Year 3: The Pandas: Blog items

test, by Mrs Barnes

Date: 7th Oct 2022 @ 3:46pm


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.  

Meet the Teacher, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 7th Sep 2022 @ 8:02pm

Thank you to those parents who were able to attend this afternoon. The PowerPoint is now on the class page. 

Y6 Last Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 2:59pm

The tradional Longton send off for the Penguins.


Blackpool Zoo, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 6th Jul 2022 @ 8:18pm

Thank you Pandas for a wonderful day at Blackpool Zoo. It was so fantastic to see how excited you were all day. Your awe and wonder at every animal we saw was truly infectious. I know you all have your favourite animals , some of you even liked the naughty seagulls who stole some of our lunches.

You walked a long way today and there were no moans at all just lots of smiles, laughter and fun.

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.  

Rainbow Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 27th Jun 2022 @ 6:52pm

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.

Back in class after an assembly rehearsal we continued the work we have been doing in Jigsaw looking at different types of families. We all agreed that every special is special and that it is ok for families to be different.

After that we had a think about our colour, red and the meaning behind it, life. We made a list of amazing vocabulary on the board such as love, heart, blood, growth, happiness, acceptance, sadness and many more. We also had  visit from two members of staff from Hutton Grammar School and they were impresed with our work.The next task was to work in groups to paint these words and symbols on large pieces of paper in readunes to use later in the day.

Following on from the painting task we did some rainbow themed maths and then wrote a recipe for a special family.

After dinner we had a singing rehearsal and began to work in pairs to make equality bracelets ( we will finish making htm during the week).

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. 

Arts Week Wednesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 6:21pm

Another busy day of art in Year 2. This morning the children used the chrome books to research ideas for Jubilee themed coasters. They created 6 different designs before choosing their favourite to turn into a real coaster o keep as a memory of this special historical event. 

Once all of the amazing coasters were finished we lernt about the crown jewels and the seven sovreign crwns. Next we did some research and foud out about the Queen ; her likes and her skills. Armed with this knowledge the children created a new crown for the Queen. There were some amazing ideas. Ask your little Panda what they know about the Queen. You will be amazed. They have also shone linking their previous learning of Elizabeth 1 and Queen Victoria to our current monarchy.

Tomorrow the class will be busy getting ready for the jubilee party and also having a go at doing a detailed portrait of the Queen. 

Arts Week Tuesday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 24th May 2022 @ 7:10pm

This morning the children worked with clay. They were given the task of making a clay plate. It could be any shape and had to have a small stand fitted to the base. They all did an amazing job.

Once the plates were made the class lerarnt about the artisit Clarice Cliff who created lovely patterns and pictures on pottery. Having looked at an example called the Circle Tree the children were set their next task. In their sketch books they had to create the design they want to paint on their paints. The design had to be linked to the shape of their plate and could only use 3 colours- red, white and blue.  Work continued on the handbags too. A busy morning !

This afternoon the children went off around school to their groups to do more preperation for the party on Thursday . 

Arts Week - Monday, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 8:58pm

Arts week has started. This year our theme is The Platinum Jubilee. This morning the class started the week listening to the stry The Queen's Hat. Whilst we were listening to it and looking at the amazing illustrations the children noticed that in all of the pictures the Queen was carrying a handbag. This led us nicely into our first activity. Working in pairs with Miss Harrison and Mrs Woolley to pin templates onto felt and then cut them out ready to sew into pouch bags later in the week. The children also created floral collages within a profile picture of the Queen. The base of the work was a backround of royal images. They look great. The children really thought carefuly about the placement of the paper and jewel flowers. Once the collages were complete we leanrt more about the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign which we linked back to work in history. Next we discussed the things that we know the Queen really likes - dogs, handbags, her family and horse. The class were then challenged to fill horse heads with intrictae , colourful patterns that did not allow any of the white paper to be visible.

Afetr luch the children worked in groups around school with children from Key Stage 2. Some did drama, some were making table decorations, some were creating performance poetry, others were dancing and the final group were thinking about food and making biscuits. All of the afternoon activities will come together in the form of a Jubilee party on Thursday afternoon for invited guests. 

Panda's at work, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 7:48am

The Pandas have had another very busy week of learning.

In History the children used photographs to find out about railways in Victorian times. They also looked at some reports from passengers in first and second class carriages to learn about the conditions they travelled in.

Maths this week has been all about fractions, finding 3 quarters, learning that half and 2 quarters are the same and learning to count in fractions.

In English the children really enjoyed planning and writing their own space themed stories bringing to an end our work looking at Man on the Moon - a day in the life of Bob by Simon Bartram.Sewing became a little trickier this week as we revisited threading needles and then using running stitch to join 2 pieces of felt together. 

