Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School






Class  1  - Mrs Fawcett

Welcome to Class 1 at Longtown Primary School

We are an early years Reception class and are joined by our Pre-school friends in the afternoons.  The class teacher is Mrs Fawcett and Sally-Ann Smith and Jenny Lewis are the class teaching assistants.

In the last few weeks, the children have been busy exploring their new classroom and outdoor area.  There has been lots of messy play, painting, role play and creative play.   

Our topic this half term is ‘all about me’.  The children have been painting pictures of themselves, their families and things that are special to them.  They have found out about some of the similarities and differences between themselves and their families. 

We are also finding out about ‘materials’ their properties and how they change.  There has been lots of fun investigating water and ice, floating, sinking and magnetism.  We have also discovered how food can change by making smoothies and blackberry and apple crumble. 

The children love using our collection of loose parts to create and build all sorts of imaginative role play scenes and building challenges.  The collection of guttering pieces is often used to create fantastic channels for pouring and transporting water, with the constant challenge of trying to make sure there are no leaks!  Recently the whole class worked together to build a fantastic bridge over a pool of water, that appeared on the playground after some heavy rain, using foam blocks and wooden discs.

We are looking forward to our topics for after half term which are ‘toys’ and ‘exploring forces’.

Our topics this year are:.

Term Topic
Autumn 1 All About Me
Autumn 2 Toys
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

Please be aware that due to the nature of involving children in their learning, these themes could change. 

For further information please view the class 'Curriculum overview' on the curriculum page.

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.


Class Information


PE sessions will take place on a Thursday and Friday: Please wear PE Kit into School on these days.

Forest School is on a Tuesday. Please come into School wearing warm outdoor clothes. 




Tasks are mainly set around the children’s reading books and 'Read Write Inc' phonic sessions. Phonics activities and spellings will be sent home. High frequency words will be given out to learn at home. 

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. 


As the year progresses the children will have access to the Numbots online learning game. 


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 make an appointment after school for a chat. 

Recent  Class Activities


Working together to build a bridge to cross the MASSIVE puddle! 

Working together to cross the MASSIVE puddle!