Year 6: The Giraffes: Blog items

County Hall Visit, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 10th Nov 2019 @ 3:09pm

On Wednesday members of our school parliament visited County Hall. They listened to a presentation about how  Lancashire County Council works delivered by Josh Mynott. The presentation took place in the council chamber. The children were joined by County Councillor Graham Gooch who is also a governor of our school and by County Councillor Jayne Rear who is the lead member for Young People.  The children learnt a lot about Lancashire and the work of the council during their visit. 

Homework, by Miss Leigh

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:48pm


Giraffes, Can you do a little research ready for next week.  We are going to be learning about the Suffragette movements. 

Can you find out what this was about?  Any famous people? What were they fighting for? Where did this take place?  

You don't have to write anything, just be ready to talk about it.  

The BBC has some great information and there is a good clip on the Newsround website. 

See you next week, 

Miss Leigh 

Firework safety poster competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 3:04pm

Sorry this is late notice, time has flown quickly and posters need to be in well before bonfire night to be judged and prizes awarded before the day.

Children from any class can enter.  Just create a poster showing how to be safe on bonfire night and bring it to school on Monday to be sent off to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Last year we had an overall winner in school, it would be great if someone from Longton could win a prize. 

Cricket with Mark, by Miss Leigh

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 2:07pm

This week we have done cricket with Mark. We did a race to see who could get the most points at five stations with different things to do. We’ve been working on these skills: batting, bowling, fielding, short throwing and long bounce pass to each other across the hall. Outside we have been putting our skills together and putting them into miniature cricket games. Except we start off with five bats and every time we get caught out or get stumped we lose a cricket bat until we haven’t got any left.

Im glad it didn’t rain.

By Tom.

End of year expectations, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 12:04pm

Please click on the link to see the end of year expectations for writing, reading and maths for your child's year group.

Macmillan coffee morning and book read, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 5:39pm

What an amazing morning. We were completely blown away by the number of visitors this morning. Thank you to everyone who came along to support this event, there was plenty of cake for everyone. The children enjoyed reading with their parents/grandparents, reading with the younger children or sat on a bean bag, taking off their shoes and sharing a book with their friends. Thankyou also to the parents who helped our amazing charity ambassadors and heads team. 

We had lots of amazing cakes for our moon/space themed competition. There are some very talented bakers out there.  The charity ambassadors had some difficult decisions to make when choosing the winner from each class.  The winners were informed in assembly today and prizes given out. All children who took part will receive a special certificate later this week. 

We will let you know the total amount once it has been totalled up. 

Cake competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 6:36pm

Thank you to everyone who has entered the cake competition, your entries are amazing. There is still time to bring in your entry on Tuesday morning before we start selling at 9am. 

We are also welcoming any cake donations home made or bought for our Macmillan coffee morning and book read. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. 

Hold your head up high, by Mrs Brown

Date: 29th Sep 2019 @ 7:01pm

Giraffes are awesome, by Mrs Brown

Date: 29th Sep 2019 @ 6:56pm

I just want to share my appreciation for our amazing Giraffes.

You have taken on the roles and responsibility with great gusto and have become true role models for the whole school. Congratulations Giraffes - you are amazing.I just want to share my appreciation for our amazing Giraffes.

You have taken on the roles and responsibility with great gusto and have become true role models for the whole school. Congratulations Giraffes - you are amazing.

Mad Science, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 2:28pm

This afternoon the children found out all about the science of sport from the mad scientist.  



50th anniversary of the moon landings., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Jul 2019 @ 12:18pm

Next year we will be exploring moon landings as part of our Geography, Science and Maths work. As this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (Apollo 11) please keep a look out on the TV for information, maybe a newspaper or magazine article, you might like to share them with your class next year. 

Bikability, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 15th Jul 2019 @ 9:36am

It’s that time of year again where we get to learn some road safety on our bikes in preparation for secondary school. We’re having a great time so far! 

Choir concert , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 11th Jul 2019 @ 3:10pm

All the choir did a concert with the woman’s institute it went very good all the choir was surprised with how good the lady’s choir was!!!

Mrs Bolton took a lot of her spare time making the concert Y2 and Y5 came to whatch they had a great time!!!

Hazel was an amazing piano player for both choirs Y5s favourite song was Barbour shop blues because of the loud music.

Hutton taster day , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 10th Jul 2019 @ 2:57pm

We had a great day doing Solving crimes at Hutton today! Science, Maths and map skills!

A beautiful day in Longton, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 24th Jun 2019 @ 7:36pm

We had a great day with a couple of groups exploring Longton. We’re learning about the local history of our area to make a tourism video for Longton.  We also thought that, while we were at it, we could do our bit for the community and do some litter picking. 

