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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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21 Mar 2019

Friday 22nd March

A visit from Mr Frostbite

Nigel Vardy (AKA Mr Frostbite) came to visit again this week. This time he was here to tell us his story about when he got injured on a climbing expedition to Mount McKinley in Alaska. He suffered severe frostbite and lost his fingers, toes, part of his cheek and his nose. It was a thrilling story about survival and friendship and never giving up. You can read more about his story here:

Nigel still climbs and has lots of other adventures. We think he is really inspiring!

"We think that he is a truly inspiring man and shared a wonderful story with us. He explained his story in great detail. He told us about how him and his friends had a climbing incident halfway up Mt. McKinley. We were so inspired by him because he fought for survival and carried on what he loves doing, even though he got frostbite and lost some of his fingers and toes" - Archie and Abdalla

"We think that Nigel's story was very meaningful, it definitely showed determination and teamwork amongst the three climbers (Steve Nigel and Anthony) . It was very realistic as we got to see images of Nigel's healing in hospital after the expedition on Mount Mckinley. He overall spent three months in the hospital due to frostbite and none of us could imagine his bravery while recovering. "  Evie and Charlotte

"Despite it being a moving story, it was very inspiring. There were many gruesome pictures which made it more real and like we were there with him. It had funny bits too like when he said he had frostbite and he sneezed and his nose fell off!" Freya and James


Y6JP also made comic strips about what happened to Nigel and his friends on that fateful day. we are so glad it turned out ok in the end!


In 6CW we have updated a couple of our displays.  We have shared our space homework and as it was of such a high standard we decided to display it.  We are hoping to suspend some 3D planets from the ceiling but this is a work in progress.

On World book day we also wrote some book reviews about the books that we have read that we thought our classmates might enjoy.  We are always on the look out for good recommendations for books and like to update our library.

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to these two.  Miss Ghelani and  Miss Marston have been with us for a four week block placement and the end of their time here has come.  We are sad to see them go but we have had lots of fun in their lessons and learnt a lot from them.  We hope they have learnt a lot from us too.