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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 three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: 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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    14 May 2020

    Another busy week!

    Hello everyone, it seems such a long time since we were all together at school but we are so pleased that we have this blog to keep us all in touch. This week has been busier than ever! Take a look at some of the lovely things we have been doing at home and in school.

    Our rainbow fence continues to grow and grow. The children in school made these gorgeous rainbow dangles with Mrs Drury on Thursday. She is going to pinch them for her book corner when they come down!

    They also worked out the perimeter of rectlinear shapes, using post-it notes!

    Mrs Dutton worked with the year 3s and 4s earlier in the week and Noah and Carys made these troll paintings before working on some writing.

    Mrs Wymer found a recipe for these yummy butterfly pizzas, combining cooking and maths. Can you see they are symmetrical?

    The children at home have a been busy in the kitchen too. This kind boy made one for each member of his family.

    This is Thomas' pizza. Delicious.

    And here is Allen's pretty butterfly.

    This lad is really dedicated. Not only has he been in school most days, he's also been doing some home learning at the weekends and has managed to finish a whole maths book. He's really proud of himself. Quite right too!

    This week marked the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's birth. We thought it was the perfect time to celebrate her achievements and what she has done for nursing so the children in Year 4 have been learning all about her life.

    Look how hard George has worked.

    Can you see he wrote an acrostic poem using the letters of her name?

    Minnie did the same thing. Very impressive.

    And so did Jacob. He enjoyed learning about her links to Shore Lane too.

    Allen wrote his poem on 12th May, Florence Nightingale's actual birthday!

    This is Isla's poem. She's very proud of it. Quite right too - it's brilliant.

    Ellie did some research and wrote this wonderful biography.

    George has enjoyed his geography work this week. He has been learning all about mountains and rivers.

    He's also made this brilliant fact file all about the Amazon river. 

    Alex made a river fact file too. He chose the Amur river in Russia. Great research Alex.

    Isla looked at rivers and mountains, like George. She chose a river close to home and the highest mountain in Wales. Good work Isla.

    Here are some of the things Olivia has been enjoying over the last couple of weeks. What a busy girl!

    As you can see, she loves being outside so making a wormery really appealed to her. Here is a detailed diagram of what she made.

    Janek is enjoying having time to do more drawing and graffiti art. We love it. Check out the signature!

    Someone else has been super creative this week. Look at this beautiful art work made from clay, paint and buttons.

    Some of you had a go at creating illuminated letters. Here are three of your designs. They will look great on your bedroom doors.

    Here is an incredible Lego maze. We were treated to a video to prove it actually worked! What a clever girl.

    The highlight of the week for this hardworking boy was learning to use power tools! He had to use them safely and be really careful when building this bug hotel. 

    Science has been a favourite again this week. Here's someone testing out the glass of water experiment over his brother's head. It worked - phew!

    Look at the results from this rainbow salt and ice experiment. It worked really well.

    Allen also worked on the rainbow ice experiment. He has explained each stage, like a true scientist.

    This young lady got her big sister to join in with her science experiment. They were pleased with their results - very pretty!

    And finally, we have three bits of exciting news to share.

    First of all, this lucky lad and his brother received a very special message this week from none other than Tim Peake! They made this fantastic space station over the Easter holidays and were delighted when they got this picture of Tim spacewalking. It had a message to the boys and all at Lydgate Junior school written on it.

    Secondly, this young lady really has had her hands full. Look what happened - lock down puppies! They are adorable.

    And they weren't the only lock down babies. Huge congratulations to this lovely girl and all her family on the safe arrival of a new baby girl. We know you will be a fantastic big sister. Lovely news to share.