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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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    01 May 2020

    Super work to share

    It's been another busy week at school and home. We have been blown away by your efforts this week. Take a look and see what we've all been up to.

    The children in school have been writing reports, working on measuring and fractions, taking part in scavenger hunts and doing May Day activities. They also did some alphabet photography, finding things around them that look like letters in their names.

    As always, we like to keep active so we did a work out on GoNoodle called Pump It Up and another called Catman in Space, which was good fun.

    Why not give it a try at home?

    Our rainbow fence is growing and growing. Mr Swain did some graffiti art with the year 3s and 4s this week and we wrote messages onto ribbons to tie onto the fence.

    Children from home have been creating things for our fence too and have enjoyed coming down to school to tie their things on. Look at this lovely rainbow bunting!

    Here's some more lovely art work made especially for the fence.

    Allen went to look at the fence when he did his daily bike ride.

    Diane has been making art work of a different kind. Look at these amazing pictures of a shark, a lion and a cheetah.

    It was a bug hotel last week - this week it's banana loaf!

    Lots of you are continuing to work hard on maths and English. Here's Oliver, working inside this week!

    This lovely boy is writing a weekly newspaper to share with his grandparents who are self-isolating. What a brilliant way to keep them in touch!

    Ruby has worked hard on English - this is her 'Waking the giant' work. 

    And this is Isla's story and illustration. Kindness wins in the end!

    Ellie has enjoyed the Waking the giant story too. It's quite an adventure. She has also worked hard making this Gryffindor common room with her lego.

    And here is a Waking the giant story from Gus. He made this lovely Arctic habitat poster too.

    As well as making a minibeast safari in his garden, Alex has been busy making this Wolf report. Very impressive.

    This is George's work. He's been enjoying finding out about the Arctic too.

    He also did a bit of research on John Williams, which Mrs Smith found very interesting.

    This busy bee has made this very informative mindmap about Arctic animals and also been doing a bit of soldering in her spare time!

    Isabel continues with her science and outdoor learning. This week she has been making glow in the dark jars and also enjoyed making bird feeders. She's hoping to spot some birds using her 'Garden Birds' book.

    Lolia has been missing everyone - she made a presentation to let us know.

    Our challenges have gone down particularly well with you all. First of all, the photography challenge. You really are a creative lot!

    Charlotte made her full name.

    Who do you think did this one?

    And this one?

    Ethan made his name with things he found around his bedroom.

    Allen did the whole alphabet.

    And so did Isla.

    And so did George!

    Olivia and her sister made these fantastic film characters from toilet rolls. Olivia did Inspector Clousseau and her sister joined in with Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Moriarty!

    Look at these incredible milk carton penguins. Jacob said it was the highlight of his week. We think it might be ours too!

    And finally, these two lovely lads have been running to raise money for the NHS - 3000 laps of their garden, inspired by the wonderful Captain Thomas Moore.

    They've already beaten their target of £150 and they are only a third of their way through. Fantastic work boys - keep on running!