Thank you to all of the children who did the mathletics homework last week. This week the homework is a comprehension to complete on Reading Eggs - we have been practising comprehension skills in Guided Reading this week. Well done too for all of the super reading that is being done at home. You are all reading stars. 

Exciting Science, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 27th Apr 2022 @ 9:55pm

This week we explored the question How do cactus plants survive in the desert with no water?

We started the session by looking at some huge cacti plants that Mrs Fletcher's dad has grown from seed. Careful observations were made and lots of discussions had.

Great fun was then had using water, kitchen roll and wax paper to investigate how cacti survive.

Ask your child to tell you what we did.


Thank you everyone for all of the amazing reading you are doing. It is so important to read as much as we can , it really is the key to everything.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend. 

Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 8:29pm

Welcome back to school and to the start of the summer term. It has been a busy week for the Pandas. They have started looking at books by the author Simon Bartram in English. The first book being looked at is Man on the Moon ( a day in the life of Bob) , the children have found out informaton from looking at an illustartion, they have written questions, listened to the story and written a character profile of Bob, In spelling the children have been looking at what happens to words ending in y when you add the suffies -ing, -ed, -er and -est.

In maths the children have been brushing up their addition and subtraction skills as their warm up activities and  then have been learning about fractions. We have started our new geography topic by looking at physical and human geographical features. Our new DT projet has begun and lots pf fu was had as all of the children tried their hands at sewing , learning how to do running stitch. 


Thak you to the parents who came along to the SATs meeting tonight . The PowerPoint has been uploaded onto the class website page and is also on Google Classroom.

The new subject organiser and time table for this term have also been uploaded. 

Year 2 Trip, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 2:59pm

We had another wonderful trip yesterday when we visited the Preston Gujarat Society.

We were in awe of the beautiful ceiling and enjoyed learning more about Hinduism in a working temple.


World Book Day 2022, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 4:27pm

What a wonderful day we have had celebrating world book day !

The day started with a whole school assembly to introduce the teme and to share a story we wrote as a school in 2020. It was also when the stimulus for this year's whole school write was revealed. Our youngest children, the Lions  started the story and it was then emailed from class to class to be developed. It finally reached year 6 this afternoon and they proofread the story and then added to it. At 2.45 we met back in the hall for the world premiere reading of The Magic Potion. Wow !!!! What a story! Well done, again Longton. Please take some time to share the story as a a family and to ask your child which part their class wrote.

Every class has met up via an online meeting with classes at Barden Primary School in Burnley and Reception and Key Stage 1 have had a visit from Librarian Tom.

At Longton, as well as the World Book Day voucher we like to give the children a book as a gift. Your child will have a lovely book in their book bags this evening. Please enjoy reading them. 

Hello Pandas, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 2nd Mar 2022 @ 10:28pm

Hello Pandas I hope you are looking forward to our visit to The Hindu Temple next week as much as I am. I am looking forward to being with you on Tuesday too for our writing session. Well done to the children who read in church this week , you were amazing.

Your homework is on Google Classroom- it is all about verbs, doing words.

Mrs Fletcher 

Welcome Back, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 23rd Feb 2022 @ 3:05pm

Welcome back to school Panda's. I hope you all had a lovely half term break. Miss Eglin has now joined our lovely tribe and is working hard to make learning fun for you all. I will be popping in to see you all and also to do writing with you on Tuesday afternoons.

Your homework for this week is on Google Classroom and is a revision task in Maths.

The new subject organiser for this half term is now on the class page . 

Have a great half term, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 11th Feb 2022 @ 1:46pm

Pandas, you have had an amazing half term . You have worked hard , had fun and of course we had our wonderful trip to Manchester Airport.

Next term Miss Eglin will be joining our teamafter half term and I know that she is looking forward to it very much.

Make sure you all have a great break and I am looking forward to seeing what you have been up to in your holiday passports. 

Safer Internet Day, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 9th Feb 2022 @ 10:44pm

Tuesday 8th February was Safer Internet Day. The Pandas took part in a Vtes for Schools discussion. They discussed the question  Is the Internet bad for friendships?

They reached the conclusion that the internet is good for somethings but it is still better to play with people face to face. Our discussion went on to playing games online with people that we do not really know and how we have to make sure we are safe.

This lead to us watching the first episode of a series of internet safety stories called Hectors World where we learnt about not giving our details online to people we do not know. If you would like to share the rest of these stories with your chld this is the link. 

episode 1

episode 2

episode 3

episode 4

episode 5

episode 6

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.

Super Research, by Mrs Fletcher

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 8:59pm

Well done Panda's you really impressd me with your IT skills today. You all did an amazing job logging onto your chrome books and then researching famous landmarks in Europe. 

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

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

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