Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Starfish F

Monday 4th - Friday 8th December 2017


We started the week off with an exciting morning making Christmas decorations. A big ‘thank you’ to those of you who were able to join us. We couldn’t have done it without your help and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did. The classroom looks very festive with all the lovely decorations. The children are very excited about next Tuesday’s Christmas nativity concert and have been busy practising their songs.

As the weather is getting more wintery we are having a class challenge to see who is able to put on and do up their coat independently. Just a reminder that our final swimming session for this term will be on Thursday 14th.

Have a lovely weekend.












Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017


We have had yet another busy week in Starfish class. As the weather has turned really chilly we decided it was a perfect time to make some lovely, warming soup. On Tuesday we sent our ‘Special Helpers’ to the greengrocers to buy our ingredients. On Wednesday we all helped to chop and peel the vegetables before heading off to the school kitchen to cook our soup. In the afternoon we were able to taste our soup. Most of the children said it was delicious and quite a few children had second helpings!

We are continuing to rehearse for our Christmas concert and have been doing some great singing. We hope you will be able to join us next Monday morning for our Christmas decorations making.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Starfish team











Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017


This week in Starfish we have been thinking about all the different vegetables we like to eat. At lunch time we have an on-going ‘salad challenge’ to see who chooses lots of healthy vegetables. We turned our role play area into a soup café and we have been writing lists of ingredients for our vegetable soup making activity next week. We talked about our favourite vegetables and made a pictogram to show the results. We also had some great new resources delivered this week, including a huge pile of foam bricks.  This led to lots of great co-operative construction and building work taking place out on the decking.









Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November 2017


As it is anti-bullying week and in the run up to Children in need we have been thinking about how we can be a good, kind and caring friend to others. We also thought about the importance of saying kind words to others so as not to hurt people’s feelings. Our class character, Jigsaw Jennie, appeared on Monday with a spotty bandage on her head after having bumped her head in the playground. The children decided it would be kind to write her some ‘get well’ cards to cheer her up. We have also enjoyed doing lots of ‘spotty’ activities such as spotty addition and making spotty biscuits. We took part in the coin art competition in the playground to celebrate Children in need on Friday. We have even squeezed in some singing practices with our friends in Coral and Seahorse to help learn our Nativity songs! What a busy week!






Monday 6th November – Friday 10th November 2017


This week we have enjoyed creating firework pictures, both individually and in small groups. We experimented with a range of printing materials and paints to make our sparkling firework designs.  Some of the children cut out 2D shapes to make their rockets and fireworks. We also used a graphics program in our ICT session to create firework effects on our pictures. We then talked about our experiences of seeing fireworks and wrote words to describe the noises fireworks make. We have also enjoyed helping to keep our outdoor area tidy and the children had great fun working as a ‘tidy up team’ earlier in the week, sweeping up all the autumn leaves. We have been learning about positional language such as under, behind, next to, on top of etc. We enjoyed playing instructional language games out in the playground. We joined the rest of the school for a minutes silence on Friday to mark Remembrance Day.

Have a lovely weekend

The Starfish team










Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 2017


We were delighted with the “Holiday Homework” that the children brought into school - you have all been so busy! We had so much work we decided to display it in the classroom. Thank you for your support.

On Wednesday morning we had a fire engine parked in the playground and on Wednesday afternoon we had a visit from Pudsey Bear! Pudsey was very friendly and we all had a hug or a “high five” with him.

We were all rather excited and some a little worried on Thursday as we had our first school swimming lesson. We were so impressed as the children coped really well and were so proud of themselves when they had done it. We couldn’t have managed without our “helpers”, so a big thank you to them.

In addition to all this we went on a “shape walk”, looking for shapes around our school and practised hopping, skipping and jumping.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Starfish Team









Monday 16th October – Friday 20th October 2017


We have had yet another busy week. On Wednesday we went exploring in the Library Gardens and looked for signs of autumn. Thank you to all our lovely helpers who did a great job encouraging the children to investigate and collect their autumn treasures. On Thursday we met up with the children from Beluga class.  These Year 6 children will be our ‘Reading Buddies’ for the whole year. We enjoyed sharing stories with them and look forward to visiting them in their classroom next term 

For those of you who couldn’t attend our Phonics Workshop, the presentation can be found on the website at >about us>curriculum>reception.

We can’t believe it’s half term already, the weeks have flown by and the children have done a great job of settling into school. There are some ‘Autumn home learning challenges’ in the children’s book bags to keep them busy over the holidays. We look forward to sharing any ‘homework’ on our return to school.

Have a lovely half term break.

The Starfish Team.










Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017


We have had yet another busy and enjoyable week in Starfish class. We have been busy practising our Jolly Phonics sounds, actions and songs. Thank you to those of you who attended our parents phonics work-shop, we hope you found it useful. Some of our activities this week have included reading and listening to stories in our book tent, working co-operatively with the water play equipment and designing our own autumn hedgehogs collages at the creative table. We also enjoyed celebrating ‘Leigh in Pink’ day on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend.






Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017


Thank you for your kind Harvest donations, we’re  sure they will be gratefully received.

Continuing with our Autumn theme we have been making leaf prints for a display. Some of the children enjoyed planting daffodil bulbs with Mrs Kasai-Harte in the Courtyard Garden.

We have seen lots great child-led activities during Free-Flow including independent writing, puppet shows and reading for pleasure in our “Reading Tent”.  The children are also showing great team-work at tidy-up time.

We also joined the rest of the school for our first Celebration Assembly on Friday.

We hope you have a good weekend and we look forward to seeing you at the Phonic Workshop on Tuesday.

The Starfish Team










Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017


We have had another busy week in Starfish class and the children have been getting used to staying at school all day. We have completed our self-portraits by designing our own frames. They look really colourful and the children were proud to display their work in the classroom. We have been discussing the changes that happen during Autumn time and have enjoyed investigating the wonderful  Autumn ‘finds’ the children brought in to show us. We have been continuing to get to know each other and have enjoyed using the computers, going to music and ICT.

Thank you for supporting the children at home with their reading and the children will be bringing home their first word-sheet on Friday. We hope you will be able to join us at our reading and phonics workshop on the 10th October.










Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017



The children have really enjoyed staying for lunch this week and are quickly becoming familiar with our lunchtime routines. We have been very impressed in the mornings with almost all of the children coming up the ramp into class independently. We have been busy painting self-portraits, exploring the outdoor area and resources, listening to stories and getting to know one another.

Next week, we plan to set up an autumn interest table with conkers, leaves, pine cones etc. We would love to add any autumn ‘finds’ you may come across at the weekend.









Monday 11th September – Friday 15th September 2017


Welcome to our Starfish Class page.

We have enjoyed getting to know the children during their first few days at school and we are getting better at remembering everyone’s names!

The children have been exploring the classroom, making friends and trying out the snack bar.

Have a lovely weekend, see you all next week.

From the Starfish Team