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 Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Hornsey. 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....
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!
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
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.
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
This week we watched the BBC Look North do the big 50 sofa challenge. we watched them push the red sofa being pulled and pushed past our school. when they got to our school, they stopped to film us! We all got the camera pointed at us. seeing the sofa being pushed and pulled past our school was very fun! We all had the time of our life. We all had money donations to put in a bucket- they did this to raise money for sport relief. They pushed the sofa from the city centre to Stanage Pole and we all cheered them on (our school) it was very exciting in fact we would want to see it again next year (if they do it). Some people brought in signs or banners to hold them up to cheer them on. We got to talk to the people from the BBC we learnt a lot about the challenge, they said the sofa was very heavy so it was hard work!
Toby.R and Lincoln.P 5/AP