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.
Welcome to Year 3!
The Y3 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.
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.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.
The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Loosley (5NL), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC). Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (the Year 5 Teaching 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
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), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. 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....
What an unusual half term this has been! Some of you have been coming into school, while others have been doing their learning at home. It seems like a long time since all of our lovely Year 5 family have been together. Luckily, we have this blog to share what we have been up to!
At school this week, there has been lots going on. On Tuesday, the Y5 and Y6 children spent a day in the forest with Rohan. You can see from these photos that they did lots of activities and had a brilliant experience.
On Thursday, Mrs Loosley set the children a challenge - to build the tallest towers possible out of spaghetti and marshmallows. It was much more difficult than we expected - partly because it was a really warm day and the marshmallows were melting! Here are some pictures of the tower-building action!
The children at home have been just as busy.
This boy has managed to find all the letters for his 'abstract alphabet' and has also made this eye-catching poster about saving water.
This girl has been doing lots of home learning and has also found time to get outside and be active.
Here is another great poster about saving water. This girl has also been putting her science knowledge into action and growing plants from seed.
Daniel was inspired to write this dragon story - he already had the brilliant dragon's eye drawing to go with it.
This boy has had another busy week, doing lots of maths home learning. He also managed to finish this tricky 500 piece jigsaw.
Raul has worked hard on his colourful shape nets maths work.
Reuben wrote this interesting report about the history of Lego, using the key information from this week's home learning film.
Simeon was also inspired by the film to write this detailed report; we are learning a lot about Lego on this week's blog!
Here we have another great poster about saving water. Remina has also made this beautiful patchwork piece for Mrs Smith's 'patchwork piano' project.
She is not the only one to do patchwork this week. Jess, Ellie and Anna-Maria have also been busy creating these fantastic patchwork pieces!
Sophie recently read this book about a girl, from South Sudan, who had to travel to collect water for her family every day. She was inspired by this book to raise money for Water Aid - a charity who work to improve access to clean water to those in need.
She decided to do a sponsored walk - the Y5 'river walk', which we usually do next half term - and has raised £290 so far! What a great achievement, which will help to improve the lives of others.
The Y5 teachers would like to wish you all a happy and healthy half term. Don't forget to send us some photos to share!
It has been another busy week, at school and at home, with lots of great learning going on.
At school this week, the children learnt to use Morse Code, as you can see in the pictures. They then used the circuits equipment to make 'telegraphs' to send the messages to each other. Miss Cunningham was too busy helping to take photos of that part of the work!
This girl had been working hard on her graphic score and amazing self-portrait; she also made these beautiful tree decorations.
You can see from these photos that this girl has also been working hard on her home learning - and celebrating VE day. She has also found time to get outside and be active.
Anya had the great idea to design a post-lockdown celebration label for Henderson's Relish, which she sent to them with a letter. She was very excited to receive this lovely reply and some great gifts. I'm sure these will help her to remember May 2020!
This boy and his brother have been finding lots of ways to make learning fun: making a den, drawing and doing lots of baking. I bet these rainbow biscuits taste as good as they look!
This girl has been a home learning star this week, writing this interesting story, learning about life cycles, making banana bread doughnuts and being a fashion designer.
This boy has done some great maths work this week - he has really got the hang of reflection. He also made a yummy-looking VE day cake, using only 3 ingredients. Here is the recipe, in case you would like to try making it.
- Ø 350 grams (3 Cups) of any Cookies powdered
- Ø 370 grams (1 ½ cups) lukewarm Milk
- Ø 2 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
*PLEASE READ*: The flavour of your cake will depend on what cookies you choose to use! For more chocolate flavour you can add:
- Ø Nutella
- Ø Chocolate Chips
- Ø Additional Cocoa Powder
Remina has also been working hard, as you can see. She used different materials to create this interesting water collage.
Sam has made this fantastic moving buggy. It was a challenging project, with quite a few problems along the way, but he worked patiently to make it work. He also sent a video of it working really well!
Another Sam has been learning about water in different ways: he did an experiment with his Grandad (on Facetime) and created this effective water poem and collage. He also shared this lovely letter which he wrote to a local care home. I'm sure it cheered them up a lot.
Imogen and her brother have been enjoying playing this game. It is a fun way of practising maths skills.
This girl has baked these delicious-looking scones. I think she is looking forward to eating them in this photo!
This boy made this model space station for his project over the Easter holidays. This week, he and his brother received this super surprise to go with it - a picture of a spacewalking Tim Peake with a very special message to them and the children of Lydgate Junior School! What an exciting delivery!
We have had some fantastic responses to Mrs Smiths 'patchwork piano' project this week and she is delighted with the photos she has been sent. She is really looking forward to seeing them in real life and joining them together when we are able to come back to school. It is not too late to make one of your own - we need as many as possible!
Thank you for all your hard work this week year 5. Your teachers are all really proud of you!
