Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Cockle Shell 4

Welcome to Cockleshell Class!


Cockleshell Class Weekly News

Monday 5th July 2021 – Friday 9th July 2021


On Thursday of this week, the children were very lucky to take part in a live ‘Draw with Rob’ event on YouTube.  Rob spoke about how he came to be an author and illustrator and of course allowed the children to have a go at drawing one of his creations.  A really fun session and our school even got a special mention in the Q &A at the end!





Monday 28th June 2021 – Friday 2nd July 2021


In Art this week, the children used natural resources in the style of Andy Goldsworthy to create their own designs.  Thanks to everyone who brought in leaves, sticks and pine cones!  




Monday 21st June 2021 – Friday 25th June 2021


Earlier this week, the children got to visit the Year 6 Enterprise event.  This took place outside and there were a wide range of stalls to see where the children could spend their money.  Well done to Year 6! 




Monday 14th June 2021 – Thursday 17th June 2021


This week, the children finally got the chance to use their solar cookers that were made a few weeks ago!  The hot weather made conditions perfect for demonstrating how solar cookers use the sun’s energy to heat food.  Fun, educational and delicious! 




Monday 7th June 2021 – Friday 11th June 2021


In English this week, the children have been learning how to perform poems to an audience.  Here they are putting actions to the words which made for very entertaining performances! 




Monday 24th May 2021 – Friday 28th May 2021


In our Art session this week, the children finally got the chance to add colour to their clay animals.  Bright and beautiful colours were used to great effect! Well done everyone. 




Monday 17th May 2021 – Friday 21st May 2021


In Art this week, Cockle Class used clay to create a rainforest animal.  A square clay tile was made and the children then added their chosen species using their modelling skills.  The outcomes look great and we cannot wait to add colour!





Monday 10th May 2021 – Friday 14th May 2021


This week, the children have been learning about solar cookers and how they help people across the world in countries like Nepal.  They have explored the many benefits both to individuals and to the environment.  The children have then had a go at creating their own version of a solar cooker which we will be testing very soon.




Monday 3rd May 2021 – Friday 7th May 2021


In Art this week, Cockle Class were learning how to draw a toucan.  They followed the example really well and used their creativity when adding colour with terrific results.  Well done to all!






Monday 26th April 2021 – Friday 30th April 2021


On Tuesday 27th April Cockle Class took part in Bikeability.  The children learned about looking after a bike and how to ride safely.  A few members of the class learned to ride a bike for the first time which was wonderful to see!  Well done to all.




Monday 19th April 2021 – Friday 23rd April 2021


This week, Cockle Class have been thinking of ways to live more sustainably both in school and at home.  We discussed the issues of recycling and our use of electricity.  This prompted very interesting conversations and is clearly a topic the children are passionate about!  



Week beginning 12th April 2021


This week’s English work has been linked to the book ‘The Great Kapok Tree.’  In the photos, the children are acting out the story taking on the roles of different animals that live in the rainforest.  This work also links to our new topic of sustainability.  



Week Beginning 22nd March 2021


In Science this week, Cockle Class explored the results of our ‘teeth’ experiment. Egg shells were used to represent our teeth and were soaked in various liquids.  We discovered that vinegar damaged the shell the most.


Monday 15th March 2021 – Friday 19th March 2021


In Science this week, Cockle Class have been learning all about their teeth.  Here they are inspecting their own teeth using mirrors which helped them understand the different types that we have.  One child even had a wobbly tooth fall out during the lesson! 




Monday 8th March 2021 – Friday 12th March 2021


Welcome back Cockle Class!  Everyone has made a positive start after returning to school this week and has settled in well.  Thanks to all the parents for preparing the children so well.




Monday 14th December 2020 – Friday 18th December 2020


Here are Cockle Class after making their own Christingle.  This followed a special assembly delivered by St Clements Church.  
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone and see you in January.



A few pictures from Christmas Jumper Day.  Thanks everyone for the donations.  We even saw an elf!




Monday 7th December 2020 – Friday 11th December 2020



On Tuesday of this week, the children had the Year 4 Christmas Day.  Decorations, a calendar and a Christmas card were made - here are some of the finished articles.  Well done to all! 


Monday 30th November 2020 – Friday 4th December 2020


Welcome back Year 4!  It was great to see everyone back in school safely and we have been very impressed with the work children have completed at home.  A selection can be seen here including a home made string telephone.




Monday 9th November 2020 – Friday 13th November 2020


This year’s remembrance activities on 11.11 were confined to the classroom.  However, Year 4 were still able to decorate a remembrance themed poem with poppies and they took part in a virtual two minute silence.  




Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 6th November 2020


Since returning after half-term, Year 4 have started a new topic all about sound.  We did several demonstrations such as placing a tuning fork into water and banging a drum with small objects on the drum skin.  The children observed that all sounds are created using vibrations.




Monday 19th October 2020 – Thursday 22nd October 2020


Each week Cockle Class get the chance to use our ICT suite.  Recently, the children have been learning how to use MS Teams and they have also had the chance to use TT Rockstars. 




Monday 12th October 2020 – Friday 16th October 2020


On Wednesday afternoons, Year 4 take part in a music lesson with Mrs Brown.  Currently they are learning to play tunes on the glockenspiel.  We also took advantage of some brighter weather to get a class photo outside to celebrate 100% attendance.




Monday 5th October 2020 – Friday 9th October 2020


This week, Year 4 have been learning how to use apostrophes.  They now know there are two uses for an apostrophe and have been busy practicing applying their knowledge.  This week’s spellings are now available on MS Teams and focus on this objective; you should be able to access them using your child’s log in details.




Monday 28th September 2020 – Friday 2nd October 2020


On Wednesday Cockle Class came dressed in non-uniform to raise funds for the local ‘Gold Geese’ charity.  Thanks to everyone for the fantastic efforts at dressing in gold, yellow and orange and for the generous donations! 




Monday 21st September 2020 – Friday 25th September 2020


This week, Cockle Class got the chance to do practical work in Science.  They used equipment to build different circuits and check whether the circuit design worked or not.  They could then describe a circuit as being ‘complete’ or ‘incomplete.’





Monday 14th September 2020 – Friday 18th September 2020


Year 4 have started reading the classic story of The Iron Man which they are very much enjoying.  Our art lesson this week was linked to this and involved creating our own versions of The Iron Man using chalks.  The results will be proudly on display very soon!






Thursday 3rd September 2020 – Friday 4th September 2020


Welcome back everyone!  The children in Cockle Class have made a brilliant start back and have had a very busy couple of days.  Here they are making paper penguins to demonstrate what it means to have a Growth Mindset.



What a fantastic start to the term from our new Year 4s! Here they using using the special ‘Now Press Play’ equipment which links to our Science topic on electricity.  A great session from everyone.


Monday 7th September 2020 – Friday 11th September 2020


Cockle Class have had a marvellous week full of many firsts.  Here they are taking part in their first indoor P.E. session.  Well done to everyone for organising the kits in good time.