Reception: The Pandas: Blog items

Home Learning updates, by Mr Pearson

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 11:46am

Lots of updated ideas and websites to aid home learning.

Now in a tiered sections 

1.       Seriously recommend

2.       Good idea to use

3.       Worth trying but not essential

4.       For your information - You might be interested.

Check them all at Home Learning 

Daily maths lessons , by Mr Pearson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:12am

Fantastic daily maths lesson including video, activity sheet and answers. Closely linked to what your child would have been learning in school.

We as a school use White Rose maths as a scheme of learning in aiding our planning and supporting our teaching of maths.

Twinkl free password, by Mrs Brown

Date: 21st Mar 2020 @ 11:15am


As the Coronavirus spreads, we’re aware that more schools are closing and pupils’ learning is being disrupted. Parents, carers and teachers are looking for ways to ensure the continuity of education during school closures so that no children miss out on valuable learning time.

To support you during this period, Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. We’re also extending this to every parent and carer in your school so your pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

We’d like your support to get this message out. Please let your wider school and leadership team know about this opportunity so that you can all share it with your school community.

Please also share this code with parents and share the link above on your website so parents know where to activate their code.

We’ve also put together some helpful guidance to outline a few ideas for how you can support parents and carers during school closures, ensure high quality learning continues and support teachers, parents and carers to make the most from this offer of help.

If you are an existing Twinkl subscriber on Core or Extra you will be able to use this code to upgrade your current membership using the same link as above.

It’s easy to arrange access yourself through our website. If you do have any questions please get in touch with our TwinklCares team. As we are supporting people globally please bear in mind that we are receiving a large number of enquiries so please only get in touch if your enquiry is of an urgent nature at

You can also visit our website -

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and we hope that this will go some way towards helping.

Home Learning whilst closed, by Mrs Brown

Date: 18th Mar 2020 @ 10:50pm

Following the Government’s announcement, we are currently closed. Please engage with the home learning which has been set up for your child.  You can obviously be creative and add to these.  We would love to see what you get up to. If you email the odd photo of what you are up to we will try our best to add to the website - 

For home learning go to the curriculum tab on our website, go to the bottom and you will find the home learning link.  Depending on how long we are closed will depend on how much will be added. We hope you all stay happy and healthy and enjoy time with your families and loved ones. 

Class assembly, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 13th Mar 2020 @ 10:12am

Cosy reading time, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Mar 2020 @ 5:05pm

World Book Day , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 5:10pm

We all looked fantastic and have had an amazing day.

World Book Day 2020 science and space, by Mrs Masterson

Date: 6th Mar 2020 @ 11:21am

This world book day most people came in and science or space themed outfits to fit with our whole school year theme of moon landings.   We loved the fact that most people went with the principle of it is the thought that counts not the cost of the outfits - very eco!   Luckily, our school is very creative and we have seen some amazing ideas for the theme. Today we have also included another whole school write,starting in year six all the way to reception and seeing what wonderful story writing can be comprehended into it! At the end of the day we will have a big assembly and read through the excellent work we have created.

by Eddie and Emily J 

Multi Faith Week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 4th Mar 2020 @ 7:14am

This week we are learning all about different faiths. We have found out about Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism, so far. We have made leaves for the Buddhas Bodhi tree and we have tasted a Jewish delicacy of apples and honey.

Pancake Day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 12:29pm

Once upon a time......., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 25th Feb 2020 @ 7:34am

Our new theme this half term is fairy tales and story land. This week we have already visited Mrs Honeys hat shop, jack and the Beanstalk land and we are busy making the Jolly Postman’s Post office. 

Chinese New Year, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 25th Jan 2020 @ 8:43am

We have had a lovely few days finding out about the Chinese New Year. We made dragons, tapped a beat and did a dragon dance and made special red packets and put a gold coin in. Kung Hey Fat Choy !

Charity - Australia fundraising, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 7:50pm

Thankyou to everyone who donated their loose change to our Australian fire campaign.  This afternoon the children covered a map of Australia and the words adopt a koala.  The coins covered it all perfectly.

Linda will be adding it all up next week and then I’ll let you know the total. 

Thank you again. 

Harris Museum Trip, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 21st Jan 2020 @ 8:13pm

We have had a lovely day at the Harris museum.

Fantastic start to 2020, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 17th Jan 2020 @ 6:41pm

The Pandas have started the New Year with a fantastic mindset. We are focusing on storytelling, reading and writing. Take a look at some of the activities we have been up to.

Reading Rocket, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 10:38am

Our Reading Rocket is now complete.

Well done to Year 3 and Mrs Atkinson and everyone who brought in egg boxes.


Christmas party for reception year 1 and year 2, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 19th Dec 2019 @ 1:47pm

Stick an workshop part 2, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 8:58pm

Stick Man Reading Workshop, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 8:55pm

We have had 2 reading work shops today. Thank you to all the adults who turned up. We will be holding a phonics workshop in Spring.

Rockets launches , by Mr Pearson

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 8:14pm

Film of the end of school rocket launches 

Rocket at school, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 2:52pm

We have had so much fun at school, the rocket was amazing. 

Buddy lunch, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 11:58am

We have had lunch together too.

Buddy read, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2019 @ 10:53am

This morning we have met our buddies and we have read our favourite stories.

Afternoon fun in reception, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 7:16pm

Everyone has been working and playing really lovely today, take a quick look!

numicon fun in maths this week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 14th Nov 2019 @ 7:09pm

we have had so much fun finding out about numbers up to 20, looking at what the numbers look like in objects and how we write them.

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Linda Masterson

Tel: 01772 612 495

SEN Contact: Sue Hothersall

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