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 & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Hill, Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.

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 Loosley (5NL), 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 5 Teaching 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 Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).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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    03 Jul 2020

    A really creative week

    Our Year 4s have impressed us all year with their creativity and this week has been no exception! Once again, we have some super work to share with you.

    This week, the children have turned detective, trying to work out who was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic. They have discovered the willow pattern story and written some poetry. They have done a rainbow colour hunt outside. They have even made huge junk models of the digestive system. What a fun and varied week of learning.

    The children in school sewed their own face masks. They look very professional!

    Raya wanted to share all this lovely writing about 'Henry's Freedom Box'. 

    She has also enjoyed our science experiments, growing things in the garden and observing this very cute squirrel!

    We are absolutely convinced she is going to be a nurse one day. Look at this fantastic diagram of the digestive system, using things she found around the house. Great learning.

    Here's another example of a junk model digestive system. Ellie has written fun facts as labels. What a clever idea.

    Isabel made her digestive system using ACTUAL food. Inspired!

    Here's someone else who decided to use food to make a digestive system - he made bread. Fun and tasty!

    Ethan has been enlisting the help of his Auntie Rosie. She's a doctor at Manchester Children's Hospital and has been giving him virtual lessons on digestion. His granny has been helping him with his maths online too. A real family affair!

    Here's another 3D digestive system - actual life size! Such an inventive use of junk materials. 

    The paper plate shows the willow pattern story. We have looked at, read and listened to a few versions of the story. We then had a go at writing our own. We also designed plates, either depicting the story or another well-known tale. Here's another design.

    Here'a another plate. Harry used coloured pencils to make this delicate design after he'd written an imaginative story about a Chinese dragon. Great work Harry.

    This clever girl made her willow pattern plate from a traditional tale but which one? It looks like the little girl is enjoying that porridge!

    Jacob enjoyed writing his story and then made this plate design. He's done a traditional tale too. Can you spot which one? There's a bit of huffing and puffing going on!

    Jacob has also rediscovered TTRockstars this week (your teacher is pleased to hear this Jacob) and he has worked on a poster to show how you can be kind to yourself. Some very important top tips on here Jacob. 

    Finlay has finally finished his Spring diary, with a difference - it's a film! He has cleverly created this timelapse clip to show the changes he observed over a few weeks. Absolutely beautiful work.


    Here's a boy who is happy with his work. He's worked so hard over the last few weeks - here is just a tiny bit of what he's been doing. He's very proud to have mastered tricky spellings and has practised his maths skills. He has also read three Roald Dahl books. Look at that smile!

    Alex decided to take inspiration from his brother's Y3 home learning this week. He was inspired to write a Greek myth about a 3-headed, 3-tailed monster and he's done a brilliant job. Here it is.

    This super sleuth enjoyed playing detective on board the Titanic. He also found some willow pattern china at home and found time to do this intricate pebble design. Well done.

    We have more budding artists who want to share their work. Charlie has made these gorgeous clay animals. He is in school every day but he found time to make these at home. Great work Charlie. 

    Ninaad was keen to show us all his cartoon drawing skills with this picture. Very impressive Ninaad.

    And finally, huge congratulations to Isla. You may remember this painting she made for the Broomhill Festival art competition.

    Well, she only went and won! Along with her £10 voucher prize, her painting will be displayed in the window of Broomhill library so look out for it if you pass. Well done Isla - we are very proud.