Year 6: The Meerkats: Blog items

Trait of the week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 11:28am

Each week the pupil's of Longton Primary School will discuss a positive quality or characteristic trait.

Please share as a family.  


Week beginning 16th Jan


Trait 1: Be honest. Don’t lie. Be a person people can depend upon. Think of the people we admire in books, movies and real life. Don’t they act with honesty and integrity? Aren’t they generous with others? Doesn’t everyone look up to them?

Amazing DT, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 4th Jan 2023 @ 8:58pm

After many hours planning and building the children have completed theuir DT task to design and build a playground. There are some amazing structures showing great design and build skills. Well done Meerkats. 

Christmas Fun, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 8:41pm

The Meerkats have been having a lot of Christmas fun over the last couple of days. It was lovely to see so many of the tribe join us for Breakfast with Santa.

This afternoon the Christmas Party was great fun. Smiling faces all round and spectacular dance moves from so many Meerkats who have been hididng their talents ! 

Christmas is coming, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th Dec 2022 @ 2:59pm

It has certainly begun to feel very Christmassy this week. The classroom tree is up and  the advent calendar is being emptied. A large number of the  class enjoyed their Christmas dinner on Wednesday.

The highlight of he week was the trip to Bolton to see the panto. The Meerkats all had fun joining in with the shouting, singing and dancing. 

Learning has continued with us finishing off our work on Shakespeare and fractions in English and maths. 

Lots more Christmas activities to look forward to next week with our party, breakfast with Santa, the carol service and card and calendar making. Oh and ofcourse lots of learning in all of our other subjects too.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Shakespeare continues to impress, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 30th Nov 2022 @ 9:40pm

Enthusiasm for the works of Mr Shakespeare continue to go down well with the children. Great fun has been had this week looking at words we use today that first appeared in Shakespeares plays. Idioms, figurative speech has also proved to be lots of fun.

In maths the children are getting to grips with fractions- they have worked so hard this term, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Knowing theur multiplication tables has really helped. 

DT work saw glue guns and lollipop sticks being used this afternoon as the class started to build elements of their mini play grounds. 

Christmas has also arrived as we have started to learn somngs forr the carol service.

Thinking ahead we have also started to learn the songs for our end of yeear show !



Special Visitors, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th Nov 2022 @ 8:34pm

Well it is only Wednesday and already we have welcomed three different groups of visitors to our classroom.

On Monday a fire officer called Matt from Penwortham Fire Station visited and spoke to us about fire safety and keping safe on the roads. The message for road safety really streesed the need for reflective strips on dark coats and the importance of wearing cycle helmets. 

On Tuesday we welcomed some of our lovely parents into class to see hiw we do guided reading and how we bring books to life in our English lessons.

Today we had 2 visitors Mrs Whyman and Mrs Wilson who are both magistrates. They spoke to us about so many things such as the difference between the magistarates court and the crown court, how people become magistrates, sentencing, types of crime, the importance of being good citizens and staying out of trouble, e-safety and so much more. We took part in a mock trial where some children took on roles. The trial was about cyber bulying which we now know is classed as the crime of harrassment.

Having listened to all of the evidence the children worked in groups to decide whether the defendant was guilty or not. The overwhelming majority verdict was that she was indeed guilty. Once the children had learnt more about sentencing they had to then discuss which type of sentence she would receive.

The mornin finished with the ladies sharing funny stories of cases they had been involved in.

It was truly a wonderful morning and we all learnt alot and some of the class are now interested in careers in law.

Our next visitor will be a professional journalist who is going to help us to write newspaper stories. Watch this space for the results. 


Shakespeare is a hit!, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 3:13pm

Year 6 have started a new unit in English looking at the work of William Shakespeare and they are absolutely loving it! So far they have looked at the story of Romeo and Juliet and learnt about William's life. I n drama the children are working on MacBeth and had a lot of fun creating fight scenes with props. 

Science ambassadors, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 9:51am

Longton's Science ambassadors led a whole assembly conducting two amazing investigations. Well done 

English and Maths Sites, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 16th Oct 2022 @ 10:08pm

A list of useful English and maths sites has been uploaded to the class page 

Fantastic Day of Learning, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 8:07pm

Well what a fantastic day it has been in Year 6 !

The day began with Maths, a lesson introducing long division. The children were bamboozled at first with the concept of divie, multiply, subtract, parachute, repeat until done. Very soon there were cries of delight as the process began to make sense.

We will be working on this for the rest of the week to make sure that the method is embedded to be able to divide larger numbers by 2 digits . Well done Meerkats for showing grit and determination. I am very proud of you.

This afternoon the fantastic learning continued. This week's science lesson was about fossils and evolutionary relationships- we all learnt so much. The children had great fun using biscuits to learn about evolution. They will apply the skills they learnt in another lesson to look at the way birds evloved to be able to fly. 

Year 6 Super Stars, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 4:20pm

The Meerkats have shone in every area of school life this week. From leading singing for the whole school, helping out in classes at wet lunch times, helping in Reception with activities and baking - the list goes on and on. The class have been complimented for their attitude to learning, the quality of work in their books and for being exceptional role models in and out of the classroom.

Well done to them all.

Since we returned to school in September the children have earned themselves 11 class complimants ! They need 2 more to secure a class treat. 

The Meerats have certainly made an outstanding start to their final year at Longton Primary school and are already leaving positive footprints. 

Harvest 2022, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 10:42am

A lovely Harvest festival took place In St Andrew's Church on Thursday 29th September.
The Heads Team led for the first time and the Church was full of parents.
Each Tribe performed part of the presentation, through song, poetry and presentations.  

Projects, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 26th Sep 2022 @ 3:09pm

It is that time of the term  to start thinking about your projects. The projects this term can be based on our history topic Ancient Greece or our science topic  evolution and inheritance.Or choose from another area on this terms knowledge organiser on the class page.They are due in on October 10th

Meet the Teacher, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Sep 2022 @ 8:09pm

Thank you to those parents who came along this afternoon. For those of you who couldn't the information is on the class page.

Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 4th Sep 2022 @ 6:10pm

The Meerkats have made a super start to Year 6 settling quickly into their new room and new learning  . 

Y6 Last Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 2:59pm

The tradional Longton send off for the Penguins.


Trip to the Zoo, by Mr Pearson

Date: 10th Jul 2022 @ 5:21pm

We had an excellent day at Blackpool Zoo.

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.  

Pride Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 28th Jun 2022 @ 11:13am

Thank you everyone for looking so fantastic in your Rainbow clothes.

The day started with a whole school assembly where we listened to a story about the Rainbow Flag and how it became a symbol of Pride.

We then spent the morning learning about what makes people unique and spoke to some pupils from Hutton who came to support us.

We designed an individual pster celebrating differences and that it doen't matter who we love as long as we are happy. 

The day finished with an outdoor assembly where we all shared what we had been doing. We also used our red paintings to form the first row of out giant Rainbow Flag. Mr Dunbar took an aerial shot using his drone. It will look amazing. 

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. 

Meerkats Day 1, by Mr Pearson

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 3:14pm

We drew the Union flag following technical instructions and then used a range of different painting techniques to paint the flag. The results were amazing. We also learnt about the  origins of the flag. 

Meerkats art day 3, by Mr Pearson

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 3:03pm

Today we have gone off the jubilee theme and have looked at the Heartstone Odyssey book we are reading and have completed artwork based on the stain glass window in the novel. We used water colour pencils and then blended with a brush. We then made our own coasters which are coming home tonight. Due to the cancellation of sports day we have been using Pixlr E website to b creative with photos. 

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

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