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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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08 Feb 2019

Friday 8th February

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday this week was global Safer Internet Day. The theme this year was 'Together for a better internet.' You can read all about it here.

In Year 6, we had lots of discussions about what permission and consent means and that we need to be confident when we say yes or no. Mrs Farrell did a special assembly and we all filled in questionnaires about our online behaviour and attitudes. We also watched news clips, heard some real life stories and did some quizzes.

Y6JP have been working on a game in our computing lessons. The overall message had to be about online safety. We put the finishing touches to them this week.

If you want to find out more about keeping safe online, we like the CBBC newsround website.

Fraction Art

It's been test week this week so we've had lots to do! As a break from all the extra hard thinking, Y6JP have been working on some kaleidoscope pictures. These are made by carefully cutting out fractions of circles and arranging them in a symmetrical pattern.

 Here we are - work in progress!

And here are the finished pictures. Aren't they beautiful?

Chess tournament quarter finalists announced!

The first two rounds of the grand Y6JP chess tournament have been played and we are pleased to announce that these children will play in the quarter finals next week.

Well done to: Fin, Wilf, Archie, James, Lincoln, Louis, Fraser and Jamie.

A big thank you to everyone that took part.

Do you know your flags?

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Y6JP do! We have been learning flags of the world over the last few weeks and this afternoon we did a big quiz to see who had the best flag knowledge. We had a nail-biting head to head at the end as George and Fin both got 27/30! George just pipped Fin in the end to receive the golden prize - a box of Maltesers!

We enjoyed our quiz so much, we are going to make it a regular feature. Mrs Purdom is thinking we might learn rivers or mountains of the world next. We'll let you know.


In our class we have been thinking about what makes a good suspense story.  We have tried to write stories that: lull the reader in to a false sense of security; have short sentences for dramatic effect; and delay revealing the scary thing.  Here are a few of our examples.  We hope you aren't scared reading them.

A little note from Mrs Wymer:  Very well done on your class assembly.  Although we didn't have all that long to prepare for it, you gave your parents a real flavour of all the things we do here at school.  You showed real character and just how well you get on together as a team.