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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

Events & Visits

Visit by Mrs Patel 

On Friday the 25th November Kidgate Academy were lucky to host a visit from Mrs Patel. She took a Key Stage 1 Assembly all about Diwali and the Festival of lights. The children were fascinated by the story of Rama and Sita and enjoyed joining in all the actions. Then she worked with children in Year 4 to perform Indian dances and to discuss Hindu Beliefs and lifestyles. This enhanced Year 4's learning in their RE curriculum in which they are currently studying about Hindu Beliefs.A wonderful day was had by all.


Remembrance Service

On Friday November 8th we held a moving service to mark this important event. Years 5 and 6 children led the service with readings and poems as other year groups laid class poppies to remember those servicemen and women who fought for our country. We held a minute's silence and then showed our respect by walking silently back to our classes.

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival took place on October 18th at St James Church. A lovely service of songs and readings took place as we celebrated what Harvest meant to us. The generous contributions of tinned produce  from our pupils and families was donated to the Louth Food bank a charitable cause to help those people in need.

Our Academy Council organised and ran a 'Back to the Past' event on Friday 12th July. We all dressed up and took part in games and activities linked to 1919. Some fabulous learning experiences that the children will remember for a long time!

UK Parliament Education Team


On Friday 28th June, Malcolm from the UK Parliament Education Team came to give an assembly to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5.  We learnt a lot about the different aspects of Parliament and how the House of Commons and House of Lords debates important bills before they are made into new laws.  Very informative!

All about Bees! Will Hamilton, our local bee expert, came into school to teach us all about the importance of bees and how they have developed their life cycle over thousands of years. We had a whole school assembly about our striped friends, followed by detailed workshops for EYFS and Year 3. We are now all BUZZING about bees!

Red Nose Day 2019! We raised an incredible total of £367.24! Thank you to everyone who joined in by donating or dressing up, your generosity is greatly appreciated by this wonderful charity.

World Book Day 2019: Snuggle Up With A Book! A great day at Kidgate, sharing our favourite stories in the comfort of our pyjamas!

Christmas Carol Service 2018

A lovely service was held at St James Church. The children read beautifully and retold the Nativity story.

We also performed a Tableau of images from the Nativity.


Thank you to PCSO Warrilow and Lacey Gardens Mini Police for coming into Kidgate on 26th November. You have reminded us how to stay safe when it is dark and we look forward to using our new reflectors. Thank you.

Harvest Service 2018

This took place on 19th October and was a lovely occasion. The children took pride with their readings and thought about the meanings of Harvest.

We sang Harvest songs and different year groups performed their own special Harvest songs. The children of Kidgate school and their families also generously donated goods to the Community Larder in Louth.

Easter Service 2018

This took place on March 28th at St James Church. A lovely service of readings by Year 6 and a special performance by the choir helped our school to celebrate Easter. 

Christmas Carol Concert

This took place on December 15th 2017. A lovely event with a performance of the Christmas story, carols and contributions from our School choir and Year groups.

Harvest Festival

This took place on October 18th. We walked to St James' Church and took part in a service which included readings and songs to explore the real meaning of Harvest. It was wonderful to see the children's enthusiasm as they took part.

Year 6 Tree Planting


Year 6 had a fantastic morning planting their very own tree in the Kidgate grounds! Zac, a fellow Year 6, raised money by completing 50 laps of a football pitch.  From this, he bought an apple tree for the school. This will celebrate Year 6's time at Kidgate, as well as providing a lasting memory for the school.  We can't wait to watch it grow and flourish.

‘Roots to Food’

We had a fantastic time on Tuesday this week, when Chef Darren from ‘Roots to Food’ came into school to share wonderful cooking, health and fitness sessions with all of our children, staff and some of our parents. Three recipes were created on the day, two of which were cooked by our Green and Red Kitchen teams and led by Miss Pearson and Mrs Jones, and one which was developed with our parents. All three dishes were cooked in 15 minutes and as well as provided a nourishing and healthy meal option, were delicious too.


