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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 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.

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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 Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. 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 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

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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); 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....

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    17 Mar 2020

    Covid 19 - general advice and school's response

    We are receiving, and following, daily updates and briefings from local and national government departments. All schools are being urged to remain open, fully if possible, and so this is what we are aiming to continue to do.

    We want to continue children’s education and, vitally, not interfere with the essential work that many of our parents carry out in society by closing the school.

    There are non-essential elements of what we normally do that are being deferred – meetings, sports events and performances for example – but we hope to remain open for all classes until and unless directed otherwise.

    There are things we can all do that will help by putting Public Health England advice into practice:


    ·         children and staff should stay at home if they are unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature to avoid spreading infection to others. Otherwise they should attend education or work as normal

    ·         if staff or children become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature they will be sent home

    ·         we will clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual

    ·         we will direct children to wash their hands more often than usual with soap and water, and to catch coughs and sneezes in tissues


    Other schools are in different positions to ours – they will experience different pressures and pinch points, and so they may have to make decisions that are different to ours.

    Because the guidance we are receiving is changing almost daily we may make decisions that appear to contradict others. Please be assured that each is carefully considered in the light of the latest advice and guidance.

    We have received clarification today on school trips, for example, that states that these may go ahead within the UK, as long as we have risk assessed any possible staffing impact on the capability of running the rest of school fully and safely. Without that clarification some activity was cancelled but with it we are now able to continue.

    Unless we have been directly advised to close by the Public Health England Health Protection Team, we intend and plan to remain open. Please be assured that we are doing everything reasonably possible to continue as normal, to keep children and staff safe at school and to ensure a great experience at school for every pupil.

    School Governors are fully informed about our response to the Covid 19 situation, and they unanimously agreed with this approach at their meeting last week.

    We have sent out texts and emails to parents over the last few days about specific changes relevant to their children in school, and we will continue to do so.

    We wish every member of our school community the very best at this difficult and challenging time. We will try to keep you informed about changes as they happen, with as much notice as possible.


    S Jones