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 & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.

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 Loosley (5NL), 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 5 Teaching 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 Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).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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30 Jun 2020

A little bit of sunshine

We can’t believe how different the weather is this week. We are missing the sunshine and sure that you are too. So we thought we’d share these beautiful sunset pictures to bring a little sunshine to you.

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29 Jun 2020

What have Y6 been up to?

As well as working hard on their learning, the Year 6 children have been keeping themselves busy in other ways too. 

We've had some wonderful artwork:

One of our Y6 children keeping active:

It has been nice to hear about work that the Y6 children have chosen to do as it is an area of interest:

One of our Y6 children has even had some royal post, thanking her for the birthday wishes she sent the queen:

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29 Jun 2020

Final Flight 619

We have come to the end of our Flight 619 project and have been really impressed with the work that the Y6 children have done. We would like to share a final selection of some examples of super work...

If you were wondering what the island might be like, here are some ideas:

The crash even made news headlines: 

People were so unsure as to what had happened that there were even conspiracy theories going around:

My Conspiracy Theory


Angry Americans do not like England trading with Africa, so their jet fighters shot Flight 619 down. A lot of countries are jealous of how England trades with the Africans countries.

A few hours before Flight 619 departed, American pilots were ordered to fly along its route and wait for the chance to take it down. The angry Americans have been plotting this attack all along and had finally launched the attack.

They stole all the cargo and retreated to their commander. Since their success, the Americans have been extremely gay. This is quite noticeable, due to the president’s behaviour.

Soon, the Americans will be trade with the Africans, nicely, to make them prefer American trades more, and therefore, stop trading with England.

There was also research to find out what kind of wildlife there was on and around the island :

In order to keep warm at night, you needed to be able to make a friction fire:

Another survival technique was learning how to purify water to drink:

The dark nights on the island inspires some 'Black Out' poetry:

To keep safe, defences around the camp needed to be designed and built:

Learning how to make a compass was a really useful skill to help navigate around the island: 

A tropical island infographic was a good way to summarise  wildlife in these exotic places:

In order to be rescued, an SOS sign was made: well as a message in a bottle:

Life on the island was bound to have its impact, as you can see from these self portraits:

Some tropical wordless summed up the experience:

Finally, this amazing experience has even been turned into a bestselling book. We're sure you agree from this blurb that is sounds like a real page turner...

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14 Jun 2020

In other news...

 As well as their home learning, Year 6 pupils have been keeping themselves busy in lots of different ways...

One Year 6 pupil has been working hard on a charity project for Burngreave food bank. He has been making hamma bead badges and selling them in aid of the food bank. Impressively, he has made a grand total of £62.50, which has been sent to the charity. He has volunteered at the food bank in the past and looks forward to doing so more regularly in the future. What an amazing achievement! Well done.

Also, two of our pupils from Y6 have won lacrosse awards from Sheffield Steelers for ‘Most Valued Player’ and ‘Most Improved Player’. The boys have worked really hard and had some very early starts on Saturday mornings (pre lockdown) as they warm up from 9.15am ready for face-off at 10am and their away matches are all played in Manchester. What fantastic achievements!
Finally, here is a fantastic picture of a burger, which we are sure will make your mouth water!

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14 Jun 2020

Flight 619 Days 6-10

Our Y6 pupils have been busy on their islands this week and we are so impressed with the work that we have seen. We are sure that you will be too...

This week, we learnt about purifying water so that it is safe to drink:

Also, we have been learning about some of the dangerous creatures that we might encounter on the island:

As well as interesting creatures, there are also some interesting tropical plants:

We used the darkness of the island to create some blackout poetry:

We have created an SOS image in the hope that someone will see it and come and rescue us...

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