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 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.
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
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 Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Hornsey. 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....
Can you believe this is our very last blog of the year? It has flown by!
There's still lots to do but we are looking forward to our special leavers' assembly on Wednesday and the end of year prom on Thursday.
Goodbye Lydgate and good luck everyone with your new secondary school adventures!
A Bake Sale for Hope
We are so proud of Danny. Recently, he heard a story from a friend of his mum. She is called Helen and a few years ago, she went on holiday to Kenya. While she was there, she saw a school called Hope and she decided to help to renovate the place. Since 2009, she has helped to give them a new building, with a proper roof and a concrete floor. She's also raised money to give them proper toilets and solar panels for electricity.
Danny made us a presentation to tell us all about the children in Hope school. We learnt how they enjoyed watching 'Happy Feet' on a television Helen had donated and we were introduced to Munga, a 12 year old boy who was bitten by a cobra. He can't use his right arm but he still goes to school and wants to learn.
The amazing thing about Helen is that she raises money for the school herself - she even pays the teacher from her own wages. Danny was really inspired by Helen and decided he wanted to do something to help too so he asked if he could hold a bake sale to raise some funds for Hope.
Danny's bake sale happened on Monday. His family made lots of delicious cakes and he asked his friends to help him. Together, they raised over £67. Brilliant.
The very next day, Danny's mum sent us this special photograph all the way from Hope Junior School in Mombasa.
What a great story. We think Helen and Danny are fantastic global citizens.
Last weekend, 101 of the Y6s went to Edale YHA for a weekend of fun and adventure. We were really lucky with the weather - the sun shone on us the whole weekend - and had a fantastic time. We did lots of activities: night hike, treasure hunt, abseiling, high ropes, raft building, canoeing, caving and weaselling. Here are just a few photographs - you will see more in a few weeks' time.
This week in Year 6 has been all about making scarecrows.
In 6CW we have made Jessica Ennis-Hill. It has been a team effort as we have all brought different things from home to make her. We have had lots of fun putting her together.
Y6JP, Y6CW and Y6NL have made Grace Clough, Queen Elizabeth II and Zendaya. Can you spot which is which?
We all had great fun making our scarecrows. They will be judged on Saturday as part of the Crosspool festival.
Look out for more around the school grounds!
This week, all the Y6 classes were invited to go to St Mark's Church in Broomhill to take part in a very special music activity. In Y6NL, we started off with some games, then we learnt about some science (how sound waves travel and why they are high or low and loud or quiet). After that, we had the chance to play a very special pipe organ called the Woofyt (wooden one-octave organ for young technologists). The man who designed and made it was there and we said," thank you" to him. We had to pump air into the bag which was then pushed through the non-returning valves into the pipes. When we pressed the buttons, the air was forced through the vents and made different notes. We played some different tunes, such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Happy Birthday. It was an interesting trip!
If you want to know more about this unusual instrument - it has it's own website! Visit:
Sarah Hardy came in to school this week to work with all the Y6 classes on very special dance. We can't tell you anything about it though because it is a secret! You will find out more at the end of term.