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/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have four Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Dale, Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mrs Proctor.
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 includes our class teachers, Mrs Parker (5AP), Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (5RJ), Mrs Webb and Mrs Ridsdale (5WR) and Miss Cunningham (5EC). . Many children are supported by Mrs Hill, Mr Swain and Ms Kania (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
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), Mr Bradshaw (until Mrs Phillips returns from maternity leave in Y6CP), Mrs Loosley (Y6NL) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6CP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6NL).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Biggs. 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....
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.
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.
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.
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: