Year 3: The Meerkats: Blog items

Meet the Teacher, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 7:41pm

Thank you to all the parents that made it to meet the teacher tonight.  It was lovely to meet you.  Dont worry if you couldn't come, I will send home the information with the children tomorrow.  Please come and see me if you have any questions.

The powerpoint slides I showed are here, but I all the information is also on the information sheets. 

Swimming, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 7:37pm

WELL DONE Meerkats.  You were great at swimming today.  You were very excitited and it sounded like you all enjoyed it.  Quick getting changed and we made it back to the bus in time smiley  Super job. 

w/c 9th September, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 10th Sep 2019 @ 7:52am

This week we will be

Practicing handwriting in our new handwriting books.

Writing about the charaters of the old woman and the fairy from our story.

Exploring numbers so we understand the value of the digits and find different ways of partitioning the numbers.

Exploring the grammar of speech. Can we write speech using the correct punctuation?

What is a healthy diet?

We will be finding out more about our word of the year - Metacognition.

Our first swimming lesson is this Thursday. 

Lots going on - fingers crossed the weather improves and we can do some gardening on Friday.






End of the first week., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 7th Sep 2019 @ 11:02pm

Wow, what a week!  The Meerkats have been marvellous and settled in well to year 3. They have shown great listening, great participation in class discussions, great teamwork and have just been amazing.  Well done Meerkats. 

I'm looking forward to next week.🙂

See you on Monday, make sure you have your P.E. kits please.

Meet the teacher. If you can't make it, don't worry, I will send home the information the following day. Any questions please come and see me or leave a message with the office and I'll get back to you. 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 

Character voices., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 7th Sep 2019 @ 10:55pm

On Friday we identified sections of speech in our folktales 'The old woman in a vinegar bottle.'

We then worked with a partner to practise reading the speech using a voice for the character of the old woman or the fairy.  We shared our presentations with the class and filmed them using the iPad.   We had a good giggle at some of the voices, the children were amazing.

Maths, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Sep 2019 @ 9:03pm

Today we began using our new maths equipment to make 3 digit numbers and compare them. We used the idea of a crocodile eating the biggest number to help us compare numbers using greater than and less than signs.

Jujitsu practice., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Sep 2019 @ 9:00pm

This morning we had a jujitsu taster session. The children were very excited and had a great time. The photos are a bit blurry as they were moving so fast. If your child would like to attend the after school club they run, letters came home in their bags tonight. 

Welcome Back, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Sep 2019 @ 8:29pm

Welcome Back to School

I hope you have all had a fabulous Summer holiday.  Welcome to Year 3.  I am excited to see you all tomorrow and find out what exciting adventures you have been up to.

Please remember to bring your water bottles, P.E. kits and 20p if you are wanting toast at playtime. 

I hope you have all managed to obtain a swimming hat. We wont be going swiming this week so if not you have a bit longer to get one. 

Holiday Passports should also be returned this week please.

This week I will be introducing the children to the routines for year 3.  There are some things which are organised slightly different to KS1, I will be explaining it all at the meet the teacher session but please feel free to come and ask myself or Mrs Atkinson if you have any questions.

See you in the morning smiley

Mrs Catterall


Mrs Cowburn, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 22nd Jul 2019 @ 5:58pm

A huge thank you (and goodbye) to Mrs  Cowburn. The Meerkats have loved working with you.

Computing , by Mrs McLennan

Date: 22nd Jul 2019 @ 5:55pm

We’ve had a morning of fun coding and debugging. Thank you to Year 5 who helped us.

50th anniversary of the moon landings., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Jul 2019 @ 12:18pm

Next year we will be exploring moon landings as part of our Geography, Science and Maths work. As this weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing (Apollo 11) please keep a look out on the TV for information, maybe a newspaper or magazine article, you might like to share them with your class next year. 

Out of Africa, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 21st Jun 2019 @ 5:20pm

This week we have been learning some Swahili. We can now sing a playground song and have added musical instruments as accompaniment.

Termly Plan, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 4:51pm

Out of Africa is our theme for the term. Please see attached file.

Potions, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 13th Jun 2019 @ 4:26pm

We’ve been busy this afternoon making rather smelly potions. We were using our skills of measuring. I wonder who made the stinkiest potion...

Whole school WW1 beach art, by Mrs Brown

Date: 22nd May 2019 @ 7:27pm

We had the most amazing day at the beach creating works of Art in the sand.

And relax!, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 17th May 2019 @ 12:07pm

Whoop whoop!

Maths, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 8th May 2019 @ 4:53pm

What great problem solving and reasoning in maths today. We are great at partition. 

Maths Fun, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 4:16pm

This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We have drawn them, played games and made them. I wonder how many shapes you can find in your homes...

Thank you to the parents who joined us for an afternoon of making shapes. 

Art, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 3rd Apr 2019 @ 7:09pm

We have spent the afternoon colour mixing using water colours in preparation for painting a picture based on the story Jim and the Beanstalk. We have also been playing and designing our own time games.

Remember Easter Bonnets tomorrow and Easter service on Friday.

Fun at the park, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 29th Mar 2019 @ 4:46pm

A morning of playing. Class compliment accomplished. 

We’re going on a there hunt..., by Mrs McLennan

Date: 28th Mar 2019 @ 4:24pm

We have been learning about homophones and the different meanings/spellings of there, their and they’re. We went on a there hunt but we weren’t scared.

Performance, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 20th Mar 2019 @ 4:09pm

Final rehearsals today went well and we are ready for out first performance tonight. If you child wears a green PE t-shirt they will be seated on the far left, yellow left, blue right and red far right of the stage.


Termly Plan, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 20th Mar 2019 @ 4:04pm

Church visit, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 18th Mar 2019 @ 4:02pm

After visiting the Hindu Temple on Wednesday, we visited the St Andrew’s church. We spent half an hour quietly sitting, reflecting and sketching.  

Play information, by Mrs McLennan

Date: 18th Mar 2019 @ 3:59pm

We have been working hard over the last week in our rehearsals and we’re nearly ready. The performances are on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Children will need to return to school between 5:30 and 5:40. We have costumes in school. If your child is unable to attend, please could you let me know. Many thanks. 

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

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