Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

Orca 6

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Orca Class Weekly News

Friday 21st January 2022


Year 6 have taken Bikeability by storm this week. The children of Orca have developed their confidence cycling on and off road and practiced their skills they acquired on the playground in the streets of Leigh!

It has been a ‘wheely’ great week!






Friday 10th December 2021


What a fantastic term Orca 6 have had. We would love to wish you all the most wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!




Friday 3th December 2021


This week we have passed the midpoint in our art project on heraldry. The children have been reflecting on which animals best reflect their personality traits and would serve as a standard for their medieval inspired flags. Children have chosen such diverse range of animals such as lions, unicorns, turtles and snakes! The next step of the flag making process is to transfer their designs on fabric by way of screen printing frames- we shall keep you posted about the end results!





Friday 26th November 2021


It comes as no shock that we have had another fantastic week in Orca! We have mastered fractions, explored climate change and developed our understanding of how light travels. We took part in a workshop created by NatWest, the children of year 6 were tasked with identifying potential clues to detect fraudulent activity online and within our banks. Children were then given the opportunity to create a presentation and showcase it to the entire of year 6 in the hall. We learned how to best protect ourselves from falling victim to scammers.




Friday 19th November 2021


This week has been a rather testing week for year 6 because we have been sitting assessments. However, each and every child from Orca class has persevered through the week and progressed in every area of their learning. Each child should all be incredibly proud. We have also started to look at climate change in Geography and we have been identifying ways in which we could help reduce our carbon footprint. It has been a wonderful week as always!




Friday 15th October 2021


Throughout the week we have been busy understanding various methods of division and applying them to number problems. We have continued to work on our hockey skills in P.E. and had a mini tournament. Carl Linnaeus has been a focus for us in science and we have been understanding how to classify living things using the binomial naming system.  





Friday 8th October 2021


This week we have continued working tirelessly on our non-chronological reports, some of which are absolutely fantastic! We designed and created our own ending to the Bayeux Tapestry based on our historical knowledge and we made sure to include banners, Latin words and usage of an appropriate colour scheme. We have also mastered the art of division! It has been a wonderful week as always in Orca 6.


Friday 1st October 2021


This week has been spent researching Aristotle and creating comic strips based on key events from his life. In Religion, we deliberated about our priorities and how this later impacts our life and the choices we make. It was really interesting to see what our classmates hold in high regard! We have focused on long multiplication this week and we have written rules to ensure that we know exactly what we are doing. Our non-chronological reports are almost at the writing stage and they look fantastic. As always, it has been a wonderful week!


Friday 24th September 2021


This week, we have explored dragons and offered our thoughts on how they would look, what they would do and whether they existed or not. We are in the process of planning a non-chronological report on dragons and we are extremely excited to find out more information about them. In history, we researched and performed dramatizations of the Battle of Hastings and we have written a letter to the Noblemen of Normandy in hope we can recruit them to join us in battle. We have reminded ourselves of the four operations in maths and focussed on the vocabulary used in number problems.

It has been another busy but fantastic week in Orca 6

Friday 17th September 2021


What a fantastic start to the year! The children of Orca class have hit the ground running and we have displayed our LNSPS values fantastically. We have explored the Bayeux Tapestry, decided what it takes to be classed as a living thing and reminded ourselves of place value in maths! Whist this week has been testing, quite literally, we have managed to squeeze in fun activities such as swimming, designing posters in science, drama and watercolour painting! I am really looking forward to another fun filled week in Year 6!