Year 1: The Koalas: Blog items

Fabulous Koalas, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 3:39pm

We really enjoyed putting on our nativity play and think we were amazing! We all spoke our lines clearly and sang our songs fantastically.We hope you all enjoyed it!

Marvellous measuring, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 6th Dec 2019 @ 3:31pm

This week we have been finding out about height and length. We found out who the tallest and shortest were in our class.Next we measured each other using books, straws,whiteboards. Today we compared lengths using a ruler. We had to find things longer and shorter than a ruler.Then we went outside and measured the ball cage using strides.

Rockets launches , by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 8:14pm

Film of the end of school rocket launches 

Roaring rockets!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 5:13pm

What a fabulous day! The Koalas really enjoyed seeing the rocket come to school and reinforcing our super knowledge on rockets from last half term. We loved looking at the special artefacts,the space food, meteorites and lots more. The rocket launch after school was amazing and we even spied on our buddies launching their rockets in the ball cage.We were really impressed they went very high! A great day creating lots of fantastic memories,thank you Mrs Catterall for organising πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸŒŸ 

Well done the boys in the after school club who were inspired to create these great rocket pictures, good job boys.πŸ€ͺ

Repeating patterns, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 3:49pm

This week the Koalas have been busy being pattern detectives .They have created their own repeating patterns and have been amazing at spotting the rules for lots of different patterns.πŸ‘

Brilliant Booths!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 2:16pm

We had a really interesting visit to Booths this morning. We were allowed into the back to see where all the food is kept, we went in the fridges and the freezer, ask the children how cold it was!  We saw the whole store from the managers office. The best bit was having a ride  on the scissor lift used for deliveries. 

Some children helped Mrs Thomson get some shopping for school and were allowed to put it through the checkouts  - a great trip thank you Booths!

Remembrance celebrations, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 5:01pm

The children have really learnt a lot today about Remembrance Day, they enjoyed our special assembly and all looked amazing in their Remembrance costumes.

Being fantastic learners, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Nov 2019 @ 5:01pm

This week the Koalas have got into role and done some more hot seating as Winnie the witch, we have been taking away in maths, first, then, now. Today we have been geographers and have been looking for physical and human features on our way to the park. (Of course we had a sneaky play !!)

Thank you to all those parents who came in and read with the Koalas on Monday, it was a lovely afternoon and lots of books were shared.


A spooky first week back!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:40pm

We have had a great first week back, making magic potions for Winnie the witch, gymnastics ,jumping and landing, making the pencil roll shape and being amazing gymnasts. We also worked in groups to sort ourselves to make number sentences using the part ,part whole model.A busy first week back!

Drawing skills, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Oct 2019 @ 4:48pm

We learnt this week how to sketch the features of the face and then had fun using our skills to draw our friends. They looked great!

Hope you all have a fabulous week off, keep safe and see you all soon,πŸ€ͺ

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. 

Getting messy using our hands, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 3:00pm

Today we had great fun using our sense of touch. We touched shaving foam, jelly, gloop and explored different objects. It was very messy but lots of fun, we came up with some great words to describe what we were feeling. Think we are all clean now!!!!!

Learning more about our senses, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 3:43pm

Yesterday we carried on with our senses learning, using our sense if smell to work out what was in the pots, some nice smells some not so nice! Today we were tasting using our tongue and mouth. We all helped to peel and chop vegetables to make a vegetable curry. Next we had fun tasting different flavour crisps to see what our class favourite was. We discovered it was salt and vinegar. Tomorrow we are using our hands to touch and feel...

End of year expectations, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 11:55am

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

Using our senses, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Oct 2019 @ 12:15pm

This week we are learning all about our 5 senses, so far we have enjoyed a listening walk.We heard cars, the wind, children talking and Bobby splashing! This morning we were using our eyes to see if we could spot signs of Autumn, we saw leaves changing colour and blowing , it also felt cold! Tomorrow we are smelling , hope it is nice smells!!!

Learning about the body, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 5:10pm

Yesterday the children enjoyed some buddy time sharing books.

Today the children have been learning about the body. They wrote their own labels and then labelled their partner!

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. 

Story session at the library, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 7:23pm

Today the Koalas were very excited to visit the library for a story session with puppets , the story was called Midnight. The puppets were amazing and the children enjoyed meeting all the characters and listening to the story, the message of which was make time in your life to enjoy friends and do nice things. It was fascinating how it all linked to  the clocks and was a magical experience which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

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. 

Launching into space, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 4:35pm

The Koalas have been working hard on designing rockets, making rockets and talking about rockets! They produced some amazing designs and made some awesome rockets - well done they all look......fantastic!!!

Celebrating Diwali, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 5:19pm

In preparation for our Harvest assembly next week we enjoyed the Hindu story about Rama and Sita, we discovered it was about light overcoming dark.They made little oil lamps called divas to guide them home.

This afternoon we made our own diva lamps out of clay, we rolled a ball and then used our thumbs to shape the pot.Last of all we decorated them using clay tools. They need to dry out and th we can paint. They look fantastic already!!!

Learning fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 3:57pm

This week the koalas have enjoyed finding out about Robert Goddard who invented the first fuel powered rocket, space relax kids and a number treasure hunt. They had to find 8 numbers and order them biggest to smallest explaining their thinking. It was tricky to find them all! In our learning with Jigsaw Jack we had fun playing circle games and thinking about what we wanted our classroom to look like eg  helping each other, kind words and hands and superstar learning.

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.  



Being imaginative!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 4:43pm

The koalas have had fun splatting paper to make the background for our rockets πŸš€ even some shoe were turned into space shoes!!

We used our imaginations today to think about what we might see out of the rocket window. Following our story we worked with a partner to draw and write what we thought we might see. We then made a window this afternoon.We had lots of great ideas, shooting stars, alien rockets and alien houses to name a few.

Hope you all have a great weekend and a well earned restπŸ€ͺ

Launching rockets!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 4:19pm

The Koalas really enjoyed finding out about rockets and did some great labelling of the rocket parts. We have also been practising our counting skills.

We had a great relax kids session with a space theme , we did some peer massages and some realaxing moves and stretches, we were fantastic!

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