Year 1 - The Lions: Blog items

DT designs, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 22nd Jan 2023 @ 2:54pm

We are going to be making a windmill for a mouse to live in.Our first DT lesson was learning about what a windmill is, learning new vocabulary, axle, structure and turbine( sails). We designed our structures today ...they are looking good!

Busy, busy!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 4:26pm

This week the lions enjoyed working with a friend to design a wellie boot. They had to talk to each other, share ideas  and take turns.

In maths we have been using the tens and ones to help us to understand place value. We had to make numbers from 11 - 20 with the tens and ones and record what number we had  made. 

In Geography we learnt about the Equator and it affects how hot and cold places are, as well as reminding ourselves of the 7 continents.

Have a lovely weekend, don’t forget projects and badges , especially if it is a wet weekend!

Trait of the week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 11:28am

Each week the pupil's of Longton Primary School will discuss a positive quality or characteristic trait.

Please share as a family.  


Week beginning 16th Jan


Trait 1: Be honest. Don’t lie. Be a person people can depend upon. Think of the people we admire in books, movies and real life. Don’t they act with honesty and integrity? Aren’t they generous with others? Doesn’t everyone look up to them?

First week back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 8th Jan 2023 @ 4:56pm

The Lions settled back to school really well and enjoyed starting their new topcs, science -describing animals and Geography - learning about the world and the 7 continents.

We also recapped our shape work, naming, describing and sorting 3D shapes.

Dont forget to complete a project which will be shared on parents evenings, coming up later this half term. They can be last half terms learning, the seasons, Longton or this half terms learning,outlined on the attached subject organiser for Spring 1. 

I have attached some badges for you to complete at home too,  book worm, bake off and scientist. Complete the tasks and return to school for me to check and tick off. You can then order your badge at the office.

A big thank you from myself and Mrs Regan for our lovely Christmas gifts, we both feel very spoilt and it is not expected but much appreciated, so thank you very much.

As always please do speak to us about any queries / concerns you may have.

Hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy 2023.πŸ™‚




Spring 1

Party party, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 3:36pm

We had a fabulous party this afternoon.Lots of dancing, singing and games and of course...a visit from Father Christmas. A big thank you to the Y6 DJ’s they were fantastic πŸ‘

Christmas dinner!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 7th Dec 2022 @ 4:27pm

Nativity fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 3rd Dec 2022 @ 10:58am

A very proud teacher would like to say a massive well done to the fabulous Lions. The performance on Thursday was f a n t a s t i c ! The speaking, acting, singing and dancing were amazing - well done!

Windy Brickcroft!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 5:39pm

We had a great walk to the Brickcroft this morning looking for sons of Autumn and human and physical features of Longton. It was certainly Autumnal with gusts of winds and lots of leaves blowing! 

We saw lots of human and physical features f Longton, what do they remember?

We had a sneaky play on a human feature of Longton too.....

Week November 14th, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 5:12pm

On Tuesday we enjoyed a dance session, we learnt a short routine , it was fun!

In maths we have continued using ten frames to help us solve part part whole problems.

We have been busy learning songs for our Christmas production , keep reading through any lines you have , you are doing great! A letter has gone out with what you might need to provide, any questions please just ask.

Next week on Thursday we are walking down to the Brickcroft , you are welcome to join us🀞for OK weather.

Have a great weekend , don’t forget to read , read ,readπŸ‘πŸ™‚

Remembrance day, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 3:17pm

We have enjoyed finding out more about Remembrance Day today  and joining in with our special service. The children all looked amazing!

Have a good weekendπŸ™‚

Fantastic first week back, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 4:51pm

The Lions have settled well back into school routine and have been working hard, definitely some fantastic learning going on!

In Science we have started to think about what the different seasons are and how we know, it has definitely felt colder this week.

In history we discovered why we celebrate bonfire night, what can your child remember, remember about the 5 th November?

Have a good time celebrating but remember to keep safe.

Science ambassadors, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Oct 2022 @ 9:51am

Longton's Science ambassadors led a whole assembly conducting two amazing investigations. Well done 

Library visit, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 3:28pm

The Lions loved visiting the library today. We listened to some spooky stories and made dangling ghosts...getting us ready for the Halloween disco tonight!!!


Treat time!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 19th Oct 2022 @ 4:39pm

The Lions enjoyed their well earned class compliment. They watched Inside out, ate pop corn and chilled out with teddies and PJ’s , what more could you want!!!

Learning is fun, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 18th Oct 2022 @ 6:30pm

Yesterday we had an exciting Science lesson using our last sense of touch, we put our hands in jelly, cornflour goo and shaving foam, we came up with some great words to describe how it felt. The rest of the class were describing objects and guessing what they could be in a feely bag. We then swapped over.

In maths we have been learning about the part part whole model which helps us with our adding.

Dont forget our class compliment treat tomorrow, PJ’s and teddies allowed!

Exploring toys, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 3:39pm

A big thank you to you all for sending in toys for us to explore, it really bought our learning to life. The children loved showing and telling us all about them.

Thank you again for your support , have a great weekend πŸ™‚

Lion’s fantastic learning, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 14th Oct 2022 @ 3:15pm

This week in maths we have been learning to compare numbers using symbols < = >

We made greedy crocodiles to help us remember which way they went.

In English we have enjoyed learning lots of rhymes and listening to and spotting the rhyming words.

We enjoyed skipping to some of the rhymes and clapping to keep the rhythm.

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.  

Super learners, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 4th Oct 2022 @ 5:25pm

Yesterday we loved using our sense of taste to identify flavour of crisps. We chose our favourite and created a block graph.The Lions favourite was Salt and Vinegar, do you agree?

Today we had fun working in a group to create a group colour monster, we all had to help , they look amazing!!!!

Dont forget projects for next week. They can be on interests, family fun, work in school.πŸ™‚

Smelly business!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 5:35pm

This week the Lions were trying to guess the smell, most nice .....

Have a good weekend, don’t forget projects !!

Another fantastic week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 16th Sep 2022 @ 5:24pm

The Lions have been amazing this week , yet again, trying their best and being super learners.πŸ‘πŸ™‚πŸŒŸ

Definitely f a n t a s t i c !!

End of a busy week, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 9th Sep 2022 @ 5:22pm

Yesterday we enjoyed exploring school to find out “What is our school like?” 

Today we have started to remember the Queen following her sad passing, we decorated paper flowers and cut them out to make a long ribbon of flowers.We put them in our special remembrance area at school, just like people are laying flowers in remembrance across the country.

Super Science!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 5th Sep 2022 @ 6:22pm

This afternoon we had a fun Science lesson naming and labelling our body. We did really and had lots of giggles!!!!

Superstars!, by Mrs Pratten

Date: 2nd Sep 2022 @ 5:04pm

The lions have had a fantastic start to Y1, learning routines and enjoying catching up with their friends- well done!

Have a lovely weekend 😊

Y6 Last Day, by Mr Pearson

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 2:59pm

The tradional Longton send off for the Penguins.


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