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/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Miss Roberts (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: 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.

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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 Ms Reasbeck and Mrs Drury in Y4RD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hornsey, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Wolff. We have help from Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too and some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen. 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 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

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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), 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....

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31 Jan 2020

Homework - Non-fiction books

In our literacy lessons, we have been looking at non-fiction books. For homework this week, we would like you to choose a non-fiction book about a topic that interests you and bring it into school to share your favourite page and two interesting facts that you have found out. We would also like you to think about the features of a non-fiction text and how they help you when you are reading it.

If you do not have a book at home that you can bring in, please choose a book to borrow from our many non-fiction books in the Y3 bases and take that home to complete this task.

Please be ready to share what you have found out on Friday 7th February.

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30 Jan 2020

Hope's Amazing Poetry

One Y3 child, Hope, loves to write poetry and has written several poems that her class have enjoyed listening to. This week, she wrote a poem that impressed us so much that we wanted to share it with you.

Individuals    by Hope

Why would I want you

To be just like me,

We are unique,

Can you see?

We may be girls or boys,

We may be young or old,

Our favourite colours all are different,

Red, blue, pink or gold.

We might like burgers,

We might like fish and chips,

We might choose to walk or go in a car

And don't forget boats and ships.

We could have a different name,

We could be disabled or not.

We're kind of the same on the outside,

But we're unique inside.

We're all individuals,

And that we shouldn't hide!

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06 Jan 2020

Spelling lists for Spring 1

Here are the spelling lists for this half term.

As last term, we would like all children to learn the two 'key' words and the five 'entry' words. There are then five further 'challenge' words for those who are ready to learn them.

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06 Dec 2019

Homework - Paragraphs

This half term in Year 3, we have been working on how to write in paragraphs. We have learnt how to start a new paragraph in narrative writing when there is a change of Time, Place, Topic or Person (or TiPToP). We have also learnt how to include lots of detail and description in our writing using ambitious vocabulary (adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs) as well as the senses (what the character can see, hear, feel, etc).

For homework this week, we would like you to practise your writing skills by expanding three sentences into a three paragraph story. Use your imagination to add exciting details. We look forward to sharing your stories on Friday 13th December.

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24 Nov 2019

Writing a setting description

This term in Year 3, we have been working on adding detail to our writing. We have worked on using 'powerful' verbs, adjectives and adverbs, as well as how to use the senses to create a description of a setting. This week we have continued to read a version of the story of Oliver Twist. We read the part when he arrived in London for the first time after running away then watched the film version of that scene. We all wrote a paragraph to describe a Victorian London street. Here are some examples of our amazing writing:

As Oliver reached London, he felt a shiver go down his spine as he was jostled about the crowd of noisy people. He looked around and gave a gasp. Oliver had just seen the biggest, most amazing building in is life. A steam train whizzed past and engulfed his nostrils with choking steam. He smelt the horrible smell of horse poo as they clattered along the grey cobblestone. He had no one to look after him. He was lonely.   (Ciara)

Oliver was getting painfully overwhelmed with all his bruises from people bumping into him. The sound wasn't helping either. It was deafening. In fact, the sound of clip-clopping and shouting was so loud, he actually thought he was going to turn deaf. He staggered over to a place where he could rest. From here, he could still smell urine and smoke but it was a bit better. Just then, a steam train came over a an old bridge. Time seemed to slow down when the people on board shouted and waved.   (Eddie)

Oliver was bewildered by the gigantic amount of people that were in busy London. Suddenly a train roared on a massive bridge overhead. The buildings towered over Oliver's small head. The sound of babies crying, children screaming and shopkeepers shouting filled his ears.   (Daniel)

Oliver arrived in London and the first of many things caught his eye. He could see the biggest building he had ever seen in his life. Oliver was overwhelmed by the amount of people jostling in the crowd. London had one problem. It was full of people, people Oliver didn't know. But somehow he still felt alone. He could smell smoke that was so thick, he could almost taste it. Oliver quickly learned that London was full with noises. He could barely hear himself think for the sound of men shouting and babies crying. Before he could start to walk around and explore, a train came rushing along a nearby bridge. Oliver could hear it's whistle blowing in the background. The ashes and smoke from the steam train were filling Oliver's mouth and nose. Oliver wasn't sure if he liked London or not.   (Coralie)

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