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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15 May 2019

Stop Motion Animation

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04 May 2019

ICT Coding

In our computing lessons, we have been learning to use conditional events to write our own maze games. These involve starting with the word 'if'. For example, 'if' the object hits a certain colour then the object stops, or 'if' the object touches another object then that object disappears.

We had a lot of fun making up our games and then playing each other's games. Here are some screenshots of some of our games in progress:

In Oscar's game, the bird has to eat all the worms without being caught by the cat. The tricky part is that the bird and the cat make the same movements!

In Charlie's game, a monster moves backwards and forwards in front of the exit to make it tricky to complete!

In Sepand's game, the pirate has to find the secret entrance to the treasure.

The dog has lots of items he needs to collect in George's game.

The cat has to find its way out of the maze in Jessica's game.

In Molly's game, the Ancient Greek goes round eating all the olives.

Isabel's game involves the Queen getting to the treasure whilst eating her lunch along the way!

In Oliver's game, if the monster accidentally touches one of the footballs, a large 'GAME OVER' sign appears.

Sofia's game involves an underground hunt for treasure.

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27 Apr 2017

Trip to Greece

Today in Year 3, we took a trip to Greece without even leaving the school building! We had a visitor from Google Expeditions who brought in phones that were fitted into cardboard sleeves to make them into Virtual Reality viewers. When we looked into them, we could turn our heads all around, up and down to see what was around us. We looked at different places in Greece and considered what is the same/ different to places in the UK. Our teachers guided us to look at certain places using an iPad and we found out lots of interesting facts. It was like going on a school trip!

There was a little bit of time left over at the end of our session, so we decided to look at a couple of other places. Some classes went to the moon and some went underwater to look at sharks!

We really enjoyed using this technology. We are sure it will really help us over the next few weeks when we are talking about those places in our geography lessons and looking at maps of the area.

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16 Feb 2017


This term, Year 3 have been learning coding on the computers. We have used the program Espresso Coding to learn how to write a sequence of events. This week, we all designed our own apps.

Some apps involved moving around the screen and stopping at a particular place, some involved several objects racing and some included surprises that popped up on the screen. Here are screen shots of some of our games:

It was a lot of fun! After the holiday we are looking forward to learning more coding using the program Scratch.

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13 May 2016


We have been learning to write simple games on the computer by using conditional statements. We designed mazes, then used coding to program the character to stop when it reaches a wall. We even included some items for the character to collect by telling the item to 'hide' when the character touches it. It was a lot of fun. Here are some of our mazes:

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