Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Clownfish 1

Welcome to Clown Fish Class!


Clown Fish Class Weekly News

Friday 13th May 2022


This week Clownfish class have been learning about writing diaries. They are in the process of writing their bean diary in science and writing about what they do during the week in English. In RE they listened to the story Jesus told called `The Good Samaritans’ and acted out the story using puppets in small groups.




Friday 6th May 2022


This week Clownfish class have been writing an acrostic poem about different fruit using describing words. In science they went for a walk to look for and name wild flowers. In Mathematics they have been learning to double numbers and solve mathematical problems.




Friday 29th April 2022


This week we have planted our own bean seed in some soil and we are watering it daily. We have been learning about acrostic poems and have practise writing our own on whiteboards. In DT we have tasted different fruit and designed our own fruit salad. Yum!




Friday 22nd April 2022


Clownfish class loved their trip to Barleylands on Tuesday. They learnt about farm animals and fed some goats. They also learn about crop farming and how wheat is grown and used to produced different food e.g. cereals, bread, pasta etc. In mathematics the children were weighing different items and comparing their weight. They used nonstandard units of measures e.g. multilink cubes to measure the weight of different items.




Friday 1st April 2022


This week we evaluated our DT vehicles we made with wheels and axles. In English we finished writing our nonfiction books about wheeled modes of transport and added a contents page. We went on a Spring walk in science to observe the signs of spring. Have a lovely Easter holidays and see you soon.




Friday 25th March 2022


It has been a very busy week in Clownfish class. We loved our scooter day on Monday. We have been writing non-fiction books about scooters in English. In science we have been investigating which materials are absorbent. In mathematics we have been measuring different objects using a centimetre ruler.




Friday 18th March 2022


The children have been using Rekenreks during mathematics fluency sessions with their  learning partner. In DT we have been painting boxes to make wheeled vehicles. We have been predicting and investigating the absorbency of different materials in Science. 




Friday 11th March 2022


This week Clownfish have written their own story about `Mr Gumpy’s Outing’ based on the book by John Burningham. They have worked extremely hard! They have edited and assessed their own writing. In PE the children have used bean bags to balance on different body parts and practised throwing the beanbags onto a target.





Friday 4th March 2022


This week we have been creating long boats in History as we have been learning about the Vikings. In PE we have been developing our ball control. We practised dribbling, bouncing and rolling the ball. In mathematics we have been learning tens and ones with numbers to 50.




Friday 25th February 2022


We absolutely loved our transport tour on the double decker bus around our local area. We spotted many different forms of transport and created a tally with our learning partner. In English we have been describing characters from the book ‘Mr Gumpy’s Outing’. In PE we have been developing our ball skills.




Friday 11th February 2022


This week we have written our kite instructions in English and flew our kites in Library Gardens. We looked at natural and man made objects we found on the beach. We have practised some mindfulness activities in PSHE to help us calm our minds. 




Friday 4th February 2022


In gymnastics we have been practising rolling our bodies and completing a forward roll. In our phonic session we are reading and writing words with the aw/ au/ al digraph. We enjoyed our science investigation this week. We used a hair drier to help us work out which material would be the best material for our kites.




Friday 28th January 2022


We have been learning about the Chinese New Year and listened to the Chinese New Year story. We looked at the changes from water to a frozen solid back to liquid. In English we have been writing a fact file about different types of weather. 




Friday 21st January 2022


This week in gymnastics we have been making different body shapes eg pike and tuck. We also worked with our learning partner to create different letter shapes. In English an alien called Dill visited us on Tuesday asking for our help as he doesn’t know about the weather we have on Earth. We found weather facts in non-fiction books. In outdoor learning we learnt about clouds with Mrs Brown. 




Friday 14th January 2022


This week we have been looking at various artists art work which represent different types of weather, with our learning partners. We also sorted different materials in science and labelled them. In English we composed our own winter poem using adjectives and verbs.





Friday 10th December 2021


Clownfish have been practising singing their Christmas songs this week. In English we have been learning to write instructions to wrap presents, for Father Christmas to share with his elves, as his chief wrapping elf is elf-isolating!






Friday 3th December 2021


In dance we have been moving like toys eg an aeroplane, a robot or a bouncy ball. In English we have been identifying the features of instructions and writing simple instructions how to wash our hands. In mathematics we have been comparing addition and subtraction number sentences. 




Friday 26th November 2021


In English we have written our own stories about a lost toy. We wrote the beginning of the story, build-up, problem, resolution and ending. We were extremely proud of ourselves and shared our story with a friend in year one. 





Friday 19th November 2021


This week we have been using a variety of strategies to subtract in our power Maths sessions. In science we have been experiencing the four different seasons using ‘Now Press Play’ using the ear phones. In English we have been creating our own story map based on the story ‘Dogger’. 




Friday 12th November 2021


In science we have been observing the changes in the tree in foundation playground and discussing the clothes we wear this time of year. In PSHE we have been discussing the similarities and differences between ourselves and our friend. In dance we were moving in a variety of ways to represent autumn trees and leaves falling to the ground. 



