Year 4: The Bongos: Blog items

Performance Maths, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 1:49pm

Today we revisited rounding numbers up and down. Before completing a challenge task the children worked in groups to create and perform jingles with movement to help them remember the rules

Year 4 Trip, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 12th Sep 2018 @ 8:17am

The Bongos had a wonderful day out learning more about World War 1. Their first visit of the day was to The Museum of Lancashire where they were met by a WW1 soldier and a volunteer nurse. They spent the morning learning about life in the trenches whilst sitting in a replica trench and learning about the role of the volunteer nurses and how casualties were treated on the battle field.

The afternoon was spent at the Lancashire Military Museum. On arrival the class were met by a Colour Sergeant  and a Sergeant who put them through their paces with a 40 minute drill session. Next the children learnt about uniforms, signed joining up papers and recited their oath to the king. 

Virtual reality , by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Sep 2018 @ 2:58pm

Today KS 2 all took part in a virtual reality session to learn about the trenches of World War 1. The Bongos loved every minute of their session. They learnt so much and have spent the rest of the day using their new knowledge in Art, history and English. As a treat at the end of the day we listened to some Michael Rosen poems . 

Goodbye Giraffes, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 23rd Jul 2018 @ 1:20pm

Well Year 4 one more day to go before you begin your summer holiday. Today is my last day with you and I would just like to say how much I have enjoyed being your teacher since February. You have made me welcome and have shown me that you are all still wonderful learners.Thank you for being so wonderful.

I hope you all have a fun filled summe and come back rested and ready to impress Miss Reynolds in Year 5. 

Ninja Warrior Challenge, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 13th Jul 2018 @ 1:41pm

The Giraffes had a great time working with Jonny on the Ninja challenge

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.  

Peace Garden, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th Jul 2018 @ 4:55pm

Following a spellbinding story teller by The BFG this morning the Giraffes joined with the rest of the school for the dedication of our amazing Peace Garden. After the official dedication by Mr Turner scones and lemonade were enjoyed by all. 

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  


Take Over Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 6th Jul 2018 @ 11:39am

Today is Year 6 TakeOver Day. The Giraffes have 4 new teachers Miss Holden, Miss Robinson, Mr Jones and Mr Yeowart. 

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

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. 

Amazing 3D Art, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 11:28am

This morning the Giraffes have created Egyptian cartouches, learnt about mummification and ancient Egyptian numbers. They have also worked in groups to turn a branch from the field into an amazing Nile Crocodile.

World Museum, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 19th Jun 2018 @ 11:16am

The Giraffes had a great day at The World Museum learning about Ancient Egypt 

Picture News - British Values - w/c 18th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 6:36am

Please find attached the Picture News at home resource.

This lets you know what we will be looking at in our British Values assembly this week. 


Thursday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 8:11am

Today in assembly we talked about how we have three words that are important every year: CARE, GROW and SHINE! We talked how this term we are going to shine.We were then talking about a celebration which people will be celebrating this on Friday or Saturday. This celebration is held by Muslims. We talked about how Muslims fast, they fast because it is to teach them to focus on god and be generous, once fasting ends they have the celebration called Eid al-fitr.The celebration goes on for one,two or maybe even three days. How they celebrate is a bit like Christmas, they send Eid al-fitr cards out and dress formally, they also have big feasts and they wish each other a happy celebration!


We were also reminded about some special events that are coming up! If you want to be in the talent show you need to fill in the form, which is at the bottom of a parent mail that has been sent out, by tomorrow, you will need to print off the form and give it in. We are also have a own clothes day tomorrow, to be able to wear your own clothes you need to bring in some chocolates or a bottle of wine or a yummy beverage.


by Gracie and Abigail

Walking Bus, brake charity awareness, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jun 2018 @ 1:45pm

Thank you very much to all the children and parents/grandparents who joined us on our walking bus this morning, it was lovely to see you all there.  We certainly made a long bus this morning. 

It was a lovely start to the day, the opportunity to chat with a friend, enjoy the lovely weather as well as a bit of exercise.  Remember we walk every day from booths, leaving at 8:30.

Here are a few photos.

Fathers day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Jun 2018 @ 9:41pm

Commonwealth Composing, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 25th May 2018 @ 10:53am

This morning the children finished composing their Commonwealth songs/raps. We have videoed them for you to enjoy . 


Sri Lanka, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2018 @ 11:30am

Today started with a dance session in the hall. The class did an amazing job learning a dance from Sri Lanka.

Back in class the children were challenged o create 3D models based on Sri Lankan masks. They had to think symmetry, size, shape, colour and type of paper to use to create the models.

Arts Week Day 2, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 11:52am

This morning began with an assembly where we learnt about the spinning of wool. Back in class we were ljoined by Mrs O'Reilly the head of history from Hutton Grammar  and two teachers Miss MacDiarmid and Miss Slater. They delivered an outstanding lesson with super activities on the Windrush Experience.

Next the children began to create their pastel pictures based on the work of Cynthia McLean an artist from Trinidad and Tobago. 

Arts Week Day One, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 22nd May 2018 @ 11:47am

The Giraffes started the day learning about the Commonwealth.They then looked at the work of Cynthia McLean, an artist from Trinidad and Tobago. In their sketch books the children experimented creating action pictures in her style, in readiness to create masterpieces tomorrow using pastels. During the afternoon the class went out in groups to work with an artist Peter Bourne. They painted poppies on the chimney and decorated fish sculptures. In the classroom we added the finishing touches to our musical memories cards for our memory box to be presented at the Dance from the Heart event  after half term. To finish the day the children had great fun composing songs about the Commonwealth.

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