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 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.


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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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21 Sep 2018

Another exiting week in year 5

This week in Y5 we have all started on a wonderful art project based on the book Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris .We did this by making printing blocks of different leaves and we also painted beautiful water colour nuts,berries and seeds.

In all four classes everyone seems to be well settled as new friendships are starting to blossom. In enrichment time we have enjoyed choosing from four activities to look forward to each Friday afternoon.

We have really loved Y5 so far!

signed Emma and Zach from Y5SH.

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06 Jul 2018

Y5 Play

Last week was the final performance of Y5's version of 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' by Louis Sachar. We have all been rehearsing, learning lines and practising songs for this play for weeks. All 120 children did a fabulous job! Our dress rehearsal, performed to the Y6s, was good but a little bit rusty. However, the final performance to parents went really smoothly and everyone had a great time. The acting was some of the best seen for a long time. Highlights included: some fantastic angry shouting (Danny and Kai playing lead character Bradley and his father), violent punch-up scenes (Sophia, Josh and James playing Melinda, Bradley and Jeff), a marriage proposal (Monty and Eve playing Bartholomew Bear and Ronnie Rabbit) and a fantastic birthday celebration and finale featuring visiting Blues Brothers (Daniel, Lula and Lola). The whole thing was a great experience and will be remembered for many years to come!

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04 May 2018

Halle Orchestra Trip

This week we had an amazing time at the City Hall listening to the Halle Orchestra, which included lots different wonderful songs, like Finlandia and the Return of the Jedi.  We also stood up all together and sung a song called  Take Five styles. Every person had a sniff card that had three different smells on ( Jungle,forest and Ocean).      Written by Daisy and May Y5SH



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27 Apr 2018

There's a boy in the girl's bathroom

This term, we have been reading "There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom" by Louis Sachar. As we are really enjoying reading this book, we have decided to do a production at the end of this term (29th of June). Most classes have received a letter about the part us pupils want to be. We are are really looking forward to the auditions for our parts. There are lots of different parts (some speaking,some not) such as; Bradley,Carla and Jeff etc. This production will be an exciting thing for the y5s to end the year.

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23 Apr 2018

Summer Term

This term in topic our focus is water so in art the y5 classes are doing water collages. For the water collages we shaped them so they were something to do with water like rain drops or watering cans. We also started to read a book called There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom. It is about a boy called Bradley who has behaviour problems who makes friends with a boy called Jeff. Mrs Jones has made this into a play and split it into 4 parts so that each class has a section in our end of year assembly. We love the book!

Eva and Maya








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