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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15 May 2020

Home Learning WB 18-5-20

Dear Year 6, 

We hope that you are all well and keeping busy. We've been impressed with all the work that we have seen and heard about. Please find attached your home learning suggestions for this week - remember to use them in a way that works for you and your family. It is a good idea for you to take responsibility for your learning, as this will help you prepare for secondary school. You can use the tick sheet to organise your timetable and keep track of what you have completed. You can also use this time you have at home to focus on an area or topic that you have a particular interest in.  

Again this week there are a few extras. Firstly, we just wanted to remind you about the whole school music project, which involves some sewing to decorate our piano cover. Take a photo of your design and email it to us. Keep the original safe at home for now.  Also, Modeshift Stars (who come into school to work with us on sustainable travel) are inviting children and young people from across South Yorkshire to create a story, poem, poster, photo or comic strip about the positive changes in our lives (eg, staying healthy and active together, reduction in air pollution, roads have less cars etc) during this time and how we can inspire our families to continue these activities as part of our daily lives when schools and workplaces re-open.  The best/most interesting/most quirky entries will be published in a book to inspire others to Stay Safe and Get Active now, and in the future. They are therefore inviting children to inspire others to Stay Safe and Get Active now, and in the future by doing one of 5 things: 
  • Writing a poem
  • Writing a creative story,
  • Creating a poster or
  • Comic strip
  • Take a photo

Follow the instructions on the flyer to submit your entries. Follow the address below for more information:
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 6 (WB 18/5/20)


Reading Activity

(See worksheet)

FA cup reading comprehension.


Writing Activity

(See worksheet)

Work through ‘Doors – the world of possibility’ sheet and work through the writing activities.


SPaG Activity

(See planning sheet)

Types of clauses. Read a chapter of your book. Can you find 4 examples of a main clause, a subordinate clause and a relative clause?



Theme Park Maths

(See worksheet)

You can use your money to add extra rides and attractions to your theme park.



(See Worksheet)

Calculating the missing angles.



(See video and worksheet)

Ordering fractions from smallest to largest.



Online safety at home.

(See worksheet)

Watch the video and answer the questions.

Design a poster for the band or how to stay safe online.



Yoga and mindfulness

(See Power Point)

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


TOPIC/SCIENCE – Healthy Bodies

How to keep healthy

(See worksheet)

1.       Research guidance on how to keep ourselves heathy.

2.       Create a leaflet or poster with guidance for others on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.



Moving figures in art

(See worksheet)

1.       Complete your moving figures artwork and add embellishments.

2.       Choose how you would like you to ‘exhibit’ your work.




(See sheet and video)

Add a time limit to your game.




(See flyer)

You’re invited to put together a story, poem, poster, photo or comic strip about the positive changes in your life over the last few weeks and how you can inspire families to continue these activities as part of their daily lives when schools and workplaces re-open. The winning entries will be published as part of a book.