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 several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Hill, 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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07 May 2020

Home Learning Tasks WB 11-5-20

Dear Year 6, 

We hope that you are all well and keeping busy (maybe planning a VE Day celebration - do send us a photo if you have done anything special). Due to the bank holiday, we are sending next week's work a little early. Please find your home learning suggestions for this week in your emails. We have really enjoyed seeing and hearing about what you have been up to. Keep up the fantastic work. 

This week there are a few extras. Firstly, there is a whole school music project which involves some sewing to decorate our piano cover. Also, as it should have been SATs week, we thought that instead of you getting tested on what you have learnt, you might like to test your teachers. You can set a challenge in any area of the curriculum  (or a challenge just for fun) and your teachers will have a go at completing some of them over the next few weeks. We will let you know how we get on...

Remember to get in touch if you are struggling with anything - just email us via 

Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon. 

The Y6 Team

Y6 Home Learning – Summer Term, Week 5 (WB 11/5/20)



Teacher test


As it should have been SATs week this week, we thought that instead of you being tested on what you have learnt, you could test your teachers instead! If you wish to, come up with a challenge for your teachers and we will have a go at completing some of them over the coming weeks. So pick a subject, send it to and test your teacher!



Reading Activity

(See worksheet )

Florence Nightingale reading comprehension.


Writing Activity

(See plan)

Create a vegetarian recipe and write it up.


SPaG Activity

(See worksheet)

Write a diary entry and then highlight the determiners in your writing.



Theme Park Maths

 Calculate your profit for the first year.



(See video and worksheets)

Subtracting fractions.



(See sheet)

Creating a pattern of repeating shapes.



UNICEF’s Rights of a Child

(See worksheet)

Article of the week – complete the activities relating to this week’s article.



Yoga and mindfulness

(See Power Point)

Select one or more activities from the pic ‘n’ mix, yoga, challenges and mindfulness.


TOPIC/SCIENCE – Healthy Bodies

The double circulations system

(See Power Points and worksheet)

1.     Recap what we have learned. Look at Power Point 1 and complete Task 1.

2.     Task 2: find out about William Harvey.

3.     Task 3: Look at Power Point 2 and complete the activity.



Figures in art

(See worksheet)

Create a piece of artwork based on what you have learned about moving figures in art.




(See worksheet and video)

This week your challenge is to add a game over element to your maze game.



Lydgate Piano Cover Project

(See worksheet)

This is a special project where you have the opportunity to create a fabric square for our piano cover, if you would like to. See the worksheet for details.