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 & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of the School Governors, also helps out in all four classes.

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 the Y4 blog. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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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 and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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

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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 Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson 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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10 Nov 2017

The Highwayman

This week we have learnt about a character called the Highwayman. We have also read a poem which includes the same character. The poem was written in the way of a story. It is a tragic story with love and death. Our year group enjoyed the description and adventure which was gripping for the reader.
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27 Oct 2017

Egyptian Day

On Thursday the 26th of October all of the Y5 classes did loads of fun Egyptian activities to learn more about the Ancient Egyptians and their ways of life. All of the children had loads of fun and especially enjoyed the weighing of the heart ceremony. Unfortunately some people's hearts were not light enough to make a successful journey to the after life! However, loads of people liked the embalming activity with Mrs Holden. And the creative, Egyptian clothes were incredible. The range from old bed sheets to shop bought mummy costumes and Cleopatra eye liner was amazing. All in all it was a great day and if you have any kids in year 4 they will definitely have as much fun as we did.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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20 Oct 2017

Week 7

This week we have been writing adventure stories set in ancient Egypt. They have included magical amulets,spirits in canopic jars and people in ninja suits! Sadly, we have nearly finished our stories but still have 1 paragraph left. Also in R.E we have been using Explain Everything to make a short film about The Three Blessed Men. That was really fun! In science we did an experiment on mixtures of sand, pasta, rice and water. We separated them using a colander, sieve, funnel and filter paper. That was good too! In maths this week, we have been solving two step problems using bar models. In P.E we did a match of football, the girls vs girls and boys vs boys. We don't know about the boys but the girls' teams were called sleeves and non-sleeves.

Written by Ruby and Maria Y5SH

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13 Oct 2017

Week 6 in year 5

For the past week in maths we have been looking at addition and subtraction in many different ways such as the column and the bar model method. In P.E., which most of us like, we are doing a hockey league / tournament. In literacy we are starting to write / plan an interesting, adventure story with a setting in ancient Egypt. So we think the first term in Y5 is going well so far.

By Fin and Louis. 5AP

Can you spot our year 5 writing skills? (expanded noun phrases and relative clauses)



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06 Oct 2017

our # boss day

Today we met Chris priestly (a children's author). His newest book is Curse of the Werewolf Boy.  His two older books are the Tales of Terror and In the Tunnels. He has also written books for older teens. The main characters in his new book are Sponge and Mildew.  Their favourite teacher is Mr Luckless.  Lots of people bought books and got them signed.  Written by James and Kai (Y5 R/R)

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