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Year 3 Blog

Introduction

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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Introduction

Welcome to Year 3!

The Y3 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of our regular volunteers, also helps out in all four classes.

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. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching Assistants) who work with children across the 4 classes. Our Year 5 teaching team aims to create a stimulating learning environment that is safe, happy, exciting and challenging, where each pupil is encouraged to achieve their full potential.

As a parent or carer, you play a massively important role in your child's development and we'd love to work closely with you. Please feel free to make an appointment to see us if you want to discuss your child's attitude to learning, their progress, attainment or anything else that might be on your mind. We'd also love to hear from you if you have any skills that we could use to make our Year 5 curriculum even more exciting. Are you an avid reader, a talented sportsman, a budding artist, a mad scientist or a natural mathematician? Would you be willing to listen to children read on a regular basis? If so, please contact your child’s class teacher. Similarly, if you have a good idea, a resource, a 'contact' or any other way of supporting our learning in year 5, please let us know.

We are working very hard to ensure your child has a successful year 5, please help us with this by ensuring your child completes and returns any homework they are given each week. If there are any issues regarding homework or your child finds a particular piece of homework challenging, then please do not hesitate to come and speak to us. In order to help improve your child’s reading skills, increase their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills, we also ask that you listen to your child read and ask them questions to ensure they have understood what they have read.

We look forward to keeping you up to date on the exciting things that we do in year 5 through our year group blog.


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 Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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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17 May 2019

Homework - speech punctuation

This week in Year 3, we have been learning how to use inverted commas (or 'speech marks') to show direct speech in a sentence. We have sent home a sheet with some practice questions for you to complete.

Please return it to school by Friday 24th May.


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10 May 2019

Homework - countries in Europe

For homework this week, we would like you to have a look at a map of Europe. We have sent home a blank map and your task is to fill in the names of the countries.

Please make sure that you check that you have used a capital letter at the start of all place names and that you have spelt the names correctly.

We will check how you have done on Friday 17th May so please make sure you have brought it back by then.


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08 May 2019

Reduce plastics campaign

This half term in Y3 we have been learning about what it means to launch a campaign. As you may be aware, this year we have chosen as a school to campaign to try and reduce the use of single use plastics in our homes, school and the local area.

We have been discussing the issues related to plastic pollution in our RRS lessons, and the teachers have been really impressed with how passionate the children have been about this cause! They have been really keen to raise awareness of these issues, and have been discussing it and doing their own research both in and out of school. Josh and Edwin in Y3EC even made up a short drama performance at playtime about what happens to plastic bottles when they are thrown away!

This week we have been planning letters, which we are going to write to local shops, telling them about our campaign and suggesting ways which they might want to help. We had some great ideas, such as asking whether shops could use paper bags instead of plastic, or asking whether they could try and recycle as much plastic as they can. Apparently some of our local shops are already trying to reduce plastic use. For example, Betty said that Nest use paper straws for their drinks, and Olivia told us that in Bamforths Fruit and Veg shop they sell fresh orange juice, but you have to bring your own bottle. We suggested that we could say well done in our letters for what these shops are already doing!

We are looking forward to writing our letters and sending them out next week, and to taking part in the march to raise awareness on Thursday 23rd May! 
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05 May 2019

Column addition and subtraction

Over the last few weeks in Year 3, we have been practising the written column methods for addition and subtraction. We learnt that when the numbers in the calculation are too tricky to calculate mentally, we need a written method to help us. We realised how important it is to set out our working in clear columns. Here is some of our work:

Natalie

Lola

Nuria

Harry

Aila

Isabel

Millie

Isla

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04 May 2019

ICT Coding

In our computing lessons, we have been learning to use conditional events to write our own maze games. These involve starting with the word 'if'. For example, 'if' the object hits a certain colour then the object stops, or 'if' the object touches another object then that object disappears.

We had a lot of fun making up our games and then playing each other's games. Here are some screenshots of some of our games in progress:

In Oscar's game, the bird has to eat all the worms without being caught by the cat. The tricky part is that the bird and the cat make the same movements!

In Charlie's game, a monster moves backwards and forwards in front of the exit to make it tricky to complete!

In Sepand's game, the pirate has to find the secret entrance to the treasure.

The dog has lots of items he needs to collect in George's game.

The cat has to find its way out of the maze in Jessica's game.

In Molly's game, the Ancient Greek goes round eating all the olives.

Isabel's game involves the Queen getting to the treasure whilst eating her lunch along the way!

In Oliver's game, if the monster accidentally touches one of the footballs, a large 'GAME OVER' sign appears.

Sofia's game involves an underground hunt for treasure.


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