The highlight of the afternoon had to be having Robins come and feed from our hands in the Brickcroft! We felt like Disney princesses and princes! Thank you very much to the lady that shared her bird feeding secrets with us! We really loved it! Also thank you to Bill for stopping and sharing his knowledge about the Brickcroft with us! It’ll all make the promotional video for Longton!

Miss R x

Book change, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 24th Jun 2019 @ 6:32pm

I know it's late and not many people will read this before tomorrow, but I forgot to tell you we're changing books tomorrow instead of Thursday because of our trip. If you read this, please spread the word! Thank You! 

Miss R x

General updates, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 9:39am

Just a few reminders:

  • Tomorrow is non-uniform day. Please bring in chocolates or bottles for the Summer fair.
  • On Thursday the 27th of June, we will be going to UCLAN for the science festival. Don't forget your pack lunches!
  • Wednesday is now Tennis day in the afternoon - feel free to bring your own rackets if you want, but they can't stay in school as we dont have the space to keep them.
  • Fridays are cricket days, so please make sure you've got your P.E. kit in school.
  • The Bypass run is coming up, so if you'd like to take part, please register! If you sign up for the fun-run, I believe you'll get a medal for participating.

Miss R

Maths homework problems, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 20th Jun 2019 @ 9:16am

Hello Giraffes! I've uploaded a pdf with a load of Maths problems on them - you can do however many you like, but I would like you to try at least 2. But here's the thing, the answers to these problems were in a separate document, which has gone missing! So you need to be very, very sure of your answer, because you are going to have to convince others that you've got the right answer when we discuss this on Wednesday. 

Pop the number of the problem that you do in your maths book, any working out should go there and also a short explanation about how you know you've got the correct answer. Have fun and don't forget to test your adults and see if they can manage these tricky problems!

Miss R

Whole school WW1 beach art, by Mrs Brown

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 7:27pm

We had the most amazing day at the beach creating works of Art in the sand.

Arts week - Monday , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 20th May 2019 @ 3:45pm

What a start to arts week! First of all, we were spoilt by having Hilary Robinson (author of a Christmas Truce and other WW1 stories) come to school and kick off our week of creativity. School parliament were lucky enough to have lunch with her and she even ran a Writers workshop for some children - it was great. Today in year 5, we have had a carousel of activities,including : charcoal sketching, colour printing, oil pastel drawing and creating poppy templates for our whole school beach art project tomorrow! 

Don't forget that tomorrow we’re at Ainsdale all day. Please wear school uniform tops, a pair of your own shorts, cap and trainers. You can also bring buckets and spades to play with! Don’t forget sunscreen either! 

Sketching and Production, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 8th May 2019 @ 2:59pm

Today we were working on our shading skills in Art. We started by revisiting our poppies from earlier in the year and then had a go at following some instructions from this website . I will share some pictures of our work on Twitter in a bit- go and have a look!

Also, if you have a spare evening today or tomorrow, why not come and watch our fantastic Year 4 & 5 production at 6pm! You'll regret missing this one!

Production songs, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th Apr 2019 @ 8:00am

Please spend ome time over the holidays going through the songs, especially A Land Fit For Heroes.  We would love it if everyone could know the words by the time we come back to school.

Happy Singing.

Multi-faith week, by Miss Reynolds

Date: 1st Apr 2019 @ 3:49pm

Last week we took part in multi faith week. We were a little later than the rest of the school because we’d been away enjoying Hothersall Lodge, but we soon caught up! We spent the week looking at religious clothing and what significance they have in those religions. We also looked at PeaceMala bracelets and discussed equality and discrimaination. We have created these 3D paper mashier faces portraying some of the religious people that we discussed throughout the week...we’re  really proud of them! Some children were even kind enough to be our very own religious experts and shared their own beliefs with us.

Charity Toy Sale, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 8:38pm

Thank you to everyone who supported our Toy sale over the last 2 weeks, whether you donated or bought.

The children voted on the charity they wished to support, with an overwhelming majority they chose Guide Dogs for the Blind.  

We are contacting them to arrange for them to come into school so we can present them with the money and find out a little more about the work they do.

THANKYOU we raised £

First day back , by Miss Reynolds

Date: 25th Feb 2019 @ 3:23pm

Today was our first day of school and in the morning a gritter came in to the car park, we need 5 names for the new gritters. We stood and learned about gritters and that there are 52 of them in Lancashire which is equivalent to 4000 miles of road to cover. We are doing a new topic about inventors and inventions, like how Alexander Bell invented the telephone. We read a book about Professor Branestawm , we only read chapter 1 in which he built a time machine. 

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