Welcome to Year 5 Blog

The Year 5 teaching team consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham & Miss Nicholson (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!

Happy Easter holidays

Published: Apr 11, 2020

Hello everybody. We hope that you are all happy and healthy and that you have enjoyed your Easter holidays - whether you have been at home or at school. The children at school have had lots of fun doing a wide range of activities: art, baking, DT, Karate, Japanese writing, climbing, card tricks and much…

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Egg-citing Easter eggs!

Published: Apr 11, 2020

Thank you so much Y5s for all the brilliant egg creations. The annual decorated egg competition is a Lydgate Junior School tradition and it is great that we have still managed to find a way to do it, even though it is a bit different this year. Can you spot your egg? Or can you guess who made them? There…

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What an unusual week!

Published: Mar 27, 2020

It has been very different at school this week, with many of you working at home, leaving a small number of us at school. We have had lots of fun doing various activities: exhausting daily Joe Wicks workouts; karate sessions; making talismans and perfume in the woods; doodle art work; creating mini books;…

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A message from the staff

Published: Mar 20, 2020

From all the staff at Lydgate, We'll be there for you. Stay safe.

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Y5 Home Learning

Published: Mar 20, 2020

As many of you will be staying at home for a while, we have put togethera guide to home learning for you. This is not compulsory but we hope itgoes some way to keeping the children engaged and busy for the next week or so.We will be in touch soon with more ideas.From the Year 5 teachersEnglish.· Read…

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Early Islamic Civilisations

Published: Mar 13, 2020

In Year 5 this half term we are really enjoying our brand new topic on Early Islamic Civilisations. It is really fascinating to find out what was going on in different countries at the time when the Vikings were settling in Britain (570 AD-1258 AD)We have learned that Baghdad was one of the most important…

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Friday 6th March

Published: Mar 06, 2020

World Book Day. On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day at school. We had lots of exciting activities in Y5: guess the teachers' favourite childhood books; making book bunting; book cover art work; cosy reading time with blankets and cushions; sharing our favourite books; a book stall; and a book scavenger…

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Viking Day

Published: Feb 14, 2020

On Thursday we had a special day to end our Vikings topic. We had lots of activities: writing in runes, making top trumps cards, Viking drama, painting shields, drawing longhouses and trying out Viking flatbread and our version of a drink called mead. To end the day, we had a rampage around the playground…

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Viking Longship DT project

Published: Jan 31, 2020

Over the last two weeks in Year 5 all four classes have been working on a DT project. We have created Viking longship models, which move! By turning a crank, a cam rotates, which then makes the Viking on board the longship look like he is rowing. We based our design on various examples of moving toys…

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Friday 24th January

Published: Jan 24, 2020

Viking Longships. On Thursday 23rd of January, Y5NL and Y5EC went out into the playground (Top Yard) to find out the size of a real Viking long ship at 23 m long and 5 m wide. This was measured by children (us). It was really fun and a nice way to enjoy the majestic, fresh air. This was huge as you can…

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