*If you and your children decide to try cooking one of the dishes we would love you to tweet your images to: @kidgatelouth


Click below to give them a try!














Mosque Visit!

Yesterday Year 5 were given a warm welcome by members of the Grimsby Mosque. During a morning of activities, including learning Arabic and touring the building, the children built on their knowledge and understanding of Islam customs and beliefs. 

The children's excellent behaviour was praised by our guides and the visit was a great success, enjoyed by all

Easter Service


On Friday 31st March we enjoyed an Easter Service at St James Church Louth. The children took part in singing some Easter hymns and we listened to the Easter story read by our elder pupils. It was a thoughtful and special time.

December 20th Christmas Carol Service

Our traditional service was held at St James Church, Louth. It involved readings by the children and a tableau of the Nativity Story created by actors from across the school. We also sang a range of traditional and modern carols and listened to prayers led by Reverend Chris Hawkins.

Christingle Assembly-Monday 19th December

This morning, the whole school attended our very own Christingle celebration. The children learned about the meaning behind this religious object and were able to reflect on this, while several candles were lit around the hall.

Wednesday 30th November

Year 2 and Reception had a special visitor to see them. Mr Griffiths came to talk to the children about celebrating Hanukkah. The children asked lots of questions and even sang a song in Hebrew. Thank you Mr Griffiths for passing on your knowledge and giving up your time.

Last week, Rhubarb Theatre came to perform their new show 'Granny's Game' which is based on the real life adventurer Nelly Bly. Once again the children were entranced by an inventive mix of dance, mime, song and slapstick comedy as this talented  group of actors took us on a mesmerising journey around the World. A big thank you to the HSA for funding this very enjoyable event.

Thursday 11th November 2016 - Remembrance Service


The whole school attended Kidgate’s first Remembrance Service in the main school hall today.  A number of our staff team shared readings including ‘Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep’ and ‘In Flanders Fields’.  We then listened to a rendition of ‘The Last Post’ before participating in a two-minute’s silence.  The children observed this impeccably and were a credit to their parents, the school and the wider community.  On Monday 14th November, Mr Lidbury was joined by Isobel and Zac from Year 6, to visit the Louth War Memorial, laying Kidgate's Poppy wreath at the base of the memorial.

Year 2 Multi Sports Event at Monks Dyke November 2016

Harvest Festival

On Thursday 20th October we held our annual Harvest Festival in the School Hall. Our Guest was Reverend Chris who enjoyed seeing the children perform Harvest Songs and presenting an assembly all about the meaning of Harvest. The whole school donated food to the Community Larder appeal which was gratefully received by Reverend Chris.

Sunita Patel

On the 3rd October 2016 our school enjoyed a visit from Sunita Patel. She held an assembly all about Diwali for Key Stage 1 and undertook a fabulous workshop with Year 4 which included Indian Dancing and discussions about India and its culture.

Pippin House Point Winners! Pippin Team were visited by Mr Shiney this morning and experienced a magical extravaganza. Well done Pippin!

Key Stage 2 children were visited by Mr Griffiths this week. Mr Griffiths shared his knowledge about Judaism and talked about Passover. After this, several classes enjoyed a question and answer session about this religion in their classrooms. 26.4.16

Easter Assembly

Reverend Chris visited school today to share the Easter Story with us. We all enjoyed listening to this special story and thinking of the miracle of new life at this time of year.


Year 4's art work is celebrated at Louth Hospice. 24.2.16

Community Larder Visitor.

Our Key Stage 2 children had a visit from a Community Larder Representative who explained what the Community Larder was and how our contributions from our Harvest Festival had helped people in Louth and the surrounding areas.

Year 2 Performance of Our 12 Days of Christmas


Year 5 - Making Bridges (2/12/15)

Norfolk 2015 - What a fabulous time had by all!

Year 5 Art work celebrated at Louth Hospice 17.9.15

Year 5 Monks Dyke Taster Day 13.7.15