Year 5: The Meerkats: Blog items

The week thats been, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th May 2022 @ 12:48pm



In Drama we have been practising the Heart Stone Odyssey, however this week we are practising are play with y4.




In Computing we have been making and developing videos. Today we got to go outside and film ourselves.




In PE we have been learning how to play Rugby Tag. We have recently been playing Tennis and have been practising our forehand and backhand shots.



In maths we have been doing measuring angles using a protractor, did you know that an angle greater than 180 degrees is called a reflex angle. Mr Pearson talked about a song from the 1980’s called The Reflex.

Day 2 Malham, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 7:46am

Day 1 Malham, by Mr Pearson

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 2:40am

Day 1

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.

Harry Potter book night, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 2:54pm

Thank you to the children who came to our Harry Potter night. We enjoyed lots of activities to celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter!

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

Delicious Bolognese, by Mr Pearson

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 5:51am

The end of our DT project, with the Meerkat chefs. 

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

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.

Van Gogh exhibition, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Jan 2022 @ 11:26am

Some short films of our visit tk the Van Gogh exhibition in Manchester.

Meerkat’s trip to Manchester, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Jan 2022 @ 4:03pm

A wonderful day in Manchester at the Imperial War Museum and the Van Gogh exhibition at Media City. 

Meeting a guide Dog, by Mr Pearson

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 2:58pm

Today, Oliver's mum (Y3) bought in Nutmeg an amazing guide dog. We had an extremely informative conversation about how people who are visually challenged manage to live independently. The highlight was every child being able to stroke Nutmeg.

Class compliment, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th Dec 2021 @ 3:11pm

Today we enjoyed our class compliment for excellent behaviour. We watched a film enjoyed sweets and had a dance

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.

Weekly overview, by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 12:48pm


We have been focussing on the book, Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and have been writing diary entries like we are really in the book. Its about a boy who is 12 however looks like he is a 18 year old.



We have been the bus stop method for division. We have also been doing 3x2 digit multiplication. We have been doing multiplication and division word problems.



In science we have been learning about space and what order the planets come in the solar system. We have also had a man from prime VR to take us on an adventure through space.



In history we have been doing about Baghdad and that it had some of the first advanced technological breakthroughs. It also had some of the first universities and hospitals.

Spelling, by Mr Pearson

Date: 15th Nov 2021 @ 4:06pm


Remembrance Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 11:37am

Another fantastic day at Longton for Remembrance Day.

Weekly focus spelling using a hyphon, by Mr Pearson

Date: 8th Nov 2021 @ 9:46am




















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. 

meerkat spellings, by Mr Pearson

Date: 1st Nov 2021 @ 9:30am











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. 


Meerkat Class projects, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 10:09am

A selection of amazing projects were brought into school this week. 

Meerkat spellings, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 9:31am







Stop start animation, by Mr Pearson

Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 11:48am

Meerkats have had Coach Becky in today for an Online Safety morning. Part of their task was to produce a short animation of a film explaining how to keep safe online.

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  

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