Reception: The Pandas: Blog items

Where the poppies now grow, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 11th Nov 2019 @ 8:50pm

Today we read the story, Where thecpoppies now grow by Hilary Robinson. We thought about the soldiers and we made pictures and poppies. We had a very lovely Remembrance Assembly. 

Gruffalo Week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Nov 2019 @ 10:03am

Gruffalo week has been so much fun. We have added Gruffalos, drawn a story map and eaten owl ice cream and Gruffalo crumble. Yum!

Friday Treat, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 1st Nov 2019 @ 3:20pm

After a very busy week, we watched the Room on the Broom and had marshmallows and popcorn as a treat.

Room on the Broom week , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 31st Oct 2019 @ 8:52pm

Our theme for this half term is, Who is Julia Donaldson?

It has been so much fun, take a look.

Firework safety poster competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 11th Oct 2019 @ 3:04pm

Sorry this is late notice, time has flown quickly and posters need to be in well before bonfire night to be judged and prizes awarded before the day.

Children from any class can enter.  Just create a poster showing how to be safe on bonfire night and bring it to school on Monday to be sent off to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Last year we had an overall winner in school, it would be great if someone from Longton could win a prize. 

Tap its - tapping a beat and finding a rhythm, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 6:51pm

Today we got the tap its out and tapped a beat to different songs. When we stopped tapping we put them on our heads! Take a look at the pictures and the video clip of our delightful singing and signing.

PE part3, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Oct 2019 @ 6:10pm

PE part 2, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Oct 2019 @ 6:08pm

PE part 1, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Oct 2019 @ 6:06pm

We are really enjoying our PE on Mondays. We have been gaining confidence on all of the apparatus and today we had a go on the large equipment and the climbing frame. We are balancing, travelling, and jumping off the gym benches carefully and like a gymnast.

Lucy's Blue Day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 4th Oct 2019 @ 7:04pm

This half term we have been thinking about our emotions of happy and sad. Today we read a lovely story called Lucy's Blue Day. We found out that whilst it's great to be happy it is ok to be sad, and eventually your sadness goes and you become happy again. 

Maths is fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 7:32pm

This week we are learning to add. We have added teddies, hedgehogs, conkers even hedgehogs spikes. Take a look at some of our amazing work.

Macmillan coffee morning and book read, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 1st Oct 2019 @ 5:39pm

What an amazing morning. We were completely blown away by the number of visitors this morning. Thank you to everyone who came along to support this event, there was plenty of cake for everyone. The children enjoyed reading with their parents/grandparents, reading with the younger children or sat on a bean bag, taking off their shoes and sharing a book with their friends. Thankyou also to the parents who helped our amazing charity ambassadors and heads team. 

We had lots of amazing cakes for our moon/space themed competition. There are some very talented bakers out there.  The charity ambassadors had some difficult decisions to make when choosing the winner from each class.  The winners were informed in assembly today and prizes given out. All children who took part will receive a special certificate later this week. 

We will let you know the total amount once it has been totalled up. 

Cake competition, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 6:36pm

Thank you to everyone who has entered the cake competition, your entries are amazing. There is still time to bring in your entry on Tuesday morning before we start selling at 9am. 

We are also welcoming any cake donations home made or bought for our Macmillan coffee morning and book read. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. 

PE circuit, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 9:42pm

In PE we are learning to move carefully around the hall, moving forwards, backwards and sideways. We listen carefully to different instructions and then we had a go at a circuit where we were throwing, catching, balancing and stepping up and down....we thought about what our heart was doing inside of our body whilst we were exercising.

Mad Science, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Sep 2019 @ 2:28pm

This afternoon the children found out all about the science of sport from the mad scientist.  



Monday Funday x, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 16th Sep 2019 @ 6:52pm

We have had a lovely day. We are reading the story of little red riding hood and we have made a bakers shop to bake like Grandma. We are playing board games and card games to encourage turn taking and speaking and listening.

Meet the teacher, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 7:30pm

Thank you to the parents who turned up tonight. If you couldnt make it , dont worry, I have put together a pack that will be in your child's bag tomorrow. Homework books have gone home tonight and we collect back in byTuesday of the following week.

Parents were asking about phonics and how we teach it...there is a quick parent guide on the files to download and I have just added a new one named 'read with phonics', Im sure over the next year you will soon become familiar with all the terms; phoneme, grapheme, digraph etc...


Outdoor fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 10th Sep 2019 @ 6:26pm

We love learning in the outdoor environment. Take a look at what we've been doing today, click on the video clip.

First PE lesson., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Sep 2019 @ 7:19pm

Today we have all had PE in the hall. We played the bean game, balancing beanbags and sleeping lions. We all managed to get dressed and undressed and back in our own clothes.

Wow first week done X X X , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 5:49pm

Well done to all the pandas who have settled in really well, and well done to all mummy's and daddy's too X X we have been doing our jigsaw lessons today which are all PSHE lessons. This term we are thinking about being me in my world. Today we thought about being a good friend and made a set of panda class rules.

Thursday's delight, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 7:06am

Today we have been really busy. We have a practical maths and literacy session, an art session and as a special treat we had jujitsu taster sessions. 

Tuesday is great x, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 3rd Sep 2019 @ 12:28pm

We ads all having fun and settling into school really well.

First day part 2, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 2nd Sep 2019 @ 6:17pm

First day fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 2nd Sep 2019 @ 6:16pm

We have had the loveliest of days and everyone has settled into school really well. Take a look at our fun X 

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