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.
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 Mrs Proctor.
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.
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
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....
Whilst the school is closed to most pupils, we will be posting sets of activities for you to complete at home on this blog. Please see below for the table of activities for next week. Although we do not expect you to work for 5 hours a day, we would love you to continue to enjoy learning so it would be good if you could try to complete some activities each day. It will be important to keep some routine and keep the mind and body active whilst stuck at home.
We will be sending the supporting resources home with the children who are in school today. For those who are at home today, we will be sending all of the activities by email on Monday.
You can choose how you organise your time, but below is a suggested weekly plan:
Daily reading – if you run out of books at home, you can access some free eBooks at www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Spelling Practice – choose activities from the grid or make up your own game or way to practise.
Times Tables – try to practise for 5-10 minutes a day.
Telling the time – an important skill to practise whenever the opportunity arises.
Maths & Literacy – complete the activities in the grids spread out through the week.
Physical activity – aim to do some physical exercise every day.
Creative & Other Activities – choose from the list. You can complete as many as you want to but try to complete at least one each week. Try to choose a different type of activity each week.
We hope you enjoy what we have put together for you.
This week in Year 3, we have been looking at tables, pictograms and bar charts as ways to organise and present data. For homework this week, look out for a green sheet with some bar charts that have some information missing. We would like you to complete the graphs, then do some research of your own and present it as a bar chart. Perhaps you could ask your family and friends what their favourite ice cream flavour is or what sports they like to play or watch? Remember to limit the choices by giving them a list of options to choose from. Keep it to five choices to make your bar chart manageable.
Please bring your finished bar charts into school by Friday 20th March.
Please remember that your story box is due in next week. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!
In our maths lessons, we have been working with money. We have worked on counting money, adding and subtracting shopping bills and working out change.
The Y3 team made a decision this year to write amounts of money as, for example, £3 and 52p instead of £3.52. The reason for this is that the children are not introduced to decimal notation until Year 4 and we have often found that they can be confused when recording money. This is particularly true for amounts such as £1.05 as children have often, mistakenly, written £1.5 instead. This is possibly because they read it as "one pound five". Writing it as £1 and 5p stops this added confusion (it makes them say "one pound and five pence" - a small but important difference), and allows us to concentrate on understanding how to calculate with money.
The children will record money as decimal notation from Year 4 onwards when they understand what it means.
Today, we have worked on using number lines to show how we count on to find change. The children have enjoyed pretending to buy items in our Lydgate shops! One way to practise this skill at home could be to set up a pretend shop, label the prices and then invite the family to 'buy' some things.
Here are a few examples of the 'change' number lines: