Year 3: The Koalas: Blog items

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. 

Longton Rainbow Day flag, by Mr Pearson

Date: 28th Jun 2022 @ 11:15am

A human rainbow made up of Longton pupils celebrating that we are all unique.  

Songs, by Mrs Leigh

Date: 18th Jun 2022 @ 3:19pm

Here is the link to the songs for our performance songs. 

Jubilee Celebrations, by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 12:10pm

As part of Longton Primary Schools Platinum Jubilee Celebrations the children in Y2 - Y6 have been joined together in the afternoons to focus on our performance for local dignities and special guests. The children have performed a drama about the Queen, the school choir has sung a number of songs including the National Anthem, a group of children performed a dance including a dance from each decade of the Queen's reign, poetry has been written and performed, decorations have been made for the VIP's tables and finally a good of children have baked and created sandwiches for an afternoon tea. Reception performed a song and dance and Year 1 showed how creative they have been through arts. 

World Book Day 2022, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:27pm

What a wonderful day we have had celebrating world book day !

The day started with a whole school assembly to introduce the teme and to share a story we wrote as a school in 2020. It was also when the stimulus for this year's whole school write was revealed. Our youngest children, the Lions  started the story and it was then emailed from class to class to be developed. It finally reached year 6 this afternoon and they proofread the story and then added to it. At 2.45 we met back in the hall for the world premiere reading of The Magic Potion. Wow !!!! What a story! Well done, again Longton. Please take some time to share the story as a a family and to ask your child which part their class wrote.

Every class has met up via an online meeting with classes at Barden Primary School in Burnley and Reception and Key Stage 1 have had a visit from Librarian Tom.

At Longton, as well as the World Book Day voucher we like to give the children a book as a gift. Your child will have a lovely book in their book bags this evening. Please enjoy reading them. 

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 3:07pm

Today in assembly on Tuesday we talked about, animals and how they are the same and if they work well together. The animals we saw were penguins, dolphins and whales, zebras and ostriches and a crocodile and a bird. We also talked about when it’s important to work together.


Our Thursday picture news assembly asked the question ‘What type of events do you think deserve a celebration?’ This question came about as the Queen announced a special competition ahead of her Platinum Jubilee later this year.  On the 6th February Queen Elizabeth will have reigned for 70 years!

The competition is to design a pudding.  There will also be a 4 day bank holiday in June and other events too.  We all like celebrating birthdays and weddings and fireworks.

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 10:48pm

In our assembly on Tuesday, we talked about a picture and how old it was and how we knew it was old then Mrs Catterall told us a story about the boy in the old picture. Next, we saw a picture of a light  bulb, then an old film projector, after we saw a picture of a phonograph and a gramophone. We then discovered that the boy in the first picture was Thomas Edison and he invented all of the other items in the pictures. We discussed how he would have needed to work hard, that there would have been failures along the way but he kept going. We reflected on when we have had to be like Thomas Edison today and how if we come across something which is tricky or hard work we shouldn’t give up. 

In our assembly on Thursday we talked about Rose off strictly come dancing and how well she did because she is part deaf. We also talked how many people want to learn sign language. This is in the news because people were voting for it to be recognised as an official language in law. We also asked if anyone knew any parts of sign language, year 3 and year 4 performed the rainbow song to the school, they have been learning it during their LPS+ lessons. We also talked about which is more important touch, sound, smell, taste, hear or sight.

Lucie and Evie

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 1:48pm

In our assembly on Tuesday we focused on dreams and goals. We are learning to face the big fears of our mountains / challenges. We read a story about a rescue dog that helps in the cold misty mountains and a little boys life, that story taught us not to give up.


On Thursday we had our picture news assembly with the question - is it ever fair to treat others differently because of their looks? We discussed that a Chinese footballer had to cover up his tattoo and he had no choice. We also thought about other jobs like nurses, soldiers and chefs etc. We talked about how it’s not right to judge people by their looks or their culture.

Lucy year 6

Photo's from last Term, by Mrs Leigh

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 1:44pm

Here are some photographs from our learning in the Autumn term.  

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 3:09pm

On Tuesday in assembly, we were taking about what our Jigsaw lessons are all about - Friendships, how to be respectful, ways to keep safe,  working together as a team, how our bodies change as we get older. This half term our topic is all about dreams and goals. We also mentioned what we might want to do in the future for a job. We thought about how the journey to this might be a bit of a roller coaster, there can be ups and downs and sometimes people change direction to end up doing a different job than the one they first wanted.  But all the way we have to remember our learning powers to work hard and self improve, to show commitment, resilience and perseverance.


On Thursday our picture news assembly was all about the James Webb Telescope.  This is in the news this week because NASA have sent it up into space to find out what our Universe looks like.


I wonder if when we grow up we might get to go into space ourselves. Does anyone want to be an astronaut? Scientists, engineers, designers will all work together to design the space telescope, it takes a long time to create and test. These people both boys and girls will have had to use their learning powers like we talked about in assembly on Tuesday.

h, by Mrs Leigh

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 12:11pm


Trip to Blackpool to watch Aladdin, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 2:46pm

Today the whole school got on 3 double deckers and travelled to Blackpool Globe Theatre pleasure land to watch Aladdin. We all had a fabulous time thank you very much to all our volunteers who came to help and to Anna for organising.

