Year 4 Blog
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.
Welcome to Year 3!
The Y3 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of the School Governors, also helps out in all four classes.
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.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.
The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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
We are the children in Y6 at Lydgate Junior School. There are 120 of us and our teachers are: Mrs Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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....
A big well done to our most recent stars and swimmers of the week. All of these children have been impressing their teachers with their hard work and great attitudes. Well done!
We are also really impressed with all of our children for working so hard on their reading. This week there was an astounding number of children collecting reading rewards. We really appreciate all of the support from parents and carers with the children's reading. Fantastic!
We have really enjoyed sharing our Italy homework over the last two weeks, each class has created some fantastic pieces of work and we are really excited to get started on our new topic!
The Year 4 teachers all want to say thank you to the enormous amount of effort that has been put into your work!
Here’s a sneak peek into some of our work!
Firstly, we would like to say a big well done to our recent stars and swimmers of the week.
We have had a great final week with lots of Christmassy activities taking place. It has been great see the children in Christmas jumpers, adorned with glitter, bells and festive headgear too! We have enjoyed an Open the Book assembly too, which was a retelling of the Christmas story.
Finally, we would like to wish all of the Year 4 children and their families a very happy Christmas and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you all again in the new year!
A big well done to our 'Stars of the Week' and 'Swimmers of the Week'! Keep up the great work.
Also, a huge well done to all of the Year 4 children who took part in the 'Carols by Candlelight' concert at Sheffield Cathedral this week, in aid of Breast Cancer Care. The children were amazing and the choir sounded beautiful. A great start to the festive season.
Year 4 had a very exciting day yesterday when we had the opportunity to race in the virtual velodrome. George, from Modeshift Stars, came into school to deliver an assembly about being bright and being seen during the dark winter months. As many of the children have dark winter coats, they were reminded to try and add something bright or reflective when walking, cycling or scooting.
George, who works with our school to encourage active travel, also let us have a go on the virtual velodrome. It was a lot harder than you'd think (especially for the teachers!) but the children impressed us with their lap times.
Even Mr Jones had a go!