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Year 5 Blog

Introduction

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 & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: 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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30 Apr 2020

Happy May!

Hello again everyone. Can you believe it's May already? I'm not sure the weather has noticed though. Hopefully the sunshine will come back again soon to cheer us all up. 

We have all had another busy week, at school and at home. It has been amazing to see the photos of what you have been doing. Please keep sending them to the Year 5 email address for us to share. 

Mrs Loosley was at school on Tuesday this week and was working with twelve Y5 and Y6 children. We had a very busy morning: Go Noodle and Just Dance with Y3 and Y4 to start the day; MyMaths and TT Rock Stars to get our brains working; preparing and performing 1 minute fairy tales; and a rather chilly and damp playtime. In the afternoon we started grid self portraits. We had photos of ourselves with a grid of squares on top. We then had to copy each square onto a blank grid. It is a really good way of copying a picture - you could try this at home with any picture you like! We took these home to finish off and you may see some of the finished ones on next week's blog. At the end of the day, we wrote our own messages on different coloured ribbons, which we added to the rainbow fence. 

There has been a lot of learning going on at home this week too. 

Immi was inspired by the 'Junk' poem to write this news report. I think you will agree, it looks very professional indeed. 


Sophie was inspired, by the same poem, to write this recipe. I don't think we will be trying it!

She has also been very creative this week as these photos show. 

Anna Maria has been practising using apostrophes - here is just part of the work she sent in to share. Her work is in purple. 

Charlie has been working hard. He has also been doing lots of cycling - 112km in 5 weeks!

This girl has been working hard on her home learning tasks: she has also has time to fit in lots of fun activities!

Ellie has been practising her drawing skills and created this amazing portrait. I think she will enjoy the creative home learning ideas this week. 

Ellie (not the same one!) has been at school and has also managed to do lots of home learning - well done!

Eve has been learning about pollination and has combined science and art in this beautiful diagram. 

As well as all his home learning, this boy has been working hard in the garden and has made a tree house den. He also found a nest with baby robins in. He wrote and performed a fantastic story - using a 20 year old fountain pen - which he really enjoyed. 

This boy has also been working hard and learning in lots of different ways. 

Laila was inspired by our water topic to create this lovely collage of a water droplet. 

Max has enjoyed taking these detailed photos of water, learning about the parts of plants, doing maths work and creating his 'abstract alphabet'. 

This boy has done a wide range of activities as you can see. His cooking looks delicious!

Remina sent in these photos of her home learning - she has been doing a lot of work. 

This boy has taken these beautiful water photos; they must have taken a lots of patience and skill to achieve. He has done a lot of other work too, as you can see. 

This girl has made her own 'abstract alphabet'. It must have taken ages to find all these things. 

Look at all the work this girl has done this week. Well done!

Divyam wrote this news article, inspired by the story of George's Marvellous Medicine. 

Some of the children from Y5NL met up on Zoom this week to do a quiz. That sounds like good fun! Maybe they could do a quiz for us when we are all back together.