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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/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.

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 Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. 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 consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC),  Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB).  The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days. 

Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday. 

Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks. 

In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!

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); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday  in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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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    22 May 2020

    Another week flies by

    Well, here we are, at the end of half term. How time flies! It's been another busy week at home and school. Take a look and see what we have all been up to.

    The children in school have had a real treat this week and been in the woods with Rohan, our friend from the Foresteers. They enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities, socially distanced of course! Maths work was all about fractions. They even did some of that outside with Mrs Dutton's clever fraction orienteering trail. English work included writing troll stories and doing a picture quiz from First News. Lego coding, friendship bracelets and rounders were also in the mix too. A rich and varied week all round.

    Those of you at home have also been busy, working on lots of different projects. It's lovely to see such enthusiasm for our home learning and all the other things you have been spending your time on too. We have lots of budding gardeners and bakers!

    George has sent in lots of work this week. He's been really busy. He's been working hard on fractions.

    He's written a story and done a book scavenger hunt.

    He's honed his map skills.

    And he's made this beautiful photographic rainbow. Good work George!

    Hollie has been super busy too. She's been enjoying David Walliams and Enid Blyton books; she's worked on times tables and spellings; and she is especially proud of her Florence Nightingale poem because it rhymes.

    These are the results of her science experiment with salt and ice.

    She has shown she knows lots about continents and rivers - more than her mum apparently!

    She's even found time to fit in creative projects. Here is her illuminated letter, her brilliant Grinch loo roll and her 'work in progress' milk carton penguin. Great work Hollie!

    We know Diane is creative too. Here are some examples which show off her superb drawing skills. She's drawn a llama, a lion, a crocodile and a three-headed dragon.

    Charlie has made the most amazing abstract alphabet. He must have been collecting the photographs for ages! Can you spot what he has used to create the letters? Some really ingenious ideas here Charlie. Well done.

    This lad has been busy with science again. This time, he's been investigating melting ice caps. He says it was a perfect experiment for this hot weather!

    Someone else has been enjoying science too. Here she is exploring electronics - making her own circuits connected to bulbs, fans, flying discs and music. She's also made these gorgeous wind chimes. 

    Harry made this illuminated letter and then cleverly used it to start this very spooky story. It made Mrs Drury shudder!

    Allen has been enjoying his writing too. Here is his Narrow Escape story. Well done Allen.

    Janek was pleased with his Narrow Escape story. He sent it in as soon as it was finished!

    He's also been busy working on the ice and salt experiment. Great stuff.

    As well as spotting birds in his garden (he was lucky enough to spot a sparrowhawk) Alex has been experimenting too. He has written up the melting ice cap experiment like a true scientist!

    He has written his Narrow Escape story too but has done two versions, from the point of view of the predator and the prey. So clever!

    This clever girl is full of great ideas. She has made a fraction wall to help her with her maths and she has baking Fridays! That cake looks scrummy.

    The grateful hand picture shows us all the things she is thankful for. Just lovely.

    As today is officially the last day of the half term, we are now on holiday. There won't be any home learning set for this week but here is a fun challenge you could have a go at. 

     @7stories launched a twitter challenge recently to recreate a book cover at home. We love this idea and thought it would really appeal to our creative lot. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

    Please send us your photos and we'll put them on the blog next week. We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Have a lovely break. Stay safe everyone.