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 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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25 Sep 2020

Homework - Land Use

Your homework task this week is to compare the land use in two different pictures.

You will have brought home a recording sheet for your ideas. Here are the pictures we would like you to compare:

Picture A:

Picture B:

Things to think about:

Which word would you use to describe the location in each picture (urban or rural)?

Describe the physical features you notice in both pictures.

Describe the human features you notice in both pictures.

What similarities do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?

What differences do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?

Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture A. Use your senses.

Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture B. Use your senses.

This homework is due back by Friday 2nd October 2020.

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21 Sep 2020

Art, reading and skeletons

As promised, here are some pictures of the wonderful self portraits the children have been creating using oil pastels. Can you recognise anyone?

Over the summer, we bought lots of new reading books for our Y3 book corners and the classrooms had some new bookshelves/boxes too. We want to encourage a love of reading and the children have told us they are enjoying browsing the new selection.

The children in Y3D/dB and Y3RH have written book recommendations to each other and they are displayed in the book corner as kites flying with Flat Stanley.

In our science lessons, the children had a go at building a human skeleton using art straws. We think these ones by children in Y3SH look great!

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18 Sep 2020

Homework - Skeletons

In our Science lessons, the children are learning about the skeletons of different animals. They have looked at the human skeleton and thought about why we have bones.

For their homework this week, we would like them to label some of the bones in the human skeleton with their scientific names. They will have brought home a sheet to complete.

Here are some links to short videos about the human skeleton that you might like to watch together at home:

Please return the sheet by Friday 25th September.

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15 Sep 2020

Spellings for Autumn 1

From this week, the children will be bringing home a spelling list to learn every Monday. An accompanying letter has been sent home to explain which words we would like them to learn each week.

The spelling lists for the whole of this half term are below:

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14 Sep 2020

Welcome to the new Year 3

It has been a busy first couple of weeks in Year 3. The children have settled in really well and we are very pleased with how quickly they have learned the routines and how well they are engaging with their learning. They have also enjoyed catching up with their friends.

Alongside plenty of 'getting to know you' and 'settling in' activities, one of the first tasks was to create a self portrait using oil pastels. The children have impressed us with their art skills and we are busy putting their creations up as displays in school. As we are unable to have visitors in the classrooms at the moment, we will post photographs on this blog soon so you can see their wonderful work.

All children should now have brought home two reading books. One is a levelled book that the teacher has directed them to choose and the other is a free choice book to share at home. One of our top priorities for learning this term is to get the children reading as much as possible. We would like them to read at home every day if possible, or at least three times a week. They will be able to change their books in school once a week if they need to but we are asking that they bring their books into school every day for when we read in class.

Apart from reading, the children will be given some small weekly homework tasks to complete:

Monday - they will bring home a spelling list to learn for a test on Friday.

Tuesday - a times tables practice booklet to complete by the following Monday. The more the children can practise quick recall of these number facts, the better so you could look out for online games or apps that they might enjoy.

Friday - a homework task linked to our work in school to be returned the following Friday. This will usually be sent on green paper so it is easily identifiable.

We will try to post details of the weekly homework task and the spelling lists for the half term on this blog although we will not be able to include all of the printed sheets due to copyright.

We look forward to sharing lots of the children's great work on this blog in the coming weeks so please check back to see what they have been up to.

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