Leigh North Street


Primary School

We learn together through Questioning, Perseverance and a Positive Mindset.

Arctic 5

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July 2017


This week was the last week of Year 5’s growing up talks – and it ended fittingly with a visit from ‘a mum’ to tell us all about child birth, and the trials and joys of bringing up a young baby. She gave a great talk and answered loads of fantastic questions from the children.





Monday 26th - Friday 30th June 2017


We have been fortunate this week to have had a visit from some staff and pupils from the Lancaster School.

The pupils talked about themselves and the good things that are happening for them at the Lancaster School.

It made us all think about how every single one of us is different from each other in some way, and how we must learn to respect each other for the way that we each are – for each one of our varied strengths and each one of our varied weaknesses.

A really valuable life lesson.




Monday 19th - Friday 23rd June 2017


Another exciting lesson in Atlantic 5.

Teaching meditation – a calming moment.





Monday 12th - Friday 16th June 2017



Year 5 children at chef school!

Cookies being created, cooked and then eaten and enjoyed by all.

Thank you to all those who helped.









Monday 5th - Friday 9th June 2017


Year 5 have decided to make some biscuits/cookies.

We thought that we should test some out first of course, otherwise we wouldn’t know what would be good to make!

I think that we all enjoyed it…..

We are now all looking forward to making them next week.





Monday 22nd - Friday 26th May 2017


Year 5 have been having great fun creating their own performance poetry.

They have studied a variety of poems and then made a choice to work in a group to create a poem in the style of one that they enjoyed.

Every child in Year 5 produced a great performance poem which they shared with the rest of the year group on the school’s outside stage.



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Monday 15th - Friday 19th May 2017


Year 5 have been investigating the creation and use of flow charts. We have all learnt the basic symbols and their uses. We have used a program called Flowol 4 which enables us to control movements and lights in mimics on the computer. It has been great fun, and we are all very adept at the basics now.




Monday 8th - Friday 12th May 2017



Year 5 have recently been studying how to write persuasive letters in greater detail.

To help year 5 Mrs. Livermore’s son (who runs the breakdance afterschool club at Leigh North Street Primary School, and who is world known for his skills in breakdancing) came into school to tell us all about the history of breakdancing and how it can help with; concentration, happiness, anti-bullying and much more. Year 5 were so persuaded by his talk that it was decided that letters should be written to Mr. Hautler and the Secretary for Education to try to persuade them to include breakdancing in the curriculum!

We will wait and see the result!





Monday 1st - Friday 5th May


Year 5 were lucky enough to catch our caretaker on a break from his hard work to ask him lots of questions about water usage in the school as part of our Geography study about water.


Pacific 5 were also lucky to catch up with the other two year 5 classes and visit the airport at Southend.

Are these some female pilots of the future??





Monday 24th - Friday 28th April 2017

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Monday 27th - Friday 31st March 2017


Making ‘Modern Art’ in Leigh Library Gardens!


Maybe the £1,000,000 art of the future for the Tate Gallery?






Monday 20th - Friday 24th March 2017


This week Year 5 have enjoyed the mathematical challenges set by Tom from the Puzzle Company…

Even when you thought you had completed it Tom always seemed to have a harder task to do with the same piece of apparatus!







Monday 13th - Friday 16th March 2017


Enjoying mathematics – OBVIOUSLY!




Monday 6th - Friday 10th March 2017

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If you thought that all we did at school was sit behind desks and learn, Year 5 demonstrate that we don’t. We warm up our bodies and minds behind our desks too!



Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 2017


We had great fun on World Book Day dressing up, writing about the characters we chose to dress up as, and writing alternative point of view stories.








Monday 20th - Friday 24th February 2017


The Highway Man















Monday 30th January - Friday 3rd February 2017


What a brilliant session we had this week looking at the moon, and visualising what it might look like in the future when we inhabit it – all through the eyes of the ‘Google Expedition Experience’.

Thank you Mrs. Knight the school’s IT technician for organising it.





Monday 23rd - Friday 27th January 2017


Toad’s caravan construction began this week, thank you to the help of Felix’s dad who supplied all the materials and chopped all the wood. All the year 5 classes will be involved. We hope that it will, when completed, give a real insight into ‘getting right into a character’, and enable us all to write more detailed and interesting stories.





