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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24 Mar 2020

Wa Wa poems

Have you been reading the 'We've got a Wa Wa' poem we sent home? Here is a recording of some children reading it in school yesterday. You could join in and read along with them if you like...

If you have made up your own verse, we would love to hear it. We will be sending an email address to Y3 parents today that they can use to send your poems to us and we'll try to post some of them on this blog to share with other Y3 children.

Here are some verses that the children in school made up today. We think they sound great - what do you think?

We've got a Wa Wa in our house,

Comes at night and looks like a mouse,

Snores like a pig,

Looks like a fig,

Fat and funny,

And it's hair - oh mummy!

Bum all floopy,

Face all droopy,

Ears all floppy,

And its nose - oh ploppy!

We've got a Wa Wa, likes to eat,

Sleeps all day and its friend is called Pete.

I've got a Wa Wa under my bed,

I decided to name him Fred,

Belly like jelly,

Breath all smelly,

Ears all slimy

And its tail - cor blimey!

Hairy and scary,

Eyes all starey,

Lips all lumpy

And its teeth - oh mummy!

I've got a Wa Wa, he lazes around,

And he loves playing in the playground.

We've got a Wa Wa in our class,

The teachers locked behind a sheet of glass,

Wet and Shiny,

Sort of slimy,

Really weird belly

And the legs - all jelly.

Super fast,

Very vast,

Never baths,

Doesn't like maths.

Lots of people stop and stare,

My uncle thinks that it's a bear.

My Wa Wa says its favourite food is pizza,

But it does like to steal my mum's home-made fajita,

Face all wrinkly,

Clothes all crinkly,

Eats all month,

And its food - oh mum!

Nice to me,

Come and see,

Never hurts

But its face - Oh Bert!

All my friends like my pet,

But my dad thinks that he needs a vet.

We've got a Wa Wa in our house,

He's my friend but he looks like a mouse,

Snorts and snores,

Lots of flaws,

Slimy and funny,

And its eyes - oh mummy!

Ribs all wrinkly,

Knees all tinkly,

Eyes all mad

And its horns - oh grandad!

We've got a Wa Wa that likes to sleep,

Likes doing maths and it eats a lot of sheep.

I've got a Wa Wa under my bed,

It likes to cuddle up with my ted,

Squelchy and fluffy,

Wobbly and puffy,

Legs all slow

And its claws - oh no!

Arms all thick,

Tail all sick,

Hands all mad,

And its mouth - oh dad!

I've got a Wa Wa that plays tig,

And it loves to do a silly jig.

We've got a Wa Wa - it is bad,

Snores and snorts just like my dad,

Wet and slimy,

Wiggly and tiny,

Really wriggly,

Fiddly and giggly.

Eyes all tiny,

Bored and whiny,

Ears all clear,

But its laugh - oh dear!

I'm going to take my Wa Wa to school,

I don't care if it's against the rule!

I've got a Wa Wa under my bed,

Sits under there and pretends he's called Fred.

Wet and slimy,

Giggly and whiny,

Tells a lie

And its tail - oh my!

Eyes like slime,

Likes to rhyme,

Bum all bumpy

And its feet - oh mummy!

Hands all smelly,

Legs just like jelly,

Toenails all mad,

And its arms - oh dad!

I've got a Wa Wa, sleeps a lot,

He can fit into a pot.

We've got a Wa Wa in our pool,

All he does is roar and drool,

Big and hairy,

Fat and scary,

His name is Po

And his tum - oh no!

Arms all fluffy,

Feet all scruffy,

Sucks a dummy,

And its teeth - oh mummy!

We've got a Wa Wa who likes to swim,

I'm sure you would want one just like him.

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24 Mar 2020

Wa Wa poetry at home

Here are some pictures of the Wa Wa that children have designed at home based on the poem and poems they have written to go with them. We are very impressed at how creative and imaginative you are!

This is Lyla's work:

We've got a Wa Wa at our place,

He likes to run around and chase,

Multicoloured and magical,

He will jump upon your knee,

And gobble up all your tea.

