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 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.
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
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....
This half term we made Egyptian Amulets out of clay for Art, we found it super fun! We also stuck/pressed jewels/beads onto the clay to make it look amazing and realistic. When the clay had dried we started to paint it Egyptian colours such as red,yellow,blue,silver and gold, the colours made a fascinating texture to them and made it quite realistic. Some of us (cough) Bella and Isla (cough) mixed colours to make beautiful,shiny,bold paints such as the colour we made, a shiny,sparkly rose gold. People made cat eyes,the Sphinx,Eye of Horus,pyramids and necklace pieces! We're pretty sure everyone enjoyed this activity because we sure did!
Written By: Bella and Isla
On Thursday , we had an Egyptian day. We enjoyed the pretend mummy embalming and wrapping and acting out an Egyptian story including the gods. Because it was a special occasion, we dressed up as Egyptian citizens .We played a Egyptian board game with a snake called Mehan with tricky questions.
On Monday, we painted our Egyptian amulets that we made out of clay.
By Sam F and Beck.
This term, in P.E, we have been learning all about hockey and about the rules of this game. All of us are really starting to get the hang of it. Every week we all walk down to the bottom yard and play lots of games against each other with smiles on our faces. Some times its very hard when the weather is bad and is very cold but we still always want to play and have lost of fun.
Written by Esme and Eve Y5 AP
This week we have finished writing our mummy making manuals. We are very proud and pleased how they turned out. We have spent about 3 weeks preparing and writing these pieces. Some parts of these instructions were a bit disgusting to write (especially pulling the brain out through the nose URRGH!)
This week in art we have enjoyed making Egyptian amulets out of air drying clay and beads. We did this by slowly and carefully moulding the clay into the shape we designed this included pyramids, snakes and the eye of Horus. Also, we pushed in decorative beads to add a splash of colour. We are very excited because soon we will be precisely painting them either silver or gold.