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/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.
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
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....
We have had lots of messages telling us that the children are enjoying finding out all about the Ancient Greeks.
Many children have told us how much they enjoyed reading and listening to the Greek myths and how they have been inspired to find out more and to write their own.
Here is Zaina's storyboard of Theseus and the Minotaur:
Here is Eddie's version of the Theseus story:
These children retold the stories of Odysseus:
Sarah wrote Odysseus' diary after he visited Circe the Sorceress:
Take a look at these great mythical creatures that the children have designed.
We have particularly enjoyed reading the children's own stories written in the style of a quest myth. We hope you enjoy reading them too.
The children found out about the theatre in ancient Greece. They thought about how the masks that the actors wore showed exaggerated expressions and designed one of their own. Here are some of them.
The children also enjoyed designing their own Greek vases.
Rosie has made a design for a Greek vase with a modern design showing her playing the clarinet instead of the double flute that was played in ancient Greek times:
Here is Lyla's vase design:
Here is the Year 3 learning news from the last week.
Lots of children have told us they have been enjoying reading and listening to the Greek myths. We have received a few more storyboards and stories of Theseus and the Minotaur.
The children have been practising using inverted commas to show direct speech. They read the Greek story of Icarus and imagined what Icarus and Daedalus might have said to each other. Here are some examples of their work.
Still on the theme of Ancient Greeks, the children have been practising key patterns. Leon made drawing of a beautiful patterned vase:
Jacob made a design for a 2020 vase that shows the pandemic and modern technology.
Freya made her designs out of gingerbread. They look great!
The children at school read the Robert Louis Stevenson poem 'My Shadow'. They practised reading it aloud thinking about the rhythm and rhyming patterns. They then memorised one of the verses. Listen to them recite the verses here.
Here is Thomas' diagram showing the parts of a plant:
There has been lots of creativity happening again this week. This busy girl has designed and built a shoe rack which she painted in mermaid colours. Very impressive!
Eleanor used her sewing skills to design and make a backpack for her unicorn teddy out of an old vest.
She also made a huge, beautiful family picture with her younger brother.
It has been another busy week of learning. The children who have been in school have been doing the same as their friends at home. Here are some of the things they have been doing...
For maths, the children have learnt about angles. They have been finding and measuring right angles and comparing the size of angles.
Aidan has found lots of right angles around his house:
Here is how Leon compared angles to a right angle:
Some children didn't have a set square at home so they made their own. Here is Lyla's colourful right angle:
The children in school made some right angles into creatures to help them measure:
The children found out all about the foods that the Ancient Greeks would have eaten. They then made up a menu for a café using only foods that were available 2000 years ago - no pizza or chips! Notice the wonderful description they have used to persuade you to order.
Here is Orla's menu:
Art has drawn this beautiful Greek vase:
We started a new science topic this week all about plants. Here are some beautiful diagrams of a plant with the main parts labelled.
Some children have been doing some extra creative writing of their own. Arlo wrote this wonderful story:
Lyla wrote a limerick about a dog called Lenny:
Lyla has also been busy with Lego. She has made a floor plan of a house.
The Y3 children at home and at school enjoyed the story of Theseus and the Minotaur this week. After listening to the story, they made a storyboard of the main events that took place. They then practised using adverbs and adverbial phrases to add detail to their sentences, and retold the story. Here are some of their amazing stories and storyboards. We're very impressed with some of the ambitious vocabulary they have used.