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 our regular volunteers, 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....
Wednesday’s Science Week activities had two objectives:
- to understand some of the environmental impact of plastic pollution, and to
- understand what they could do to reduce the problem.
We used these silicone oven-mitts as a simulation of a seabird’s beak.
Having littered the ocean surface with plastics (Hama beads scattered over a trug full of water) the children tried feeding. They aimed for one colour, as if it was food, but of course accidentally picked up lots of the ‘pollution’.
Damage to the food chain was demonstrated.
We looked also at some T-shirt designs available on-line, where the logo and caption are campaigning to protect the seas and oceans. We considered and discussed the power and persuasiveness of each design, and then had a go ourselves. This produced some of the most visually impressive work of the week so far.
We gave each child a few beads to look after – those that lost some over the day learned directly about how we, inadvertently, are contributing the pollution threat.
We have had some incredible experiences over the first 2 days of Science Week 2019 in year 5. We had inspirational talks from several parents who are working in various different scientific fields. Professor Williamson showed us how he would extract the DNA from an egg and we looked at what all the different parts of an egg were. Jane Saxton explained what her work as an embryologist entails. We also spent time in our woods exploring the outside world (and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and a toasted marshmallow!). Linking in with previous science work that we have done on the properties of air, we made a car that was powered by a balloon. To learn about density, we made lava lamps out of water, vegetable oil, alka seltzer and food colouring. The most interesting session - but some would say disgusting- was when we looked at different types of poo! We had to work out why animals had such different types of poo and what this tells us about them. This session finished with us watching a very funny short film about different animals pooing. In just two days we have already gained so much new scientific knowledge and developed our scientific investigation skills.
This week all of year 5 went on a trip to the national space centre. While we were there we visited the planetarium where we learnt about how difficult it is to live in space and how you needed lots of training to become a professional astronaut. Also as well as the planetarium we went up to the top of a tall building that towered over the space centre that had a massive real life rocket that made a racket constantly because it was simulating a launch. We spent some time researching our chosen planet (not earth) and many other topics of space. Also on Thursday we all dressed up for world book day. We dressed up as many different characters from a variety of books. In the afternoon we went on a scavenger hunt where we had to find the scrambled letters and name the book. We also went around the school looking at the pictures of the teachers reading. We couldn't see their faces so we had to guess by looking at their hair and clothes. We had a great day.
Jacob and Lewis year 5 AP
Y5 have had a great time celebrating World Book Day today. We enjoyed swapping books at playtime, tried not to get too wet on our outdoor book scavenger hunt and even discovered the identity of some secret readers around school. There were so many fabulous costumes on show around school. Even the teachers joined in with dressing up....
Week beginning Monday March 11th is Science Week for all of Lydgate Junior School. We will NOT be setting any new maths, spelling or grammar homework that week. Instead the children have their Planet Research homework to complete as well as the Science Week homework task.
The year 5 team