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 our regular volunteers, 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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13 Mar 2019

Science week Day 1 and 2

We have had some incredible experiences over the first 2 days of Science Week 2019 in year 5. We had inspirational talks from several parents who are working in various different scientific fields. Professor Williamson showed us how he would extract the DNA from an egg and we looked at what all the different parts of an egg were. Jane Saxton explained what her work as an embryologist entails. We also spent time in our woods exploring the outside world (and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and a toasted marshmallow!). Linking in with previous science work that we have done on the properties of air, we made a car that was powered by a balloon. To learn about density, we made lava lamps out of water, vegetable oil, alka seltzer and food colouring. The most interesting session - but some would say disgusting- was when we looked at different types of poo! We had to work out why animals had such different types of poo and what this tells us about them. This session finished with us watching a very funny short film about different animals pooing. In just two days we have already gained so much new scientific knowledge and developed our scientific investigation skills.

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08 Mar 2019

The Space Centre and World Book Day

This week all of year 5 went on a trip to the national space centre. While we were there we visited the planetarium where we learnt about how difficult it is to live in space and how you needed lots of training to become a professional astronaut. Also as well as the planetarium we went up to the top of a tall building that towered over the space centre that had a massive real life rocket that made a racket constantly because it was simulating a launch. We spent some time researching our chosen planet (not earth) and many other topics of space. Also on Thursday we all dressed up for world book day. We dressed up as many different characters from a variety of books. In the afternoon we went on a scavenger hunt where we had to find the scrambled letters and name the book. We also went around the school looking at the pictures of the teachers reading. We couldn't see their faces so we had to guess by looking at their hair and clothes. We had a great day.

Jacob and Lewis year 5 AP

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07 Mar 2019

World Book Day

Y5 have had a great time celebrating World Book Day today. We enjoyed swapping books at playtime, tried not to get too wet on our outdoor book scavenger hunt and even discovered the identity of some secret readers around school. There were so many fabulous costumes on show around school. Even the teachers joined in with dressing up....

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06 Mar 2019

Year 5 Homework During Science week

Week beginning Monday March 11th is Science Week for all of Lydgate Junior School. We will NOT be setting any new maths, spelling or grammar homework that week. Instead the children have their Planet Research homework to complete as well as the Science Week homework task.

The year 5 team

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01 Mar 2019

Bake Sale and Pandora Writing

This week,in English,we have been learning and writing about the mystical setting on the planet Pandora.It has been an interesting experience for all of us.We are all very pleased with our efforts and how these great pieces of work turned out. We had to include all the Y5 writing features and skills. And we think everyone did a fantastic job at this.

Also, we had a Bake Sale which raised money for Bluebell Hospice. Some girls from 5SH  calculated the profit and it turned out that they had raised around £130.They sold delicious cakes,biscuits and other sweet goods. All these tasty treats were baked or bought by the rest of Y5. As they were thoughtful children,they also included a gluten-free and nut-free selection.

In Maths,we are currently rounding,dividing and multiplying decimals.It is a hard subject,but we think most people have mastered this. It is a complex method, but when you've mastered it, it can be pretty simple. 

From students of 5RR [Milly,Esther and Eleanor.] 

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