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 & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.
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 Loosley (5NL), 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 5 Teaching 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 Parker returns) in Y6AP), Mrs Phillips (Y6CP) and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 is Miss Lee (Monday - Y6AP, Tuesday - Y6HN and Wednesday - Y6S/W) and Mrs Grimsley (Tuesday -Y6CP).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....
Your homework task this week is to compare the land use in two different pictures.
You will have brought home a recording sheet for your ideas. Here are the pictures we would like you to compare:
Things to think about:
Which word would you use to describe the location in each picture (urban or rural)?
Describe the physical features you notice in both pictures.
Describe the human features you notice in both pictures.
What similarities do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?
What differences do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?
Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture A. Use your senses.
Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture B. Use your senses.
This homework is due back by Friday 4th October 2019.
For homework this week, we would like you to have a look at a map of Europe. We have sent home a blank map and your task is to fill in the names of the countries.
Please make sure that you check that you have used a capital letter at the start of all place names and that you have spelt the names correctly.
We will check how you have done on Friday 17th May so please make sure you have brought it back by then.
After the holiday, we will be starting a Geography topic all about the country of Greece. For homework, we would like the children to find out some facts about the country. This can be presented in any way they like (although please send it in on paper and not electronically as we will be sharing it at their desks).
Here are some questions you might like to think about:
Have a good holiday!
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.
We had a great time on our trips to Pooles Cavern in Buxton this week, despite the bad weather! Y3JD and Y3R/D got very wet on Monday but still did our best to work on soggy paper! Unfortunately, we couldn't walk right up to Solomon's Temple as the ground was too slippery but we really enjoyed going into the cave.
The cave is amazing and the tour was fascinating. We loved seeing the huge stalactite in the middle and learning about the stalagmites that look like a pile of fried eggs! We also enjoyed looking down the river at the 'long view'. When we were deep into the cave, the tour guide turned the lights off so we could experience how dark it is. It made us realise why the Stone Age people didn't go that far in as we couldn't see anything at all!