Leigh North Street


Primary School

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Clown Fish Class Weekly News


Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018


On Monday we enjoyed our second games session outside and on Tuesday we practise jumping in different ways in our P.E. session in the hall. We have been learning to recognise, describe and sort 2-D shapes in Mathematics. In Literacy we have created our own story about something we have lost, with a clear beginning, middle and end. We also had fun dressing up in our pyjamas for `Children in Need’ on Friday. 

from Miss Callis J





Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018


On Monday we enjoyed our first games session outside. We listened carefully to the instructions and practised different skills. In English this week we listened to the story` Where’s my Teddy?’ and have written about how we would feel if we lost our teddy bear. We have also been looking at different story starters to help us write our stories next week. In mathematics we have learnt how to double a number, order the days of the week and months of the year. We also found odd and even numbers on a number track. In art we have created poppies to display around the classroom related to remembrance Sunday.

from Miss Callis J




Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018


In Mathematics we have been learning to halve and quarter 2-D shapes. On Tuesday afternoon we went on an autumn walk to Leigh Gardens. We looked for signs of autumn and collected some items. We had lots of fun exploring and using our senses! Thank you to all our adult helpers, we hope you also had a great afternoon! We used the items to create our senses poem about autumn. We also used the leaves to create leaf hedgehogs with a friend. On Friday we created a collaborative 3-D map of the local area. We then reflected upon our work! We discussed what went well and what we could improve.

from Miss Callis J






Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018


In Mathematics we have been ordering numbers and practising counting forwards and backwards in 10s. In English we have been labelling the different parts of a police officer’s uniform. We have also written a thank you letter to the police lady. On Tuesday we invited a fireman in to ask and answer our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the role of a fire fighter!

On Friday we had a fantastic day as some fire fighters from Leigh-on-Sea visited year one in their fire engines. We learnt about how to keep safe and how the different equipment is used.  We also had fun sitting in the fire engine!

Have a lovely weekend!  

from Miss Callis J






Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018


We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. We have enjoyed listening to the police community support officer this week and found out about the role she does in our community. We asked thoughtful questions to clarify our understanding. The children gained so much information and it may have even inspired some children to become a police officer in the future!


In mathematics we have been learning subtracting and counting backwards on the number-line. We have also been describing our `Happy Family’ characters in writing this week.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J





Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018


We have continued with the topic `People who help us’ and have written some questions to ask our visitors. In mathematics we have practised measuring using standard and non-standard units.  We have also learnt to tell the time using o’clock, half past quarter past and quarter to. On Thursday we enjoyed listening to the tubas! In gymnastics this week we have practised various skills including jumping, landing, rolling and completing a forward roll.

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J





Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018


We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have worked hard on writing a story with a repetitive text based on the book `Brown Bear’ and linked it to our topic. They have also learnt to recognise the different coins, find totals of different coins and ways to pay for different amounts. In Science we have been learning about our five senses.


I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis



Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018


This week we have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have written a list of equipment that each person may need e.g. a vet, a firefighter etc. They have also discussed alphabetical order and how to use a simple dictionary. In mathematics this week they have been learning their number bonds to 10 and recording them as number sentences.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J





Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018


This week we have introduced the topic `People who help us’. The children have listened to a variety of non-fiction books about `People who help us’ and discussed the roles of each person. The children have written captions about Mr Robbins our caretaker and how he helps people around the school. In Mathematics they have been counting, ordering and comparing numbers. We have also started painting our self-portraits.

Following our curriculum meeting you might want to see our website where you will find addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies under about us/school polices. You will also find KS1 mathematical skills which will give you an insight to what the children will be covering. We are also looking into different ways to help you support your child in Mathematics.

Home learning – To complete the `People who help us’ activities.

From Miss Callis J




Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018


In Clownfish class we have worked together to create our own classroom rules and decorated them using our handprints. We have discussed the school values and how we can demonstrate this in our classroom. We have listened to the story `Giraffes can’t Dance’ and wrote what we couldn’t do but now can do. We have revised the ‘Jolly Phonic’ sounds and practised some high frequency words. In Mathematics we have been counting forwards and backwards from different numbers.


from Miss Callis