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 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.
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 7th June
Y6JP investigate straight lines
This week, we have been looking at straight lines. First of all we made some patterns using straight lines and then we looked for patterns using mathematical diagonals in polygons.
Curves of Pursuit
We used straight lines and our accurate measuring skills to make straight lines look like curves. We had to measure a cm in from each edge and use our ruler to join the points. Then we carried on inside the shape until there was no space left. We all started using a simple quadrilateral.
When we were confident, we tried other polygons. Here is a hexagon.
And Louis was really patient drawing his lines inside this decagon. Isn't it beautiful?
Take a look in our classroom for more curves of pursuit examples. We think they are really clever!
We did a maths investigation looking at the number of diagonal lines within different polygons. We learnt that mathematical diagonals aren't just lines in quadrilaterals. Any line joining two corners is a diagonal. Again, we started really simply by doing a square, then we moved onto pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon and so on. Once we had done this we looked at the results. We spotted patterns in the two columns but that was easy! Mrs Purdom asked us to look at the relationship between the two columns and try and work out a formula. It was a bit tricky but some of us actually got there by the end of the lesson.
Lyla was the quickest to work out that the number of diagonals was n x n-3 and then divide by 2. We puzzled over the best way to write this and came up with n (n-3) / 2.
This formula helped us to work out how many diagonals a 25-sided shape would have. Some of us went onto even bigger numbers - we were allowed to use a calculator!
In 6CW today (Friday) we just managed to avoid the rain and had the second part of the morning in the woods. We noticed on our way through to the meeting area just how much litter there seemed to be on the ground. A few of us decided that we couldn't leave it so went back up to school to collect litter pickers sticks and a bin liner to clean it up. This is us at work.
Our other job was to create pictures on the forest floor just using the natural materials we could find. We could use leaves, seed pods, twigs, sticks, stones etc but nothing that was man-made. We then went round to look at each other's pictures to see if we could guess what they had made. You can see some of us at work below and also some close up of some of our creations.