Year 2: The Zebras: Blog items

The Great Fire of London, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 28th Mar 2023 @ 9:17pm

The zebras thoroughly enjoyed their history visitor learning even more about the great fire of London.

It linked to our science learning about flammable materials and fire safety as part of our PSHE curriculum. 

DT healthy wraps, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 22nd Mar 2023 @ 4:03pm

A special thank you  Mrs Reagan who has helped the children make their healthy wraps today.  We practised our being healthy, by cleaning all the surfaces before hand, giving our hands a good wash and washing up afterwards. 

Red Nose Day, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 6:39pm

Congratulations to our Red Nose Day competition winners.

Their positive character trait Mr Men/Little Miss characters were put on a t.shirt for them to wear with pride.

Thank you to everyone who entered.  Certificates are on there way to each of you. 

The Bee Musical, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Mar 2023 @ 6:25pm

Congratulations Zebras.  You were amazing.

World Book Day 2023, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 5th Mar 2023 @ 6:38pm

Where’s Wally theme was a huge success.  The children looked fantastic, they have written some amazing postcards all about what Wally saw on one of his adventures. 

The children have brought home their very own Where’s Wally activity book, as a gift from us, so they can continue to enjoy reading for pleasure at home as well as school. 

History, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Feb 2023 @ 8:47pm

We have started a new topic on The Great Fire of London.  We looked at some pictures of London now and then, we found similarities and differences. 

Spelling, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Feb 2023 @ 8:44pm

We are learning about how root words change when we add suffixes to them.  We have been playing some games to help us. 

P.E., by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Feb 2023 @ 7:33pm

Today we started our football unit of work.

To warm up we played the bean game.  Can you tell what type of bean we are acting out?

We had to practice kicking a ball straight using the inside of our foot. We practised dribbling a ball between cones trying to keep it close to our feet so we had control of the ball.  

Measuring length, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 21st Feb 2023 @ 7:30pm

This week our maths lessons are all about length.  Here we are using metre rulers to find things longer and shorter than a metre.

Why don’t you practise at home.  Find objects, write them down then use a ruler or tape measure to find out how long they are. Remember to put the units of measure. cm or m.

Do you know how many cm are in a metre?

Spring 2nd half term Subject organiser, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 4:13pm

Welcome back to the 2nd half of the spring term.

Please see the document below which will tell you all about what we will be learning about this half term. 

Mrs Catterall 

Projects, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 1:03pm

We have had some amazing projects this half term.  Thank you.



PE Gymnastics, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 1:00pm

RE - Hinduism, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 12:57pm

Our RE topic this half term has focused on Hinduism.  We have disucssed how Hindus show their devotion to god through worshipping different deities.  We learnt about Puja and read Hindu stories. 

PE Paralympic event, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 12:53pm

The zebras had a fantastic time learning all about how people with disabilities can compete in sporting activities. 

Science -, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 12:26pm

In science we have been learning about life cycles. We read through statements and matched them to the correct stage of the life cycle. 

 We have explored how exercise affects our bodies. Inreasing our rate of breathing and our heart rate/pulse.

We have looked at what makes a healthy diet and the different food groups we should be eating.

DT chairs for Baby bear / zebra, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 12:22pm

We have used our research into structures to work as a team to create a stable chair for our class zebra to sit on. 

3D Shape, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 19th Feb 2023 @ 12:19pm

We have been exploring the properties of 3D shape to identify the number of vertices, edges and faces they each have. 

Projects, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 17th Jan 2023 @ 12:31pm

Children can choose to make a project linked to something which are are lensring about in class or something they are interested about.


These will be put on display in the hall for everyone to have a look at during our parent''s evenings.


Reminder of topics we are currently leanring about

Science - Healthy Eating, how to be healthy in general - exercise, drinking water, good night sleep, having fun with friends etc.

Geography.  Different human and physical features of the UK.

RE - Devotion - Hindu deities.

PSHE - Goals and Dreams

PE - Gymnastics


We can't wait to see what you do. 

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?

Christmas Party Fun, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:18pm

Shape - maths, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:15pm

Christmas dinner, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:10pm

parliament week, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:06pm

Spelling, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 10:00pm

Dance, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 9:57pm

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