Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

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Welcome to Clown Fish Class!


Clown Fish Class Weekly News



Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Friday 8th November 2019


On Tuesday morning 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! We used the items to create our senses poem about autumn. In Mathematics we have been revising work from the previous half term and using different strategies to help us solve Mathematical problems. In art we have been making some poppies using tissue paper which we will place on our windows. 

from Miss Callis J




Monday 21st October 2019 – Friday 25th October 2019


In Power Maths this week we have been learning about subtraction. In English we have labelled a fire engine and have written a job description for a fire fighter. We have also learnt how to keep safe around fireworks and have created pastel fireworks on black paper. In R.E. we have learnt about the festival of light called `Diwali’ and created our own Rangoli patterns. On Friday we had a community nurse practitioner who explained her role as a care co-ordinator team manager to the children. They asked many interesting questions and were all given a nurse pack to role play at home. Thank you for your visit the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

Have a lovely half term!  

from Miss Callis J




Monday 14th October 2019 – Friday 18th October 2019


In Mathematics we have been investigating number facts. 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 who visited us recently. In art we have been creating pumpkins using our cutting and sticking skills. On Friday we were so excited as we looked closely and moon rocks, fossils and meteorites! We also looked at the Earth, the Moon and the Sun using the ipads.

Have a lovely weekend!  

from Miss Callis J





Monday 7th October 2019 – Friday 11th October 2019


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 to add and make different amounts. 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 30th September 2019 – Friday 4th October 2019


We have continued with the topic `People who help us’ and have written some questions to ask our visitors. In mathematics we have practised adding and making different totals.  In gymnastics this week we have practised various skills including jumping, landing, rolling and completing a forward roll. In Science we explored our senses. On Thursday we really enjoyed listening and asking questions to our parent visitors about their role as a nurse and a doctor. We learnt so much, thank you for your time, the children had lots of fun!


I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis J





Monday 23rd September 2019 – Friday 27th September 2019


We have continued with the topic `People who help us’. The children have worked hard when writing a story with a repetitive text based on the book `Brown Bear’ and linked it to our topic. They have also learnt ordinal numbers in Mathematics e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc. and applied their knowledge to solve problems. In Science they have been learning about their five senses.


On Thursday they had a fire-fighter visit clownfish class and on Friday a police officer visited. The children listened attentively to their roles and how they help people in the community. The children also asked relevant questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the special visitors and we would like to say thank you for your time!

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

from Miss Callis




Monday 16th September 2019 – Friday 20th September 2019


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 one more or less than a given number and comparing numbers. In art we painted our own portraits. In P.E. we practised jumping and landing safely.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

From Miss Callis and the Clownfish team J





Monday 9th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019


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.

The current topic in Year One is `People who help us’. Therefore if you or someone you know is in a profession who helps people e.g. police officer, nurse, vet, doctor, nurse or occupational therapist etc. We would be grateful if you let your class teacher know if they are willing to speak to the children. The children will have first-hand experience of meeting a variety of people in different roles and they will have an opportunity to ask any relevant questions to develop their understanding.

Thank you for your support.

From Miss Callis J