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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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    27 Nov 2020

    Friday 27th November

    We had two exciting extra things happening in Year 4 this week. First of all, it was our turn to take part in the Sheffield schools Skipathon.  By the end of the week, our skipping skills had really improved. Some of the moves were very tricky, like the figure of 8. Kate from Y4SS learnt how to do ‘the pretzel’ which is skipping with one arm under your leg - very impressive!

    We also had an ancient Roman visitor via Zoom! Roman Tours were supposed to come to school to do a workshop with us but, because of Covid restrictions, we had a virtual talk instead. It was great! We learnt all about gladiators and about  how important bath houses were to Roman citizens.

    " I think I learnt much more about the Romans. My favourite fact was that they could sell their kids!"


    " I didn't know the Romans shared a poo stick instead of toilet paper. They dipped it in sour wine to get rid of the germs."


    "I love learning about the Romans anyway but I particularly liked learning about the gladiators."


    " I didn't know you could own a gladiator and if you were a gladiator and won 20 fights, you got an engraved wooden sword and got set free."


    Science in 4CW

    In 4CW, we have had an exciting time investigating which type of chocolate melts the quickest.  We worked in our table groups testing out how quickly white, dark and milk chocolate melted using our stop watches to time the process.  Many of us were surprised to find that it was dark chocolate that melted first.  This is because there are less ingredients in dark chocolate and it has a higher content of cocoa.  Here are a few pictures of some of us conducting our experiments. 

    Writing and art in 4JP

    In 4JP we have continued to learn about Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. We wrote some descriptive paragraphs describing the scene before and after the volcano erupted. We thought carefully about phrases we could use in our writing. We made  sense tables to help us.

    We LOVED looking at the pictures of Mount Vesuvius that were made by Andy Warhol. He used lots of bright colours and bold lines. We had a go at making our own.

    After we had written our descriptive paragraphs, we copied out our writing onto tracing paper. We had to be very careful as it could easily smudge. We put this over our Andy Warhol volcanoes so that the showed through. It looks kind of cloudy - like it's clouded in ash.

    We are so proud of our work. Here it is on display in our classroom.