The Headteacher's 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.
Welcome to Year 3!
The Y3 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.
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.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.
The Year 5 teaching team consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC), Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB). The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!
Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days.
Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday.
Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks.
In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!
The Year 5 Team
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); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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....
Yes, this is me blowing my own trumpet, I know, but anyway...
I was thrilled by the reaction of children to my wearing a sandwich board around school today. Strange behaviour you might say, but there was a point to it.
Collective Worship this week centred around the Jewish 'Day of Atonement', Yom Kippor. It's a time for saying sorry for the wrongs done in the past year, and seeking God's forgiveness. On Monday we looked at the story of Jonah, and how the people of Ninevah asked for forgiveness. Today I brought up the thought that we should talk to God, but also that we owed people we have hurt a sincere apology. The children, bless them, knew that a sincere 'sorry' is met with an equally sincere 'thanks, that's okay' - forgiveness.
So I had made a sandwich board with three phrases displayed: It was my fault, I'm sorry, Please forgive me.
I said I'd done wrong things, little ones perhaps, and I wanted to say I was sorry. I, foolishly, said I would wear the boards all day. So I did. Even on the playground at the end of the day.
They children who weren't in assembly today had to ask what was going on when they saw me out and about. Great - I had their attention.
They asked what I was sorry about. Great - I had them engaged.
They called out that they forgave me. Great - they got the idea.
They told me I had never wronged them. Great - they showed such kindness.
It was all done in the most fantastic way; with politeness, interest, enthusiasm and good grace.
So I took a risk of causing chaos, but it worked.
I do understand why some adults remember 'assembly' as a boring daily drudge. But they didn't come to our school and our daily events.
Ask your child - do they remember? Do they understand?