Year 4 Blog
Welcome to Lydgate Junior School.
We aim to ensure that all children receive a high quality, enjoyable and exciting education.
We feel that our school is a true reflection of the community we serve. Lydgate children are well motivated and come from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Within the school community we appreciate the richness of experience that the children bring to school. This enhances the learning experiences of everyone and it also gives all pupils the opportunity to develop respect and tolerance for each other by working and playing together. We want your child's time at Lydgate to be memorable for the right reasons - that is, a happy, fulfilling and successful period of his/her childhood.
Welcome to Year 3!
The Y3 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mrs Proctor.
We will use this blog to keep you up-to-date with all the exciting things that we do in Year 3, share some of the things that the children learn and show you some of their fantastic work. We hope you enjoy reading it!
The Y3 team.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.
The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Loosley (5NL), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC). Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (the Year 5 Teaching Assistants) who work with children across the 4 classes. Our Year 5 teaching team aims to create a stimulating learning environment that is safe, happy, exciting and challenging, where each pupil is encouraged to achieve their full potential.
As a parent or carer, you play a massively important role in your child's development and we'd love to work closely with you. Please feel free to make an appointment to see us if you want to discuss your child's attitude to learning, their progress, attainment or anything else that might be on your mind. We'd also love to hear from you if you have any skills that we could use to make our Year 5 curriculum even more exciting. Are you an avid reader, a talented sportsman, a budding artist, a mad scientist or a natural mathematician? Would you be willing to listen to children read on a regular basis? If so, please contact your child’s class teacher. Similarly, if you have a good idea, a resource, a 'contact' or any other way of supporting our learning in year 5, please let us know.
We are working very hard to ensure your child has a successful year 5, please help us with this by ensuring your child completes and returns any homework they are given each week. If there are any issues regarding homework or your child finds a particular piece of homework challenging, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to us. In order to help improve your child’s reading skills, increase their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills, we also ask that you listen to your child read and ask them questions to ensure they have understood what they have read.
We look forward to keeping you up to date on the exciting things that we do in year 5 through our year group blog.
The Year 5 Team
We are the children in Y6 at Lydgate Junior School. There are 120 of us and our teachers are: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. We use this space to share all of the great things that are happening in our classrooms. Join us each week on our learning journey....
Amazing Amazon homework
In 4CW this week we have been very busy showing all of our great Amazon Rain forest homework that we have done over the holidays. Most of us have had a turn at presenting our work to the rest of the class. We have had a real range of work including posters, power point presentations, 3D models and Lego models and information booklets. We are going to put the homework on display so there will be a photo to follow next week. For now, here are a few pictures of some of us doing our presentations.
What amazing Amazon Rainforest homework, 4RD have produced this week! Look at our class display!
We have been working on area in Maths. Counting the squares, but also using multiplication to calculate areas of rectilinear shapes.
We were super pleased with our research homework too. What a fantastic range of ideas!
We have also been busy collecting our research homework. We have a really big pile at the back of our classroom which we are looking forward to sharing next week. Watch this space......
We have really enjoyed finding out about all the different animals that live in the rainforest this week. We used this brilliant website to help us with our work and we found out some fascinating facts we didn't already know.
Did you know that a sloth can rotate its head almost 90 degrees?
Y4 perform 'The Emerald Crown'
It's been a long week of last minute costumes, learning lines and perfecting dances and songs. The year 3s came along and watched our dress rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon and then we were finally ready to show The Emerald Crown to our families on Thursday morning. We think our hard work paid off - we absolutely loved it and we hope you did too!
Thank you to everyone who came to watch and supported us with costumes, learning lines and helping us to remember our songs. We are sure they got stuck in your heads too!
We are really looking forward to seeing your holiday homework creations about the Amazon rainforest - don't forget you can present it in any way you like. Remember to bring it in on the first week back.
Have a lovely half term break everyone!
In 4 CW this week, we have been writing our stories based on our work from the Iron Man. The main focus for us was starting our sentences in different ways to make it more interesting for the reader. Read a few of our examples below.