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 our regular volunteers, 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 Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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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17 May 2019

water carrying art

In year 5 we have been painting people carrying water. This links to our topic which is water. In our lessons we have been learning about water shortages - this is why we painted them. We first painted a background as a sunset and a dark foreground. Secondly, we painted the people. Lastly, we added extra details like rocks and trees.

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10 May 2019

Working towards a Plastic Clever School

This week in RRS, we have been learning about being a Plastic Clever School, which means that, as a school, we are raising awareness and campaigning for this project. As year 5, we are writing to different newspapers, radios, government and shops about how our school wants to help change the world. The whole school is working on different parts of this campaign, such as decreasing the amount of single-use plastic that us and others use.

In our letters, we have been writing about how we are going to go on a march through Crosspool on the 23rd of May, at 2:30pm. On this march, we will be holding banners that will help raise awareness to care for the world more. 

In conclusion, we have been learning how marine life and wildlife animals are getting harmed by us people. We would really appreciate it if you could be more aware on how much single-use plastic you use and what you throw away every day.

Thank you,

Sophie and Gayoung.5SH

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03 May 2019

This week in 5AP

This week we on Monday 5AP and 5SH went to the mosque and we saw a great big chandelier in the prayer hall. Our guide showed us how the Muslims wash themselves (Wudu) before they pray.On Tuesday we did athletics and threw foam javelins and did a relay with relay batons. On Wednesday we had a supply teacher called Mr Wallis and we did ICT and maths with him and then at the end of the day Mr Wallis did a maths puzzle with like 70 kids! It was really good. On Thursday we had another cricket lesson. 5AP are getting really good!

Harrison and Harry 5AP

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14 Mar 2019

Wednesday Science Week - Trash Island

Wednesday’s Science Week activities had two objectives:

  • to understand some of the environmental impact of plastic pollution, and to
  • understand what they could do to reduce the problem.

We used these silicone oven-mitts as a simulation of a seabird’s beak.

Having littered the ocean surface with plastics (Hama beads scattered over a trug full of water) the children tried feeding. They aimed for one colour, as if it was food, but of course accidentally picked up lots of the ‘pollution’.

Damage to the food chain was demonstrated.

We looked also at some T-shirt designs available on-line, where the logo and caption are campaigning to protect the seas and oceans. We considered and discussed the power and persuasiveness of each design, and then had a go ourselves. This produced some of the most visually impressive work of the week so far.

We gave each child a few beads to look after – those that lost some over the day learned directly about how we, inadvertently, are contributing the pollution threat.

Objectives achieved.

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13 Mar 2019

Science week Day 1 and 2

We have had some incredible experiences over the first 2 days of Science Week 2019 in year 5. We had inspirational talks from several parents who are working in various different scientific fields. Professor Williamson showed us how he would extract the DNA from an egg and we looked at what all the different parts of an egg were. Jane Saxton explained what her work as an embryologist entails. We also spent time in our woods exploring the outside world (and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and a toasted marshmallow!). Linking in with previous science work that we have done on the properties of air, we made a car that was powered by a balloon. To learn about density, we made lava lamps out of water, vegetable oil, alka seltzer and food colouring. The most interesting session - but some would say disgusting- was when we looked at different types of poo! We had to work out why animals had such different types of poo and what this tells us about them. This session finished with us watching a very funny short film about different animals pooing. In just two days we have already gained so much new scientific knowledge and developed our scientific investigation skills.

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