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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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    08 May 2020

    Happy long weekend everyone!

    Hello again and happy VE day. We hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine and spending time with your families.

    Here is a taste of what we've been up to over the last few days, in school and at home. It looks like we've had some fun.

    The children in school have enjoyed doing some measuring and fractions activities, investigating pentominoes, practising using speech punctuation, learning about VE day and playing wartime street games. 

    On Wednesday, we had fun learning some hip hop dancing. Here we are busting some moves in the hall.

    We made paper aeroplanes too. We had to follow the instructions really carefully. Mrs Dutton was a big help because she is an origami expert!

    In the afternoon, we worked with the Y5s and 6s to create a masterpiece. We all had a little piece of a painting to copy and then we put it all together to make a big final painting.

     It's The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt. Mrs Purdom has put it up next to our 'Staying Together' display. We think it looks great.

    Yesterday, the Y5 and 6 children baked eggless sponges (a wartime recipe) and set up a street party. They invited the year 3 and 4 children to join them on the playground. Here they are at their socially distanced party!

    It's so nice to see what you are making of our home learning activities and all of the extra things you are doing to keep yourselves occupied too. There are some really good ideas here. Why not try some out? 

    Lots of you have been enjoying science this week. Arthur and Allen sent in these photos of their iceberg experiments.

    This super scientist did a few of the iceberg challenges.

    She also wins the prize for creating the prettiest icebergs - made in eggshells!

    We know this lad loves his science. He's been busy with teaching his dad times tables but also tested out the cup of water challenge.


    As did this lucky lady. Phew - it worked!

    Allen did this lovely writing based on the film 'So good to me' from Literacy Shed. 

    Amaan has been very busy doing his home learning with his dad. He says it would be embarrassing if he was a teacher but he's enjoying it! He has been learning to do step-by-step drawings from tutorials he has found on youtube.

    Isla has cleverly used the steps of her patio to make a bird hide. Ingenious.

    This clever girl has been super creative. She loves 'The Great British Sewing Bee' and was inspired to upcycle her dad's shirt to make something for herself. That cake looks delicious too!

    Here's someone else who's been busy in the kitchen, making this amazing treacle toffee.He's also made his own wormery and learnt some new life skills, helping his dad to move the garden fence.

    Someone else has been busy helping with DIY! This young lady has also been painting, gardening, cycling and making volcanoes with her brother.

    George has been enjoying our Arctic project and has sent us this lovely Inuit print.

    These Inukshuks are impressive too. One of them was made while out walking the dog - it was still there the day after. Do you think it will still be there next week?

    Alex has made his milk carton penguin this week. He's called him Dabbo because he's dabbing while swimming in the sea!

    Here's someone who really got into the spirit of things for VE day. Not only has she been learning about everyday life during  WW2, she has also been busy painting flags, making bunting and baking ready for a street party. Here's another delicious looking cake!

    And finally, thank you to these children who sent in messages for their schoolmates. We miss you too and will see you soon.