Year 2: The Meerkats: Blog items

Harvest 2018, by Mrs Brown

Date: 14th Oct 2018 @ 11:56am

Thank you to everybody who joined us for the Harvest Service and also for the generous donations.  All the food items have now been shared out between local residents, resdidential homes and the food bank.

Reading, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 4:37pm

In guided reading this morning we were searching for new vocabulary and trying to work out the meaning of the word using the text and the root of the word. We have decided to use some of these new words in our writing next week. Some of us were reading for pleasure.

Have a good weekend and try and find some time to read for pleasure.

Space Cakes, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 3:37pm

We have had lots of fun this week: designing a space cake, making it, writing up how it was made and finally evaluating it. The Harvest service was also a great success. We were really proud with how well they sang and performed their lines.

Looking forward to catching up next week at the parent meetings.

Number bonds, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 2nd Oct 2018 @ 12:01pm

Look at our maths work today. 

Another busy week, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 3:30pm

Another busy week in year 2. We have been measuring, writing stories, planting poppy seeds, rubbing leaves and much more. Have a good weekend because next week is going to be even busier..

What a week..., by Mrs McLennan

Date: 21st Sep 2018 @ 5:44pm

We have had a fantastic week. The children were thoroughly impressed with the Masai Warriors and asked some thoughtful questions. We ended the week with an action packed cricket lesson. Next week we are going to finish our story about Sidney and Stella. Have a good weekend. 

Letters, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 17th Sep 2018 @ 4:31pm

We’ve started to read the book, ‘Sidney, Stella and the moon’ by Emma Yarlett and tomorrow we are going to be writing a letter pretending to be one of the characters. Have you ever written a letter?

Colours, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 3:32pm

Well done Year 2 for a super week. Here are a few photographs with Colours from yesterday.

Year 2 class out of use Tuesday 11th September, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 10th Sep 2018 @ 3:44pm

Year 2 will be working in the Year 3 classroom all day tomorrow whilst the radiators are being fixed. The children will come into school via the year 1 classroom and leave at the end of the day from there. 

Welcome , by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th Sep 2018 @ 4:37pm

What a great start we’ve had to Year 2! This afternoon we’ve been busy making space mobiles. Photographs to follow.

A big thank you!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th Jul 2018 @ 8:19pm

Mrs Regan and I have really enjoyed working with the fabulous Penguins this year and wish them well as they move into KS2 and Y3.

We realty appreciate the lovely cards and gifts ,so thank you very much , we feel very spoilt.

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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.  

Ninja fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 12th Jul 2018 @ 9:20pm

Well done Penguins who were amazing at the Ninja Warrior challenge today 😊

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  


Charity superstars, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 4th Jul 2018 @ 4:46pm

A big thank you to all  the Penguins who returned their envelopes for the NSPCC, we won a certificate for KS1 for the most returned. Anya and Grace did a great job of reminding us, well done girls. A big thank you for your support ,it’s not too late to return the envelopes now, just hand them in to the office.

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

Fun in the sun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 28th Jun 2018 @ 7:29pm

We had fun this afternoon enjoying our reward lots of scooting and a welcome ice cream in the shade!

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

Blackpool zoo fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 25th Jun 2018 @ 8:25pm

The Penguins enjoyed their visit to the zoo today  and I think the highlights were (of course) seeing the penguins  and  the sealion show. We also had the chance to carefully stroke  a bearded dragon during our session on habitats. A great day, beautiful weather , lots of animals and a  welcome, cooling ice lolly!

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. 

Library visit, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Jun 2018 @ 3:53pm

The Penguins enjoyed their visit to the library, they heard some funny monster stories and enjoyed joining in. They were able to choose a book if they had a card, don’t forget to return them!

Dancing fun!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Jun 2018 @ 3:21pm

The Penguins showed some fantastic dance moves today as part of our danceathon raising money for NSPCC

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