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 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of the School Governors, also helps out in all four classes.

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. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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 Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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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10 Jan 2019

Friday 11th January

Year Six Visit to Crucial Crew

On Thursday, the whole of our Year Six went to Crucial Crew in Rotherham. At Crucial Crew we learnt about road safety, first aid, the dangers of house fire, how to travel safely on a bus and about internet safety.   We had a really fantastic time and experienced many different scenarios that were designed to make us think about staying safe.  Below are just a few of our many pictures and a few quotes on what we thought about it all and about what we learnt.

In the first aid training, we learnt about how to put somebody in the recovery postition and how to check if they were breathing.

We learnt in the courtroom that a child can be sentenced from ten years old!  In the courtroom, we took part in a mock trial.  Poor Elsie was sentenced to six months in prison for assaulting someone and for stealing beer from a shop.

"This was the favourite part for me as we got to see what a real prison cell was like.  It is not somewhere I would ever like to be.  It wasn't clean and the toilet only flushed from the outside!"

Elsie 6CW

"I thought this was the best scenario because you got to experiance what would happen if there was a fire on a bus. Dougie explained how to open the emergency door in a fire.  He was very popular with all of the Year six children."

Jess 6CW

Here is a picture of some Year sixes experiencing some scenarios on the bus. 

Y6NL enjoyed Crucial Crew because: the set was very realistic; the people who ran the scenarios explained things really well and treated us like adults; the scenarios and videos showed us what could happen and how we can keep ourselves safe; it was interesting, fun and not boring.

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20 Dec 2018

Friday 21st December

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone in Year 6.

Have a lovely holiday and we'll see you in 2019!


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12 Dec 2018

Friday 14th December


On Wednesday, we had our Bag2School collection. Y6NL worked very hard to collect all the bags from the different classrooms and from Reception. We piled them up in the kitchen and the practical area, ready for when the van arrived. At morning break we all went and carried the bags outside, where the driver weighed them and put them in his van. What a lot of bags there were!

The total weight of the bags was an impressive 310kg, which raised £124 towards the cost of our Edale coaches. We will be doing more fund raising after the holidays (including the 'Apprentice Sale' and a film night).

Thank you so much to everyone who donated.


This week we have braved the cold weather for our Forest School session. We went on a scavenger hunt and had to find various items including a living thing. We found all sorts of interesting creatures. Then we made flags using natural materials.

We have also been busy translating a recipe for croissants from French into English. We had to make sure we were accurate as on Monday we will be using the recipe to make the real thing.

In our literacy work, we have read a story called Harris Burdick. It is a mystery story. We then interpreted the pictures to write our own mystery stories, some are very long.

Christmas comes to Y6JP

After our class assembly, things are back to normal in Y6JP - well, almost!

We took a break from maths, English, history, PE, ICT, RE, Book Study and art to decorate our classroom ready for Christmas.

 It was quite stressful because we had so many fairy lights!

Foodbank donations -  a big thank you.

Y6JP asked for donations at the end of their class assembly last week. We raised over £30 which we spent on food bank items. We decided to put in a few treats as well! Any more food bank items can be brought into school and left in reception any time before Friday. Thank you.

Carol Service at St Mark's church, Broomhill - Wednesday 19th December 7.00pm

Everyone is welcome to come along and sing carols with us. Our fantastic choir, windband and handbells group will be performing and there will also be a procession of Christmas art work from art club. Here's a sneak preview of some of the Y6 paintings.

It really is a lovely service. We hope to see you there!

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07 Dec 2018

Friday 7th December

Y6JP do their Class Assembly

Yesterday, Y6JP treated their parents to their class assembly. The theme was Macbeth and they showed off all the work they have been doing over the last few weeks. They showed off paintings, witches spells, Shakespearean insults, Lady Macbeth diary entries and a battle scene which was filmed in our woods. They even performed an alternative ending dance off!

It was a real team effort - we all worked together to put on the assembly. We had a refreshments team, programme creators, a technical crew and general stage management. We all helped each other to learn our lines and perfect our dance moves too. We were a great team.

We hope we showed our parents just how much we have learned, how well we know the story of Macbeth and, most of all, how much fun we have had! We raised £30 from donations which we are going to spend on items for our next food bank collection. We think it would be nice to buy some chocolate treats for Christmas.

We loved doing our class assembly and we did ourselves, our parents and Mrs Purdom proud. We are all superstars!


In y6 Science, we re-visit the fascinating topic of light. In our most recent lesson we did an experiment about how light is reflected from bubbles.  We taped a petridish to the top of a torch and then put a little bit of bubble mixture into the dish and then gently blew a bubble to cover cover the whole dish.  We then turned out the lights and turned our torch on.  The results were pretty amazing.  We saw alsorts of colours.  The light was passing through and being reflected off the inner and outer layer of the bubble at the same time.  Here are a couple of photos to show what happened.

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29 Nov 2018

Friday 30th November

Team Lydgate

Wow!  What a team!  Well done to all of our athletics team who came first place in the Indoor Athletics Competition on Thursday at the EIS.  This means that the team go through to the next round of the competition, which will be the city finals on Wednesday 16th January at Concord Leisure Centre.  The children have worked incredibly hard for this and have shown real determination, commitment and support for each other.  We will continue to train hard on Tuesday mornings.

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This week's stars of the week

A huge well done to you all!
Historical sources.
In Y6NL this week we did a lesson all about historical sources. This followed on from the lesson we did last half term with on of the history teachers from Tapton. A  historical source means something that gives us information about the past. This could be: a photo, a poster, a document, a leaflet or similar. These were the historical sources we were given.
We worked in groups and looked at one source each. We had to prepare a presentation to the class to persuade them to buy our source on History Ebay. We had to think about how useful the sources were and what they told us about the time of WW2.
Some of the sources seemed as if they wouldn't be useful because the Government had faked them but this showed us that they wanted people to think in a certain way. When we had done our presentations we had a class vote to say which source was the most popular. It was the one that gave instructions for American servicemen because it showed us what the British government thought they would be like. We thought it was a bit mean.
Y6JP are in the middle of practising their assembly ready for Thursday afternoon. We are going to show all the work we have been doing on Macbeth - witches spells, a soundscape of the heath, diary entries and even a proper battle scene! Here we are doing some preparation.
We are really looking forward to sharing our assembly with our parents. Don't forget, it's on Thursday 6th December at 2.30pm. Hot drinks and mince pies will be served in the practical area from 2.15pm. Hope to see you there!
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