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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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    10 Jul 2020

    Writing, sewing, walking and a new dog!

    This is the time of year when we think about moving on. We visit our new classrooms, spend time with our new teachers and we have a really big sort out and tidy up. It's all a bit different this year and some of you may be feeling a little bit apprehensive about the next step. We have sent you a Powerpoint and video and we hope that they have made you feel a little bit excited about returning to school in September! Your new teachers have sent you a letter to tell you all about themselves and about life in year 5. They would love you to reply so they know a little bit about you too. You can send your letters in the post or email them to

    We know you are going to love year 5 - it's a whole new adventure!

    As always, we would like to say thank you and well done for another great week of learning.

    There has been lots of lovely writing happening, at home and at school. SS bubble made these fabulous exploding books all about the Titanic.

    Allen made an exploding book too and tied it with a ribbon. He has been working really hard on his maths and is getting really quick. He's also used an app called SEEK to explore the natural environment in his back yard. He's looking forward to doing the river challenge next. 

    Allen also found this musical version of the 'Sea Fever' poem we all looked at this week. Have a listen.

    Here's another really impressive book. This (very happy!) boy is showing off everything he has learnt about the Titanic over the last few weeks. Great job.

    Isabel made this clever film trailer to show off her knowledge. Expertly done Isabel!

    And here we have a circle book of facts. There was even time to make a bongo drum!

    Ellie has been fascinated by the Titanic story. This week, she researched some of the artefacts that were found in the wreckage. She made this picollage showing some of them. 

    She has also been busy making this presentation to explain how the digestive system works. Good work Ellie.

    Alex also made a powerpoint presentation to show what he knows and he knows a lot!

    JD bubble have been working on the digestive system too. After making their junk models, they made posters to showing what they have learnt. Very informative.

    Here's Isabel again, this time with a film about digestion. We think she would make a great teacher!

    This week isn't all about the Titanic and digestion though. Here's our talented seamstress with her latest creation - a Harry Potter cushion. Perfect to snuggle up with while reading a good book.

    And here's someone enjoying the great outdoors. The weather didn't stop her as she climbed all the way to the top of Win Hill. Phew!

    And finally, Oliver is very excited to announce that he is getting a new addition to his family next week. Meet Barney, possibly the cutest dog in the world.