Introducing ‘Longthorpe Legends’ – a celebration of some of the fantastic work being handed in online from children learning at home. Please see the Newsletters Page for our first issue.
Before school closes for half term, we wanted to share some messages with you from all the staff at Longthorpe School:
On Wednesday, 20th March 2019, twenty-five children from year 4 walked to the Cresset (Bretton, Peterborough) to do a beautiful performance to hundreds of people. Wow! They did this because they all wanted to show off their amazing skills at drumming and I think they really did, wow everyone!
Whilst walking in the bright, hot sunshine we were all very nervous and anxious to play Pan Logo and Djembe Waltz in front of around five times the size of Longthorpe Primary School. When we arrived, we met the Music Hub staff along with Mr Bright holding a delicious, yummy Costa cup in his hand! Even though the taxi was 10 minutes late, which was unexpected, we were still on time to collect the drums and go to rehearsal.
Then it was time for rehearsals so we took our seats on stage!! So exciting! As we rehearsed, Mr Bright gave us a couple of top tips for the performance.
Article written by a Year 4 student
This year, across the country all libraries are offering a free reading challenge for your child to take part in. It is a great and fun way to keep your child’s reading progress over the longer holiday. The theme this year is Mischief Makers and follows the characters from the classic Beano comic.
Key Stage 2 Sports Day took place on Tuesday 26th June. Despite the hot weather, the children all did their best and there were some fantastic results! Thank you to all the parents who came to show their support and cheer on their team. Please see the final results below:
Tenacity : 617
A huge well done to everybody for taking part, and especially to Creative house, the winners of the day!
From Monday 11th – Friday 15th June 2018, Longthorpe School took part in the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week. As part of their learning about a healthy diet, the children were set a different challenge for each day:
- Monday: Have breakfast – have a healthy breakfast!
- Tuesday: Have 5 a day – eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables!
- Wednesday: Drink plenty – have at least 6-8 drinks!
- Thursday: Get active – move more, sit less!
- Friday: Make a change – set a goal to make a positive lifestyle change that lasts!
The children had the opportunity to try a number of different healthy foods throughout the week, such as sugar free cereals, fruits and vegetables, and fruit infused water.
As part of Thursday’s challenge, the children took part in a ‘Get Active’ hour, where they could choose to take part in any activity offered, with options such as parachute games, bean bag rounders, ‘go noodle’, yoga, gardening and many more! The children took part in an activity for 20 minutes, then when the bell rang they could try something different.
Overall, the week was a huge success, with children reporting back their findings regarding the traffic light system on food packaging, and some children have been seen to be snacking on fruits and vegetables they previously had not tried or did not like!
Did you know that 1 in 5 people cannot sew a button on? Longthorpe is taking part in the Great British Button Challenge to bring more sewing into our classrooms and have received our Hobbycraft Teachers Pack to support our children in learning to sew.
We already have some budding stitches so are hoping to win one of the fantastic prizes on offer!
To help us with our mission – do you have any old buttons? If so, please do send them in to school in an envelope – all will be put to good use.
Would you like to help teach your child to sew? If so, the pack contains instructions on how to sew on a button and can be downloaded from the Hobbycraft website.
Our Year 4s had a fantastic residential visit to Caythorpe PGL (9th – 11th May). Activities included kayaking, archery, giant swinging, problem solving, climbing and sensory trail. The children came back inspired by their adventures and achievements, so much so that one young man persuaded his mum to go kayaking again the day after they returned!