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

Friday 9th February 2024


This week, the children have been busy preparing to write a report all about the Romans.  We did research in the computer suite and used our note taking skills to record interesting facts.





Friday 2nd February 2024


A few pictures from the Year 4 Roman Day!  We have also written a recount of the day and talked about what we have all learned.




Friday 26th January 2024


In our Science lessons we have been learning all about sounds and how they can travel through different mediums.  Here are the children putting some of the theories to the test.




Friday 19th January 2024


Each Friday during this half term Year 4 will take part in Dragonball lessons.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to try a different sport which most have not tried before.




Friday 12th January 2024


At the start of term we celebrated the children's achievements from 2023.  It was great to see the wide range of activities that so many children have excelled at!




Friday 15th December 2023


What a busy week!  Here are a few pictures from recent special events: Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner.  We have also been busy rehearsing for our Christmas production which is taking place next week.  




Friday 8th December 2023


In this week’s Science lesson, the children have been learning about condensation and evaporation.  Our experiment involves leaving wet cloths in different conditions to see how that affects how quickly they dry out.  We have been helped by a new friend who keeps mysteriously appearing!




Friday 1st December 2023


In our last Science lesson, the children were learning about the melting points of different types of materials.  We investigated what would happen if sugar, metal, ice, chocolate and sand were heated.  




Friday 24th November 2023


This week, Cockle Class got the chance to finish their design that involved a working circuit.  The children loved using their skills from the electricity topic to add lights to their pictures.




Friday 17th November 2023


This week in Music lessons, the children have been auditioning for various roles in our Christmas production.  The excitement starts now! 




Friday 10th November 2023


On Friday 3rd November Cockle Class went on a trip to Stansted Airport.  The children learned about the history of the airport and the wide variety of jobs that people do there.  Highlights included meeting firefighters and watching planes land and take off!




Friday 3rd November 2023


In PSHE this half-term, Year 4 are exploring a topic called Celebrating Difference.  This week’s lesson focused on assumptions that people can sometimes make.  The children were challenged to answer questions about a person based on their picture and then compared their answers to the real answers.




Friday 20th October 2023


In this week’s English, the children created their own mythical creature linked to The Iron Man.  The real villain of the story is the ‘Space-Bat-Angel-Dragon’ and the class drew and described their own creature using cues from the original story.




Friday 13th October 2023


Our Year 4, Iron Man inspired, beach trip was a success. We enjoyed a variety of activities including poetry, sketching, metal detecting and sculpting. Here are some examples of our team work in action.




Friday 6th October 2023


In Maths this week, Year 4 have been looking at rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.  The children have learned how to identify when to round down and when to round up.  Zero to four down to the floor, five to nine climb the vine! 





Friday 29th September 2023


Each day we aim for the children to take part in exercise of some sort.  Here are the children using the playground for a ‘Daily Mile’ session which refreshes them during lessons.  The children are then able to return to class feeling ready for the next part of their learning.



Friday 22nd September 2023


In this week’s ICT lesson, Cockle Class had the very exciting opportunity to use VR headsets.  This is our first time using this technology and a big thank you goes to Mrs Knight for making it possible.




Friday 15th September 2023


Cockle Class are currently reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  One of our sessions involved a ‘conscience alley’ where we played the role of Hogarth who had a big decision to make.





Friday 8th September 2023


Welcome to Year 4!  We started the term with our Learn 2 Learn sessions which the children enjoyed.  One of the tasks involved trying to create an origami penguin as seen in the pictures.