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 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.

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. 

The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Purdom in Y4JP, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (yes, that's right) in Y4SS, Mrs Wymer in Y4CW and Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. What a team!

We know that the question children are mostly asked when they arrive home is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find out what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs your children will share with you what they have been getting up to and show some of the wonderful work they have been doing. Check in each weekend for our latest news.

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC),  Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB).  The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday. 

Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks. 

In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!

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 Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday  in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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 Nov 2020

Friday 27th November

In Year 5 BB, we have been working hard with our English topic of ‘The Highway Man’. The children performed the poem as a class and did really well pronouncing the tricky words! We have also enjoyed our music lessons with Mrs Risdale on Wednesday afternoons.

We have been learning different techniques using the glockenspiels and lots of us feel confident when we use them now. We were also really lucky because Mrs Risdale showed us a classic music video of a person dressed as a highway man!

In basketball we have been learning how to dribble, chest pass, bounce pass and over head pass. When we pass to each other, we need to react quickly. When we are dribbling, we need to be low and fast so nobody can tackle us easily.

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In Y5NL this half term, we have been doing gymnastics with Mr Wright. We have been learning how to do rotations (teddy bear rolls, pencils rolls, forward rolls and backward rolls) and balances (mirror balances, counter balances and level balances). We have also been learning about good presentation. 
Today, we worked in pairs and groups of three to make our own routines, including 5 different rotations and balances. We had time to practise them and then performed them to a different group. 
Here are some of the rotations and balances from our routines. 

We have had another busy week in Y5EC! 

We have being talking about mental health in school this year, and this week we learned some really interesting facts about the brain! We found out about 3 parts of the brain which help us to control how we are feeling and acting. Did you know a part of the brain called the amygdala can make you feel scared or angry, but we can calm it down by doing some deep breathing to help us think clearly. 

Our topic this half term is Spain, and we used our ICT lesson this week to research some interesting facts about a city in Spain. We found out about the food, climate, and landscape around the cities, and looked up any famous buildings or people from there. Next week, we are going to make a poster about our chosen city to present to the rest of the class. 

We have also done some beautiful artwork this week. We have a lovely new area at the back of our base for group work, and there is a big display board there which needed filling! We have painted some snowy, wintery pictures on black paper, and added glitter to make them look frosty. They will look great when they are up on the wall! 

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20 Nov 2020

Friday 20th November

This week in Y5NL, we have been sharing our Spain research homework.  ..

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12 Nov 2020

Friday 13th November

This week in Y5 NL we have been learning about the Highway Man. We read the poem then underlined all the word we didn't know. We had to find out the meanings. Then, we watched a short video to get the idea of the story. The film was a bit creepy but fun to watch. We were very excited to watch it.  We made a storyboard of the poem and did some drawings and we wrote a little sentence to go with the drawings. We also asked questions about the Highway Man, e.g. has he been robbed by another highway man? It is extremely fun and we are looking forward to the next lessons.   ..

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06 Nov 2020

Friday 6th November

Welcome back everyone in Y5! We are looking forward to busy and exciting half term.  ..

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23 Oct 2020

Friday October 23rd

We have come to the end of our first half term in Y5 and what a fantastic half term it has been! We have worked hard and had a lot of fun at the same time. The Y5 teachers are all very impressed with how the children have settled in - well done everyone and have a great half term break! ..

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