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.

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 four Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Dale, 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 Parker (5AP), 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 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 Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Phillips returns from maternity leave in Y6CP), Mrs Loosley (Y6NL) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6CP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6NL).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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12 Sep 2019

Friday 13th September

World War 2.

In year six this week, we have shared our homework about World War 2. We have also learnt about Anne Frank, who gave us an idea of how tough World War 2 was for some people. We have learnt that the War was cruel and deadly. It has been fascinating to learn about Anne Frank's life and how her Jewish family managed to hide for over two years. It's a shame that her story didn't have a happy ending. 

In Y6NL this week, we shared our World War 2 research homework. We made a mini museum in our classroom. People did lots of different kinds of homework: we  had bomb shelter models, World War two sweets and rationed cake (yum!), a real Morse Code machine and lots of information to read and look at. It was good fun and we learnt a lot. Here are some pictures of what we did. 

In Y6HN this week,we wrote our auto-biographies. It was quite interesting seeing all the events in other people's lives and their different birth places and their life stories (so far). We also received our homework (fun, I know) and are going to write Anne Frank's biography in Literacy next week. We are working towards a biography about someone of our choice as well.Some of our class's choices include  Rosa Parks,Winston Churchill and J.K Rowling. We are all also settling in to our new class and enjoying being Y6's (the top of the school!). 

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15 Jul 2019

Tuesday 9th July

A huge well done!

Children of Y6, it's time to blow your trumpets.... we are so very, very proud of each and every one of you. Your SATs results are truly incredible and exactly what you all deserve. You have worked so very hard all year and the way you have conducted yourselves in test week and beyond has been brilliant.

You are superstars - well done!

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15 Jul 2019

Friday 5th July

He did it - Jamie braved the shave!

He did it - Jamie went from this..........

to this.......

And he raised so much money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. With your help, he completely smashed his target!

Drum roll please.........£1119.39!!

Amazing. Well done Jamie for braving the shave and raising awareness for a great cause. We are extremely proud of you.

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28 Jun 2019

Friday 28th June

A sporty week


Today all of the Year 6 classes enjoyed a cricket coaching session with John and James.  John is Mrs Purdom's brother and James is his nephew who is studying sport at university but is also a cricket coach.  They taught us how to bowl properly and also how to improve our batting.  We then played a game of Kwik Cricket with them.  There was a bit of cheating going on!  Everyone really enjoyed the morning and we are really grateful to them for giving up their time to come in and coach us.


Samba Dance

This week all of the Year 6 classes had the opportunity to practise our samba dancing ready for our leaver's assembly. Sarah Hardy very kindly came in and helped us all with our dance routine. Everybody enjoyed being able to practise a skill we had learned previously and we can't wait to perfect our routine!

Don't forget!

Leavers' Assembly Wednesday 17th July 9.15am

Leavers' Prom Thursday 18th July 5.30 - 8.00pm


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24 Jun 2019

Jamie's Brave Shave

Jamie in Y6JP is looking a little different this week - he has blue hair!

He's done this before he shaves it all off next Monday 1st July.


Because he has decided that he wants to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and he thought this would be a good way to do it. He will be seen around school all week with his collection boxes and stickers and he also has a Just Giving page if you would like to make a donation that way.

Jamie is doing a great thing for a great cause - let's help him smash his target!

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