Year 4 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.

Yours sincerely,
Stuart Jones

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Welcome to Year 3!

The Y3 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of the School Governors, also helps out in all four classes.

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. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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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 and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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

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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 Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson 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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    10 Nov 2017

    The Romans

    Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely half term break. Clearly, our Y4 children have had a busy half term holiday completing their Roman homeworks. We asked the children to research an area of the Romans that they wanted to find out more about and present their findings in any way they wanted. What a great set of responses we got! Below is just a taste of some of the homeworks that were handed in. Well done all!

    We are really looking forward to our Roman Days at the start of next week. Watch this space to see pictures of what we got up to...

    Also, we would like to congratulate this week's Stars, who have made a great start to this half term. Well done!

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    27 Oct 2017

    Stars, super swimmers, sound and sport.

    A BIG well done to our Stars of the Week...

    Also, to our fantastic swimmers of the week...

    We have had a busy last week of this half term and have particularly enjoyed making our own musical instruments out of junk! We thought about whether we were trying to make loud or quiet instruments, high or low instruments or maybe even instruments that make more than one sound! We were able to form our own bands...

    On Tuesday, a group of 16 Year 4s took part in an Inter-Schools Dodgeball Competition at Hallam Primary School. They played in two teams and came 2nd and joint 3rd overall, having only been knocked out of 1st position in the final minute! One of our girls was awarded a medal for the player of the day out of all the children present for her fantastic efforts and sportsmanship. They all played brilliantly well and we are extremely proud of them!

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    20 Oct 2017

    What is 'church' visit.

    This week, following on from our RE topic 'What is Church?', we have visited Tapton Hill Congregational Church. We enjoyed exploring the church and identifying the features that we have been learning about in our lessons. We completed a quiz about the features of the church.

    Also, some of us even got to play the organ! It sounded amazing and we linked it to our science unit on sound, as we looked at the different sized pipes and listened to the different sounds that they made.


    Reverend Nockels also spoke to us about Martin Luther, whose revolutionary ideas changed the Christian faith and the modern world. We thought about what we would do to change the world today and questions we'd like to ask Christians. Just like Martin Luther nailed his ideas to the door of the church many years ago, you might spot some of our ideas nailed to the door of Tapton Hill congregational Church, over the half term!

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    13 Oct 2017

    Super Stars and swimmers!

    A BIG well done to our fantastic Stars of the Week, who have been working hard to impress all of Year 4:

    Also, a BIG well done to our swimmers of the week, who have shown great resilience and hard work during our swimming sessions:

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    06 Oct 2017

    School Council Election

    We have had another fantastic week in Year 4,  we have begun to use column addition in our Maths lessons, and have written Celtic information texts in Literacy. 

    Next week we will begin the search for our class' School Council representative. Over the next week we would like you to think about the qualities a representative must have and if you feel you could do the job well. During our Year 4 assembly we said a School Council rep must be patient, a good listener and confident (along with lots of other things.)

    If you think you have what it takes you must begin to consider how to win your class' votes. You may wish to make posters or leaflets explaining your qualities and why you would make a good School Council rep. 

    Everyone who wishes to be elected as class representative must write a speech to share with their class before they vote in the coming weeks. 

    We can not wait to see the excellent campaigning skills of year 4! Good luck! 

    Last, but definitely not least, well done to our Stars and Star Swimmers of the week! You should be very proud! Keep up the good work! 

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