Friday 5th November 2021


We enjoyed our walk to library gardens to observe the signs of autumn, this helped us write our autumn poem. In RE we have learnt about the Hindu festival Diwali and created some lovely Rangoli  patterns. In DT we have explored making secure structures using different construction equipment. 




Friday 22nd October 2021


We have been stretching in our yoga session this week. We have been practising travelling in different ways and jumping in our PE session on Tuesday. We have been working hard on using our cursive script when writing in English. 




Friday 15th October 2021


Clownfish Class have been exploring their senses in science. They have been using the part whole model to make different totals. They have also been balancing in their gymnastic session this week. 




Friday 8th October 2021


We have practised jumping off various apparatus during our gymnastics session. In English we have been writing thank you letters to the firefighter from last week. In art we have been colour mixing to create our skin tone for our self portraits.


Friday 1st October 2021


Clownfish class have practised jumping on and off the apparatus in gymnastics this week. In English they have been writing questions to ask a firefighter. In art they were inspired by the artist Picasso to create portraits.

Friday 17th September 2021


We have been identifying different animals in Science eg mammals, birds, fish etc. We have been writing lists in English, remembering to use our phonic skills. We have been learning to roll our bodies in gymnastics. 


Week beginning 12th April 2021


We have had an exciting week back at school. We have learnt about growth mindsets, friendships, growing plants and exploring ‘Now press play’ about plants. We had a fantastic sports day and participated in many fun races.



Week Beginning 22nd March 2021


The children have worked super hard on their stories this week. They planned their own story based on ‘Fidgety Fish’ and wrote their own stories. They all had a clear beginning, middle and end to their amazing stories. 

Monday 15th March 2021 – Friday 19th March 2021


We looked for signs of spring in the playground and gardens. We saw buds, blossom, daffodils, bluebells and dandelions. We wrote about what we saw when we were back in the classroom.





Monday 8th March 2021 – Friday 12th March 2021


Clownfish loved Science week and participated in many investigations. They made a cloud in a jar, built the tallest tower using cups, built bridges and made a rainbow using skittle sweets.




Monday 7th December 2020 – Friday 11th December 2020



Clownfish have had a festive week making Christmas decorations, making Christmas hats, eating Christmas dinner and writing instructions how to wrap a Christmas present for the elves.



Monday 30th November 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020


In English we have been listening and reading instructions. In Maths we have been learning addition and subtraction number facts. Every Friday we enjoy our yoga and meditation. 




Monday 23rd November 2020 – Friday 27th November 2020


In Clownfish class we have been learning about the sessions in science. We worked collaboratively as a team and produced some amazing work. We were super proud of ourselves.




Monday 16th November 2020 – Friday 20th November 2020


We have worked super hard in our phonic sessions this week. In Maths we have been recognising and describing 2D shapes. In English we have been learning about prepositions including behind, under, beside, in and below.




Monday 9th November 2020 – Friday 13th November 2020


This week in design and technology we have designed a den for a little teddy bear. We have talked about ‘Remembrance Day’ and made poppies. We remembered the brave soldiers at 11am on 11th November 2020.




Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 6th November 2020


Clownfish class went for an Autumn walk around the school and described what they saw. They then wrote an Autumn poem using many adjectives.



Monday 19th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020


Clownfish have been working hard in phonics and writing words containing ‘ur’ and ‘er’. They have created self portraits in art and written stories based on ‘Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see’.




Monday 12th October 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020


We have had a lovely week. We have labelled animal body parts in science and discussed the qualities of a good friend in PSHE. In yoga we have worked on our breathing technique and practised stretching our bodies.



Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020


Clownfish spoke to a doctor via zoom this week who helped Olaf who wasn’t feeling well. We then wrote letters to Olaf telling him what advice the doctor gave. In science we were sorting animals into different categories. In art we were mixing paint to match to different skin tones.  




Monday 28th September 2020 – Friday 2nd October 2020


Clownfish have  explored their senses in science and colour mixing in art. We also wrote questions for the fire fighter on zoom and wrote down his answers in sentences. We have been developing our love for writing and using different resources.





Monday 21st September 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020


This week we have used a ICT programme about `People who help us’. We had an exciting zoom meeting with a police officer who explained how he helps people and about the equipment he uses in his job. We also loved playing music using various musical instruments.






Monday 14th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020


We have had a great week sorting objects and writing numbers in Mathematics. We have been practising forming our letter correctly and writing lists in English. In art we have been looking at famous artists work and drawing eyes in our sketch book. 


Miss Callis







Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Friday 4th September 2020


The children have settled into Year 1 quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.


Year 1 team


The children have settled into Clownfish class quickly and have adapted to the new school routines well. The children have been agreeing on the classroom rules and learning about the school values. 


We saw lots of happy faces on Thursday and we look forward to working with you all this year.


Miss Callis





Monday 7th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020



We have had a fantastic week filled with exciting things. We have started swimming this week in school, did some yoga, written about our holidays, learnt about rock pools, practised using our phonics in both reading and writing.