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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24 Sep 2020

Friday 25th September

We have had a really busy start back to school in Year 5BB. We had lots of fun doing Forest Schools with Rohan from Foresteers. The children (and Mr Bradshaw!) enjoyed making dens, rope swings, toasting marshmallows and drinking our hot chocolate!

The children in Y5BB also took over as the teachers this week as they presented their homework to the rest of the class. We have had all sorts of homework ranging from PowerPoints, posters, quizzes and models of pyramids! The children have produced some amazing pieces of work and have clearly worked so hard on their research of Ancient Egypt. We still have plenty more pieces of homework coming into our class. Below are just some of the fantastic pieces of homework the children have brought in already. We still have lots left to show! Well done Year 5!

In Y5 NL this week we have been doing some drama, based on an animation we have been watching called Tadeo Jones. We have split each key part and turned them into little freeze frames. We have had a lot of fun and Mrs. Loosley did too. We split up into groups of 3-4 people and we acted out the parts that we thought were most important. We had 9 groups for 9 parts and we all got to do our favourite parts. We also described the tomb/crypt using senses, metaphors, similes, expanded noun phrases(ENPs), personification and adverbial phrases. The people were: Tadeo Jones, the statue, the dad mummy, the baby mummy, and the mummy mummy. Next came the junior explorers. The parts of the clip were: entering the crypt, getting slapped by the statue, the light switch, the golden jackal and the mummies. Next came the lava, the train and the junior explorers.
Jasmine and Thomas.

This week Y5W/R played Caribbean shimmer music on the xylophones and this was a complete success
as Mrs. Ridsdale specializes in music. This made a loud sound but was quite something and  was a good effort for starters. 
In outdoor P.E, we are learning how to play hockey with Mr. Jones and he is a very good teacher.
We have been busy acting in drama as Tadeo Jones [ the new Indiana Jones].
Olivia and Betty

This week in Y5EC, we have been continuing on our Ancient Egyptians topic, including writing our name in Hieroglyphics. We practiced on plain paper and found out that E is a feather-like thing. We then had a go at writing on real papyrus scroll! Can you work out whose name is written in each of the pictures?  We have also researched the river Nile and found out that it starts underground!!We found out a great fact that the river Nile is two rivers joined together. They are called the White Nile and the Blue Nile. One of them starts in the mountains and nobody knows exactly where the other starts.

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18 Sep 2020

Friday 18th September

Year 5 have had a happy and busy second week back at school and are settling into the new routines. 

Useful to know ...

  • * Spellings will be sent home (stuck inside homework diaries) every Monday, to learn for a spelling dictation each Friday. 
  • * Homework (maths and SPaG) will be sent home each week, on a day arranged by the class teacher. 
  • * PE is every Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor) and the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

This week in Y5NL we shared our Ancient Egypt research homework. We made a mini museum in our classroom and had a really nice time seeing what everyone had done. Emma had made a really interesting PowerPoint and Flo had found a funny song about Cleopatra. At the end of the session, we did a quiz (made by Frank) to see how much we had learnt. We will be doing a wordsearch (made by Isla) for our morning work on Monday. 

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11 Sep 2020

Welcome back to school.

Year 5 have a had a great first full week back at school. It is lovely to have everyone back!

This week, we launched our Forest Schools work with a visit from Rohan, from Foresteers. He took each class for a half day session in the woods and we had lots of fun, while learning new skills. 

Y5NL really enjoyed: playing on the rope swing; building dens; toasting marshmallows and eating them; drinking hot chocolate; whittling sticks (to toast the marshmallows on); collecting wood for the fire and using a bill hook to split it; putting mud on our faces; using a bow saw to cut wood; wafting the fire to make it stronger and then putting it out carefully; and playing lots of different games.

It was a great way to get to know our new class and we are looking forward to doing more forest schools sessions with our teacher.  Here a some photos of what we did. 

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17 Jul 2020

Goodbye Y5 and happy holidays!

So, we have come to the end of the summer term and what a strange term it has been! Whether you have been doing your learning at home, or in your small bubbles at school, you all have one thing in common - you are AMAZING! The Y5 teachers are so proud of you all and have loved speaking to you on the phone, seeing you at school and finding out about all the brilliant things you have been doing since we were all together in March. The Year 6 teachers are looking forward to having you in their classes and you will have a fantastic year with them.

We have some great work to share, for the last time this school year. 

This boy has sent in some of the brilliant work he has been doing at home (this is just a selection!). You can see that he has been working very hard indeed. Well done!

Simeon has also been busy, creating his very professional 3D model and an interesting and well-researched RE presentation. 

Samed has been checking and learning the Y5 and Y6 spelling words - a great way to prepare for September. He also created this informative poster, to welcome the new Y5 children on their first day back.

Some other children have created these great Y5 posters. We think the new children will love them! Thank you for sending them in.

The children at school have also made some posters; we will put them all out on the desks for the new Y5s to see when they come to school on the first day back!

Thank you to everyone who has shared their work on the blog. It really has been a great way to feel connected and will bring back lots of memories when we look back at it over the years. 

Have a lovely holiday everyone and we are looking forward to seeing you all back as Y6s in September!

The Y5 teachers 

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10 Jul 2020

More lovely learning

Hello everyone! We hope that you have all had a happy and healthy week. 

Usually, at this time of year you would be meeting your new teachers and visiting your new classrooms. Sadly, we can't do this at the moment but we have sent you a PowerPoint and video, all about Year 6, to give you an idea of what it will be like. We hope that these have reassured you and made you feel excited about coming back in September! We have also sent you letters from your new Y6 teachers; it would be lovely if you could write them a reply and send it to the Y5 email address. The first two days back at school in September will be transition days, so you will have plenty of time to get to know your new teacher and year group, ask any questions which you may have and just get used to being back at school!

As usual, there has been lots of great learning going on at home and at school this week. The EC bubble promised that they would show us their finished 'Water Carrying' paintings this week and here they are.

The R/J bubble have also finished their paintings; here are a few of them for you to enjoy.

Amelia has sent us these pictures of her paintings which she has done at home and at school. 

These are all stunning - well done to all the artists. 

This boy has worked hard this week on his song lyrics poem. He chose the subject of pollution and has done a fantastic job of sticking to the rhythm and the rhyming structure of the original song. It is a very powerful piece of writing - well done. 

Sophie has also written her own song lyrics, adapted from a song called 'The Streets of London'. The emotive and sensitive lyrics really make you think about how lucky we are - fantastic writing Sophie.

She also shared some of the work she had done using iMovie. Here are some screenshots of her interesting and very professional presentation about the Great Sheffield Flood. 

Oscar and Harry got together over Skype to create this very funny and well written story. Excellent work boys - you make a great writing team!

Ranveer has been working hard on his maths work this week and has also been doing some great research about David Attenborough. Keep up the good work Ranveer!

These boys have also been working hard on their maths home learning; they decided to get together to make it a team effort. Great idea boys!

Mrs Ridsdale has shared this brilliant photo of a heron, which she spotted in the Porter Brook, at Bingham Park, when she was on a walk. It was so still that it looked like a statue. Maybe you will see one if you are out walking near a river. Don't forget to send us a photo if you do!

Next week's blog will be the last one before the summer holidays, so remember to send in any photos that you would like to share.

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