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, we started a new topic on the Vikings. By the end of this term we have to be able to write an explanation about why the Vikings left Scandinavia. So far we have learnt about the push and pull factors and the weapons they used. The ones that we have learnt about are the Dane axe, spear, battle axe, shield, helmet and throwing axe. We learnt lots of these things from a DVD about the Vikings. We are really enjoying learning about the Vikings and going on the rampage on our Viking day at school on Feb 8th!
Sam and Jamie 5AP
Last week, we started a new topic on the Vikings. By the end of this term we have to be able to write an explanation of why the Vikings left Scandinavia. So far we have learnt about the push and pull factors and the weapons they used. The ones that we have learnt about are the Dane axe, spear, Battle axe, shield, helmet, throwing axe. We learnt lots of these things from a DVD of the Vikings.
It's a new term and year 5 have already begun learning about a new topic, the Vikings! So far, we've written a small piece of writing that explains the push and pull factors of why the Vikings left their homeland. In art, we've been designing a printing block inspired by Viking life. In maths we've gone fraction mad learning equivalent fractions and finding common denominators. In science we have been discovering more about fabulous forces using a newton metre. In music we will be creating a unique piece depicting the phases of the moon. Finally, in Spanish, we have been recapping from Y3 learning about animals and body parts. In conclusion, Y5 has been very busy but extremely fun at the same time.
By. Evie and Pranavi Y5SH.
This week in year 5 we tried some traditional Spanish tapas. Some of the tapas foods were very like the English foods. We tried sausage, ham , cheese, roasted peppers, olives , artichoke and melon from Spain. The foods were saltier and more stronger tasting than English foods. The tortilla de patatas ( this is like a potato omelette) and the chorizo were homemade by the teachers and they were delicious.
In literacy, we are doing a project called Dragons' Den . We had to design and show off our products like you would on the show Dragons' Den. After we have shown off our products, the teachers will choose a winning 2 products in each class to show in front of the entire year group. You are in groups of three and you design a product together and present your product in front of the class. May the best team win and get a big prize!
Maya and Eva 5AP
Yesterday we went to the octagon . At the octagon ,there was a big lecture about fertilizer. It told us about how we grow. It was very interesting and there were lots of schools there. In the middle of the lecture, two llamas came onto the stage and the owners of the llamas told us about them and how much they poo! The man told us about lightning and showed us a weather machine which made lightning. At the end of the lecture, another man came in with a barrel-full of poo and it stank. After the lecture, we had lunch and a man dressed as a worm came and gave us some questions about the lecture. After all of this, we went back to school.
We have also started doing adverts in literacy and are going to be in groups and are going to be put in a Dragons Den situation with the y5 teachers as the dragons.