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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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    30 Sep 2020

    Friday 2nd October


    The whole school are busy working on a new whole school art theme of Fairy tales. Next week, everyone in the school will have a piece of art work displayed in the main school building. 4JP have listened to lots of fairy tales over the last few weeks and we decided to do 'Little Red Riding Hood' paintings for the exhibition. 

    First of all, we looked at some photographs of woods that Mrs Purdom had taken over the holidays. We also looked at different illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood. We used them to make ideas boards. We made little sketches and experimented with colours before deciding on our final composition. 

    When we were ready, we learnt how to use acrylic paints and painted our enchanted forests. We thought carefully about the colours we needed to mix and we added more and more detail as we went along.

    We enjoyed adding the finishing touches of glitter and sparkles and, of course, our Little Red Riding Hoods! 

    We enjoyed another forest schools session on Wednesday morning. It was a little bit rainy but we didn't mind. This week was all about using our eyes and being observant. We noticed some changes in the woods. There were more leaves on the floor and it was a little lighter as the canopy of leaves isn't as dense. We tried to identify some of the trees from the shapes of the leaves.

     Then we looked closely at the trunks of the trees. It's amazing what you can see if you REALLY stand and focus. We looked for faces in the bark but we found other things too!

    Here are some of the faces we found.

    And here are two eyes looking straight at you!

    Can you spot a witch, a dinosaur, a skull and an owl?

    We even found time for a spot of spontaneous den building! Liam and Isaac were the project managers and pretty soon, the whole class joined in. We had an ideas person, a human conveyor belt, designers, engineers and labourers. Great fun and a fantastic team effort.

    In 4CW we have also been busy completing our whole school art project and our theme was Rapunzel.  We have had great fun making the castles out of kitchen roll holders and Rapunzels out of dolly pegs.  We used our skills and really worked together on this one.  Some of us are experts at plaiting hair and some of us are expert painters.  We all helped each other and here are just a few of our finished models.  All of them will be on display around the school next week.

    We have also been in the woods this week and made nests to keep our door mice warm.  Our door mice were actually little containers filled with hot water.  We took the temperature of the water before we put them in the nests then after play time we took the temperature again.  We discovered that the best nests, were those that were tightly packed in mud and leaves.  The winning nest only dropped by 2 degrees. 


    This week has been another busy one and we enjoyed our world's biggest lesson. This was all about the 16 global goals. Our class focus was clean and affordable energy. Mrs.Drury really enjoyed looking at our homework books this week, as our work was also based on this. We produced some great posters in class too, which will eventually go on display in the school hall.

    We enjoyed getting some boom whackers out this week! We created some lovely diagrams in our books to show our understanding of volume and pitch, as part of our science topic of sound.  We now understand how the pitch and the speed of the vibration, is affected by the shape, tension and size of the sound source. The bottles were interesting (when Mrs.Drury finally got a noise out of them!) but the boom whackers were the best bit. We enjoyed listening to different boom whacker music afterwards.