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.
Welcome to Year 3!
The Y3 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (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.
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
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....
Wonderful work from our Y6 children
We have enjoyed seeing all of the amazing work that our Y6 children have been doing over the last couple of weeks.
Firstly, our rainbow fence is looking amazing and there are so many beautiful additions - it is worth taking a look. Here are a few of the Y6 additions in the making that have shown super craftmanship:
In our science work, we have been looking at the circulatory system. As part of this, the children have been testing their lung capacity, with some very impressive results!
Also, we have been taking a closer look at our blood and what it is made up of. Having investigated this, the children have made models of the blood by finding different materials to represent the different elements of the blood. Here are some of the great models:
Our art project on moving figures has been progressing well with some great photography and sketching skills:
In maths, Y6 have been working on their theme parks, calculating the entry fees and then the profit. Also, the children have been designing board games, practising long division and working with fractions:
In our RRS work, we have been thinking about acts of kindness, which are so important right now. Take a look at a couple of examples to show what our Y6 children think:
In school, the children have been busy too. This week they all worked together to create their own version of 'The Tree of Life' by Gustav Klimt. The picture was divided into 24 sections and each person made their own version of their section. We then put them all together to create this beautiful display:
Also, the Y6 children have been having a go at growing their own rainbows. Why not give it a try yourselves with kitchen roll and felt tips.
The week in school was rounded off on Thursday with a VE day tea party where the Y5 and 6 children made bunting and wartime buns (no egg recipe). They then invited the Y3 and 4 children to join them to celebrate:
Finally, we have loved seeing how our Year 6 children have been keeping themselves busy in other ways, from model building to baking. If you are feeling bored, maybe look at some of these ideas for inspiration of things to do...
We look forward to seeing what the children get up to over the next week.