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 Mrs Proctor.

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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13 Dec 2019

Dragon's Den

This term, our y5 children have been working extremely hard on their Dragons Den project. Their task was to come up with an invention, in order to gain an 'investment' from the Dragons. They have been coming up with some awesome ideas from Military laser quests at home, to Delicious doughnuts! We will then be holding class finals, where each group has to present their pitch and advertising poster to the rest of the class. From this, two winners will be chosen to go onto the year group final. Our year group final will be on Tuesday 17th December, where the winning groups from each class will pitch their idea to a panel of Dragons. The lucky y5 group of children, who win with their amazing idea, will win an amazing surprise prize! Here are just a few of the fantastic ideas they have come up with:

Ted the Teddy (app), You choose smoothies, Mocktails and tea, GDSS Doughnuts, Omni Bots and many more!

Our y5 children have been working so hard, and we want to wish them luck on winning and getting an amazing prize!   


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05 Dec 2019

Baking bread

In our DT topic this term, Y5 have been busy designing and baking our own flavoured bread. We learnt how to knead the dough (it's hard work and takes at least 10 minutes!) and tasted a selection of breads to give us ideas about what flavour to choose for our own. Here are some of our successful breads!

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25 Oct 2019

Egyptian Day

Egyptian Day

On the 22nd October 2019 it was our Y5 Egyptian Day. We had lots of fun and did many different activities.


One of the things we did was drama. We learnt the story of Osiris the Egyptian god of the underworld. We acted the story in groups and filmed it on iPads, it was really enjoyable.


First, we learned about different Ancient Egyptian jewellery. It was very fascinating and it looked magnificent. They did not only wear necklaces and bracelets they also made collars (which we made too). We used a gold plate and a template which helped us cut it out. We had a varied amount of jewels to stick on the golden plates (collars).


We were taken to the tent of Ibu (place of purification) to mummify the pharaoh’s body. It was dark but we had candles. We all got to do special jobs like covering it in natron (salt), drawing Osiris to go on the coffin and even pulling the brains and intestines out!


We pretended to be estate agents and tried to sell a peasant house or a noble house. The noble house was easy to sell but the peasant house was a bit harder. We had to persuade people to buy the house

The Weighing Of the Heart Ceremony

At the end of the day we did the weighing of the heart ceremony. If your heart was as light as a feather you may go to the afterlife. If your heart was heavy you would be eaten alive by Ammut the devourer.











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27 Sep 2019

Mummification Manuals

As part of our topic on Ancient Egypt, Y5 have been doing some research in ICT about how to make mummies. We found out lots of facts and then we used these in our literacy work to write our own Mummification Manual for a trainee embalmer. The whole process is really gruesome! Did you know that they used to use a long sharp hook to smash up the brain before removing it? We learnt about how they wash the body with water from the River Nile and took out a lot of the internal organs to put them in Canopic Jars. Below are some examples of our great work...

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18 Sep 2019

Things to look out for

We're really proud of how well all the children in Y5 have continued to come into school full of enthusiasm as this first term moves quickly onward. There are a few things to be looking out for over the coming weeks:

*All children should now be bringing home their maths homework book and their spelling and grammar homework to do once each week.

*MyMaths activities have been set up online and all children have been given a letter with their username and password to access these.

*Egyptian Day is coming up on Tuesday 22nd October. A letter with details about this and suggestions for Egyptian costumes has been sent home via email. Please look out for this and get your thinking caps on about what to wear!

The Y5 Team

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