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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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    24 Sep 2020

    Friday 25th September


    We have had a very busy, happy week! We have learnt all about what life was like for the Celts in Britain before the Romans invaded; we have learnt how sound is made through vibrations; we have practised our passing and catching skills in rugby; we  have done a maths test (and smiled all the way through!) and we have had our photographs taken.

    Our class timeline is finally finished. We managed to get it all in chronological order and it is hanging right across our classroom. We have included lots of important historical events and learnt lots from each other. 

    We have been busy writing poetry too. First of all, we discussed how words paint a picture in all of us and how those pictures are different for everyone. We experimented with similes and made a class poem for our working wall. We learnt the difference between similes and metaphors and had a go at writing our own poems using metaphors. We found it tricky at first but we persevered and we all improved. Mrs Purdom was so proud of us! Here are a few examples of our poems. Do they paint a picture for you?

    We also love our PE in 4JP. Here we are joining in with some disco iMoves and showing off our best dancing to 'Jumpstart Johnny'. You can join in at home here:


    Another hardworking and lovely week in 4JD. We completed some great presentations this week about how sound is made through vibrations and how our ears work. Mrs. Drury was very impressed and we enjoyed watching them back. We've completed our maths assessments now and have played lots of rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 games. Stevie Wonder was our artist of the week and we enjoyed his funky music! Forest schools was lots of fun as you can see from our pictures this week.

    Mrs Drury told us a traditional Norwegian story about three brothers and a mean troll who lived in the woods. If you ask me I might be able to tell you the story, it involves some cottage cheese, a white bird, a sack and some oatmeal! We made our own clay trolls and then created mazes and houses for them out of natural objects. This was something Norwegian sailors used to do on the beaches with shells and stones to keep the trolls from causing mischief!

    As you can see all our trolls were different and had their own unique personalities, just like all of us. Every week we are getting to know each other better. 


    We have had another lovely week and have enjoyed lots of art work especially on Friday.  We listened to the story of Romulus and Remus which is an ancient myth about how Rome came to be called Rome.  We then each took different parts of the story and did a watercolour painting of that scene.  We also took part in the World's largest lesson which is all about global goals.  Part of our homework will be to tell you all about it and what we can do to support it.  


    And finally, a note about swimming:

    Swimming lessons start this Thursday (1st October) for 4JP and 4SS. Our other two classes will start their block later in the year.

    You should have received two letters via email, one from school and one from Sheffield Swim Service. If you haven't, please let the school office know and we will get them out to you straight away.

    Please remember to shower at home, come to school 'beach ready' and don't forget your pants!