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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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    04 Dec 2020

    Friday 4th December

    What a creative, scientific, outdoorsy week we have had! Take a look and find out what we've been up to.


    In 4CW we have had fun making our mosaic tiles based on our ideas from studying the work of two artists: Gaudi and  Peter Logan.  We have been looking at their mosaic work and this gave us inspiration to create our own designs.  They still need a layer of PVA to make them shiny, but you can see that they are well on their way to being finished.  It was lovely to have the clay out although we are not so sure that the cleaning team will agree!

    We have work and news to share from both last week and this week.  Last week we had great fun in the hall with Sam, who came in to teach us some karate. We particularly enjoyed using these huge spongey sticks on each other. We practiced what Sam had taught us about strong, defensive moves with our arms. Mrs. Drury even got to have a go with the stick on some of the boys!  

    We have been learning about pilgrimages in our religion lessons this half term and here we are acting out the journey that Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem.

    This week we have been just as busy! We have been doing some fabulous work on states of matter again in science. This time we completed an ice-cube challenge. Which material would keep the ice-cube solid for the longest amount of time. After lots of planning for our fair tests, each team carried out their experiments on Thursday. We were amazed when we found out that the cling film had a solid ice-cube in till way after we all went home from school (5pm!). We decided that one factor which helped to make it such a great insulator was the many, many layers that this group used to create their cling-film container.

    Finally we also visited our school woods this week and shared a very lovely hot chocolate moment! But only after our mock, slow motion Boudicca battle!  It had to be seen to be believed. We may share this very entertaining video with the parents of 4JD one day!

    We have been working hard in science too. It was our turn this week to look at reversible changes by melting chocolate. We wanted to find out which type of chocolate melted the quickest and why that might be. We tested dark, milk and white chocolate. First of all we chose three children to suck the chocolate. They pulled some funny faces! 
    We knew this wasn't really a fair test so we set it all up properly with stop watches and thermometers. We had to be extra careful as we were using very hot water. We found out that dark chocolate melted the quickest. We think this is because it is more natural and the other chocolates have added ingredients like butter, sugar and milk and they all have different melting points so it slows them down.

    We listened to Mr Jones' assembly about advent and lots of us are enjoying opening advent calendars at home. We have two advent calendars in our classroom which we are taking turns to open. One is a tree with woodland creatures and the other is a pantomime stage.

    We also got ready for Christmas by decorating our classroom on Friday afternoon. we have so much tinsel and so many lights! It's looking very festive, don't you think?
    We are looking forward to starting our Christmas jigsaw. It's got 200 pieces - let's hope we get it finished before we break up.

    It felt very festive while we were doing all of this because it started to snow. We had a good day but Mrs Purdom said that the snow, melting chocolate and putting up Christmas made us all go a bit bonkers!