Year 5: The Elephants: Blog items

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. 

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 

The week before Christmas, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Dec 2022 @ 9:22am

On Monday, we started off by doing a spelling test of last week’s words which were tolerable, toleration, irreplaceable, salvageable, changeable, noticeable, forcible, possible, incredible and probable.Afterwards we practised our new words for the week. After break, we did Maths and learnt how to make equal fractions by changing the denominator and numerator, we did it with our trainee teacher called Miss McGowan. After lunch, we completed our History and our adverts for Baghdad and London. In assembly, the Heads Team announced the certificates and team points and attendance were also announced.


On Tuesday, we started the day by doing times table rockstars to help us learn our times tables. After playtime we did Maths with Ms McGowen and then after lunch we went to the pantomime, Jack and The Beanstalk. It was great and so funny, we also got to join in with it.


On Wednesday, we started off with Times Table rockstars. After break,  we did Maths and learnt how to add fractions within 1. After lunch, we sang along to the Christmas carols for the service and then we watched a film as it was Christmas dinner and jumper day. 


On Thursday, we started off with practising our spellings which are afterwards, immediately, earlier, eventually previously, finally, recently, yesterday, tomorrow and whilst. After lunch, we learnt how to add 3 or more fractions. We went on times table rockstars as some people went to sing at Church for the over 50’s.


On Friday, we started off with French and learnt how to write about our families and learnt some new connectives. After break we did computing and learnt how to edit and film our videos which was lots of fun. Next, we did Music and practised the Christmas Carols for the service.Then we did a few tests for what lesson we like the most, computing and then we did a Science test so Mr Pearson can see if we need to  go over a few things again.

W/B 28th November, by Mr Pearson

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 1:56pm

Monday started off with phonics and we learnt the sound ure so we had to write down 10 words that had the sound ure in them.Next we did spelling and tested on last week's spellings which are adorable, adorably, adoration, applicable, application, considerable, considerably and consideration. After playtime we did maths. In maths we did improper fractions to mixed numbers. We practised on how to use our times tables to our advantage. Next we did English and highlighted key information in Mowgli’s Brothers-Extract 3 then wrote it down in our books.In the afternoon, we compared London and Baghdad and saw that Baghdad had much better living conditions than London. For the assembly we had a certificate assembly where team points were announced, attendance was announced and people were congratulated for their accomplishments.


On Tuesday morning, we practised improper fractions to mixed numbers and how to find equal fractions accurately. Before lunch, we did english and converted drama into direct speech from an extract, that wasn’t punctuated correctly, from the jungle book.After lunch. We collected facts from various videos about the planets in science,next we did about the 8 phases of the moon and drew them on a diagram.


On Wednesday we spent before playtime watching the reception and year one's nativity and enjoyed it lots.Next we did maths and we focused on improper fractions and their equal fractions, after we read a text on the board, it was about the jungle book and found lots of new information. In the afternoon we decorated and designed calendars for 2023 either on computers or by hand. It was the singing assembly and practised Away In A Manger and the sign language to it,we also practised starry night and its actions.


On Thursday morning we practised the er sound and wrote lots of words containing er for example: counter, teacher, butter, caterpillar, permission and toleration.After break, we looked at number patterns and how to tell which out of fractions is the largest. Next we did English and answered three sets of questions about Rikki Tikki Tavi the mongoose and his adventures. Straight after lunch we did DT and learnt what ingredients are needed for a spaghetti bolognese and wrote them down in our books as well as how to cook it. We had a special assembly about The Grinch and how you can give gifts that don’t cost anything for Christmas.


To start off Friday we did French and learnt some new words like She is =elle est and he is = il est. Next we did  computing and filmed some fabulous videos about online safety. After that, we did Music and learnt how to improvise on the glockenspiel and even made our own.In the afternoon we finished some that we started last week, wonderful writing about the invisible man in a green hoodie.


Evie and Eve (Elephant bloggers)

Enterprise success, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 2:25pm

The Elephant tribe held a successful enterprise event in November. The children chose a space themed biscuit sale linked to our science topic.
Chocolate was melted and biscuits dipped and decorated. 
A design team made posters and the accounting team worked out how much to sell them while making a profit. 
We actually sold out of biscuits and had to make a second batch. 
A profit of £80 was made. 
Big thank you to Mrs Doherty and her daughter Ella who made the prototype biscuits. 

