Year 5 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.

Yours sincerely,
Stuart Jones

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Welcome to Year 3!

The Y3 Team includes Mrs Dutton (3JD), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Reasbeck & Mrs Drury (3R/D). Mr Jones teaches 3JD on Fridays. We also have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain.

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.


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Welcome to Y4.
The team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Ridsdale, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Hardy and Mrs Smith, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Smith and last but not least Mrs Finney. We also have help from Mrs Lee, Mrs Flynn, Mrs Hill, Mr Jenkinson and Mr Swain. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen and Mrs Tandy. What a team!
In our weekly blogs we will share with you all the exciting things that have happened in our classrooms be it learning or any magical moments. Watch this space!!!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie ,Mrs Jones (5R/J), Miss Roberts (5AR), Mrs Holden and Mrs de Brouwer (5H/deB). . Many children are supported by Teaching Assistants who work with children across the school. 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

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We are the children in Y6 at Lydgate Junior School. There are 120 of us and our teachers are: Mrs Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Tuesday morning teachers are Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Hornsey. 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....

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26 May 2017

Church and Mosque Visits

Last week in Y5 we went to Fulwood Church to learn about the Christian religion. We played lots of games. We also did a treasure hunt with a lady at the Church called Polly. We had to find different jumbled up names from the Bible and we had to un-jumble them. 

This week we went to the Mosque. At the mosque we learned about Mecca and the Black Cube.

By Ruby and Izzy in Y5H/deB 

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12 May 2017


Congratulations to Scarlett Hudson (5RJ) who is an Area Finalist in the design a Christmas Stamp Competition. This is an excellent achievement as the Royal Mail received and judged over 205,000 entries!  During the next few weeks the judges will be selecting the winners from the 120 area finalists and a VIP judging panel will then choose the two overall winners. Lettie is guaranteed £100 in vouchers and our school will receive £100 too.

Well done Lettie! We have our fingers crossed for you for the final stage in the competition.

Mrs Parker

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12 May 2017

Synagogue Visit

As part of our RE topic this half term we walked to the synagogue on Psalter Lane. The Rabbi talked with us for over an hour and explained what it means to be a Jew. We learned that there are some similarities between Christians, Muslims and Jews, for example both Muslims and Jews do not eat pork and Muslim and Jewish women sit in a different part of the church to the men. Also, all three faiths have a book that is read by all their followers. Christians have the Bible, Muslims have the Koran and Jews have the Torah. The Rabbi also reminded us that all faiths believe in God and that there are more things that connect the faiths than there are differences. Our visit helped us to understand the importance of Article 14 in the UNCRC which states that every child has the right to choose their own religion and beliefs. We are now looking forward to our visits to the mosque and the church.


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08 May 2017

Holiday Art Work


We think it looks awesome!

By Sam and Oli, Y5H/deB'


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04 May 2017

Google Expedition

On Thursday 27th April, the whole of Lydgate Junior School took it in turns to go on a Google Expedition. We each had a mobile phone in a Google "CARDBOARD". When it was our class' turn, Mrs de Brouwer took us into space and left us to explore the planets. It was spectacular and awesome seeing the planets in 3D! We learned about the different planets on our journey too.

We loved it!

BUT!!!! One or two of us felt a bit travel sick!

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