Monday 16th - Friday 20th January 2017


Recently we have been fortunate to have the follow up lessons from our WHSB Science visits that we made before Christmas. We have had great fun doing ‘dangerous and interesting’ things!






Monday 9th - Friday 13th January 2017


This week we have been looking at our lives and what we would like to achieve in them.  
What hope in the future for families, jobs, friends, hobbies, where to live and achievements to make.
We wrote our hopes and dreams for our futures on leaves and hung them on the ‘Tree of Hope’




Monday 12th - Friday 16th December 2016


Two Year 5 classes were lucky to have an ‘all paid for trip’ to Southend Airport courtesy of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

The pictures show a talk by an Easy Jet pilot, Air Pressure Rockets being launched, and an interactive historical talk ‘by one of the first lady pilots’.

Another brilliant day had by all that went.


Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you – from all the Year 5 staff.






Monday 5th - Friday 9th December 2016


Some of the rockets made by the children were launched today!

Great fun and tension - waiting for them to launch - with a huge count-down from TEN.


The pictures below show the pre-launch tension, the explosion of launch, and the amazement at the height that some reached…. (no children are shown in the pictures because they were at a safe distance), but I’m sure that they will be happy to relay their experience.






Monday 28th - Friday 2nd December 2016


Year 5 have this week been looking at what actually makes us happy.  An interesting question for us all - especially as we approach Christmas.

Take a look at the list - what order would you put things in and why?





Monday 21st - Friday 25th November 2016


Well it is complete – the built to scale 5m rocket is hanging up outside the year 5 class rooms and it looks fantastic – well done Year 5!




Monday 14th - Friday 18th November 2016


Year 5 have been lucky to have been invited to Westcliff High School for Boys over the next few weeks to take part in some Science workshops! We jumped at the chance!

Here are some pictures of the exciting stuff we did:  learning about flame colours; psychology; the water cycle; refraction of light and acids.







Monday 7th - Friday 11th November 2016


Mexican Art






Monday 31st - Friday 4th November 2016


This week the yearly school Conker Competition is still progressing.  We are now down to about 14 conkers from all those that entered!

There are many Year 5s still left in the competition and the picture shows some of them.

Unfortunately Mr. Overton-Smith was cruelly knocked out by Stanley in Year 3! (Never mind – maybe next year Mr. Overton-Smith!)




Monday 17th - Friday 21st October 2016



All of year 5 have produced videos that help other children learn mathematical skills, such as: How to multiply, How to understand fractions etc. 

These videos have been added to a link on the school website – ‘Help with homework videos’. 

There are three already for you to look at but there more that are on the way. 

Take a look as they have been really helpful for children in our school already.

Take a look, even if you know everything about mathematics, because they have been really well written, produced and edited all by the children themselves.


Interview's with 'Tuffy The Killer Cat'

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Monday 3rd - Friday 7th October 2016


So over the next few weeks we have decided to build a scale replica of the Saturn 5 rocket.  Not an easy task but lots of us are involved from all the classes and I’m sure that it will end in success, (we will put a picture on the website for sure when we are completed.)

Here are some pictures of the small scale test, and then some of the construction, followed by the top and smallest part of the rocket’s internal structure.  When complete it will be five metres in length!






Monday 26th - Friday 30th September 2016


At least three times a week all the classes in Year 5 have lots of fun working out mathematics problems.

It always makes great discussion talking about all the possible ways that things are worked out.







Monday 19th - Friday 23rd September 2016


What a day we had!

Jerry Stone visited the school on Tuesday.  He is a self-proclaimed ‘Space Expert.’  He knew loads about space and was able to answer all our complex questions.  We also built the International Space Station – (well a replica anyway that now hangs in the corridor in the year 5 area).  We had a go at building a Mars lander too.  All very fun yet educational.




Monday 5th - Friday 9th September 2016


Welcome to a new School Year.

We all had a great time on Wednesday morning at 11am watching the chimney on the Isle of Grain being demolished.  The best bit was certainly how long the sound of the explosions took to get to us after we saw the chimney explode!


In Year 5 we worked out that due to sound travelling at approximately 343m/s that over the approximate 4 miles away that the chimney is it took the sound 18.7 seconds to reach us- brilliant!