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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/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.

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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 Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. 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 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

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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); 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....

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    14 Oct 2020

    Friday 16th October

    Year 4 have done lots of lovely learning inside and outside this week. Take a look at what we have been up to.

    We have had lots of fun looking at our musical instruments and discovering how the sound is made.  Some of us brought in our own instruments and gave little talks about them and played some tunes.

    In the woods this week, we made our own trolls based on a story that Mrs Wymer told us.  We used balls of clay and then anything we could find from the forest floor.  Once we had done this we made assault courses for our trolls.  

    In our history lessons this week, we have been finding out what life was like for a Roman soldier. We learnt about the army as it was in 42AD and what the conditions were like for legionnaires. We collected lots of facts and made detailed drawings of soldiers in their uniforms.

    We went into the woods again this week and had a great time doing all the Ps - Play, Perfume and Pendants! We had a bit of free time to play with each other and then we rigged up a shelter so that we could keep dry (it was a wet Wednesday). The shelter was big enough to get us all underneath. 

    We made our own forest perfume by gathering things from the woods and mushing them up with a stick. We mixed it with a bit of water to release the aroma. Then we gave our new scent a woodland name. We came up with some really creative ideas. Meg called hers 'Blackberry Blossom', Rosie called hers 'Autumn Sense', Daniel went for 'Nature Mix' and Sammy decided on 'Fragrance of the Woodpecker'.

    We sat under the shelter to make our nature inspired pendants. We drew squirrels, toadstools, leaves, trees, hedgehogs, lady birds, insects and different plants and flowers. We wore them proudly for the rest of the day and then took them home.

    This week we have been working hard on addition in our maths lessons. We have been using the compact method which is very quick and efficient, but it's still been important to understand what each digit represents. We've been doing a lot of work on our whiteboards before progressing to exchanging.

    We carried out a great experiment in science about sound proofing. Ask us at home which material we found was the best at absorbing sound.

    We have also started to think about our class charter. The class voted for an animal theme. Watch this space next week to see how this progresses. We took to some crazy animal face pictures today!

    A little extra!
    Last week we shared our fabulous class book about the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus, but Mrs Drury missed off the last page. Not wanting to keep you all in suspense on our cliffhanger any longer, here it is...