and buy takeaways not knowing how many calories we are intaking. We then heard the opposition. We had lots of different reasons like: it is unfair to children because they aren't allowed what adults do, a lot of people would lose their jobs as big companies/restaurants that sell those type of things might not do as well because not as many people would buy and someone thought that it was our choice and we should choose what we want to buy.  We all decided that if we have the choice to do something it should always be the most sensible one.


Gracie and Abigail

Week Beginning Monday 2nd July, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 1st Jul 2018 @ 12:24pm


I hope you are having a lovely weekend. Here is what we are doing this week:


We are reading and responding to Meerkat Mail. We are writing postcards to Sunny's family.


We are completing our work on quarters. We are working on multiplication by making and adding equal groups.


We are practising kicking skills in games.


We are learning about how our bodies change as we grow.

Aside from our lessons in class, this week we are watching the Year Five production and the whole school talent show finals. On Friday it is takeover day. This means Jessica, Evie, Will and Kyle from Year Six will be teaching us!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow,

Mrs Coxhead

NSPCC Sponsor money, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Jun 2018 @ 6:11pm

Please can all NSPCC sponsor forms and money be returned tomorrow. 

Thankyou for your support

Sara and Gracie

Monday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 25th Jun 2018 @ 8:34pm

In today's assembly we talked about what we like doing in our spare time. We had lots of different ideas going to the cinema, football and playing on the trampoline with siblings. We looked at a question, which was: Are computer games damaging our health? We were then discussing about a boy who couldn't go to school for over a year because he just wanted to play video games. After that we looked at lots of opinions ( none of them were wrong, we all have lots of different opinions ) some were FOR video/computer games and some were AGAINST them. We then listened to a story about a girl who loved video games and she got a special parcel in the post. When putting them on she realised that people were losing their minds for video games. She became sad when she noticed how much time she had lost with her friends. We were then talking about things that people did and if it was healthy or not. We decided that 2/3 activities were healthy.


Gracie and Abigail

Picture News - British Values - w/c 25th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 24th Jun 2018 @ 6:33pm

Please find attached the Picture News resource we will be exploring in assembly this week. 

Measuring weight, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 24th Jun 2018 @ 4:35pm

We measured how many cubes some objects weighed using balance scales. We also weighed our sweetie butterflies in grams to see if any weighed more than others.

Grace Darling Rescue, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 24th Jun 2018 @ 4:33pm

We made freeze frames for parts of the Grace Darling rescue story.

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