Year 6 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 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 our regular volunteers, 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.


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Welcome to the Y4 blog. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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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

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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....

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15 Jul 2019

Tuesday 9th July

A huge well done!

Children of Y6, it's time to blow your trumpets.... we are so very, very proud of each and every one of you. Your SATs results are truly incredible and exactly what you all deserve. You have worked so very hard all year and the way you have conducted yourselves in test week and beyond has been brilliant.

You are superstars - well done!

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15 Jul 2019

Friday 5th July

He did it - Jamie braved the shave!

He did it - Jamie went from this..........

to this.......

And he raised so much money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. With your help, he completely smashed his target!

Drum roll please.........£1119.39!!

Amazing. Well done Jamie for braving the shave and raising awareness for a great cause. We are extremely proud of you.

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28 Jun 2019

Friday 28th June

A sporty week


Today all of the Year 6 classes enjoyed a cricket coaching session with John and James.  John is Mrs Purdom's brother and James is his nephew who is studying sport at university but is also a cricket coach.  They taught us how to bowl properly and also how to improve our batting.  We then played a game of Kwik Cricket with them.  There was a bit of cheating going on!  Everyone really enjoyed the morning and we are really grateful to them for giving up their time to come in and coach us.


Samba Dance

This week all of the Year 6 classes had the opportunity to practise our samba dancing ready for our leaver's assembly. Sarah Hardy very kindly came in and helped us all with our dance routine. Everybody enjoyed being able to practise a skill we had learned previously and we can't wait to perfect our routine!

Don't forget!

Leavers' Assembly Wednesday 17th July 9.15am

Leavers' Prom Thursday 18th July 5.30 - 8.00pm


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24 Jun 2019

Jamie's Brave Shave

Jamie in Y6JP is looking a little different this week - he has blue hair!

He's done this before he shaves it all off next Monday 1st July.


Because he has decided that he wants to fundraise for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and he thought this would be a good way to do it. He will be seen around school all week with his collection boxes and stickers and he also has a Just Giving page if you would like to make a donation that way.

Jamie is doing a great thing for a great cause - let's help him smash his target!

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24 Jun 2019

'The Lost Words' exhibition at The Millennium Gallery

The Millennium Gallery displayed art work from children around the city at the weekend. It was all based on Robert Macfarlane's beautiful book, 'The Lost Words.' You may remember our whole school art project from the Autumn term?

A selection of our work was sent to the gallery to be considered for the exhibition and here it is! We are very proud of all our budding artists. Well done.

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