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/dB), Miss Hayden (3RH), Mrs Holden (3SH) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have several Teaching Assistants who work with Y3 children at different times through the week: Miss Mahon, Mr Bartholomew, Mrs Dawes and Miss Kania.
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 consists of: Mrs Loosley (5NL), Miss Cunningham (5EC), Mrs Ridsdale and Mrs Webb (5W/R) and Mr Bradshaw (5BB). The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mr Swain, Mr Jenkinson, Mrs Hornsey and Mrs Allen. We have help from Mr Jones, Miss Lee, Ms Grimsley and Ms Reasbeck too. What a fantastic team!
Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor): the children need to wear their PE kits for school on those days.
Spellings are sent home every Monday, to learn ready for a spelling dictation each Friday.
Homework books (maths and SPaG) will be sent home once a week - the days will be decided by the class teachers who will let their classes know. They will have a whole week to complete the homework tasks.
In our weekly blogs, the children will share some of the things they have been doing at school. Check in each weekend for the latest Y5 news!
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); Mrs Rougvie and Mrs Jones (Y6R/J); Mrs Phillips (Y6CP); and Miss Norris (Y6HN). Also teaching in Year 6 are: Miss Lee (Thursday in Y6R/J); Mrs Farrell (Thursday in Y6HN); Mrs Grimsley (Thursday in Y6CP); and Mr Jones (Thursday inY6S/W).We are also very lucky to be helped by Mrs Hill, Mrs Mulqueen and Mr Gartrell. 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....
The homework this week is linked to our whole school work on reducing the use of single use plastic. A letter was sent home this week. Here is the task that was set:
As part of our work as Rights Respecting School, each year we launch a campaign to raise awareness about one particular issue. In 2017 we campaigned to make the crossing on Manchester Road safer and in 2018 we took part in the ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign. This year, our campaign aims to reduce the use of single use plastic in our school, our homes, our local community and in our city. We are aiming to become a Plastic Clever School.
We will be learning about this issue in our RRS lessons but we also need to take action so that our campaign leads to not only increased awareness of the issue but a change in the way we use (or preferably don’t use) plastics. The children will be writing letters to a wide variety of people asking for their support and urging them to consider their own use of plastics.
We would like you to collect the plastic you use as a family over the course of ONE WEEK and take a photograph of it. Then either send in a paper copy of the photo or send a copy to our school e mail address - enquires@lydgate-jun.
On Wednesday, we held a 'Languages and Cultures Day' when some of our bilingual children (and their parents) taught us some different languages and talked about the countries that their families are from.
We all enjoyed the day and learnt a lot (including the teachers!). Here is a summary of what we did:
In Y3D/D, Natasha and her mum talked to us about Ukraine. We learned that the flag is blue at the top (to represent the sky) and yellow at the bottom (to represent fields of wheat). We then learnt how to say some words in Russian and how to write our names in Russian. After that, Maya and her mum taught us about Japan and how to say some words in Japanese. We learned how to write our names in Japanese and made bookmarks. Maya's mum dressed Maya in a kimono and we found out how complicated it is to put on! We finished the morning by trying some orange drop cookies (a Russian recipe) which had been made by Harry, Laurie and Poppy. In the afternoon, we made Russian dolls out of paper and learned some simple origami.
In Y3R/W, Jai-Hui and Amelia's Mums taught us greetings in Chinese and we learned about how some of the Chinese characters developed from pictures. They taught us a song about making a cup of tea for mum after her hard day. We learned about Malaysia (were Jai-Hui's family are from) and China (where Amelia's family are from) and acted out TV travel shows to China. In the afternoon, Anna and her mum talked about Bulgaria and taught us some words in Bulgarian, then we played bingo! Some children in our class made Bulgarian cheese snacks for us all to try.
Y3CW and Y3CT worked together for the day and we were visited by Maria's mum (Russia), Younes' mum (Palestine) and Pranavi's mum (India). We learned about traditional dress, learnt our numbers by singing an Indian song and spelt our names in Arabic. We learned that Maria's mum is from the coldest habitable place in the World (as cold as -76) and that the part of Russia she is from is famous for enormous diamond mines. At the end of the morning, we all enjoyed trying Russian orange biscuits that had been made by some of the children in our classes. In the afternoon, we learned about Russian dolls and made our own sets of them out of paper.
Thank you so much to all the people who volunteered to come into school to make it an interesting and exciting day for us.
All of the classes in Year 3 have now agreed on their Class Charter and designed how they want to display this in their class.
The children started by deciding which rights from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are most important to them in school and thought about how they can help to respect each others rights. They discussed the roles and responsibilities of the children and the adults in school to ensure that all children have these rights and wrote this as a class charter.
Next, the children designed how they would like to display their Class Charter and decided which one to use by voting.
Y3D/D decided to put their rights and responsibilities into large bubbles being blown by someone. They all signed their names in smaller bubbles.
Y3CT decided that they would like a Minions disco theme and made a picture of themselves as a Minion.
Y3CW chose a skydiving theme and made pictures of themselves as skydivers.
Y3R/W decided to make personalised designs out of their names to sign their charter.