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 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: 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.
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
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....
Friday 3rd May
Whole School Art in Y6JP
Everyone has been very busy working on their space-themed art to go up in school at the end of this week. Have a look at last week's blog for pictures of Mrs Wymer's class and their incredible planet models. In Y6JP, we have made paintings of imaginary solar systems. First of all, we made cosmic backgrounds using sugar water and brusho. It was very messy and sticky but lots of fun!
Then we practised drawing and shading spheres. We wanted our planets to looks 3-dimensional.
Once we were confident, we set about making our planets in soft pastels and oil pastels. We looked at lots of images of real planets to help us and then we made up our own planets. We used the same technique to make them look round.
Once they were finished, we placed them onto our cosmic backgrounds, thinking carefully about size, shape and composition.
We added final details with metallic pens and glitter and here are some of our finished pieces - amazing!
We can't wait to see them up and around school with all the other space art next week.
Y6NL (and some of CP) Samba Sport.
Yoga with Colette
We were very lucky to be able to do some yoga practice with Colette this week. She runs our school yoga club and came to teach us some yoga poses along with breathing and relaxation. We thought this was a really good idea just before our test week! She taught us how to do starfish breathing and how we could be mindful and calm if we are feeling a bit anxious. It was good fun too because we played games like 'Yogi Says' which is a bit like 'Simon Says' Here we are trying out some yoga poses.
Parents Guide to Key Stage 2 SATs
The DfE/STA have recently published this guide for parents. It tells you what is happening and when (you will already have received this information in your packs last week) but it does have links to past papers and short videos which may be helpful.