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/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.

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 Ms Reasbeck and Mrs Drury in Y4RD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hornsey, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Wolff. We have help from Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too and some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen. 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 includes our class teachers, Mrs Loosley (5NL), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC).  Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (the Year 5 Teaching 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 Shaw and Mrs Watkinson (Y6S/W), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. 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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08 May 2020

More Learning at Home and School

We have lots more examples of great work and activities that the children in Y3 have been doing this week to share with you.

The children have been practising how to use speech punctuation. They watched a short video called 'A Cloudy Lesson' about an old man who is teaching a boy how to blow through a wand to make the clouds in the sky ( There is no dialogue in the film so the children wrote the conversation that they thought the man and the boy might have had. Here is some of their writing.

We have been very impressed at how well the children have been doing with the maths work on fractions. We have seen lots of diagrams drawn to help the children to work them out. We have a few more weeks planned on fractions so keep up the good work!

We hope you enjoyed the VE Day celebrations. A few children have sent us photos of the bunting they have made and have told us about their sandwiches. Matilda made a cream cheese and smoked ham sandwich and Zaina made hers with jam, blueberry and whipped cream. They sound delicious!

This girl decorated her bunting with all of her favourite things.

The children who were in school on Thursday held a VE Day 'street party' in the afternoon. The Y5/6 children had baked some cakes using a wartime recipe (no eggs). It looks like they had fun!

It has been another week with lots of art and creative activities going on.

Leon made a penguin out of a milk bottle.

Lyla made a castle for her toys.

Arin has been creative with his Lego.

All of the children who were in school on Wednesday worked on a large piece of art. They each had a section of the painting The Tree of Life by Gustav Klimt that they copied in their own way using pastels, paint, pens and glitter. At the end of the day, all of the pieces were put together to make one large picture. We think it looks great!

Here are some other activities that the children have been doing this week:

Hayden hosted an online quiz for 21 of his classmates! The Y3 teachers were very impressed and it made us smile to see all 21 faces on his screen. Here are 2 of his questions. Can you answer them?

This boy made a sundial using his shadow. He went outside and drew a line every hour from 9am to 6pm.

Some children who watched the BBC geography lesson have drawn maps of their local area.

A few weeks ago, we set a science activity to carry out a soil experiment. Leon has kept observing his experiment for three weeks. Here are his results.