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/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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17 Dec 2015

Y3 Christmas Party

Our Y3 party was lots of fun. We played several games in the hall as a year group, including a heads and tails game, a colours game, a balloon relay in house teams, a pass the hat game and lots of fun dancing competitions. We especially enjoyed line dancing to 'A Partridge in a pear tree' and wearing humorous hats.

After this we returned to our classes for party food. The children made lots of effort decorating their tables and enjoyed their feast. Thank you for all the food and decorations you supplied.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we will see you on Monday 4th January 2016.

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11 Dec 2015

Busy end of term

It's full steam ahead in Year 3, as we build up to the Christmas break.

On Thursday evening, 15 children dressed up as characters from the Christmas Story and formed a Nativity Tableau at St. John's Church, Ranmoor. They were part of Lydgate Junior School's Annual Christmas Service which also involved the school choir, wind band, handbells, art club and readers. The children looked magnificent in their costumes and represented Y3 well. They were particularly entertaining when they joined in the dancing to 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'!

In class, we have been working on a script for a nativity play in Spanish and all the children have made Christingles as part of this term's RE topic, Food in Religious Festivals.

We are now coming to the end of our history topic about life for the children of Sheffield in 1940. We've looked at the effects of rationing, and have worked on calculating how much of different types of food a family would have had to live on in a week. In literacy, we've written poems inspired by the book 'Peepo' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, with its wonderful illustrations of a family home during WW2.

Finally, a reminder of the really FUN things to look forward to next week: the Y3 Christmas Party on Thursday afternoon (17th Dec) and the Christmas Disco the same evening from 4.30-6.00pm. The children will be planning their party food themselves and will let you know what they would like to bring.

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