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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26 Jun 2020

A rather warm week!

We have had a heatwave in Sheffield this week and it has been very warm at school - and probably at  home too. However, it takes more than a bit of hot weather to stop the amazing Y5 children learning and we have had another very busy (and a bit sweaty!) week. 

The children at school are now working in 3 'bubbles' - R/J, EC and W/R. In the W/R bubble, the children have been working on their 'water carrying' paintings, mixing colours carefully to create their backgrounds. We can't wait to see the finished paintings. 

They have also been researching places of worship in RE. These girls have worked really hard on the presentation of their work. 

The children from the R/J bubble have been creating their own advert scripts this week; they went outside to perform them and recorded them on iPads. They have also been skipping for fitness - very impressive on one of the hottest days of the year!

Sophie has been working on her 'water carrying' painting; she has created a stunning background which really makes the silhouette stand out. She decided to make a realistic 3D river poster and has also shared some great English home learning work. She chose to write her 'special place' poem about her garden. 

Inayah has also written a very effective poem about her special place - her bedroom. 

This boy loves drawing - especially dragons! He has concentrated on details of the dragons in these realistic sketches. 

Bea has shared lots of her home learning this week, including her informative non-chronological report about the scientist, Eva Crane. 

Ellie has also shared a range of great home learning, including an interesting and beautifully presented river poster. 

Sam used water colours to create his rivers poster. He has also written this interesting and imaginative booklet about the Amazonian Graven fish - a creature he has invented himself. 

Remina has been a home learning star this week and has all this work to share - well done!

Simeon has worked hard on his advert script in his English work; he has also created a great river poster. 

This boy (with help from his brother) has enjoyed creating this fantastic 3D river poster, using bits of recycling, toilet roll paper mache and tissue paper for the bushes. As you can see, he has also done lots of other excellent home learning work, including solving the maths challenge!

Over the last few weeks, we have seen some adorable pets on the Y5 blog. To continue the theme, this girl has something very exciting to share - her gorgeous new puppy, Coco! 

This boy also has a new 'pet' but it is not so cute and fluffy - he has got a Venus flytrap! He did some research and made this fascinating poster about other carnivorous plants. He is also learning a new skill - knitting. 

Thank you all for your hard work this week. Your teachers are really proud of you (I know we keep saying this but it's true!) and love seeing what you have been doing, at home and at school. Please keep sharing your photos with us at:                 

Have a great weekend!