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/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.

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 Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. 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 consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC),  Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB).  The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday. 

Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks. 

In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!

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); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday  in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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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17 Sep 2020

Friday 18th September

A huge congratulations to our first 'Stars of the Week' for this school year. They have been impressing their teachers with their hard work, positive attitudes and super behaviour. Well Done!

6SW have started creating art work for our whole school Fairy-Tales displays. Ours are mythical and magical forests. They look fantastic already and have been enjoyable to make - although we did make quite a mess. :)

In ICT, we have enjoyed creating Wordle posters about ourselves using a fantastic online free Wordle Creator which can be found at 

In our English lessons, we have been writing biographies about Anne Frank, whilst empathising with her tragic life. We felt inspired by her resilient and positive attitude.


We have been recently reading our class book Letters from the Lighthouse.

We have also been doing our I am poems in English.We are working on circuits in science. 

In maths we have been working on doing numbers. We have been rounding them too.

With Mrs Farrel, we started doing volleyball. It was quite fun.We have also been doing RE with 



We have been creating backgrounds and publishing our 'I am' poems. Y6RJ have also been learning about Buddhism and their pilgrimages. Year 6 has been doing lots of tests to see what we need to learn.  In indoor P.E, our class have been doing balances and rolls for our gymnastics topic. For our topic work, we have been learning about the British Empire and marking the countries on a map. Our whole class enjoyed this week and hope next week has less tests. :)

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11 Sep 2020

Welcome back Year 6s!

We are all feeling very positive to be back at Lydgate Junior School, especially starting our exciting year as Year 6s! 

In our first ICT lesson we completed a well-being questionnaire and we have since learnt how to create fantastic, positive posters with inspirational quotes. 

"Some days are better, 

Some are worse. 

Look for the blessing, 

Instead of the curse. 

Be positive - never be negative!" 

By Yomna.

Vincent's Quote

"Yesterday is history,

Tomorrow is a mystery,

Today is a gift ,

That is why we call it the present."

By Vincent.

Tabie says "When you fall in a hole, I'll be your ladder!"

Remina's poster reminds us that "It's great to be different!"

There were 30+ amazing quotes but we will finish with...

"I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work."

In Y6HN we created wordles in our ICT lesson, we are really pleased with them. 

In Y6CP we have learnt about Anne Frank and how she went into hiding during WW2. We were amazed by what she went through and how positive she remained. We have also started our whole school art project and have all had a go at drawing a detailed sketch of a wolf. We think they will look amazing when they are finished. 

In Y6RJ, in P.E we have been doing volleyball. It's been very fun and we have enjoyed it loads! We played with the big pink balls that we have in our classroom. We have played in teams, groups and pairs with people that we wouldn't normally be with, which has been very fun. But it has also been quite strange as we have to wear our P.E kits all day (can be a little smelly), but overall it has been really fun!    

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10 Sep 2020

Welcome back!

Welcome Back to 8G! | Astley Park School

Welcome back to all of our Year 6 children and their families. We have loved having everyone back in school and have been impressed at how quickly the children have settled. They are definitely ready for Year 6: they have worked really well this week, demonstrating mature attitudes to their learning. We have spent this first week or so getting to know each other and focusing on our well-being (which is so important right now). Over the coming weeks, we will be supporting the children in their learning by assessing their needs and identifying areas to focus on. We look forward to discussing how the children have settled at our upcoming parents’ evening.

A few admin points that we would like to share with you are:


On PE days, the children are to come to school in their PE kit (white t-shirt; black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms; trainers; and a school sweatshirt).


Homework books have been given out this week. Homework will be set on a Wednesday and we would ask the children to bring it in the following Wednesday. To ensure everybody’s safety, the children will mark their own homework. Completing this in class means that staff can identify any areas that the children might need support with. We understand that many families are still settling in to new routines with school, work etc so we know that it may be difficult for some children to complete all of the homework, at this time. If this is the case for you, please do contact your child’s class teacher for support, if you need to.


We would like to minimise the number of items moving between school and home so would ask children to only bring in the essential items (e.g. coat, water bottle, packed lunch and reading book). We have issued the children with their own set of resources so their trays are filling up very quickly and there is not a lot of room to store extra items. Also, if your child is bringing a mobile phone into school, please remind them to turn it off during the school day and store it securely in their bag or tray (also please put any smart watches onto ‘school mode’).


Later this term, we have a visit to the National Holocaust Centre booked. At present, we are in discussion with the centre to ensure that the visit runs smoothly and safely for everyone. It is a fantastic place for the children to learn first-hand about the holocaust, in a sensitive and age appropriate way. Please keep your eye out for the letter with the details of this.


We are very fortunate that members of Tapton School staff have again offered us Mandarin lessons for our Y6 pupils. We are hoping that these lessons will commence on Mondays, in the next few weeks.

We thank you for your continued patience and support, which is very much appreciated.

With thanks,

The Year 6 Team

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17 Jul 2020

A Lydgate Goodbye

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16 Jul 2020

Competition winner

We want to say a huge well done to Jessica, who has gained 2nd place in the Y5/6 age group in the Broomhill Festival art competition. Here is her wonderful winning piece (which we think is absolutely stunning): 

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