Year 5: The Koalas: Blog items

Star Warts, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th May 2024 @ 7:37pm

The dress rehearsal was a resounding success today. 

The children are looking forward to the next performance on Wednesday evening and the final performace of Star Warts on Thursday. 

LPS +, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Apr 2024 @ 3:10pm

In LPS+ this week the children have been investigating board games and jigsaws to evaluate what makes a good game. IN the following weeks the children will be designing and making their own game. 

Cricket with Lancashire County Coach, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Apr 2024 @ 3:07pm

Today KS2 have had the pleasure of Stuart a coach from Lancashire County Coach into school to give us hints to improve the Koalas cricketing skills. 

All the children enjoyed themselves. 


Alice in Wonderland Production, by Mr Kennedy

Date: 19th Apr 2024 @ 2:49pm

What a show! Longton children had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic production of Alice in Wonderland on Monday. 

Brilliant public speaking, by Mr Pearson

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 11:44am

All of the Koala tribe wrote a speech to describe why they thought a sports person, who they chose, was the best Olympian ever.
They then performed their speech in front of the tribe. 
Two children were chosen as the winners.
Emma and Stanley then went to Hutton Grammar School and had their presentation judged by local MP.
Only one winner was chosen out of 15 entries. Both Emma and Stanley did brilliantly, however a child from Broakoak Primary School was chosen as the overall winner. 
Link to the Stanley and Emma's speeches. 


Super scientists, by Mr Pearson

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 10:47am

As part of science week, the Koalas investigated if the thickness of biscuits affected the amount of times they could be dunked until the biscuit dissolved. 
The winner was..... a bourbon biscuit. 

Year Five is rocking, by Mr Pearson

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 2:04pm

As part of our Wold Book Day celebrationshe Koala's dressed up fo the ocassion. the theme was Rock Stars and as you can see fom the photos below learning and enjoyment prevailed in Y5. 

Class projects, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 9:49am

An excellent range of class projects. 

Fun with our buddies, by Mr Pearson

Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 9:04am

The Penguins and Koalas spent an hour together developing bonds on Thursday. 

Koala update, by Mr Pearson

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 12:05pm

What a class of artists and designers. Installation based art today and a fantastic week of using CAD to design their own key rings. 
Thank you to all the parents of the Koalas I met this week at parents evening. The children's education is a partnership of us all working together to give the best possible experience. If there is an issue or niggle at anytime please do not hesitate to contact me. 

koalas first aid, by Mr Pearson

Date: 18th Jan 2024 @ 4:35pm

We received a lesson about emergency first aid. Recovery position. CPR and chocking were some of the first aid skills taught. 

Dictionary investigation, by Mr Pearson

Date: 11th Jan 2024 @ 11:33am

Using dictionaries to investigate new words today in English as part of a task. The Koalas had an amazing time. 

Christmas part Y5&6, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 2:36pm

The annual Christmas party was enjoyed by all. 

Tinkercad, by Mr Pearson

Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 11:47am

The children have been using Tinkercad in preperation for a DT project in the New Year using a 3D printer

the website can be found at


Student instructions

Class link:

  1. Go to your class with this link:
  2. Enter your Nickname assigned by your teacher.

Class code:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the class code: EQY2BMP4I
  3. Enter your Nickname assigned by your teacher.

The nick name is the childs name in this format jamesbond



Tuesday Christmas week, by Mr Pearson

Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 4:12pm

Today the children have been researching different world religions. We then watched a short film about the life of Moses.

We have also been learning to multiply two digit by two digit numbers. 


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CAD drawing excitement, by Mr Pearson

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 2:50pm

The Koalas have had an afternoon of fun learning by using Tinkercad, a software package to teach the children the basics of CAD drawing. The children will eventually make their final designs using a 3D printer that school has been loaned. 
Exciting times. 

Koalas adventure in Blackpool Panto, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Dec 2023 @ 4:48pm

An excellent time at the panto in Blackpool 

A visit from Santa, by Mr Pearson

Date: 13th Dec 2023 @ 4:45pm

Some of the Koalas had breakfast with Santa today. 

Great Longton Bake Off, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th Dec 2023 @ 11:20am

On Friday the great Longton bake off took place. The Koala tribe entered the most cakes and were successful in winning and coming second in the in KS2 competition. Well done to all especially Amelia, Georgie and Rebecca. 

Knowledge harvest, by Mr Pearson

Date: 5th Dec 2023 @ 11:14am

Today we have been harvesting our knowledge of what we have learnt this term and what we have remembered. 

Jigsaw, by Mr Pearson

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 8:24am

3 puzzle experts in the club from the Koalas 

Sporting events in the Koalas, by Mr Pearson

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 2:35pm

Honing our basketball skills and learning to ride our bikes safely. 

Koala enterprise event, by Mr Pearson

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 2:29pm

The Koala tribe had a fantastic time making chocolate snowball truffles. The children made a profit of over £60. Huge thanks to chef Jackson who organised and supported the children in production of the truffles. 

Trip back on time to WW2, by Mr Pearson

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 2:20pm

Today we visited Lancashire Museum in Preston to experience life in WW2. 

Contact the School

Longton Primary School

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Main Contact: Georgia Whiteman or Nicola Cox

Tel: 01772 612495

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