Snow White production, by Mr Pearson

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 2:23pm

A special treat for all the children today, Mrs Brown organised for a pantomime to come into  school based on Snow White. All the children had a fantastic time. 

Halloween Party Fun, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Oct 2021 @ 10:20am

Lots of fun was had at the school's first disco for 18 months. 


Google Classroom, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 11:31am

A guide has been added to the class page to give you directions how to access Google Classroom and Google Meet for parents evening. 

Please check you have your child's username and login.

Lion's your is coming home today 12th October 

Please have a look at how to do before Monday so we can answer any questions.

Kind regards

Mr Pearson  

Year 3 Projects, by Miss Leigh

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 4:35pm


Children are welcome to select the theme of their project this year.  It may be something which they are interested in, or based on our learning this term.  


A little visitor, by Miss Leigh

Date: 27th Sep 2021 @ 9:19am

Mrs Gaskell very kindly brought “Ollie Bob” into school for us to see and learn about.  

Google Classroom Log in details, by Miss Leigh

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 4:11pm


Today I have sent out with your child a copy of their new google password.  The user name remains unchanged.  Please keep this new password safe as it will be used for homework, meet the teacher and in school.  

We've made a wonderful start to the year.  

Take Care, 

Mrs Leigh 

Catch Up, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 14th Jul 2021 @ 6:13pm

Here are some photos from our visit by John Vale about minibeasts and our April to August birthday celebration

Welcome Back Koalas, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 17th Jun 2021 @ 12:52am

The children have made a wonderful start to their final term in Year 2.

They are enjoying working on a poem by Michael Rosen called Bathroom Fiddler and will be having a go very soon at writing their very own poems called Desk Fiddler.

In maths we have been looking at addition of 2 digit numbers and looking over other bits of learning from the past. We have started our new topic which is learning about India and made a start on our new unit of work in science all about animals, life cycles and habitats.

The children enjoyed using BBC Dance Mat in computing today which is a great , free site for learning to touch type.


Arts Week Day 4 and 5, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 28th May 2021 @ 1:48pm

The Koalas have had another couple of busy days. Yesterday children finished their pastel and ink wor, some did some sewing and we used words and symbols to creare graffitti style art .

Today we have painted our clay pots , created super heroes , videoed us singing and finished our time capsule books

Arts Week Day 3, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 26th May 2021 @ 1:49pm

Another wonderful day of Art in Year 2.

This morning the children's morning task was to draw a heart and write words in and around it to depict what thoughts it eveoked in them. We then went on to look at some Covid window art by looking at a window of Hope in Rochester. We used this as a stimulus and created a page of hearts ready to put onto acetate sheets to make our own window. The children traced round their shapes using permanent markers and then added colour and some patterns. They are now on display on our classroom windows. Whilst this was going on we made a start with our rainbow weaving and sewing birds of hope.

This afternoon the children have used pixel art in computing, have done French and then some more art with a visiting teacher.


Arts Week Day 2, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 7:21pm

Today started with an activity they asked to do as their morning starter. As the children came in Sing, the song we started to learn yesterday was playing. The children got out their art books and began to use symbols to show what they could hear and feel,using a technique from ealier in the year when they had Mrs May for Art.

Work then continued making clay pots, completing weaving boards and finishing work based on Claire Baxter's Rainbow of Hope. Whilst all of this was giing on the children used fabric pens to decorate their arts week t shirts.

After play we watched an online art lesson to learn how to use dip pens and ink to draw. We used the ink and pens to have a go at creating different types of lines and shapes. Next we looked at the book The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. As we looked at the pictures we discussed the techniques he had used. We then looked at his work Hope in readiness to create our own Hope pictures in his style.

We finished the morning by singing Sing and listening to the story A Child's Garden - a story of hope by Michael Foreman.

After luch some of us began to draw what we thought a covid germ might look like whilst groups of children worked with Mrs Richards to use pastels and ink to create their own Hope pieces in the style of Charlie Mackesy. 

Our last activity was to begin filling in our covid booklets to put in our time capsule.

We spent some time makung a list of everything we have done so far this week. We were amazed by how much we have done and the new skills we are learning.


Arts Week Day 1, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2021 @ 7:24pm

It has been a wonderful opening day to Ats Week. The children started by creating a stamp for The Royal Mail Covid Hero competition. There are some amazing entries. Next job was to design a template using the word HOPE to put on the front of their Arts Week T shirts tomorrow. Work also began on the sky background for our rainbow weaving.

This afternoon  we looked at a piece of art called Rainbow of Hope by the artist Claire Baxter and the children then worked hard to work in her style to create their own Rainbows of Hope.

To tie in with our theme hope and the Big Ask we have started to learn the song written by Garry Barlow for the Queen's Diamond Jubiilee, Sing. Look out for a video performance later in the week.

Keep your eye on Twitter tomorrow for action shots as they happen. 

Looking Smart and ready for action, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Apr 2021 @ 4:34pm

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