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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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    10 Dec 2020

    Friday 11th December

    The Christmas holidays are getting closer but we are still working hard in Year 4. We have been busy writing our volcano reports, working on our multiplication and division skills, writing up science experiments and learning all about Roman mosaics and chariots. We even managed to fit in a Zoom panto on Monday - oh yes we did!


    We have been researching Roman mosaics. We learnt about how they were used to decorate their villas and we looked at some examples. We learnt that mosaics went out of fashion for many years and that they only really became popular again in the 19th Century. We had a look at the work of Antoni Gaudi - we loved his mosaics in Barcelona. We also looked at some pictures of mosaics by an artist called Andrew Logan. He makes big mosaic sculptures which are sometimes put in public places. We particularly like his giant eggs! 

    We used all of these ideas as inspiration to make our own mosaic sculptures and tiles. We think we did a pretty good job.

    Wednesday was our Forest school day. We had a lovely time doing a treasure hunt and some Christmas craft. We used sticks and twigs to make wreaths and then wrapped them in holly and ivy. There are lots of holly bushes in the woods. We were so pleased with the results - very festive!


    Not wanting to repeat the description by 4JP, we also enjoyed both our clay designing and creating this week. We have also been very busy publishing our Volcano reports, look out for these on the blog after Christmas, as they are not quite finished yet. But we can promise they will be well worth the wait and we are looking forward to sharing our hard work with you all.


    In Y4CW this week we have been thinking about our Roman chariots that we are going to make next week.  We have looked at how wheels move when attached to both free rotating axles and fixed axles.  Most of us found that the free rotating axle was more effective.  We had a lot of fun making these little carts and testing out our ideas.  Our designs have been planned this week and we will be making our chariots on Monday.