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Year 3 Blog

Introduction

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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Introduction

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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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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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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02 Apr 2020

Y3D/deB Maths Art

Just before the school closed, we had a trip cancelled due to travel restrictions. Instead, we had a fun day in school which included some activities in the woods and some art.

Y3D/deB did some maths art. Every child in the class made patterns using different sized concentric circles. We intended to cut these into four equal parts to make quarters and then mix up the quarters to make a large piece of art. We did not manage to finish this before the school closed, so Mrs Dutton took all the pieces home and has covered her living room floor in the quarters to arrange into one large picture. They have now been stuck together and it is currently brightening up Mrs Dutton's house. It looks amazing! She will return it to school when it reopens so you can see it but, for now, here is a picture of the finished thing:

The pattern contains the fractions 3/4, 2/4 (equivalent to 1/2) or 1/4 of the circles.

It is also an array of 7 x 16 = 112 pieces.

What fraction of the circles do you think is in one row or column?

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08 Nov 2019

Homework - Tree Art

This week, we have been looking at some paintings of trees by famous artists. The children have used some fantastic vocabulary to describe what they can see in the pictures and which pictures they prefer.

For homework, we would like you to choose a painting of trees by a famous artist that you like and tell us what you like about it. If you are able to bring a picture of your chosen artwork into school, then that would be great.

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13 Sep 2019

Self Portraits

The children in Year 3 have now fully settled in and are enjoying a wide variety of lessons.

One of the first activities they completed was to make a self portrait to display. This is to show that they belong here and to make our classrooms look welcoming. We are very impressed at what great artists they are!

Here are some pictures of the work. Can you guess who they are?

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