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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13 Mar 2018

Friday 16th March

Cake Sale

On Monday, Matt, James, Abdul, Taimur and Max (Y6CP & Y6CW) organised a cake sale. They held it in the practical area because of the weather. It was for Year 5s and 6s - all homemade cakes, which were delicious! The boys raised .......


which they would like to go towards our Edale fund. Thank you boys.

Mallory and Irvine.

On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from the mountaineer Nigel Vardy, who is an expert on Mallory and Irvine. Mallory and Irvine were two people who took part in the quest to climb Everest in 1924, but nobody knows if they ever reached the top. After being last seen by geoligist, Noel Odell, they were never known to come back down. Over the years, lots of people searched for the lost bodies of the climbers. It is said that they took a camera from a fellow climber in order to take a photo of themselves if they reached the summit. But that camera was never found. Nigel's opinion was that the camera was best never to be found so that the mystery remains unsolved. We like to think they got to the top!

He spoke about the equipment, clothing and footwear they had when climbing Everest. They wore thick leather boots with nails on the bottom for grips. They took tin cutlery because it was suitable however their hands and tongues got stuck to them. The equipment they used were ropes made of wool that became stiff once wet and wooden ladders. They also had ice axes that you could use to hack at the ice or for support.

It was really interesting and we are looking forward to seeing him again in two weeks when he comes back to tell us about his own adventures on a mountain! 

The Apprentice Sale

We had all worked really hard on preparing and organising our businesses for the annual Year 6 Apprentice Sale. There was going to be all sorts of stalls and games and treats and we were going to open our doors for business on Wednesday morning. we couldn't wait!

The big day finally arrived and it was a huge success. The whole school had the chance to come and spend their money. We think most of it was spent on slime!!

Here we are in action.

The money was collected and given to Mrs Cooke to count with her magnificent money counting machine. We are pleased to announce that the grand total raised was ............


We are amazed at how much we raised - and so are our teachers. This will all go towards our Edale residential fund and we are very proud that we have helped to pay towards some of the trip.

Mr Benson visits Year 6

On Thursday, a teacher from Tapton, called Mr Benson came to teach us about physical geography and human geography . We learnt the difference between them and did some work on the American landmarks and if we thought they were human or physical. We learned a lot from him (he knew so much about geography) and it gave us a good idea of what secondary school will be like. We are all very excited now!

Last week's Film Night

Last Friday, the Year 6s organised a film night - with lots of help from FOLA who provided us with food and drinks and the film 'Paddington.' It was a great night, everyone who came really enjoyed it. There were tywear 3s, 4s , 5s and 6s present - it was really fun to watch a film after school in the dark hall. We raised.....


This will go towards our Edale fund too. Thank you to everyone who helped us.