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 Team includes Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Miss Cunningham (3EC), Mrs Webb & Mrs Watkinson (3W/W) and Miss Roberts & Mrs Noble (3AR). We have three Teaching Assistants who work with small groups and help across the four classes: Mrs Dale, Ms Kania and Mr Swain. Mrs Proctor, one of our regular volunteers, also helps out in all four classes.

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. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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Welcome to the Year 5 Blog page.

The Year 5 teaching team includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Miss Reasbeck and Mrs Ridsdale (5RR) and Mrs Holden (5SH). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill and Mrs Allen (the Year 5Teaching 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 Purdom, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Loosley and Mrs Wymer. Our Monday and Thursday morning teachers are Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mr Jones.We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth, Mrs Cooper, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Biggs and Mrs Dawes. 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 Jun 2019

Homework - Greek Art

We have been looking at Ancient Greek pots, vases, bowls and thinking about how the pictures are a good source of evidence about life at that time. For homework this week, we would like you to practise drawing some Greek patterns and then design your own pot to show what life is like in 2019.

The sheet (Greek Pot Patterns) can be found here:

The children will bring home a paper copy to work on.

Please return to school by Friday 28th June.

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18 Mar 2019

Stone Age Wall Hangings

A few weeks ago, we finished our art topic about Stone Age cave paintings. We all made a fabric square with pictures inspired by the art that was left in caves by Stone Age people. We used fabric dye to paint on the main shapes, then sewed around the outline. We finished by adding beads, buttons and ribbons. Mrs Nicolson took them all away and stitched them together to make some amazing wall hangings. We think they look great!

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14 Nov 2018

Tree line drawings

In Year 3, we have started our new art topic about the Natural World. We have been outside and sketched some of the beautiful trees in the school grounds. This week, we used black pens with four different thicknesses to make a line drawing. We started with the thickest pen to draw the biggest parts of the tree then added more and more detail with the thinner pens. We experimented with some of the shapes and patterns that we had sketched.

We are very pleased with the result. Here are a few of them:

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05 Oct 2018

Kingfisher Art

Every class in school has been working on some art inspired by the book 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (see for more information). Today, the work of every child in the school has been put up on display all around the building and it looks beautiful!

Y3D/deB enjoyed making collage pictures of kingfishers. Thank you to all the parents who sent in a lovely range of materials for us to use. Here are the finished pictures ready to be put up on the whole school displays:

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14 Sep 2018

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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