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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 & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Proctor, Mrs Hill, 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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    04 Jun 2020

    Summer 2 begins!

    Welcome back to our first week of the final term of the year and what a good week it has been.

    The children at school have been busy, working in their new social 'bubbles'. They have enjoyed working on fractions; reading and writing stories about Ananse the spider; learning how to draw zentangles; Bollywood dancing and listening to the story of the Titanic.

    Here is some of their maths work, using bar models to add fractions together.

    Take a look at these storyboards telling the story of Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom.

    Jumping Dice is a game where you have to do a different jump depending on what number you roll. Some were really tricky, like tuck jumps and full turns. Look at these action shots!

    ZEN means calm and TANGLE means doodle so ZENTANGLE must mean calm doodling. We put on some calming music and had a go at zentangle. It was very relaxing.....

    We are all going to be listening to Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of an adventurous cat who ends up on board the Titanic. We are looking forward to finding out what happens.

    We have spoken to lots of our children at home on the telephone this week and we really enjoyed catching up with everyone's news. You are a busy lot! 

    Ellie has been finding out all about the Titanic and has made this information poster showing all the facts she could remember. Great drawing too Ellie.

    Maisy has made this presentation all about the Titanic. Good work.

    Remember our clever seamstress? Well, she's had her sewing machine out again and made this gorgeous skirt. We think we might see her on 'The Great British Sewing Bee' one day!

    Josh has been doing some work with his brother on rivers. He has learnt how they are formed and has made these fun water safety symbols. We love these Josh.

    This positive girl has been learning about the Dalai Lama and has made her own jar of happiness that she is looking forward to filling with happy thoughts. What a lovely idea.

    She's not the only one to find out about the Dalai Lama. This busy lad has been following his posts on social media. He's also worked hard on conjunctions and a colour-coded food diary. What a varied week!

    Ethan enjoyed the working on the Anansi story. Here is his storyboard plan and finished piece. Well done Ethan.

    Sophia has done an online course which means she is now a 'Lockdown Superhero'. This is her certificate.

    She has also worked hard on her writing. Here is her work on Florence Nightingale and a lovely piece of writing about the four seasons. Keep up the good work Sophia.

    Alex has been busy making a mini-den with his dad. He says it is actually a home that is meant for sparrows but could be inhabited by any garden bird around Britain. He wrote this report to tell us how he made it. Fabulous job Alex!

    Ruby loved working on the illustrations for 'Snowala the Koala' written by our author friend Janine. She was the first to finish Janine's new challenge: to create pictures for a story called 'Dazzling Dentures.' It's a funny rhyme about looking after your teeth. We think Ruby's illustrations are perfect for the story.

    Olivia has been very creative too. She took up the book cover challenge over the holiday and came up with this clever image. Mrs Purdom is very impressed with this. Absolutely beautiful!

    Here's another couple of inventive ideas. These pretty flowers were made using cotton buds. The other picture is of a beach made from collage materials and food colouring. So clever!

    And she is famous this week too. The Yorkshire Post did a feature on the Botanical Gardens. Can you spot her in the flower bed? Maybe that's where the inspiration for her flower painting came from!