Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Angelfish 1

Welcome to Angelfish Class!


Angelfish Class Weekly News


Monday 4th November 2019 – Friday 8th November 2019


Welcome back Angelfish! It has been lovely to see you coming back in our class with smiley faces and ready to learn.

This week in English we have come up with wonderful adjectives to describe what we have seen on our Autumn walk and have then used those adjectives to write our own Autumnal poem. We will be finishing these on Friday and they will be taking pride of place on our Wow Wall.

In maths we have been looking at different ways of adding and subtracting and putting these into practice to answer questions in lots of different ways.

We have talked about coastal and urban areas in geography and have begun to make collage poppies in art.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!





Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019


This week the children have enjoyed learning all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. They have produced some lovely firework and Halloween art. In maths, everyone has done brilliantly with subtraction. In English we have been labelling a fire engine and creating a job description for a firefighter- the children have had some great ideas about the qualities needed to be a great firefighter.

We have continued to use songs and rhymes to help us remember number facts and to help us remember capitals, finger spaces and full stops in our writing. Here we are dancing along to the hip hop granny!

Well done Angelfish- you have completed the first half term of year one!

Have lots of fun over half term!





Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019


Angelfish have been labelling, using adjectives and writing thank you letters in English this week. We have been making sure we use capital letters and full stops and trying hard to form all our letters correctly.

In maths we have been using our number bonds and understanding that an addition number sentence can be written either way and will still produce the same answer e.g. 6+4=10 and 4+6=10. We have been applying our knowledge to practical situations and word problems.

We have been lucky enough to have another visitor as part of our topic; Katie is a child psychologist who works at Southend Hospital and spoke to the children about things that make us feel happy and safe.

We were also extremely excited to have been given some actual rocks from the moon- which the children were allowed to handle and discuss- some were surprisingly heavy!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!





Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019


Firstly, thank you so much to everyone for sending your children to school wearing yellow to raise awareness of mental health issues. We listened to a lovely story called Ruby’s Worry (this can be found on CBeebies as a bedtime story) and talked about what we can do if we have a worry. We also discussed what makes us happy and drew ideas on yellow bunting, which will be hung around the school. The children had wonderful ideas including ‘spending time with my family’, ‘cuddling my cat’, ‘going to the park’, ‘watching a film with mummy and daddy and eating popcorn’ or ‘playing lego’ which we thoroughly enjoyed sharing.

This week we have been so lucky to have a community police officer come to visit and even got to climb in the police car and try on her hat!

We have been using adjectives in English to describe characters based on the Happy Families books.

In maths we have been looking at more strategies for adding, including part-whole models, number lines and counting apparatus.

In science we have been discussing different types of animals and how we can sort them into groups (eg carnivores/ herbivores).

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!






Monday 30th September 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019


This week in Angelfish class we have been really lucky to have even more visitors as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic. On Thursday we were fascinated listening to a doctor and nurse that told us all about their jobs and even brought a stethoscope for us to try out and a microscope that we were allowed to use to look at a blood sample!

We have practiced asking and writing questions in our English lessons and have also had a go at addressing an envelope.

In maths we have continued to look at addition and different techniques we can use to find totals.

The children have had a great time using their senses in Science and have carried out an investigation to find lost teddies!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!




Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019


It has been a very exciting week in Angelfish class! We have been lucky enough to have visits from a firefighter and a police officer as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic.

The children were mesmerised by our guests and thoroughly enjoyed looking at and even trying out some of the equipment!

Inspired by our visitors, the children have done some fantastic creative writing and used exciting adjectives to describe a fire fighter and what s/he might see.

We have also introduced the children to our editing process- ask them about great green, practice pink and purple polishing! Everyone has improved their work with a purple polishing pen.

In maths we have been looking at number lines and ordinal numbers- and talking about when we might need to use 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc In science we have been talking about our senses.

Thank you so much for your kind charity donations- your children looked fantastic in their gold outfits!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!






Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019


What a busy week we have had in Angelfish class!

In English we have continued talking about people who help us and the children have been enjoying using dictionaries and the alphabet song to help them write lists in alphabetical order.

We have been focusing on one more and one less in maths and comparing groups of items using mathematical language such as more/greater/ less/ fewer. We have also been continuing to work on ensuring we can write our numbers correctly.

We have been producing some fantastic self portraits using paint and pastels which we are looking forward to displaying in the classroom.

The children have continued to learn lots of new skills in gymnastics, focusing on jumping, balancing and rolling safely.

Well done Angelfish class!






Monday 9th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019



We have had a wonderful week in Angelfish class! There have been lots of new routines to learn but the children have worked hard and were over the moon to be told they were the smartest class in the hall during assembly on Friday! Go Team Angelfish!

We have been so busy enjoying Power maths, writing shopping lists, painting portraits and doing swimming and gymnastics that we didn’t have much time for photos- so here are the lovely, smiley faces of our new friendship ambassadors and school councillors!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!