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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    12 Jun 2020

    A wet and wonderful week of learning

    Hello Year 4s. What a week it has been! School has looked and felt quite different this week as we have been working in our new little groups, called bubbles. We've had lots to remember - washing our hands, keeping our distance, staying in our seats, playing in the same spot on the playground, wiping keyboards and equipment and only having 4 people in the cloakroom. We quickly got used to the new routines and have enjoyed making new friends. We've all been doing the same learning this week, at home and at school, although the children at home haven't had wet playtimes!

    Not everyone has sent in work to show but we know you are doing wonderful things at home because you told us when we spoke to you on the phone (the highlight of your teachers' weeks!) Your effort with your learning has astounded us - it just gets better and better. Take a look.

    Ruby really enjoyed working on her alien booklet. her mum says she found it hilarious!

    She has also worked hard on a comprehension about the Titanic and completed  some new learning about the digestive system. Well done Ruby.

    We know this lad likes his science. He also labelled the digestive system but decided to make his diagram life-sized! 

    Mrs Wymer really liked this idea so the children in CW bubble did this too. Here they are in action. You can see they also did a scavenger hunt in the woods. They didn't mind getting a bit soggy.

    Jacob made this informative timeline about the Titanic, noting all the important dates on the ship's journey. Good work Jacob.

    The Titanic has featured in lots of our learning this week. The children in SS bubble have started to make illustrated timelines, just like Jacob's. This clever girl did hers at home. It was so long, she had to send Mrs Purdom a video clip so she could see it properly! She also learnt all about the class divide on board the ship and made this table to show the differences. Brilliant work.

    Alex made his Titanic timeline while sitting in a homemade den constructed of cushions, a blanket and his duvet. Sounds like a cosy place to work!

    He also enjoyed making this leaflet all about his imaginary planet, Zargon 10. Great writing Alex.

    Ellie wrote this advert for her planet. Beautifully presented, as always Ellie. Well done.

    The highlight of Ellie's week was finding out about some of the passengers on board the Titanic. She researched every person in this collage and was so inspired, she has downloaded two books about the story onto her Kindle. She told her mum it didn't feel like schoolwork!

    Isla researched people on board the Titanic too. She made these fascinating picollages showing what life was like on board for first, second and third class passengers. Can you spot the differences?

    Olivia was interested in the class system too. She made this chart to show how life on board was different depending on who you were. So much information here Olivia - well done.

    Olivia also enjoyed our music learning, set by Mrs Ridsdale. She has created this wonderful soundscape which really makes you feel as if you're by the sea. Have a listen with your eyes closed....

    Allen has labelled the digestive system and he is also continuing to work on his writing. Keep up the good work Allen.

    Josh has worked really hard on his handwriting while he's been learning at home. Can you spot the gold stars?

    This busy boy has done all sorts of great things with his brother over the last couple of weeks. He enjoyed the playing the money maths game, even though he lost. He was super fast at making and racing his hovercraft though.

    They did the book scavenger hunt, which turned into quite a workout as their mum made them fetch the books one by one! They also made this brilliant snakes and ladders board, looking for evil places to put the snakes. 

    We know he can cook (remember the lasagne?) and this mac n cheese looks delicious! He's been growing things too and is hoping for a bumper crop of cucumbers. Great stuff boys.

    Here are two more brothers who are enjoying their home learning together. Here they are doing a Joe Wickes workout, followed by some square breathing relaxation. What a good idea.

    And here they are with their new puppy. You've seen her before - remember those lockdown puppies from our blog a few weeks ago? Well, these lucky boys are the proud owners of one of them. Meet Jazzy! You have lots of fun times ahead boys.

    Amid the excitement of a new puppy, there is always time for piano practice. We believe you are getting rather good? Keep going!

    It's so important to be positive, especially in these strange times. Isla has been thinking about the statements I am, I have, I can. She says she feels very lucky. Thank you for sharing these positive thoughts Isla.

    Here's another fantastic positive - this sporty girl has just completed an amazing 50 miles on her bike. She completed the challenge in May and was awarded this certificate and medal. What an achievement. Well done!

    We've seen this young lady and her brother being creative before but this is going to take some beating - here is their Grandad Dave, as a scarecrow! This is their entry for the Crosspool scarecrow competition - you may have noticed some key workers popping up in gardens recently. Their grandad has been driving his bus throughout the pandemic and they wanted to say thank you to him. Thank you Grandad Dave from all of us too.

    And finally, Thank you to all of those who have sent photographs of their fabric square for our piano cover project. Mrs Smith will send details of what to do with them shortly. In the meantime, here are a few contributions from year 4. 

    It's not too late if you would still like to make one - it might be a nice wet weekend activity! Send photos to our year group email by Monday 15th please.