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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22 May 2020

Happy half term.

What an unusual half term this has been! Some of you have been coming into school, while others have been doing their learning at home. It seems like a long time since all of our lovely Year 5 family have been together. Luckily, we have this blog to share what we have been up to! 

At school this week, there has been lots going on. On Tuesday, the Y5 and Y6 children spent a day in the forest with Rohan. You can see from these photos that they did lots of activities and had a brilliant experience. 

On Thursday, Mrs Loosley set the children a challenge - to build the tallest towers possible out of spaghetti and marshmallows. It was much more difficult than we expected - partly because it was a really warm day and the marshmallows were melting! Here are some pictures of the tower-building action!

The children at home have been just as busy. 

This boy has managed to find all the letters for his 'abstract alphabet' and has also made this eye-catching poster about saving water. 

This girl has been doing lots of home learning and has also found time to get outside and be active. 

Here is another great poster about saving water. This girl has also been putting her science knowledge into action and growing plants from seed. 

Daniel was inspired to write this dragon story - he already had the brilliant dragon's eye drawing to go with it. 

This boy has had another busy week, doing lots of maths home learning. He also managed to finish this tricky 500 piece jigsaw. 

Raul has worked hard on his colourful shape nets maths work. 

Reuben wrote this interesting report about the history of Lego, using the key information from this week's home learning film.

Simeon was also inspired by the film to write this detailed report; we are learning a lot about Lego on this week's blog!

Here we have another great poster about saving water. Remina has also made this beautiful patchwork piece for Mrs Smith's 'patchwork piano' project.

She is not the only one to do patchwork this week. Jess, Ellie and Anna-Maria have also been busy creating these fantastic patchwork pieces!

Sophie recently read this book about a girl, from South Sudan, who had to travel to collect water for her family every day. She was inspired by this book to raise money for Water Aid - a charity who work to improve access to clean water to those in need. 

She decided to do a sponsored walk - the Y5 'river walk', which we usually do next half term - and has raised £290 so far! What a great achievement, which will help to improve the lives of others. 

The Y5 teachers would like to wish you all a happy and healthy half term. Don't forget to send us some photos to share!