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Year 3 Blog

Introduction

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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Introduction

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.


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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 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

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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 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....

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11 Oct 2019

Homework - Maths

For homework this week, we have sent home a board game to play. It involves adding and subtracting 10 or 100 from a three-digit number which is an essential part of developing the children's number sense.

As well as playing the game, you could practise counting forwards and backwards in tens or hundreds from different starting points (for example, start at 7 and count on in tens to get 7, 17, 27, 37, etc, or start at 820 and count back in hundreds to get 820, 720, 620, etc).

Enjoy playing the game and please return the sheet to school by Friday 18th October 2019.


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06 Sep 2019

First week in Year 3

Welcome to the first blog of the new school year. The children have settled in really well and have been very busy already!

This week, we have made self-portraits, written about our favourite books, written a letter to our teachers, made up our own number systems and thought about place value, played some 'getting to know you games', designed a 'star' for the star of the week display, read the first half of 'Flat Stanley', shared our window pictures from the holiday homework, as well as learning our way around and the new timetable.

We look forward to sharing lots of the work we do on this blog every week.


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05 Jul 2019

Homework - Fractions

We have been learning a lot about fractions in Year 3.

We have practised finding fractions of shapes and numbers, estimating fractions, counting in tenths, recognising equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions.

For homework this week, we would like to you to show what you know about fractions in some way. You could make a poster, build a model (Lego is good for showing fractions), take photos or even bake a cake and share it equally! Be as creative as you like.

We look forward to sharing what you have done on Friday 12th July.

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07 Jun 2019

Homework - Properties of Shape

This week was the last week working on geometry in Year 3. We have worked with 2D and 3D shapes and have used lots of mathematical vocabulary to describe them including:

horizontal,

vertical,

parallel,

perpendicular,

right angle,

acute angle,

obtuse angle,

clockwise,

anti-clockwise,

polygon,

regular,

irregular,

and the names of many shapes (one of our favourites is the dodecahedron).

A sheet of 'end of topic' questions has been sent home for homework. Please return it by Friday 14th June.


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24 May 2019

Homework - Maths Eyes

In Year 3, we have been working on geometry in maths lessons. We have looked at the names and properties of 3D shapes, and we have worked on right angles and comparing whether angles are bigger or smaller than a right angle. The children already know the names of 2D shapes and how to look for line symmetry. After the holiday, we will do some more work on properties of 2D shapes, including introducing parallel and perpendicular lines.

For homework, we would like you to try looking around you with 'maths eyes'. Maths is a way of explaining and exploring the world around us. If you look carefully, you can see shapes, numbers and patterns everywhere!

We would like you to look at shapes and lines around you and take a photograph of some interesting maths that you spot. You can then annotate your picture(s) to explain what you have seen and why you chose that picture.

Please bring your pictures into school by Friday 7th June.

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