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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14 Jun 2019

Homework - Research

The children have been learning about making notes from their reading in literacy lessons this week. We have started finding out about the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. For homework this week, we would like you to find out as many interesting facts as you can and make notes that you can use in class to write a non-chronological report.

You could try looking at these websites to get you started:

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02 Jun 2019

Spelling lists for Summer 2

Here are the last spelling lists for this year. The first three lists follow spelling rules and then we will be learning further words from the Y3&4 key words list.

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17 May 2019

Homework - speech punctuation

This week in Year 3, we have been learning how to use inverted commas (or 'speech marks') to show direct speech in a sentence. We have sent home a sheet with some practice questions for you to complete.

Please return it to school by Friday 24th May.

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27 Apr 2019

Theseus and the Minotaur

This week in Year 3, we have started reading some Greek myths. We read 'Theseus and the Minotaur' and had fun making freeze frame pictures of the main events in the story using facial expression to show how the characters were feeling.

We then retold the story whilst practising using adverbial phrases and different sentence openers.

Here are some extracts from our writing:

'Every year, seven unlucky boys and girls sailed to Crete to be eaten by a deadly Minotaur. Theseus looked out the window and ran outside. "What are you doing Theseus?" his father asked.' (George G)

'The terrified children were sent to a secure dungeon. Suddenly a girl appeared at the door. "I'm Ariadne," she explained. Without warning, she produced a large key and let Theseus out.' (Molly N)

'Theseus sort of regretted his decision but it was too late. All the children were scared so he tried to cheer them up.' (Oscar H)

'They crept through the hallway trying to mute their voices. When they reached the end of the maze, Ariadne gave Theseus a razor sharp sword that looked like it could instantly kill the Minotaur.' (Oscar M)

'With shaking hands, Ariadne handed him a razor-sharp sword and magical wool. He crept cautiously into the dark maze.' (Charlie H)

'Steadily, Theseus followed the string. He only had a fire torch but it lit about half a metre of darkness. After several hours, Theseus found the foul beast slobbering in the corner. Suddenly, the Minotaur turned around and roared. Theseus' heart missed a beat.' (Natalie D)

'After a while, Theseus saw the Minotaur and had never seen such a savage beast! He never knew how big and fierce it was. In the shadow of the torch, the Minotaur went closer to Theseus and growled.' (Diane L)

'As quick as a flash, the string rolled out and he soon found the Minotaur. With anger, Theseus swiped his sword at the beast.' (Isabel E)

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26 Apr 2019

Homework - Design a monster

The homework this week is to design a monster! We have started reading some Greek myths and have read about some mythical beasts in those. Over the next few weeks, the children will use their homework designs to write descriptions and a myth of their own as well as inspiration for our design technology project where they will build a model of a monster.

We look forward to seeing what you have created by Friday 3rd April.

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