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 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have four Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Dale, Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mrs Proctor.

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 Ms Reasbeck and Mrs Drury in Y4RD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hornsey, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Wolff. We have help from Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too and some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen. 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 includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (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 Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Phillips returns from maternity leave in Y6CP), Mrs Loosley (Y6NL) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6CP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6NL).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. 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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    13 Sep 2019

    Friday 13th September

    This week in Year 4 we have been working on establishing our daily routines and being kind and respectful towards each other.  We have started to look at Sound in science and have had fun carrying out experiments investigating how sound travels.  We have also looked at where the Romans fit into history and have made our own class timelines.  We have enjoyed performing poetry and learning our six times table.



    Well done to all our stars of the week - awarded for (amongst other things) being organised, enthusiastic, kind and respectful. Keep up the good work!

    Mrs Purdom found it difficult to choose so she awarded a star to the whole of her class this week!

    Today - Friday 13th September - has been Roald Dahl day. It's a special day held every year on his birthday. If Roald was still alive today, he would be 104 years old!
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    06 Sep 2019

    Friday 6th September

    Welcome to 2019-2020

    A very warm welcome to all of you as we start a brand new school year. The year 4 children have impressed us all with the way they have settled into their new classroom routines and been enthusiastic about their learning. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead - we know it's going to be lots of fun!

    There will be a newsletter next week, detailing our systems for homework, PE days, curriculum information etc but you may find the following helpful right now:

    •  - Pink homework books have been given out today. We will hand out homework (always stuck in the book) on Fridays and it should be completed and returned the following Thursday. Homework will always be talked about and  looked at, but not necessarily marked.

     - Spellings are given out at the beginning of each week in class. We work on these words every day in lessons but would appreciate your support at home too. Look out for a grid with the whole half term's spellings - one to stick on the fridge!

     - Regular x tables practice is a must. We will be working on this consistently in school and your help at home is much appreciated. TTRockstars is a great motivator.

    - We are passionate about reading at Lydgate Juniors and we will share this with your children. They will be exposed to a wide range of books and stories at school but we are often asked for recommendations too. The year 3/4 book list here is a good place to start:

     - Y4RD and Y4SS have their first swimming sessions on Thursday 12th September. 

    That's all for now. We are looking forward to blogging each week!

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    31 Jul 2019

    Thank you!

    We would first of all like to say a big well done to the Year 4 children who managed to complete their reading records this year. What a fantastic achievement! We hope that you enjoy reading your new books over the summer holidays. 

    Also, we would like to say thank you to all of the Year 4 children. It has been a fantastic year and we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We hope that all of you have a relaxing, well-earned summer break. 

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    18 Jul 2019

    Stars and Swimmer of the week

    A big well done to our stars and swimmer of the past few weeks who have impressed their teachers with their hard work and super attitudes. You are setting a great role model to next year's Year 4 children - great job!



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    12 Jul 2019

    Stars of the Week

    A huge well done to our recent 'Stars of the Week' and swimmers of the week. We have been so impressed with all of your hard work and great attitudes.


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