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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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    24 Apr 2020

    More learning to share

    Wow! What a lot of fantastic learning we have to share this week. Children in school and at home have been very busy and have been making the most of the lovely sunshine too.

    Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and photographs to keep in touch. We are missing you all so it's lovely to see what you have been getting up to. 

    Mrs Wymer, Mrs Purdom, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen worked with the children in school on Wednesday. We had a lovely day and made the most of the weather, doing most of our activities outside. We did a circuit training task on the top yard and made suncatchers and rainbow tags for our rainbow fence. You could add something to it too, if you would like to. Your grown ups have been sent the details on this week's home learning email.

    Meanwhile, at home, this clever boy has learnt to use a screwdriver safely. He went on a bike ride to collect sticks and then used his new-found skills to make this fantastic bug hotel. Brilliant.

    Some of you will have seen the handstand Tshirt challenge - well, this person sent a video to her teachers of her actually doing it. We were all very impressed! She also enjoyed making and using binoculars this week. Well done.

    Hollie has been enjoying David Walliams' new book 'Slime' and has also been drawing, painting, baking and gardening. Here is some of the work she's done too. Excellent.

    Olivia has been working on the Snowala Koala illustration project. We know Janine will be thrilled with these!

    Olivia has also found time to learn some new creative skills - glass painting and pyrography. How lovely.

     This scientific lad has been busy learning all about arctic animals this week. Looks like he enjoyed doing the blubber experiment! Great work.

    Alex has enjoyed learning all about the Arctic too. He made this powerpoint all by himself and he's very proud of his efforts. Quite right too.

    Ellie made this information mat about Arctic animals, using the sorting and matching activity.

    She also made this brilliant leaflet after doing some research on wolves. Fantastic work Ellie!

    She wasn't the only one who enjoyed learning about wolves. Look at this fabulous annotated diagram.

    Allen worked really hard on his annotated poster too..

    Gus was so inspired by the wolf poem he decided to illustrate it. Good work Gus!

    Isabel has continued her outdoor learning and created a menu using natural materials this week. She designed her own food and price list. Who wouldn't want to visit this cafe?

    A couple of you had a go at the toilet roll challenge. We love these two designs - can you work out the films? 

    Here's someone who says he's missing school but is trying to keep busy at home. He's been riding his bike and has made this fantastic Inuit igloo model. 

    He also wrote this amazing poem. We will leave you this week with his thoughts.......


    Life has changed since the outbreak
    Things may not look bright during the current state
    A few words I would like to give
    To explain how we can all stay positive

    Stay safe, stay healthy, go for a run
    Rain, wind or in the sun
    Play, be silly laugh out loud
    Even if above, theres a dark cloud

    Its no time to be nasty or mean
    We all must work together and stay keen
    Be happy, be kind, to one and other
    Mum, dad, sister or brother

    Although schools are closed
    Friends teachers we all miss
    You can use the internet to stay in touch
    Its just bliss

    People have become ill, so if you feel scared
    Stay close to your family, who have always cared
    Be thankful and appreciate the brave
    Who have risked their lives, so others can be saved

    One thing we all know that is for sure
    To this nightmare there will be a cure
    As the world stands together in this fight
    Life back to normal, is in our sight.