Week Beginning 21st November, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 1:51pm

On Monday we did some spelling in the morning and we got some new words which we practised every day. These words include: adorable, adorably, adoration, applicable, applicably, application, considerable, considerably and consideration. After playtime we did some maths and learnt 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication and lots of us found it quite difficult though some of us could do it. To finish off the morning we did English and learnt some amazing adverbs to describe our verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. We had lots of  fun confidently writing our own detailed sentences containing adverbs. In the afternoon we completed our history, which was to finish off drawing Baghdad and writing some I writing describing Baghdad’s distinctive features.


On Tuesday we practised our spelling word by doing the pyramid and box techniques, these spellings got stuck in our heads and we won’t forget them for a long time. After break, we learnt how to work out 3 digits by 2 digits. Our times table skills helped us a lot doing this method. In English we recapped adverbs because we weren’t using them enough in our writing. In the afternoon, we learnt some scientific facts about the 8 planets in our solar system, this was very fascinating especially when we pretended to be planets outside and which planets take longer to orbit the sun, we found out that Neptune takes longest to orbit the sun because it is furthest away from the sun. 


On Wednesday, we did  the same spelling as Tuesday, however in maths we did 3 digits by 3 digits, our multiplication skills are improving a lot. In english we wrote a story about being imprisoned on an island in the middle of nowhere and how we survived there. After lunch we went to the church for a celebration assembly. 


On Thursday we did spelling in the morning then in maths Mr Pearson demonstrated 264X232 and in English we wrote about Kipling’s style why things in the jungle book are how they are.


On Friday we did, before playtime, French and learnt  about our family. After playtime, we did computing and learnt about features about  an effective video and some of us filmed videos.

Then we did music and sang livin on a prayer. After lunch, we wrote a story, about an invisible man in a green hoodie, in our writing books.

Eve and Evie Y5

Week beginning 14th November, by Mr Pearson

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 2:18pm

On Monday we did some P.E and learnt about counter balances and at the end we played a game called Mr Pearson Dodge ball.On Tuesday we did dancing and it was exciting, after we did science and learnt about the 8 planets - Mercury, venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and  Neptune. On Wednesday we had a south ribble active health sportsman come in and his name was Dave. we learnt a lot of new games and we created our own too. At the end of the day, we learnt a new christmas song. On Thursday we learnt some new times tables methods that helped us a lot. On Friday we did fun French and  computing ,we even earned a class compliment for it and to finish off the morning we did some marvellous music and sang Livin on a prayer. While doing some history about Baghdad then doing some fabulous work about parliament it was very interesting and super fun.

Remembrance, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 2:25pm

Remembrance day 2022 

Last week of term, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 2:19pm

On Monday we did Science and designed lots of brilliant boats.We were working on forces and water resistance. On Tuesday we had a science assembly that the science ambassadors led. They showed us excellent, exciting experiments. On Thursday a famous poet called Paul Cookson came in and held a whole school assembly.He told us hilarious poems that we could join in with, although afterwards he came round each classroom and we accidentally recreated one of his poems. He told us that out of mum’s,dad’s,grandpa's and grandma’s hats, that 90% of people would think that grandma’s hat sounded the funniest. On  Friday we did drama and created  marvellous masterpieces about the dracula spectacular show.In art we spent an hour doing halloween themed decorative pumpkins. After lunch, we played two intense cricket matches, the blue team against the red team and the yellow team against the green team. At the end of the day, we did Brush Ninja digital citizenship in computing. 

Written by Evie and Eve

Cricket, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 2:07pm

The last session of cricket with Coach Adam 

Science ambassadors, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 9:51am

Longton's Science ambassadors led a whole assembly conducting two amazing investigations. Well done 

Harvest 2022, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 10:42am

A lovely Harvest festival took place In St Andrew's Church on Thursday 29th September.
The Heads Team led for the first time and the Church was full of parents.
Each Tribe performed part of the presentation, through song, poetry and presentations.  

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. 

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