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 & 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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16 May 2020

More great learning to share

Hello everybody! 

It has been another busy week, at school and at home, with lots of great learning going on. 

At school this week, the children learnt to use Morse Code, as you can see in the pictures. They then used the circuits equipment to make 'telegraphs' to send the messages to each other. Miss Cunningham was too busy helping to take photos of that part of the work!

This girl had been working hard on her graphic score and amazing self-portrait; she also made these beautiful tree decorations. 

You can see from these photos that this girl has also been working hard on her home learning - and celebrating VE day. She has also found time to get outside and be active. 

Anya had the great idea to design a post-lockdown celebration label for Henderson's Relish, which she sent to them with a letter. She was very excited to receive this lovely reply and some great gifts. I'm sure these will help her to remember May 2020!

This boy and his brother have been finding lots of ways to make learning fun: making a den, drawing and doing lots of baking. I bet these rainbow biscuits taste as good as they look!

This girl has been a home learning star this week, writing this interesting story, learning about life cycles, making banana bread doughnuts and being a fashion designer. 

This boy has done some great maths work this week - he has really got the hang of reflection. He also made a yummy-looking VE day cake, using only 3 ingredients. Here is the recipe, in case you would like to try making it. 


  • Ø 350 grams (3 Cups) of any Cookies powdered
  • Ø 370 grams (1 ½ cups) lukewarm Milk
  • Ø 2 ¼ tsp Baking Powder

*PLEASE READ*: The flavour of your cake will depend on what cookies you choose to use! For more chocolate flavour you can add:

  • Ø Nutella
  • Ø Chocolate Chips
  • Ø Additional Cocoa Powder
  Method: Firstly, powder the cookies until grinded finely. The reason this recipe works is because if you take a moment to think about it cookies have all the same ingredients as a cake so consider the cookies the dry ingredients. Mix your powdered cookies along with the baking powder and lukewarm milk. At this stage, mix all of that until the batter is smooth. Next, pour the batter into a greased pan parchment paper. Make sure your parchment paper is also greased.  Put it in a preheated oven at 170° C or 340° F for 15 minutes. Do not over bake this cake. Once you have removed the cake from the oven, allow it to cool for 3 minutes. At the end you can decide if you want to put some sort of icing on top once it is finished.

Remina has also been working hard, as you can see. She used different materials to create this interesting water collage. 

Sam has made this fantastic moving buggy. It was a challenging project, with quite a few problems along the way, but he worked patiently to make it work. He also sent a video of it working really well!

Another Sam has been learning about water in different ways: he did an experiment with his Grandad (on Facetime) and created this effective water poem and collage. He also shared this lovely letter which he wrote to a local care home. I'm sure it cheered them up a lot. 

Imogen and her brother have been enjoying playing this game. It is a fun way of practising maths skills. 

This girl has baked these delicious-looking scones. I think she is looking forward to eating them in this photo!

This boy made this model space station for his project over the Easter holidays. This week, he and his brother received this super surprise to go with it - a picture of a spacewalking Tim Peake with a very special message to them and the children of Lydgate Junior School! What an exciting delivery!

We have had some fantastic responses to Mrs Smiths 'patchwork piano' project this week and she is delighted with the photos she has been sent. She is really looking forward to seeing them in real life and joining them together when we are able to come back to school. It is not too late to make one of your own - we need as many as possible!

Thank you for all your hard work this week year 5. Your teachers are all really proud of you!