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 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of the School Governors, also helps out in all four classes.

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. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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 Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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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11 Jan 2019

The Vikings topic

Currently in year 5 we've started a new topic on the Vikings . So far we've learnt why they left their homeland and why they came to ours. Children are enjoying this topic on the Vikings because of the interesting facts and fun dress up days (Viking day.)We also found out that Vikings don't have horns on their helmets but the Victorians thought that they would look scarier. The Viking topic is a fun educational topic that most kids will love . We still haven't learnt much but children are excited for this new topic. They lived in Scandinavia (Norway,Sweden and Denmark) but moved to Britain because it was too crowded. They also had terrible farming land due to too many mountains and terrible weather it was also too close to the sea.The Vikings met the Anglo Saxons and decided to trade skills, items and people (trading sometimes got harsh/brutal). This topic could get hard at times but everybody will still enjoy it because it is so fun!

by Isabelle and Ananya

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19 Dec 2018

Dragons' Den and Christmas Cheer

The last week of the autumn term has arrived and the children in Year 5 are really excited about the coming holiday and ( for those that celebrate Christmas) Christmas festivities.

This week, we have been extremely busy.  The Dragons' Den year group final was on Tuesday; today (Wednesday) is the school Christmas concert at St Mark's Church and many year 5 children are involved; Thursday we have our year 5 Christmas parties and on Friday, the children are allowed to bring in non-electrical games.  

The Dragons' Den Final

On Tuesday morning, there was great excitement about the final of our Dragons' Den competition.  Each class put forward two 'companies' from their class finals to compete in the Dragons' Den year 5 grand final.  With an audience of 120 children and 7 'dragons', each company had to present their product and try to persuade the dragons that their product was the best.  

As teachers, we were so impressed with the way the finalists conducted themselves.  They were obviously very nervous but performed brilliantly.  After much deliberation, L.C.S.C. (Lighter Comfier Sports Clothing) was declared the winner with an extremely clear presentation by Gayoung, Harry and Rhiannon from 5SH.  

A huge well done to every child involved in the Dragons' Den project.  

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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14 Dec 2018

This week in 5AP

In year 5 this week we have been up to loads! We've had a freezing football match against the other class, and (of course) we beat them. We have also been tasting tapas! Tasting tapas was awesome we tried some cheese( queso manchego) Ham (jamon Serrano) olives (aceitunas) a potato omelette ( la tortilla Espanola) Peppers (pimientos) melon (melones) Artichoke (corazones de alcachofas). Also in enrichment time (a time to chill out) we have been baking loads of delicious ,yummy things like cupcakes, cookies, tomato and cheese swirls. Today it is our last baking session and we will be making delicious pizzas.

Georgina and Alicia 5AP

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12 Dec 2018

Year 5 Learn About Public Speaking

We were delighted to welcome Jane Sexton to work with year 5 for a whole morning this week to help the children  prepare for their Dragons' Den presentations. Jane, who has a child in year 4, has a keen interest in public speaking and volunteered to share her experiences with us. The morning started with a talk in the hall to the whole year group. We all learned many interesting tips to improve the success of a presentation; smile at your audience and maintain eye contact, get to the point quickly, be aware of your body language, pause for dramatic effect and respect your audience to name a few. Jane then spent half an hour with each class encouraging the children to be more confident about speaking in front of large groups of people by involving them in fun games. The morning was a huge success and the children all gained confidence in themselves as public speakers. As Jane told them, this is a skill they will carry with them for life! Many thanks to Jane for giving up her time this week. She will return as a guest judge next week at the Dragons' Den Year 5 Final. The results will be posted here next week!

The Year 5 Team

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07 Dec 2018

Another exciting week!

This has been an exciting week!

Some of the class performed with the choir for Breast Cancer Care at the Sheffield Cathedral singing Christmas carols.In science,we have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes.Also,the week before we did an experiment on dissolving.We have all been working hard in numeracy doing division using the bus stop method.Now onto the topic that everyone has enjoyed- Dragons' Den!  Everyone has been working really hard making posters, recording jingles and writing a presentation.

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