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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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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22 Jan 2016

Story telling

This week in Y3, we have been telling stories using the iPads.

We have been reading 'The Boy with the Bronze Axe' by Kathleen Fidler. After reading an exciting chapter called 'The Day of the Eagle', we painted pictures in the style of Stone Age cave paintings to retell the main things that happened in the story.

After that, we took photographs of the paintings and used the iPads to record our voices retelling the story. We enjoyed trying to put lots of detail and expression into our presentations. We are very pleased with the results!

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14 Oct 2015

Snozzcumber Recipes

Last week in Y3, we read a chapter of the BFG that introduces a disgusting vegetable called a snozzcumber. The BFG hates the taste of them but that is all he has to eat in Giant Country!

We decided to make up some recipes to make the snozzcumber taste better. We used the iPads to film each other presenting a cookery programme demonstrating our ideas. We used lots of time connectives and imperative verbs in our presentations!

After watching some of our videos, we wrote our recipes to be part of a cookery book for giants. Here is some of our great writing:



Snozzcumber Rolls

You will need:

Tomato ketchup, grated carrot, cheese, grapes and a mixer.

What to do:

First, blend the carrot.

Next, cut the grapes carefully into little bits.

Now, scoop the middle out of the snozzcumber and cut the ends off.

Then, pour the carrot and grapes in the snozzcumber.

Finally, stick the top of the snozzcumber on with tomato ketchup.

Final note of warning:

You will need a big mouth to eat it because it is gigantic!



Stuffed Snozzcumber

What you need:

Strawberries, milk, apples, apricots, mango, fresh cream, snozzcumbers, a knife, 2 spoons and a bowl.

What to do:

First, slowly cut one end of the snozzcumber off and keep it.

Next, spoon out the yucky middle of the snozzcumber.

Then, grab the bowl and drop in the strawberries and apples followed by the mango and apricots.

Squirt in the yummy cream and pour in the milk.

Mix the ingredients together and spoon it into the snozzcumber.

Put the end on (the one you chopped off earlier).

Eat it.



How to make a snozzcumber smoothie.

Have you only got disgusting snozzcumbers? Well no more! Follow these instructions and snozzcumbers will be delicious!

You will need:

A cheese grater, a smoothie cup, a straw, a potato masher, water, a snozzcumber and a mixing bowl.

What to do:

First, grate the snozzcumber into the bowl.

Next, mash up the grated snozzcumber.

Now, add the water and mix the mixture with your hands.

Finally, pour the mixture into the cup and place the straw in.

And now, the moment you have been waiting for, you can drink it!

A final note from me...I hope you enjoy your smoothie!



How to make snozzcumber pork

What you will need:

Snozzcumber, pork, milk, eggs and bread.

What you need to do:

First, chop the snozzcumber into 5cm bits.

Then, put them in the bowl.

Next, pour the slippery eggs in.

Then, put the pork in and whisk it until the pork is mixed in.

After that, pour the milk on top and put it in the oven.

Wait for exactly 47 minutes.

Finally put the bread on top.

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