So, another week has gone by already! The year 5 staff all hope that you and your families are happy and healthy. It is so strange not seeing each other for such a long time: thank goodness we have this blog so that we can share what we have all been doing!
It has been a very active week at school. On Tuesday, the children at school decorated these beautiful pots and planted flowering plants in them. They are going to add even more colour to our rainbow fence. If you are at school, please remember to water them.
On Wednesday, the Y3, 4, 5 and 6 children all worked together on an art project. We divided up a painting - The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt - and each copied one section, adding our own creative flair. At the end of the day, Mrs Purdom put them all together to make our version of the painting. It looks great!
On Thursday, there was a bit of a VE day party. The Y5/6 children baked some wartime buns (without egg) and made bunting; they then invited the Y3s and 4s to join them on the yard. It looks like fun!
The children at home have also been doing lots of different activities - some from the home learning suggestions and some that they have thought of themselves.
This boy has been doing all kinds of lovely things, including having a camp out to celebrate his lockdown birthday! You can see his dog drawing in the estate agent's window in Crosspool.
This girl has also done a variety of activities to keep her entertained. That cake looks amazing!
This boy has been working very hard, as you can see. He also made a PowerPoint quiz about Greek Mythology, which Mrs Loosley enjoyed doing (even though she didn't get all the questions right).
This girl has been extremely busy as these photos show. She was inspired by the picture task to write a conversation with Pete the octopus!
Inayah has been creating some great cartoons and self portraits.
This girl has also been very creative, drawing this detailed and realistic self portrait.
Ellie has been very busy this week - she was at school for 4 days and did all this home learning on her day at home.
Amelia has also worked hard this week as you can see. Well done!
If you are celebrating VE day, have a great time and enjoy your weekend everybody!
Here is a special message for you all from the staff at school.
As you may know, there is a group on Facebook (Lydgate Junior School - All in this together) which many of your parents have joined. This week, Mrs Allen (and Mrs Dawes) created a lovely display of the photos which have been shared on there. You might be able to spot your family's hand picture if you did one. You will be able to have a good look at it when we come back to school.
Hello again everyone. Can you believe it's May already? I'm not sure the weather has noticed though. Hopefully the sunshine will come back again soon to cheer us all up.
We have all had another busy week, at school and at home. It has been amazing to see the photos of what you have been doing. Please keep sending them to the Year 5 email address for us to share.
Mrs Loosley was at school on Tuesday this week and was working with twelve Y5 and Y6 children. We had a very busy morning: Go Noodle and Just Dance with Y3 and Y4 to start the day; MyMaths and TT Rock Stars to get our brains working; preparing and performing 1 minute fairy tales; and a rather chilly and damp playtime. In the afternoon we started grid self portraits. We had photos of ourselves with a grid of squares on top. We then had to copy each square onto a blank grid. It is a really good way of copying a picture - you could try this at home with any picture you like! We took these home to finish off and you may see some of the finished ones on next week's blog. At the end of the day, we wrote our own messages on different coloured ribbons, which we added to the rainbow fence.
There has been a lot of learning going on at home this week too.
Immi was inspired by the 'Junk' poem to write this news report. I think you will agree, it looks very professional indeed.
Sophie was inspired, by the same poem, to write this recipe. I don't think we will be trying it!
She has also been very creative this week as these photos show.
Anna Maria has been practising using apostrophes - here is just part of the work she sent in to share. Her work is in purple.
Charlie has been working hard. He has also been doing lots of cycling - 112km in 5 weeks!
This girl has been working hard on her home learning tasks: she has also has time to fit in lots of fun activities!
Ellie has been practising her drawing skills and created this amazing portrait. I think she will enjoy the creative home learning ideas this week.
Ellie (not the same one!) has been at school and has also managed to do lots of home learning - well done!
Eve has been learning about pollination and has combined science and art in this beautiful diagram.
As well as all his home learning, this boy has been working hard in the garden and has made a tree house den. He also found a nest with baby robins in. He wrote and performed a fantastic story - using a 20 year old fountain pen - which he really enjoyed.
This boy has also been working hard and learning in lots of different ways.
Laila was inspired by our water topic to create this lovely collage of a water droplet.
Max has enjoyed taking these detailed photos of water, learning about the parts of plants, doing maths work and creating his 'abstract alphabet'.
This boy has done a wide range of activities as you can see. His cooking looks delicious!
Remina sent in these photos of her home learning - she has been doing a lot of work.
This boy has taken these beautiful water photos; they must have taken a lots of patience and skill to achieve. He has done a lot of other work too, as you can see.
This girl has made her own 'abstract alphabet'. It must have taken ages to find all these things.
Look at all the work this girl has done this week. Well done!
Divyam wrote this news article, inspired by the story of George's Marvellous Medicine.
Some of the children from Y5NL met up on Zoom this week to do a quiz. That sounds like good fun! Maybe they could do a quiz for us when we are all back together.