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 & Mrs Finney (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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23 May 2020

Maths Eyes

We set a challenge this week to use your 'maths eyes' to look around for when things are divided into equal groups and think about how this relates to fractions. Here are some photos of fractions that people have found:

Libby noticed that each egg was 1 sixth of the box and labelled them. She then used one egg to make some gingerbread and had 5 sixths left.

Kate arranged the 10 segments of her orange into 5 fifths.

Arin used boxes of eggs to show 1 third and 12 twelfths. He also explored the fractions on a clock.

Sammy used Minecraft to count in sevenths.

This boy saw fractions in some birthday balloons. He said that 2 eighths of the balloons are yellow and 1 eighth is gold.

Freya made some blueberry muffins and noticed some fractions before she baked them. She said that the green cases were 2 twelfths of the whole tray and that there were 1 sixth of the blueberries in the green cases. There are lots of equal groups in this picture. Can you spot some more fractions?

Ciara has circled two-fifths of her hatchimals. She has also arranged them in an array! Can you use her picture to answer the question: What is 2/5 of 15?

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22 May 2020

Troll stories, All About Greece and More

This week, the writing challenge was a story about where trolls come from. Here are some of the Y3 stories for you to read.

By Lyla

By Ciara

By Jacob

By Leon

By Arin

Zaina sent us a 20-page story called 'The Magic Rainbow' that we enjoyed reading.

Lots of you enjoyed finding out about Greece. Charlie and Matilda made posters to show their information:

Aleena made a factfile:

Phoebe made a PowerPoint presentation:

This girl wrote about when she went on holiday to Greece:

We have been sent lots of pictures of Greek flags children have made in different ways. We think they look great!

This boy has been enjoying finding out about history at home. He has been making a timeline and here is a picture of the Greek and Roman section. He also enjoyed dressing up as a Greek soldier.

Jacob has shown us his musical and creative talents this week. He passed his grade 1 cornet exam (which was taken virtually) and learned to knit.

Sophie has been thinking about Article 24 - The Right to Healthcare, and has thought about how to keep healthy.

Lots of you are getting outside in the lovely weather. This girl has been on a bird watching walk:

Leon went fishing and caught a brown trout:

This girl went on a walk to Pete McKee's Gallery to see her art work displayed in his window:

Daisy has been busy making a stop motion animation this week:

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16 May 2020

Y3 Home Learning wc18-5-20

Here is the next set of activities to try at home in the coming week. Please remember that there is no pressure to complete the all of activities on this plan.

The final maths activity is a creative one that involves the children using their MATHS EYES! Can you take a photograph of something that shows fractions in some way then email it to us, telling us what fractions you have shown? It could be anything that has equal parts: slices of a cake (what fraction does each person get?), number of strawberries in a bowl (if I eat 2, what fraction is that?), tiles on the floor (what fraction of each colour?), or you could build something (Lego, Minecraft, etc). Remember: Start by thinking about how many parts are in the whole (the denominator), then think about how many parts you have got (the numerator). We would love to share your photos on this blog, so please email them to us by next Friday.

We hope you enjoy the things we have set for you this week and we look forward to hearing from you. Have a good week.

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15 May 2020

Another Busy Week

It has been another week with lots of creative ideas for keeping busy and learning at home. Once again, thank you to everyone who has emailed us to let us know what you have been doing. We really enjoy reading everything you send to us so please do continue to keep in touch.

We have seen lots of great examples of maths work from fractions, to times tables, to playing games, singing and measuring. Leo and his family have been enjoying playing a board game that they would recommend if anyone is looking for something new to play. It is called 'City of Zombies'.

Eddie has made a stop motion animation with Lego. It must have taken a very long time to make as he has taken a lot of pictures to make the characters move so smoothly.

There has been some more great cooking going on this week. Leon made a butterfly shaped pizza.

This girl looks very happy to be making banana bread.

There has also been lots of lovely art work. Lyla made a ladybird.

Rosie made these beautiful flower prints. She was inspired by the artist Chiara Camoni’s vegetal and flower prints, which she saw at the Mostyn Gallery in Llandudno in the Spring. Chiara learned about the ancient Welsh tales in The Mabinogian of a Flower Maiden called Bloudwedd, and made a beautiful set of prints to illustrate this myth. Rosie made her own by gathering plant leaves and flower petals and pressing them onto cloth, using a rolling pin: the colours from the stems and petals created shapes which arranged to look like her own fairies and pixies, and a little brown bird with a long beak!

The children in school made some rainbow heart dangles.

This girl has been learning all about electrical circuits.

Phoebe enjoyed the emoji quiz we sent home so she made one of her own. Can you guess which books they are (scroll down for the answers)?

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14 May 2020

Troll gallery

For literacy home learning this week, the Y3 children read a text called 'The Truth about Trolls'. They then created their own mythical beasts including some of the features that they had read about.

Take a look at some of these creative troll pictures and read all about them:

By Lyla

By Ciara

By Phoebe

By Sophie

By Dejan

By Coralie

By Erin

By Sam

By Jacob

By Arin

By Betsy

By Hayden

By Orla

By Harry

By Hope

Caitlin has warned us that her story is not for the faint-hearted!

By Caitlin

By Leon

By Matilda

By Libby

Here is Aidan's great writing. We love the twist at the end!

Fimi wrote about what trolls like to eat.

Eva made a lovely collage picture using felt.

Emilia made a detailed line drawing.

Art has made two pictures of trolls. The second one is inspired by a street artist named David Zinn who uses chalk. We like the way he's used the plant as the troll's hair.

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