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/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.
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
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....
This week in Y6CP we have been learning about Black History Month. We each chose a person and conducted some research and then made a poster about them.
Also, we have started making our stick weaving where we are each making a talisman, they aren’t finished but we think they are looking good already.
This week we had forest school! We spent Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon in the woods. On Monday we made spiders webs using sticks and string. It was hard. But we did it! On Thursday we had to make an assault course for a squirrel. It had to be above our shoulder height and travel between at least 5 trees. It also had to include a squirrel swing!
6SW have had an interesting week and a half learning from home but everyone has really stepped up to the challenge. We have completed a number of activities each day, including long division, studying and writing our own war poetry, forest schools, religious pilgrimages, SPAG work, Mandarin, RRS, P.E., ICT, ... In fact we have probably completed each and every subject and it has been great to see the varied and impressive work that the children have shared with us. Here is a sample of our work...
A selection of war poems...
Mini den designs...
A moon cake box and cake design by Annabel...
As each class have been working collaboratively to create their class RRS Charters, we decided that we would still create design entries and then as a class, we voted for which design we want to represent our class. The winning preferred design was by...
...Emily Smith. Well done Emily! :) It really is fantastic as it allows each pupil to create their own app icon, which will be presented in the theme of an electronic device as shown in this picture...
We have had a really busy week in HN, we have been finishing our flash back stories based on the kindertransport and we have completed some assessments. We all tried hard and are really proud of our selves.
Outside of lessons we have also begun to create a class newspaper which we are enjoying creating and reading. Miss Norris is really proud of our class for doing this completely on our own and says it is lovely to see us working together.
Finally, we have earned our class treat so Friday afternoon we are going to have a Halloween party and watch a film and wear our Halloween costumes. We hope everyone has a great half term.
It has been a great half term and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday 3rd November. We wish you all a lovely half term break with your families.
This week's homework pages are:
Maths pg 17
Reading pg 10 and 11
SPaG pg 32 and 41
We give out the homework on a Wednesday each week and mark it the following Wednesday.
This week we visited The National Holocaust Museum. We learnt all about a boy called Leo and his journey through World War 2 including the Holocaust and Kristallnacht.
'I thought it was a very interesting trip and we learnt a lot from it.' Oscar
'I thought it was exciting because it was our first school trip in Y6 and we learnt a lot including about Leo's secret hiding room.' Mannat
'They took us into the garden and we learned about roses that were planted for the innocent people who died or lived through the holocaust. We also learned about the 30,000 stone pyramid that we added our own stones to in order to remember the children who had died.' Will H
This week, we did all sorts of fun things. On Tuesday, we went to school at 08:00 because we were going to go to the National Holocaust Centre near Nottingham. It was lots of fun. We learnt about the life of children who had to evacuate from their homes in central Europe to the UK to be safe from Hitler and the Nazis. In the afternoon we watched a short film about a real man called Steve who experienced evacuating from Germany during WW2. Before we left, we placed a pebble on the pile of rocks that was outside the museum. Our guide said that there were approximately 25,000 rocks there (which is a lot) but they were aiming for 1,000,000 rocks (which is even more).
Y6SW had a great day at the Museum too.
6RJ enjoyed the trip to the museum. We have also just finished reading the book 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. This story links to our WWII topic because the character, Kensuke, came from Nagasaki which was bombed at the end of the war. It is a moving and inspiring adventure story about a character called Michael who travels the world in a sailing boat with his parents but then ends up stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. To start with he is quite frightened of Kensuke, who is already on the island, but by the end they become very close and Kensuke doesn't want Michael to leave.