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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 Team includes Mrs Dutton (3JD), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Reasbeck & Mrs Drury (3R/D). Mr Jones teaches 3JD on Fridays. We also have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain.

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 Y4.
The team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Ridsdale, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Hardy and Mrs Smith, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Smith and last but not least Mrs Finney. We also have help from Mrs Lee, Mrs Flynn, Mrs Hill, Mr Jenkinson and Mr Swain. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen and Mrs Tandy. What a team!
In our weekly blogs we will share with you all the exciting things that have happened in our classrooms be it learning or any magical moments. Watch this space!!!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie ,Mrs Jones (5R/J), Miss Roberts (5AR), Mrs Holden and Mrs de Brouwer (5H/deB). . Many children are supported by Teaching Assistants who work with children across the school. 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 Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Tuesday morning teachers are Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Hornsey. 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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    07 Jul 2017

    100% attendance this week

    Well done to everyone in Y4HN - 100% attendance this week!

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    30 Jun 2017

    Our First 'Rock Hero'!

    The children in school have been really enthusiastic about practising their times tables on the Times Tables Rock Stars website ( where they answer as many times tables questions as they can in one minute. There are currently 55 children in the school who have achieved the status of 'Rock Legend' which means that they answer with an average speed of less than 2 seconds per question.

    This week, one girl in Y6JP (rock name 'Perry Rockdust') was the first pupil to achieve the status of 'Rock Hero' which means that she has answered with an average speed of less than one second per question (0.98 seconds to be precise). What an achievement!

    Check out our Hall of Fame display in school for all the top scorers!

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    30 Jun 2017

    Welcome Evening for Y2 Parents

    On Wednesday we held a welcome meeting for parents of children who will be starting in Year 3 in September.

    One parent asked if we could upload a copy of the presentation that was shown in the hall, so here it is:

    Welcome Presentation for New Parents

    We look forward to seeing you and your child on Tuesday 5th September.

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    16 Jun 2017

    100% attendance

    Well done to everyone in Y3EC and Y5R/J - 100% attendance in these classes this week!

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    22 May 2017

    Pupils not in School

    On an average day (3 April 2017) 462 of our pupils were 'present', 18 were absent (16 were 'authorised' & 2 were 'unauthorised'.  For a snapshot of 'Pupils not in School' for the period 1 September 2016 to 6 April 2017 please click here.
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