Leigh North Street


Primary School

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

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Pufferfish Class Weekly News

Friday 19th April 2024


It has been so lovely to welcome back enthusiastic and happy children! This week began with our 'Learning to Learn' days- the children had a wonderful time creating these colourful self portraits which are proudly displayed in and around our classroom. We have also learned about different types of fruit and vegetables, explored acrostic poems and made sure that we can measure accurately using rulers- a very busy start to the Summer term!




Friday 22nd March 2024


We loved our Scooter Day on Monday and we have used this as inspiration for writing our own non-fiction leaflets about scooters. In maths we have continued to work with numbers to 50 to ensure we are confident with partitioning into tens and ones. In History we have been learning about the history of flight and in Science we have thought about different household items and which materials they are made from.




Friday 15th March 2024


We have worked very hard on our writing this week and have produced some fantastic stories based on Cinderella! In Maths we have been working on partitioning 2-digit numbers and understanding the value of each digit. In Science we thought about what the world would be like if nothing was transparent and in History we have looked at flight!




Friday 8th March 2024


It’s been another busy week in Pufferfish! In PE we started our unit of work on ‘Ball Skills’ where we practised bouncing a ball using two hands then moved onto bouncing using just one hand when we felt confident that we could keep the ball under control. In English we have planned our own versions of Cinderella which we will be starting to write next week. In maths we have continued to work with numbers up to 50 and in Science we have looked at photos of our own houses. We talked about the materials that were used to build them and in particular we looked at how the roof of our house keeps us protected and dry! 





Friday 1st March 2024


We started our new history topic of ‘Transport’ with a trip around Southend on our very own double-decker bus! We had a great time spotting all sorts of vehicles from aeroplanes to mobility scooters and we recorded our findings on a tally chart. In English we have been exploring fairy tales and retelling the story of Cinderella using puppets. In Maths we have been learning about fact families using number bonds to 20.




Friday 9th February 2024


This week in Pufferfish class we have all completed the weavings that we designed. We all completed our weavings independently- which was very impressive! We had a brilliant Science lesson and were able to predict which items would float or sink. We have also been working hard on our number bonds to 20 in Maths.




Friday 2nd February 2024


We really enjoyed our trip to the beach this week where we flew kites that we’d made and practised our weaving skills using things we found. Thank you to all our parent helpers who braved the cold with us! In maths we have begun to focus on addition up to 20. In English we have made a brilliant start with writing our weather factfiles. We are focusing on a different type of weather each day and we have tried hard to use conjunctions to make our writing really interesting and informative. In Geography we have looked at world maps to identify some hot and cold countries and in Science we went on a natural/manmade object hunt around the school.  




Friday 26th January 2024


This week in Pufferfish Class we have been looking at the features of fact files in English and discovering exciting facts about weather. We had a lovely time creating our own kites with Mrs Brown during outdoor learning and are very excited to fly them on the beach next week!




Friday 19th January 2024


This week in Geography we have been thinking about the question ‘How do great artists paint the weather?’. We enjoyed talking about the different types of weather we could see in each piece of art and we chose our favourite and explained what we liked about it. In Science we have begun our ‘Everyday Materials’ topic by identifying wood, plastic, metal, glass, brick and fabric and sorting objects made from these materials.




Friday 12th January 2024


The snow on Monday started our new topic of ‘Wonderful Weather’ perfectly. We had a class full of very excited Pufferfish! In Science we discussed the signs of winter and we learnt about weather forecasts. In English we have been creating our own winter poems using different verbs and adjectives. In PE we enjoyed our first gymnastics lesson focusing on balancing using different parts of the body. 





Friday 15th December 2023


This week the children thoroughly enjoyed performing 'A Noisy Nativity' for everyone.  We are so proud of their beautiful singing and confident speaking voices. We hope you all enjoyed the performance and that it got you into the Christmas spirit. 

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




Friday 8th December 2023


This week in English we have been using imperative verbs to write a set of instructions. 

In Maths we have been learning about 2D shapes and creating pictures and repeating patterns using them. In Science we have learned all about our ears and hearing and in DT we have been evaluating the buildings we made last week.




Friday 1st December 2023


This week in Pufferfish class we have been learning about the features of instructions- we have read, ordered and followed instructions in preparation for writing next week. In Maths we have explored 3D shapes and in Science we have learned all about our eyes!





Friday 17th November 2023


This week in English, Pufferfish class have been busy preparing for story writing next week. So far we have written sentences including prepositions, identified our emotions and thought about how we would feel if we lost a much-loved toy. In Maths we have been looking at using a part whole model for subtraction. In DT we have been architects and designed our own buildings and in Science we have discussed nocturnal animals.




Friday 10th November 2023


Pufferfish class enjoyed their autumn walk this week- thank you so much to all our helpers!

We have written autumn poems based on our senses and have been using adjectives in our writing. In Maths we have been using a number line to help us add. In DT this week we looked at the work of Austrian architect ‘Hundertwasser’ and the children made observational drawings of one of his buildings.




Friday 3rd November 2023


The Pufferfish children have come back to school smiling and ready to learn- which is so lovely to see!

We have had another busy week and have discussed and written rules on how to keep safe on Bonfire Night. We have begun our new DT topic and have discussed what architecture means and used different construction kits to create our own buildings. We have also discussed different characteristics of animals in Science.




Friday 20th October 2023


Pufferfish class had a lovely time on our beach trip this week- thank you so much to all our helpers!

We have had lots of fun today too- dressed up as ‘People who help us’. Have a lovely, relaxing half term everybody!




Friday 13th October 2023


This week in English we have discussed the features of a letter and then written our own letters to thank Louis the firefighter for visiting. We were also visited by a local PCO who brought her police car and even let everyone have a turn sitting inside! In Maths we have been looking at part-whole models and in Science we have been identifying carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.




Friday 6th October 2023


This week in English we have focused on asking questions and today we were very excited as we got to ask our questions to a visiting Firefighter! In Maths we have been using greater than, less than and equal to and have been ordering numbers. We have also looked at a map of the United Kingdom in Geography and have labelled the different countries within it.




Friday 29th September 2023


This week in Pufferfish class we have been writing labels- we had lots of fun labelling animals, food and even models that we made! We have used our phonics to write labels for a Police Officer too- and we were lucky enough to have a visit from DC James on Friday afternoon- who told us all about his job as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic.





Friday 22nd September 2023


This week in Pufferfish class we have been writing lists in English. In maths we have been discussing ‘one more’. In Science we have been classifying animals and in Art we have had a go at collaging a ‘Picasso-style’ face!




Friday 15th September 2023


This week the Pufferfish children have enjoyed looking at portraits by famous artists and have made observational drawings of eyes and mouths using charcoal, chalk and sketching pencils. In Geography we have talked about what we see and do at the seaside and we have successfully begun using our Power Maths books!




Friday 8th September 2023


Welcome to the Pufferfish Class Page! It has been lovely getting to know your children this week. We have been very busy and everyone has enjoyed taking part in swimming, PE and Dragonball as well as ICT and Music. The children have also produced some great holiday writing and looked at our ASPIRE values- particularly the importance of perseverance in the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.