Year 6 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.
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.
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
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....
We are really proud of our Y6 children, who have been working really hard this term. Here are some of the children who have impressed us so much that they have been awarded the 'Star of the Week'. Well done!
As part of World Book Day all the Year 6s competed in a Scavenger Hunt, which involved running around the school grounds with clues to find anagrams of well known book titles. 6SW varied in their timing from an impressive 8:01 minutes (Roneth & Robert) to over 30 minutes. We have enjoyed hearing about, and guessing, the teachers' favourite books . We also developed our love of books by reading a lot. 6SW are enjoying reading 'The Boy in the Tower' so we showed our comprehension skills during our extended book study lessons.
Our Year 6s looked fantastic in their varied World Book Day Costumes.
In Year 6, we have been reading fantastic, short suspense stories to help to inspire us with writing our own. We have identified the features of suspense stories and we now understand how they are structured. We noticed that many suspense stories end with a cliff hanger ending, leaving the reader intrigued as to what will happen next. We can also recognise 'foreshadowing' in texts and these 'hints of danger' can sometimes be misleading, like red herrings - throwing us off the scent, but then as the plot unfolds, another problem creeps in. We are looking forward to writing our own suspense stories.
Recently, we wrote stories based on the mystery genre. It was very different to what we usually do in English. The first activity we did on it was last term (before Christmas) and that was learning about Harris Burdick and his mystery book, which is a mystery in itself, Harris went missing on the night that he showed the pictures to Peter Wenders (author). We enjoyed coming up with ideas based on pictures given to us with a bit of writing on the side, we would pick out a sheet and that was what we were doing. We would only use the sheets as small foundations though because we would add a lot of our own ideas, characters and settings.
We have now moved on to writing our own suspense stories using the Alma video clip. We have used different writing techniques to keep our readers on edge and keep them guessing about what is going to happen next. We are really enjoying writing these!
This week we started to read a book called Room 13. This book is a mystery story and suspense story it is a very interesting story and we are all enjoying it. We are reading this story to help us with our suspense stories, which are all coming along brilliantly. Room 13 is one of our favourite books already (and we’ve just started it). The story is about a school residential to Whitby where she gets scared about Dracula. Is he real? We can't wait to find out more!
By Jacob 6AP
This week in English we have been looking at suspense. We watched two short films called Alma and Francis. We wrote a sequel to Alma and in pairs we wrote a short suspense story about somebody in an abandoned cinema. Miss Norris was very impressed with our suspense stories!
In book study we are reading Room 13. We are about halfway through already. We have read up to the part where the main character Fliss finds another girl with two bite sized scabs on her neck.
In other exciting news, we would like to congratulate Miss Norris who got engaged this weekend!!!
This week we stared reading a book called THE BOY IN THE TOWER by Polly Ho-Yen.Its about a boy called Ade who lives in the flats on the 17th floor. Blutchers are demolishing buildings they are plants with big leaves and purple flowers.His mum is sick and hurt we wonder what will happen next.
by Piper and Jasper Y6
Happy New Year!
Firstly, welcome back to Mrs Phillips who has returned from her maternity leave back to Year 6.The Year has started well with a fantastic visit to Crucial Crew, which has given the children lots to be thinking about. The visit covered the following aspects:
• Road safety
• How to travel safely on a bus
• Child Criminal Exploitation
- • First aid
As part of the learning the children visited a replica pub, a bus, a playground and a courtroom. They learned about the consequences involved if you break the law.
This week ,all y6s went to Crucial crew. We learnt skills like what happens when you hear a smoke alarm go off in the night. On the set, it was like a mini village! There was a park, a courtroom, a police station and even a pub.
We learnt that you can be sent to prison for four years for just carrying a knife.
It was a really interesting school trip and a great first week back at school from the Christmas holidays.