Ever so sparkly,

His tail is 'oh wow' as you can see,

We've got a Wa Wa that comes at half past three,

And wants to be super friendly.

We've got a Wa Wa, come and see,

How spiky and snotty he can be,

Bumpy and lumpy,

Silly and grumpy (sometimes),

His eyes are swirly,

His hair is curly,

His horns are grippy,

He is very nippy,

Drippy and dippy,

He roars like a dinosaur.

We've got a Wa Wa at our place,

He will beat you in any race.

Here is Daisy's work:

We've got a Wa Wa in our bedroom,

He sometimes explodes, making a boom,

Naughty and cheeky,

Annoying and sneaky,

Changing form

To a piece of popcorn!

Dancing around

On my bed "Get down!"

Sleep walks all night,

Gives Harry a fright!

We've got a Wa Wa in my bedroom,

Turns into popcorn, so I eat him with a spoon.

Here is Iona's picture and poem:

My Wa Wa comes out when it's time for lunch,

She's always hungry so she likes to munch,

Nibble and gnaw,

Ever so neat

But ever so sweet,

Always great with her knife and fork,

When her mouth is full she doesn't like to talk,

Sits up straight,

Never late,

Pretty and prancy,

Ever so fancy.

Here is Freya's poem:

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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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17 Apr 2018

Poetry writing

We have been reading and listening to lots of poems in Year 3. This week, we read a poem called 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright (see We thought about what items we would put in the magic box and used expanded noun phrases to make up our own descriptive poems. We also tried to include some alliteration because we think that makes the poem sound good.

Y3D/deB have put together a class poem with each line written by a different person. We hope you enjoy reading it.

We will put in the box...

Some golden Pokémon cards that shine brightly in the sun,

A bronze dragon found in an enchanted forest,

A diamond chicken who lays diamond eggs,

A tooth from the last dinosaur that roamed the Earth,

A flumpy frog with funny freckles,

The shine of the largest diamond from Dracula's heart,

The soft and silky feel of stroking my cat,

A leaping leopard and a beautiful bird,

Different cool rollercoasters in all shapes and sizes,

A solid bronze key that opens a tiny, hidden, secret door,

A happy, humpy, hippo dancing in Antarctica,

Delicate diamonds from a dark, underground cave,

A 2x4 Lego brick which is red,

Jiggly June jumping to July,

The invisible source of the light sun.

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07 Apr 2017

More performance poetry

We have continued to read and listen to a selection of performance poems this week. One of those poems was 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright (you can see Kit Wright perform his poem at We thought about items that we would like to put in the Magic Box and wrote our own poems using expanded noun phrases.

Y3JD chose the best line from each poem in the class to make a class poem:

The Magic Box by Y3JD

We will put in the box...

A golden key that unlocks a chest to future generations,

A lonely leaf from the last tree in the World,

Whirling and twirling thoughts from dreams that come true,

The happy screech from a baby bird,

The blue sparkle of a mermaid's tail,

A pink, fluffy unicorn flying on a rainbow,

A golden cheetah pouncing through the creaky castle,

A pretty, pink peal that shows the past,

Pure, shiny gold,

The moon sparkling down on the gentle sea,

A gorgeous prince to marry the princess,

A shiny Rubik's cube that solves itself,

The golden Pikachu Ex dreaming of his next battle,

A gentle voice singing a lovely song,

The magical sounds of the future,

A ginger cat glowing up in the dark,

A jumpy gerbil from Jamaica called Jake,

Guitars that play sweetly by themselves,

The sparkle and shimmer of a firework,

A tremendous trampoline that will bounce me to the future,

A pretty purple purse that sparkles all the time,

Blackbeard's bowl of breakfast being eaten by birds,

The fast, mighty Minotaur,

The voice of a mermaid singing a magnificent melody,

The fastest ninja from the robotic future,

The first ball to roll on the bumpy ground

And the first time you swallow fizzy Frobscottle and Whizzpop!

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