Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Arctic 5

Welcome to Arctic Class!


Arctic Class Weekly News


Monday 11th March 2019 – Friday 15th March 2019


Arctic 5 have been learning how to put someone in the recovery position as part of their PSHE topic on `Healthy Me’.






Monday 4th March 2019 – Friday 8th March 2019





Monday 25th February 2019 – Friday 1st March 2019





Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019


Chinese Culture Day


Year Five had a brilliant day on Tuesday learning about Chinese culture.  We found out what lessons are like in a Chinese Primary School and were amazed to learn that children often spend their lunchtimes practising their times tables! We designed and made  noodle dishes  and we developed our chopping skills. Some children were really adventurous and tried vegetetables that they had never tried before; pak choi was particularly popular. We had a go at some yoga and tried some relaxation techniques. We also designed some traditional Chinese New Year decorations. Thankyou to everyone for supporting this day. The children looked fantastic all dressed up with bright coloured red and yellow cheering up the dreary February weather.






Monday 28th January - Friday 1st February 2019


Arctic 5 and Lobster 2 buddy readers had the chance to meet up this week and share the books they’ve been reading.





Monday 21st January – Friday 25th January 2019



Mrs Cole & Mrs Palmer both use Super Movers to help their Maths set reinforce their x tables! We all join in – including all the adults.



Arctic 5 have produced some super writing and Art work relating to The Willow Pattern and the class reading book Spilled Water.






Monday 14th January – Friday 18th January 2019





Monday 7th January – Friday 11th January 2019





Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018





Monday 3rd December – Friday 7th December 2018


Arctic 5 have been researching cultures from other countries to present to the rest of the class. Each group presented their findings in different ways, which were informative and articulate – well done Arctic 5!






Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018


Year 5 had an amazing Viking Day and experienced what life would have been like for them.


The child were able to take part in a selection of activities in the morning and learnt how to make candles, herbal medicines, Thor’s necklace, woven longship sails and clay elf stones. They took part in shield training, illumination painting and a rune writing workshop. In the afternoon, they experienced an archaeological dig and discovered lots of old artefacts.


They had the chance to ask questions and deepen their knowledge about Vikings and were well prepared with great questions to find out more about the Vikings! 


Overall a great day for all. Thank you again to the parent helpers who came and took part with us and to all pupils who have spent time to create excellent longboat models for homework.




Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018


We have been getting our heads round some really big questions in Science




On Friday we supported Children in Need by wearing our pyjamas for the day!



This week in Maths, we have been looking at measures and took our learning outside to learn all about metric and imperial equivalents.

It was great to work together as two classes and help each other!








Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018


This week Arctic 5 have completed their clay planets by painting them with metallic paints to give them an iridescent appearance. As you can see this has proved very effective and every planet is unique – fantastic work, Arctic 5! This area of art started with pencil planet sketches, followed by pen sketches and finally charcoal sketches in preparation for the class’s own planet designs, which were then created using clay.


Also, Arctic 5 have been using the ergos to research Viking longboats/ships in preparation for a one off piece of creative homework, which is being set this week. We are looking forward to the outcome of this set task!






Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018


Celebrating some of the amazing creative Space homework in Arctic 5.






Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018


This week we have shared books with our Buddy Readers in Lobster class




Having sketched planets using different media, we have designed and made clay planets including different textures and features.






Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018






Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018


Arctic 5 have been pre-learning during their `Walk and Talk` session, ready for Space Day. They were finding out from their learning partner if they knew who the first person was to land on the moon and discussing what they hoped to learn this week during Science.






Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018


During PSHE Arctic 5 discussed why rules are needed and why punishments may be needed in and out of school. Mrs Cole gave each table a die and left it up to the table to decide what to do. After five minutes the class came together and discussed what helped – working as a team and following rules to make up and play a game. The school motto ASPIRE came up during this lesson.






Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018


Arctic 5 have been checking the length and position of shadows throughout the day (fortunately the sun shone on Monday!). They noticed that the shadow moved position and length. This was part of their Science lesson.









Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018


As part of our PE this term we are learning and developing hockey skills.





Thursday 6th September -Friday 7th September 2018


We have been learning to learn – working together to research the Arctic Ocean, team games and writing a Captain`s log on a Mission to Mars.