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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 Mrs Proctor.

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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19 Nov 2019

Friday 22nd November

A big well done to our stars of the week. They have been impressing their teachers with their hard work, great attitudes and excellent pieces of work. 

We were also very excited to announce the team captains and vice captains. the results are as follows...





On Friday 15th November, we helped to raise money for Children in Need. In 6SW, we wrote promise cards for the children in Mrs Wymer's Y4 class. We wrote "Your rights = my rights. I promise to respect your rights. Thank you for respecting mine." These promise cards helped to remind us that we are a Rights Respecting School. 

Miranda took part in a sponsored silence for the day and successfully raised over £30. Miranda admits, "It was very hard, because I'm a chatterbox! Thank you to all who donated!" She did a really good job and we are delighted with her efforts. 

During the morning and again in our P.E. lesson, we took part in Joe Wick's Schools' Workout, which was fun but quite tiring too. It helped that we were all wearing our sporty and spotty non-uniform outfits. 

It was a fantastic day and we helped to raise lots of money for a really great cause.


in Y6HN we have been writing our Lady Macbeth diary entries this week. Today we will be writing these pieces of work in our best work books.

Also today some of our class are going to the athletics competition which we won last time. They’re competing track and field events.

In ICT we are working on scratch to create a game involving how to be safe on the internet. At the moment we are choosing the backgrounds and sprites.

During Book Study we are reading Kensuke’s kingdom. It is about a boy called Michael who goes on a trip with his parents and his dog [Stella]. But then he gets stranded on an island where he meets a man called Kensuke who has also been stranded as well but not at the same time. It looks like Kensuke has been there much longer than Michael. He gives him food because Michael can’t find anything. He later discovers that kensuke doesn’t like fire and shouts at Michael because of it. This is as far as we have read in the book.

On Friday last week, it was Children In Need, we had a fantastic day. There was a bake sale at first break and last break. There was also an assembly where we made a big circle and took a photo. As a school we raised over £1000.

Whole School Art Y6NL.

Our Whole School Art theme this time is 'Fantastic creatures'. In 6NL, we made mermaids / mermen. Firstly, we blocked out the outline of the body; we all used acrylic paint and mixed our own colours. After that, we painted the sea in greeny - blue paint. Then, we painted the inside of the body, leaving the tail blank. Later, we collaged the tail, using lots of different kinds of paper. Finally, we painted the face and added tiny details. We also used gold and silver pens and glitter to make our paintings sparkle. Here are some photos of the beautiful art work decorating our school. 

Can you spot our mermaids / mermen?