Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Cockle Shell 4

Monday 9th July 2018 - Friday 13th July 2018


Here are Year 4 taking part in a Science lesson in the hall all about tooth decay.  We have placed hard boiled eggs in different liquids to see which ones will affect the egg shells.  The children made predictions about what they think will happen and we will observe the results. 





Monday 18th June 2018 - Thursday 21st June 2018


Cockles clearing up from breakfast










Monday 11th June 2018 - Friday 15th June 2018


On Wednesday, Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a glorious afternoon of sun, fun and super fast running. Each child took part in a flat sprint where they had to run as fast as they could against their team mates. A novelty race from every class was also an excellent part of the afternoon. This ranged from jumping donkeys to flossing! The overall winners of the afternoon were Endeavour- Year 3 and Renown-Year 4. Well done to everyone!







Monday 4th June 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018


Today in maths we had to upsize some kitchen crockery and utensils. This was because Mrs Carter is having a giant to dinner this evening and she needed some appropriately sized cups and plates for him to use. We carefully measured the equipment then had to times it by 4. (Let's hope she has enough food!)






Monday 14th May 2018 - Friday 18th May 2018


We started the day celebrating the upcoming Royal Wedding with a walk and talk where we discussed the wedding with our learning partner. We then came together for a red, white and blue themed class photo. Good luck Meghan and Prince Harry!





Monday 7th May 2018 - Friday 11th May 2018


Taking advantage of the lovely weather, today we used our knowledge to create role plays from the story we are currently studying at "The Shaman's Apprentice", outside in the active zone. It was quite tricky as we had to work together as a team to produce our own dialogue for the characters in the story. However, we persevered and look forward to performing our scenes to the class.







Monday 30th April 2018 - Friday 4th May 2018


Today we had great fun creating solar cookers with Mrs. Brown in our outdoor learning lesson. When the weather is warm enough, we will be testing them out by melting some cheese over nachos! YUMMY.



Mrs. Carter showed off some "impressive" moves on Friday during our Star Wars themed dance.





Monday 23rd April 2018 - Friday 27th April 2018


In English we have been reading 'The Great Kapok Tree'. In the story a man has to make an important decision whether to cut down the great kapok tree or not. As a class we took sides trying to persuade the man (Mrs. Carter) to make the final decision.



Today, using hack saws, glue and lots old wood and other plants, we have been creating some bug houses for the school garden.





Monday 16th April 2018 - Friday 20th April 2018


Today we used our lovely outdoor learning area to read and discuss Mrs. Carter's "Feelings" book as part of our Growth Mindset theme for this week.



As part of our sustainability topic, we have been thinking of ways we can recycle used objects. Today we have been creating hedgehogs using a paper folding technique with unwanted books. We'll keep you posted on their progress so watch this space!



This week we have discussed our school’s new Anti-Bullying Policy.  We covered what bullying is and how it should be handled. See the full policy in the ‘About Us’ section of this website.






We had an 'eggcellent' time with our reading buddies this morning in Clownfish Class. We spent some time listening to an Easter themed, Mr. Men book then paired up with our buddy and shared a story. For the finale Mrs. Middleton read 'The Bunny Who Found Easter' what a fitting way to begin the Easter Holidays!






Monday 12th March – Friday 16th March 2018


In Cockle class this week, we have been having lots of fun learning our times tables with help the of the Super Movers characters! We've found that singing and dancing are a great way to learn maths. Do you like our action shots? Perhaps you could have a go at home. Bring on the Dad dancing! (Photos please :))





Monday 5th March – 9th March 2018


We are learning all about the Anglo Saxons and their everyday lives. Today we used non fiction books to research all about them. We discovered some interesting facts and shared our findings as a class.




Everyone in our class made a fantastic effort dressing up for World Book Day. Can you guess any of our favourite book characters?





Monday 5th February - Friday 9th February 2018


We have been very busy making Iron Man models. As you can see we had to concentrate very hard on cutting out the complex design! We are now ready to follow a set of instructions to complete the models. Watch this space!




Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2018


We really enjoyed performing our class assembly today. Thank you to everyone who came to watch it. As you heard we have learnt lots of facts about electricity and especially how to keep safe. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!





Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January 2018


We have been learning about The Iron Man. We particularly enjoyed reading the first chapter where the Iron Man stands on the brink of the cliff. We have used collage and paper tearing techniques to recreate this scene from the book. As you can see this is a work in progress and are looking forward to seeing our completed creations.





Monday 15th January - Friday 19th January 2018


As part of our Iron Man unit we created a Conscious Ally to persuade the character Hogarth that they should or should not trap the Iron Man. The children discussed their reasons for or against in their groups and presented their ideas.



We have been continuing our electricity topic in science this week. Today we had fun using equipment to build our own circuits. We had to decide whether the circuits were complete or incomplete and give reasons why. As you can see from our pictures, if the circuit was complete the bulbs lit up!







Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January 2018


In science this week we have been learning about electricity. We sorted everyday electrical appliances into categories, deciding whether they were powered by mains, battery, both or neither. The results were very interesting!





4th - 5th January 2018


In Cockle 4 this week we have been sharing our achievements of 2017. Some children in the class presented their achievement to their peers. As you can see, there are some very talented pupils in our class! We have also been thinking about the qualities that make a successful learning partner which we will be following during this term at school.




Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017



What a fabulous afternoon we all had in Year 4.

We had 3 rooms set up for our party; a disco room with flashing lights, a games room for quiet games and colouring and a movie room where we watched 'Nativity'!

We had lots of yummy party food too. Thank you to everyone who provided food for the children's enjoyment.








Monday 11th - Friday 15th December 2017


Year 4 enjoying their Christmas dinner! Thanks to all the kitchen/lunchtime staff for organising such a great meal.





'We have thoroughly enjoyed preparing and performing our Christmas Show. It was brilliant to see how confidently the children sung, danced and spoke in front of a large audience. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Well done Year Four.'




On Friday 15th December we wore our Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day. We helped raise money for Save the Children.




Monday 4th - Friday 8th December 2017


Year 4 have been very busy this week rehearsing for our Christmas Production.  Lots of tickets have already gone home- we look forward to seeing you there!



Year 4 are getting used to performing on a real stage!  We look forward to putting on a great show!





Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017


Cockle class had a busy morning making Christmas decorations this week. Some of our crafts will be displayed in the hall during the Christmas Fayre on Friday 1st December.

Thank you to all the adults who joined us. I know the children loved visiting our class.



In science this week we have been investigating different melting points. We carried out an experiment where we tested how long it took for chocolate to melt in three different temperatures of water.




Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017


In gymnastics this week we have been practising our back and forward rolls on the matts, using the springboard to half turn and using the bench to do cartwheels.



We have been reading the story of Escape from Pompeii. We thought of synonyms for the word 'shake' and used these to create a poem about an earthquake. The children performed these with our learning partners to the rest of the class.



Cockle shell 4 Performance Poetry



Performance Poetry



As part of our science topic on sound we made our own musical instruments using recycled materials.



As part of our science topic on sound we made our own musical instruments using recycled materials.




Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November 2017


We had a special visitor this week. Vulpus spent the day teaching us about the Romans.We had fun playing a Roman game, completing a  quiz, looking at artefacts, listening to a story of Boudicca and re-enacting a gladiator battle.



Cockle class helped to raise money for Children in Need by wearing spots and donating money. The children brought in 1p, 2p and 5p coins and together created a masterpiece, winning first prize.




Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017


We acted out an argument between Romulus and Remus the two Roman brothers as part of our English lesson this week.







Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017


This week we teamed up with our reading buddies from Clownfish class.



As part of our English we followed instructions to create reflection pictures, using water colours and wax.



On the 13th October we came to school dressed in pink to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research.




Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017


class used practical investigation to identify properties of 3D shapes.



We have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes using the correct vocabulary of faces, edges and vertices.






Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017





Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017






Monday 11th September – Friday 15th September 2017


We researched earthquakes in the computer suite.






Monday 4th September – Friday 8th September 2017


Cockle class had lots of fun in science this week learning about sound. We used different materials to investigate how sound is created through vibrations.