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.

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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    26 Jun 2020

    Super learning, sport and sundials

    Hello again everyone. Our blog this week showcases more fantastic learning from our Year 4s. 

    As well as keeping up with maths and English, we have also taken full advantage of the weather and taken part in a virtual sports day, made some shadow art and even been human sundials! 

    As always, there are many other things you would like to share with us -  this is the perfect place to do it so take a look at what we've been up to.

    RD bubble escaped the heat today by going into the woods to do some sketching. They found some lovely shady spots to do their work.

    Ellie worked hard on this diary entry inspired by 'A Cloudy Lesson.' Mrs Purdom thinks it is beautifully written.

    Ellie isn't the only person to enjoy writing. Back in April, Maisy entered a story writing competition about cats and dogs. She is now a professional author because her story has been published in a book!

    Sotirios has been working on this story called 'Galaxy Wars' for quite a while. IT's finally finished and Mrs Wymer is very impressed. Be warned - it's not for the faint-hearted!

    Harry has worked on a comic strip activity from BBC Bitesize. We like the fact the giant boot is a blender - very clever Harry. Mrs Drury loves this.

    He also had fun with the sundial activity. He noticed how the sun moves through the day and the effect this has on his shadow. By 8.00pm, his shadow was over 16 feet long!

    Here's another human sundial. Look how clear that shadow is.

    It was great weather to take part in our virtual sports day too, if a little hot. Hope you remembered your suncream and water bottle.

    We know he loves his science, here he is working inside on an experiment that shows how the digestive system works. Messy but lots of fun!

    Alex did the experiment and wrote a report to show what happened. He said it is officially the most disgusting experiment in the world! What do you think?

    Ninaad has been looking at digestion times. He used excel to record his results. Mrs Smith is really pleased to see this Ninaad. Great work.

    Isabel took some time off learning last weekend to celebrate her birthday. It looks like she had lots of socially distanced fun and even those butterflies made an appearance. 

    She has made this stunning model of the Titanic this week. It's almost as big as her! Great work.

    Molly has been learning about the Titanic too. She made these tickets to show the difference between the classes on board. 

    She also wanted to share her Florence Nightingale acrostic poem from a few weeks ago. Very impressive Molly.

    Molly has also been very busy creating a book called Rabbitropolis, all about an underground city. This is the front cover design. We're looking forward to reading it Molly - it sounds very intriguing.

    She has even found time to apply for a Blue Peter green badge, which are awarded for letters and pictures about the environment and conservation. Here is her letter. Fabulous effort Molly.

    George has been busy again. Look at all this work! If you look closely amid the maths, English and history, you'll see some work about Bear Grylls. George is inspired by his bravery.

    Holly thought we would be interested in these owl pellets she found and dissected. You can clearly see the hair of the animal the owl ate and then the little bones all spread out. Holly loves birds of prey and is looking forward to going to Wales to spot red kites.

    And finally, we saw photos of Josh doing piano practice last week, well now we can hear him! He has been working hard to perfect this piece. We think he's done an amazing job. Just brilliant.