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 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.

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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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28 Mar 2018

Thursday 30th March

Nigel Vardy visits again!

This time as Mr Frostbite. He came to tell us his story this time. It was an amazing story about resilience, courage and bravery.He got stuck in severe weather on Mount McKinley with his friends Anthony and Steve and they were in great danger. They all looked after each other but Nigel got terrible frostbite and lost all his fingers and toes. Some of his slides were gruesome (like when he sneezed his nose off or his toes turned black from frostbite) and his fake fingers were horrible but some slides were very interesting and inspirational. He also had many inspiring quotes and sayings that represented his determined character and personality. We enjoyed it very much, and Ben now wants to follow his dreams and climb Mount Everest as well as swimming the channel. Ben - you CAN do it! :-)

Y6JP made some comic strips about Nigel and his friends and what they went through.

If you want to know more about Nigel and his story, you can visit his website. He still climbs mountains and blogs about his experiences. He really does take your breath away!

Mountain range posters

On Wednesday we finished our awesome mountain range posters. We have worked on them for a long time in ICT and geography. They are jam- packed with lots of pictures and facts all about our chosen mountain range. The amazing posters were all based on the mountain ranges from across different continents. We have been learning about the: Himalayas, Alps, Rockies, Appalachians, Urals and the Andes. 

The Annual Easter Egg Competition

Loads of people love this Lydgate Junior School tradition. There were some eggcellent (see what we did there?) entries and 6 winners per year group. For our year 6 classes this was their last ever easter egg competition and they did us proud. Here are some of the entries.

And here are the winners! Well done to them, and everyone who entered.

A big thank you to Mrs Ainsworth too who organised the whole event. What a star!

And finally......

Your teachers would like to say a really big thank you to you all for working so hard this term and also to your parents for supporting you with homeworks, the Appprentice Sale, music lessons, film night, remembering PE kits and instruments, the list goes on........

Have a lovely holiday - enjoy being with family and friends, have a relaxing time, eat lots of chocolate and don't forget the revision homework!