Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School


Class 1 - Mrs Hogan 

Welcome to Class 1 at Longtown Primary School

Class Topics

Summer Term 2019

Our topic this half term is ‘Carnival of the Animals’.  We will be listening to the music by Camille Saint-Saens and reading the accompanying story book.  Through this and other animal stories we will build on the children’s knowledge of these wonderful creatures and will be writing both fiction and non-fiction texts.  In the second half term we will be looking at ‘Animal stories from around the World’, continuing with animal facts and also looking at habitats, creating poems and postcards.

We will be developing our DT skills within a mini project where we will be creating an animal trap.  The children will be planning, making and evaluating their traps throughout a series of lively lessons.  In Geography and Science we will be looking at animals from around the World as well as beginning to understand basic food chains.

As always in Maths, the children will have the opportunity to work individually, in pairs or in small groups to investigate ideas, using models and images to support their learning.  The emphasis is on learning through practical ‘hands on’ activities through a process of enquiry and experiment.

We will be developing our throwing, catching and batting skills within our PE lessons this half term and then moving onto athletics next half term.  There will of course be lots of Forest School activities and hopefully we will be making the most of the sunshine throughout the term!

Recent  Class Activities

Let's explore! (17 images)

Inventors, dinosaurs, Continents and more!

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Traditional Tales (11 images)

Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Superheroes! (26 images)

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Our first week (8 images)

What fun we have had!

Created: 8 Sep 17 09:40 | Last modified: 8 Sep 17 09:45



Class Information

Please note:

    • Forest Schools will take place every Tuesday. The children can come into school in their Forest School kits on that day. 

    • Class 1 will take part in two sessions of Physical Education (PE) a week. PE sessions will take place on a  Wednesday  afternoon and a Friday morning. (The children can leave their P.E kits at school all week.)



Tasks are mainly set around the children’s reading books and 'Read Write Inc' phonic sessions.

High frequency words will be given out to both Reception and Year One children.

Some Year One children will be given spellings based around the grapheme or 'word families' being taught during the week.

To help your children further in phonics, you can purchase Ruth Miskin sound cards online. If you need assistance with this, please come and see me. 


Here are some great maths websites for your children to practise their numeracy skillsTop Marks

KS1 Bitesize

ICT Games

Crickweb Numeracy

For details of our curriculum look on the Curriculum page.

If you would like to discuss anything with me, please do not hesitate to ring or drop in after school for a chat.