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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    15 Sep 2017

    More Guess Who!

    We have had a great first full week in Year 4.

    For two classes (Y4AW and Y4S/D), it has been the first week of swimming lessons. All of the children did really well and enjoyed their time in the pool. A particular well done to our swimmers of the week:


    Also, a BIG well done to our first 'Stars of the Week':

    This week we have been writing poems in English, revising place value in maths and investigating sound in science. We look forward to getting stuck into our topic work next week. In science, we have investigated how sound is made. By doing the activities below we decided that it is through vibrations...

    Finally... another game of 'Guess Who?' - this time a selection from each class. Can you identify all of the children?!?

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    08 Sep 2017

    Year 4 Swimming at King Edwards

    In Year 4, all children will have a series of swimming lessons. Letters for Y4S/D and Y4AW have been sent out as they will start swimming on Thursday 14th September.


    Please use the link below to watch an introduction to swimming at King Edwards in Year 4: 

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    08 Sep 2017

    Guess Who?

    We have had a fabulous first week with our new Year 4 children. We particularly enjoyed all getting together for the first time in our Year 4 assembly today, where the children impressed us with their fantastic behaviour.

    Below are some photos of the staff who will be working in Year 4 this year. We thought that you might like a game of 'Guess Who'. Can you name all of the staff? If there are any the children are unsure of, maybe they could do some detective work next week and find out the names they don't know!



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    19 May 2017

    Friday 19th of May

    What an exciting event we had last Monday afternoon ! We enthusiastically sang our Road Safety song whilst parading and proudly holding up our colourful posters next to Manchester Road for all to see!
    This was a fitting finale to all the work we've been doing as part of our Whole School Road Safety Campaign. Let's hope everyone got our message!

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    02 May 2017

    28th of April

    We have had a fantastic first week of the summer term in Year 4! 

    We have had our class photo taken and been on adventures all around the world when Google expeditions came in on Thursday. 

    We all loved visiting places such as the Amazon, the Great Barrier Reef and Rio de Janeiro, one class even had a look at the digestive system! 

    We have also been enjoying looking and listening to everyone's homework from over the Easter holidays. The standard has been incredible and really interesting to find out even more about the Amazon! 

    Once again well done to our first Stars of the Week this term. We are all very proud.  

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