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....
Working with our maths buddies!!!
This week in maths, we have done work on converting fractions, decimals and percentages. We have been learning a lot already and it really helps when we are working with a partner, so we were given maths buddies.This week we did a piece of work with these buddies. It was very fun!!!
Our South American homework:
We have had lots of different homeworks in about South America including: Mayan bread made by Anna; loom band creatures made by Sophie; and an incredible lego model of Machu Picchu made by James. Here is a picture of just a few of some of our pieces of homework that were able to go up on display
Y6JP have a fraction frenzy!
We have been working hard on fractions all week. We have revised equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions. We remembered how to work out the common denominator and have been adding and subtracting fractions. We have learnt a way of finding out the whole number if we already know a fraction too.
For example, 35 is 7/10 of ?
To work this out you would draw 10 bars because you are working in tenths. Then you would put a bracket around 7 of them and then you would work out what each bar is worth - that's 5. Then you would look at the last 3 bars and they = 15. If you add 35 and 15 together the total is 50. So the number you're looking for is 50.
Here are a few examples of our working out.
When we had done a few examples, some of us noticed that all we had been doing was divide by the numerator and then x by the denominator. For example, 35 divided by 7 is 5 and then if you x it by 10 you get 50. Same answer!
We also had fun making fraction Art. We only used circles and we had to cut and fold equally. This meant we were only working with halves, quarters, eighths, sixteenths and so on. We arranged them into beautiful kaleidoscope pictures.
Here are the finished products!
In Y6NL we have been sharing our Amazing Americas research homework. We had a really interesting afternoon looking, listening (and tasting!) some of the research. There were PowerPoints, posters, models, talks, booklets, a fun game and even some Brazilian truffles (that was the tasting bit). We have got a big display of what we did.
Now we are looking forward to our topic. We have already started planning a 2 week holiday to the USA in ICT where we choose 2, 3 or 4 states to visit and have to find transport, things to do and places to stay.
In English we have been learning about suspense stories and we watched a short film called 'Alma' to give us good ideas. We are going to be reading some suspense stories next week to help us when we write our own.
This week, Y6CP have been continuing our work on Fractions, decimals and percentages and have applied our knowledge to various problem solving tasks.
In literacy, we have learnt about active and passive voice. We were taught a trick to tell if a sentence is active or passive. We have also worked on adverbs and adverbial phrases.
We had our last yoga session on Monday where we tried out some complex movements, it was really tricky but we did really well.
Mrs Phillips has made a display using some of our amazing home works. Here it is.
Happy New Year to you all and welcome back to 2018!
We have been experiencing yoga this week and have learnt a series of moves. It helps to improve our balance and also our concentration. We have one more session with Lydia next week.
In Science we have been looking at the different ways we can classify living creatures. We worked in different groups and pretended we were taxonomists. We chose our own categories in which to classify the different animals.
For our holiday homework we researched South America. We have been sharing what we have found out with the class. We have had homework which includes a South American food PowerPoint, a Scratch game and quiz, a poster about football players and lots more. Here are some examples.
In ICT we have been planning a trip to North America. We had to think about costs including visas, flights, hotels etc. Also, we had to research the places we want to visit including finding out about human and physical features such as the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon. We were all very excited.
Y6JP have also been sharing their fabulous homework. We had 3D models, leaflets, powerpoints, booklets, posters and even a salt dough map! Mrs Purdom was very impressed with our research and the different ways we had presented it. We learnt lots from each other too. All our work is going to make a display in our classroom. We all agree it was a really good way to start our 'Amazing Americas' topic.
A little reminder to you and your children about the last few festive days in school:
Monday is jingle all the way.
Tuesday is red and green day. Y6JP will be going into the woods for their last session of the term. Please remember boots and warm clothes. It's also party day for Year 6. A note should have come home reminding you what to bring for your group table.
Wednesday is Christmas jumper day PLUS everything else - jewellery, headgear, jingle bells - the more you pile on, the better!
It's the last day of school so your child will be bringing home PE kits (and any other bits they have left behind at school over the last few weeks). There may be Christmas bits and bobs too so a strong carrier bag might be a good idea.
The teachers would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for a fantastic first term in Year 6. You have all worked hard and tried your best, which is just brilliant. We think we are a really good team and we're looking forward to lots more fun and learning in the new year.
Have a really happy holiday with your friends and families and we will see you (with your research homework) in 2018!
Christmas is coming.........
Art Club have been busty getting their latest project ready to show at St Marks, Broomhill next week. We have made paper and willow lanterns which look like giant Christmas baubles. Y6JP's classroom looked like Santa's grotto when we had finished!
Here are some of our Year 6s with their finished baubles.
They now need lighting up and putting on sticks but, for now, we have a grouproom full of giant baubles!!
They are going to look beautiful at the carol concert next week. Why don't you come and see for yourself? Its on Wednesday 13th December at St Mark's Church, Ranmoor at 7.00pm.
Hope to see you there!
This week in Y6CW
In 6CW we have been making paper mache insects for the whole school art. it wasn't just us, the whole school were doing a range of arts based on insects. Our class finished late because we were adding such great detail, therefore not all of our insects were displayed around the whole school. instead we hung them on the ceiling. Also in forest school last week we made talismen out of sticks and wool.It really brightens up the classroom! Also this week we acted out a play of the battle of Macbeth and Macduff - someone was also filming this so we got to watch them afterwards. Mrs Lee ,who teaches us on Thursday when we do forest school, always gives us more hot chocolate! We are feeling very festive in our headgear and sparkly jewllery!
Y6JP create a new game
It's no longer beach volleyball - it's snow volleyball!