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 (3JD), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Reasbeck & Mrs Drury (3R/D). Mr Jones teaches 3JD on Fridays. We also have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain.
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 ,Mrs Jones (5R/J), Miss Roberts (5AR), Mrs Holden and Mrs de Brouwer (5H/deB). . Many children are supported by Teaching Assistants who work with children across the school. 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 Tuesday morning teachers are Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper 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....
Y6NL have been learning about mountain art. We have been making mood boards from pictures we got in ICT and have been making a start to our mountain paintings. We learnt how to use powder paints to mix lots of colours and used them to make our backgrounds. This has been a very fun experience for us. In conclusion, here are some of our pictures. We will show you the finished paintings when they are ready.
Creature Invasion in Y6JP!
If you walked into our classroom this week, you would have been confronted by monsters of all shapes and sizes. Let us explain.
First of all, there was Miptor Madness. We were asked to write about an imaginary creature called a Miptor. We had to think about its habitat, its diet, its habits and its appearance. Before we started our writing, we needed to create our creatures. Our imaginations ran wild! Here are some examples of our Miptor creations - some are cute and cuddly and some are actually quite scary!
And now a stick insect update. As you have seen, on earlier blogs, we have been keeping stick insects as pets in our classroom. However, both of them stayed at home with Callum after Easter as they are very old and frail. They were well looked after but, unfortunately, one of them has died recently.
We aren't without stick insects though as loads of the eggs have hatched!! We have so many that we have had to have two nurseries in our classroom. Here are all of our baby insects!
We also did some writing about a MONSTER this week. We were given the start of a story and we had to finish it in our own way. We had lots of fun imagining what might be in the dark tunnel before us. We think our writing was really effective because we used lots of description. Look at these examples of our writing. Can you imagine you were there?
Several of us across Year 6 were involved in a High Five netball tournament. We were supposed to play our games last Wednesday but it was postponed because of the rain. On Thursday ten of us went to play some other schools at Lowedges Primary School. Mrs Philips took us as Mrs Wymer was at the School's annual Swimming Gala. We won both of our games and unfortunately were pipped to the post by Lower Meadows when they scored a golden goal in the last five minutes.
Emma said "It was a really good experience and I had lots of fun."
SLOW DOWN DRIVERS - KEEP US SAFE!
On Monday 15th May, our school held a big demonstration outside about the safety of the Crossing on Manchester Road just outside our school. We assembled altogether on the top playground at half past two and began marching up towards Manchester Road. We have been concerned about the speed at which motorist drive, the way the crossing is used and also how people park in places that make it unsafe for us to cross. A couple of motorists pipped their horns to show their support for our campaign. It is also one of our RRS Rights that we should have a safe journey to and from school.
Here are some of the comments made by Year 6 pupils:
Lucia says, " It was a good idea and we made our point."
Gaby says, " It was really helpful that Tapton joined our protest too."
Joe says, " People seemed to be listening and taking in our points of view."
Here are a few photos of our afternoon.
A truly tremendous bunch
We always say that Year 6 isn't all about tests, and it isn't, but this week it has been! An end of primary school milestone has been reached and we couldn't be prouder of our amazing Year 6s. They have worked their socks off, tried their absolute best, supported each other and remained cheerful throughout - just brilliant. They really have earned their place in the Lydgate Junior SSS club!
On Friday, it was time to celebrate. First of all, we took over all the outside space to let off some steam. Look at all these happy faces!
And then, it was picnic time, for celebratory food and drinks. A good time was had by all, including the teachers!
They think it's all over. IT IS NOW!
Well Year 6, you have worked, so we are now asking you to rest and play.
This week has been crammed full of revisiting, revision and test technique and we can see you are ready and prepared for your big week ahead. We would like you to take a break over the weekend and spend your time wisely. Play out with your friends, go for a bike ride, jump on the trampoline, read a book, watch telly, do something you enjoy - no revision allowed!
The best way to prepare for your tests is to get lots of sleep, eat well and relax. Make sure you have a good breakfast each day and come to school refreshed and ready for action.
We know you will do your absolute best and we couldn't be more proud of you all. You will shine!
Year 6 travel the world .... and beyond
Can you believe it? This week, we went to the moon, climbed Mount Everest, visited Rio and Iceland, dived in the Great Barrier Reef, visited Brazil and even took a trip through the digestive system. And, it only took 30 minutes!
But how did we do it?
It was all Miss Cunningham's idea. She organised a whole day for the school to use Google Expeditions. It is a virtual reality app which is basically an ipad and a set of cardboard goggles with a phones in them. The teacher controls where you go with the ipad and we get to experience the places as though we are really there. It's really clever and exciting!
We went to Mount Everest first. We saw Base Camp and Edmund Hillary's Suspension bridge as well as the Valley of Silence. It is called this because there is no sound from the wind.
Then we went to the digestive system. We followed a raspberry from the mouth, through the oesophagus, into the stomach, then the small intestine and the large intestine and finally.......... well, we'll leave it just there!
Joe really wanted to go under water so we visited the Great Barrier Reef where we saw dolphins, manta rays and even a shipwreck.
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we loved it!
On Thursday afternoon Y6NL went on a trip to Mount Everest, Rio, Space and Iceland - in just a few minutes! How did we do that ? Well, read on to find out more. At Mount Everest we caught a glimpse of base camp and got to climb it. We also went to space (without oxygen) and landed on the moon ! WOW! We also went to Reo and saw the statue of Christ The Redeemer . We also went to Iceland and saw how strange and cold it was. There were icebergs scattered all over the place. All of that for just a few minutes. This all happened thanks to Google expedition. We really enjoyed the experience.
On Thursday, Google came to the school. Our class, Y6CP, went to the hall and we explored the depths of the ocean where we watched magical creatures, massive fish and strange divers and then we explored the heights of Mount Everest, we climbed from base camp to a village and then finally to the summit. Here are some quotes of the children in our class: 'The Google phone had very good quality' by Eddy. 'They captured life well' by Hazel.'It was quite scary because when we were under water there were giant animals' by Kenn. 'It felt like I was actually on Mount Everest.' by Lydia. In conclusion, we all had a great time!
On Thursday afternoon Y6CW went to the practical area to use google expedition headsets It was an amazing experience to use them! We were able to to explore the heights of Mount Everest and also the depths of a human body. One of our pupils said "I have never seen anything so realistic!" We saw the base camp and also what it would atually be like on the summit. When we went into the human body, the parts we went into were the:mouth,small intestene,large intestene and somewhere you dont want to know.....There was alot of noise when we first put them on because of how excited we were.