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 (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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    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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    31 Mar 2017

    31st of March 2017


    This week Y4HN have been practicing for their parent assembly on Tuesday at 2:20 pm. We have been working really hard to make sure it is ready to go and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it all together.


    We're 'buzzing'about electricity in Y4 HS ; creating circuits that light up bulbs , whizz round motors that turn paper propellers and create Morse code - like sounds with loud buzzers!

    This week we've been completing and breaking the circuits by adding our simple home-made switches. Once we discovered what allowed electricity to travel through it , we set to work with paper clips,split pins, tin foil, pegs and a variety of card. We came up with a few designs and couldn't wait to test them out in our electric circuits!


    We have been busy practising for our assembly and we are really looking forward to showing you what we have learnt. 

    Also, we have been investigating photo frames in DT. We were challenged to make photo frames out of card and paper. we investigated what was the best way to make them sturdy and strong. 

    Well done to our Stars of the Week...

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    31 Mar 2017

    24th of March 2017

    The highlight of this week must be Red Nose Day, we are very proud of the pupils of Y4 for how generously they contributed to our overall school donation of over £1000.

    On Friday morning, we attended a whole school assembly and after listening to some jokes and thinking about what we were raising money for, we watched a very brave Zack shave off his hair. As he did this we passed buckets round and the pupils of Y4 donated very generously to help him raise a fantastic amount.  

    Y4 was overwhelmed by the amount of cake and biscuits donated for our bake sale; we raised over £100 by selling them at morning and afternoon break times.

    Once again we would like to say how proud we are of the pupils of Y4 and their fantastic attitudes to raising money for others. Thank you to all the children and parents who donated money, cakes and biscuits and the children who gave up their break times to sell them.

    Another well done must go to this week’s stars of the week, thank you for all your hard work.  

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    17 Mar 2017

    17th March 2017

    Parents assemblies are fast approaching in Year 4, a letter was sent home this week with the dates and times for each class and I believe some parents are even being given sneak previews of some of the activities planned for the assemblies. We are really looking forward to them and we hope you are too. The assemblies will take place at the following times;

    Y4HN - Tuesday 4th April, starting at 2:20 pm (Refreshments served from 2:00 pm)

    Y4SR - Wednesday 5th April, starting at 9:15 am (Refreshments served from 9:00 am)

    Y4HS -Wednesday 5th April, starting at 2:20 pm (Refreshments served from 2:00 pm)

    Y4VS- Friday 7th April, starting at 9:15 am (Refreshments served from 9:00 am)  


    This week in HN we have been perfecting our times tables song ready to perform in our parents assembly later this half term. We have really enjoyed learning the song and Miss Norris was very impressed with our rapping skills. 


    On Friday lunch times VS have been very lucky to be able to take part in our very own drama club run by Miss Kendall and Miss Pepper. This week we looked at freeze frames, we've had lots of fun and learnt lots to help our performance skills.  


    This week in our PE lesson, we've been very energetically working on our Amazon tribal  dancing skills.This links in with our geography topic, which is all about The Amazon Rainforest. We are enthusiastically working on our dance, ready to perform it for parents in our class assembly, which will take place on Wednesday afternoon in the last week of this term.


    This week we have been learning the alphabet in Spanish. We learnt a marching song which has helped us remember the letters in Spanish. We really enjoyed ourselves and cant wait to perfect it over the next couple of weeks.  

    Congratulations to our stars of the week, once again all the year 4 team are very proud. 

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