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/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.

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 Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. 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 consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC),  Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB).  The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday. 

Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks. 

In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!

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); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday  in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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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25 Sep 2020

Friday 25th September Week 3

In 6SW, we are now very familiar with how to write fantastic, effective biographies. We looked at great biographical examples and made posters to display the features of biographies to help to remind us. Our Biographies are coming along nicely and we will be editing our first drafts and then writing our finished drafts in our new 'Best Writing' books.

These are some of our posters, by: Paddy & Abdullah, Anya & Amelia, Remina, Laila & Annabel, and Will & Reuben. 


This week in Y6HN we have been doing a lot of fluent in five mini Maths tests and played some volleyball in P.E. with Mrs. Farrell. We have started our first assessed piece of writing, our biographies. We are writing about someone we admire and there is a lot of variety over the sort of people we are writing about. We have been learning how to play Little Brown Jug by Glen Miller on the Glockenspiels in Music. In Maths we have finished rounding and are starting prime and squared numbers. In Science we have been learning about electricity and all the amazing inventions that helped create it. We made our own electrical circuits using batteries, light bulbs and wires to make the bulbs light up. We have started our whole school art on Folklore and Fairytales. We have been focusing on Giants. We have to also draw other things to show how big the Giants are.


In 6R/J, we have been designing clay sculptures for our whole school art. We have been inspired by Shaun Tan's gruesome twist clay sculptures and have been doing our own sculptures fitting with the whole school theme of fairytales. As you can see from the photos, everyone has been working very hard on their clay sculptures and making sure it's perfect! I'm sure if you take a look at the photos they are all wonderful!

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24 Sep 2020

Stars of the Week (Week 3)

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our 'Stars of the Week'. They have been impressing their teachers with their hard work, positive attitudes and fantastic behaviour. What a great start to the year!

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24 Sep 2020

Homework 24-9-20

This week's homework pages are:

Maths pg 16 and 19

Reading pg 44 and 45

SPaG pg 8, 9 and 36

We give out the homework on a Wednesday each week and mark it the following Wednesday. 

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17 Sep 2020

Homework 16-9-20

This week's homework pages are:

Maths pg 8 and 14

Reading pg 24 and 25

SPaG pg 7

We are also asking the children to research someone for their biography writing next week. Please find the instructions below: 

Y6 Homework – Biography research.


We are going to be writing BIOGRAPHIES in Literacy next week.

Choose someone (famous or not – it’s up to you) that you would like to write about and find out as much as you can about their life.

E.g. key dates in their life, key places in their life, key people in their life, key moments in their life.


You can decide how to present your research (e.g. a timeline, pictures and writing, notes, paragraphs, a chart) but you need to make sure it will help YOU!


Please bring your research in by Wednesday 23/9/2020

Karen L. Cox | Biography Guidelines

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17 Sep 2020

Friday 18th September

A huge congratulations to our first 'Stars of the Week' for this school year. They have been impressing their teachers with their hard work, positive attitudes and super behaviour. Well Done!

6SW have started creating art work for our whole school Fairy-Tales displays. Ours are mythical and magical forests. They look fantastic already and have been enjoyable to make - although we did make quite a mess. :)

In ICT, we have enjoyed creating Wordle posters about ourselves using a fantastic online free Wordle Creator which can be found at 

In our English lessons, we have been writing biographies about Anne Frank, whilst empathising with her tragic life. We felt inspired by her resilient and positive attitude.


We have been recently reading our class book Letters from the Lighthouse.

We have also been doing our I am poems in English.We are working on circuits in science. 

In maths we have been working on doing numbers. We have been rounding them too.

With Mrs Farrel, we started doing volleyball. It was quite fun.We have also been doing RE with 



We have been creating backgrounds and publishing our 'I am' poems. Y6RJ have also been learning about Buddhism and their pilgrimages. Year 6 has been doing lots of tests to see what we need to learn.  In indoor P.E, our class have been doing balances and rolls for our gymnastics topic. For our topic work, we have been learning about the British Empire and marking the countries on a map. Our whole class enjoyed this week and hope next week has less tests. :)

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