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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 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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13 Feb 2019

Thursday 14th February

Y6NL in the woods.

On Monday, we made squirrel assault courses based on an old Carling Black Label advert. We made them out of only natural things we found in the forest. After that, we had delicious hot chocolate and biscuits.

On Wednesday, we split into 2 groups. Half of the time we made woodland charms and the other half of the time we made woodland perfume. For the woodland charms, we decorated slices of tree trunks. We could draw anything we liked as long as it was woodland themed. Once we had finished, we threaded string through them and hung them on a tree. We now have them hanging in our classroom and they look really nice. We made the woodland perfumes by finding different things from the forest that smelt nice and combining them to make a nice-smelling mixture. We added water to dilute it. We had to make a forest smell - some of them smelled amazing!

We were very lucky with the weather and had lots of fun.

 Mr Killick visits to talk business

All the year 6s were treated to a talk from Mr Killick this week. He is a small business advisor and came to talk to us before we set up our own businesses for our Apprentice Sale. He told us how he failed a couple of times but it didn't stop him and he went on to form his own successful business. He learnt from his mistakes!

He gave us some good ideas for our Apprentice Sale which is going to be on the morning of WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH. All the Y6s are going to think about their businesses over the holidays and come back with their ideas so we can work on our stalls for the big day. We are hoping to make lots of money towards our Edale Fund.

Area formulas

Y6JP have been working on area this week. We already knew the formula for  finding out the area of a rectangle (A = L x H) We learnt how to find the area of a triangle and the formula for that ( 1/2 B x H)

We then put together what we knew to find the area of compound shapes. We are all pretty confident now!

 Chess tournament quarter finals

The atmosphere was very tense in Y6JP on Wednesday afternoon as we saw the quarter finals of our chess tournament take place. After some close matches we now have our semi-finalists.

The semi-finals will be played after half term. Well done to Fin, Louis, Wilf and Fraser. Good luck - get some practice in over the holidays!