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 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Hill, Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.

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. 

The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Purdom in Y4JP, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (yes, that's right) in Y4SS, Mrs Wymer in Y4CW and Ms Reasbeck and Mrs Drury in Y4RD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hornsey, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Wolff. We have help from Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too and some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen. What a team!

We know that the question children are mostly asked when they arrive home is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find out what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs your children will share with you what they have been getting up to and show some of the wonderful work they have been doing. Check in each weekend for our latest news.

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Loosley (5NL), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC).  Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (the Year 5 Teaching 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 Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. 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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06 Jun 2020

Back to 'school'

We hope that you all had a happy and healthy half term holiday - lots of alliteration there! As we start a new half term, some of you have been learning at school, while many of you have been doing 'school' at home. Wherever you have been, there has been lots of learning going on, as you will see from all the work that has been shared. 

School has looked a bit different this week, as furniture has been rearranged to allow social distancing. However, although it might look a bit different, it is still the same friendly place and the children have worked hard and had lots of fun. Here are some Y5s working on the Rhi-swano-zeb-tah writing task.

Many of you at home have also been doing this writing task and we have had some great work shared with us, with lots of imaginative creatures. 

Here is Sophie's writing about her Snabifintah. 

Simeon has written about his Monhareirrel.

Nathan has also been working hard on this writing task. 

Here is some work from Amelia. As well as her home learning, she also had a fantastic time on the beach, enjoying the beautiful weather. She was even brave enough to go for a swim in the North Sea - brrr!

This boy has also been busy doing his English work and enjoying reading his latest book, as well as baking and designing a supercar for the Blue Peter competition. His very exciting news is that he is going to bring home this gorgeous puppy - Jazzy - in three weeks' time!

Isla also sent a photo of her pets - these two lovely cats - and has shared some of the home learning she has been doing. 

Sam has been working hard with his grandma, via twice-weekly Zoom meetings, to write his own exciting story based on 'The Game' workbook. 

He also used circuits - and his new glue gun - to create this impressive lighthouse model. The top rotates and the light comes on, just like a real lighthouse. 

Ellie has been at school this week but also found time to do lots of home learning. 

This girl has also been very creative. She has sewn her own protective mask to wear, made a poster about saving water, created her own patchwork piece and made this very professional-looking Swiss roll. 

This girl has also been using her sewing and creative skills this week. She used a weaving loom to make the background for her amazing patchwork piece and made herself a mask and matching scrunchie.

We have had more lovely patchwork squares for Mrs Smith's 'Patchwork Piano'; she is very excited to collect them and join them together when school is fully open again. 

These lovely designs are by Imogen and her sister Caitlin ... 

... and here is another great design by Annabel. 

This boy hasn't done much writing this week because he has injured his thumb. He has been very brave! He also wanted to share this book, which he is really enjoying reading. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what these people have shared with us. Don't forget to send your photos to and your work could be featured on the blog next week!