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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10 Jul 2020

More lovely learning

Hello everyone! We hope that you have all had a happy and healthy week. 

Usually, at this time of year you would be meeting your new teachers and visiting your new classrooms. Sadly, we can't do this at the moment but we have sent you a PowerPoint and video, all about Year 6, to give you an idea of what it will be like. We hope that these have reassured you and made you feel excited about coming back in September! We have also sent you letters from your new Y6 teachers; it would be lovely if you could write them a reply and send it to the Y5 email address. The first two days back at school in September will be transition days, so you will have plenty of time to get to know your new teacher and year group, ask any questions which you may have and just get used to being back at school!

As usual, there has been lots of great learning going on at home and at school this week. The EC bubble promised that they would show us their finished 'Water Carrying' paintings this week and here they are.

The R/J bubble have also finished their paintings; here are a few of them for you to enjoy.

Amelia has sent us these pictures of her paintings which she has done at home and at school. 

These are all stunning - well done to all the artists. 

This boy has worked hard this week on his song lyrics poem. He chose the subject of pollution and has done a fantastic job of sticking to the rhythm and the rhyming structure of the original song. It is a very powerful piece of writing - well done. 

Sophie has also written her own song lyrics, adapted from a song called 'The Streets of London'. The emotive and sensitive lyrics really make you think about how lucky we are - fantastic writing Sophie.

She also shared some of the work she had done using iMovie. Here are some screenshots of her interesting and very professional presentation about the Great Sheffield Flood. 

Oscar and Harry got together over Skype to create this very funny and well written story. Excellent work boys - you make a great writing team!

Ranveer has been working hard on his maths work this week and has also been doing some great research about David Attenborough. Keep up the good work Ranveer!

These boys have also been working hard on their maths home learning; they decided to get together to make it a team effort. Great idea boys!

Mrs Ridsdale has shared this brilliant photo of a heron, which she spotted in the Porter Brook, at Bingham Park, when she was on a walk. It was so still that it looked like a statue. Maybe you will see one if you are out walking near a river. Don't forget to send us a photo if you do!

Next week's blog will be the last one before the summer holidays, so remember to send in any photos that you would like to share.