Year 3 Blog


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 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 the School Governors, 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 Mrs Grimsley.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Hornsey. 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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16 Mar 2018

Homework - Light

The homework this week is all about experimenting with light and links to our science topic. There are a few activities to choose from. Choose 1 or 2 that you like the sound of and be ready to tell us all about them next week.

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09 Mar 2018

Homework - tell your story

There is no homework this week as two weeks have been allowed for completing the story box (please return these to school by Monday 12th March).

Whilst finishing off your model, we would like you to tell your story (aloud) to someone at home.

We look forward to seeing your creations next week!

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03 Mar 2018

Bronze Age Houses

We set you a holiday task of finding out about Bronze Age houses. Even though it was tricky getting to school through the snow this week, several children still brought in some amazing models of houses and whole settlements!

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02 Mar 2018

Homework - make a story box

The homework for the next 2 weeks is to make an adventure story in a shoe box! We have been learning about how to use a 'story mountain' to plan an exciting adventure and how to use descriptive language to paint a picture with words. Next, all the children are going to use their imaginations to make up their own adventure stories. They can choose any setting they like... maybe a forest? A cave? Under water? A castle? A deserted island? A fair ground? The possibilities are endless! Once they have chosen their setting, they need to think about what adventure could happen there using the story mountain to guide them. For homework, they need to think about the most exciting part of their story (the top of the mountain) and make a model of that scene in a shoe box (or similar sized box). Please make sure that the box is turned on its side so it can be pinned to the wall and we can still see inside. We look forward to seeing where your imagination takes you!


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01 Mar 2018

World Book Day

Despite the cold weather outside, we had a fantastic World Book Day! We loved dressing up as our favourite characters.

In Year 3, our theme was books by Anthony Browne. We started by enjoying reading lots of different books that he has written and illustrated. We then concentrated on a great story called 'The Tunnel'. We read the story and did some drama activities to understand the motives and feelings of the characters better.

After lunch, we found that our classrooms had tunnels built in them! We crawled through the tunnels and came out into an imaginary land. In one classroom, it looked like the snow had come inside with a fairy tale snowy scene!

We thought about our own imaginary lands and drew pictures of where our tunnels would bring us to. We are looking forward to writing descriptions of our own lands in our literacy lesson tomorrow.

A fun day packed full of reading and imagination!

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