Year 3: The Bongos: Blog items

Celebration Assembly, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 16th Jul 2018 @ 9:35pm

Well done to all the BONGOS who recieved a certificate today.  

It was our final Celebration Assembly of the school year in church this afternoon and we celebrated by each class singing one of our Jigsaw songs. You were all amazing.  

The week ahead - 16th July, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Jul 2018 @ 11:46pm

Here we are, our final full week of the school year.

This week we have Celebration Assembly in church on Monday a 2pm.  The children will be singing a song from our Jigsaw work and telling you a bit about our work this half term. 

On Tuesday we will 'move up' and spend some time with our next class teacher.

On Friday afternoon we will get to watch the Year 6 Dress Rehearsal.

This week's learning.

English. We have been busy being Paddington and  writing postcards from all over the Lake District.  This week we are going to be using the ipads and the Green screen app to create a video postcard.  We will having some warm up drama and voice coaching from Mr Kennedy before we start filming.  We also have our cardboard suitcases and Paddington Bear's from earlier in the half term which we can use aswell. 

Maths.  This week our focus will be on Measures.  Making sure we know the different measure units and their relationship with each other. We will be solving problems

Jigsaw.  We will be completing our Changing Me unit this week.

Art - There are a few finishing touches to do on our Beatrix Potter work. 

Science - Review of plant parts and thei functions.  Create a 3D flower.  Exploring seeds and how they disperse. 

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 Warrior UK , by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jul 2018 @ 6:59am

WOW what an experience!

We had a fantastic day meeting Jonny and Wendy from Ninja Warrior UK.  They spoke with us this morning about following our dreams, not giving up, being determined, trying hard.  They then put us throguh our paces on an obstacle course set up in the hall.  After that, we had to try and complete the rope challenge.  Swinging from one rope to another without our feet touching the floor.  It wasn't as easy as it looked.  Our amazing gymnast Jemima succeeded and she got to have a special photo taken with Jonny. 

Here are a few photos of us in action.  (they are a bit blurry, but we were moving so fast)



The coming of Peace. WW1 display, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Jul 2018 @ 9:44pm

On Monday we had a lovely afternoon outside looking at our entry to commemorate the end of WW1. Thankyou to all the year 3 helpers who poured drinks, cut up strawberries,  buttered scones and served our visitors and the rest of the school.  You were amazing.  I have no photos of the afternoon as I was busy in the kitchen, but in case you haven't seen it here are some photos of the amazing display, a real team effort.


Choir Concert, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Jul 2018 @ 9:16pm

Well done to all those in the choir this morning.  We had a wonderful time listening to you sing.  There were some moving performances.  

The week ahead - 9th July, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jul 2018 @ 9:43am

The last couple of weeks to go and there are plenty of exciting things still taking place.

This week we have a visitor in school, we will be listening to a performance all about Roald Dahl.

We will have the opportunity to appreciate our lovely 'coming of peace' garden on Monday afternoon.

We have move up afternoon on Tuesday.

The children will be either performing in or watching the choir concert on Wednesday.

On Thursday we have a special guest from Ninja Warrior UK in school to put us through our paces.  Please see the parent mail sent out with more details.

On Friday we will be watching the Reception class assembly.

Lots of fabulous experiences and opportunities taking place.

Amongst all that we will be completing our Beatrix Potter art work, working on our times tables, writing our postcards for Paddington visiting different places in the Lake District and hopefully filming this as well.  We will be learning some French and having our weekly Jigsaw lesson. 

Here's to a fantastic week. 

Topic Day 5, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jul 2018 @ 9:32am

Topic Day 4, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jul 2018 @ 9:27am

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  


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

UCLAN Science fair, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2018 @ 6:15pm

We had a great day on Friday at the Science Fair, lots to have a go at and then 3 science shows to watch.

The children did amazing walking between the different venues in the heat.

Here are a few photos of the day.

If the video works you can see me eating a creepy crawly! The things I will do for my class!!

The week ahead - 2nd July, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2018 @ 5:51pm

The weeks are speeding by, we are now in July with just 3 and a bit weeks left of the school year.

This week there is lots going on.

Our topic days have been an amazing success, the children get fully engrosed in their given subject.

This week we are planning on having 2 topic days, the children are keen for all their boats to be made so we can have some exciting races next week. 

The plan for this week.

MONDAY - Topic Day

TUESDAY - morning, Maths and English.  We are contining to look at postcards and fractions. 

                  - afternoon - Year 5 dress rehearsal

WEDNESDAY - morning, Maths and English (postcards and fractions)

                        - afternoon - Longton's Got Talent

THURSDAY - Topic Day

FRIDAY - Year 6 take over day.


Times Table Rockstars, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Jul 2018 @ 5:42pm

Well done to all those children who have been using the times table rockstars.

18 children have now completed the studio session (10times) to set their personal rock speed, with several continuing with this and beating their scores to reduce the speed it takes them to answer the questions.  fantastic, well done.

If you have not yet completed this please do so as soon as you can, I can then see which tables you need to practise and the ones which the whole class are finding tricky. 

If you are not sure what to do please come and ask.

Hot, Hot, Hot., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Jun 2018 @ 6:15pm






Topic Day 3, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 26th Jun 2018 @ 6:12pm

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

The week ahead - 25th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 24th Jun 2018 @ 6:46pm

What a lovely day it has been, I hope you have all been enjoying the sunshine. 

This week will be starting our English unit - 'Wish you were here' where we will be looking at all the amazing postcards you have brought in.  We will be reading a book called 'Meerkat Mail' and exploring what a postcard is,  why we write them, who we send them to and what we write on them etc. 

In Maths this week we will be focusing on Fractions and working in pairs to solve some puzzles.

We will have another topic day.

Talent show auditions are on Tuesday morning.

We are going to the UCLAN science fair on Friday. 

Sponsored Danceathon Money to be in by Wednesday please.

The weather is set to be hot this week so make sure you have sun cream on, hat and a water bottle,

See you in the morning

Mrs Catterall

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 Catterall

Date: 23rd Jun 2018 @ 8:46am

We finished off our fabulous week with a trip to Longton Library.  The children enjoyed a scavenger hunt around the library in a group. Each group was a character from the Lancashire reading trail. 

Topic Day 2, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Jun 2018 @ 8:40am

This week we all moved around a subject for or topic Day activities.  Here are a few of the pictures we took.


NSPCC Sponsored Danceathon., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Jun 2018 @ 7:15pm

We have had an amazing day in year 3.  We loved our dancing every half an hour, some children felt it was more like a workout at times, it certainly kept us active!

I showed the children some old school dance moves and they have taught me to Floss!  I have to say I am very proud of myself.  The children across school have been amazing and have had a really enjoyable day.

Please collect in your sponsor money by next Wednesday and return to school in the envelope sent home last week.

Childline answer 2000 class a day at a cost of £5 per call.  This service is extremely important to help support and safeguard children from all types of abuse, neglect and those who have worries of any kind.  Every penny really helps. Thank you for supporting this important charity. 

I have taken many photos, however as we were dancing they are mainly just a blur!!  Here are a few of the clearer ones. 


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