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....
As promised, here are some pictures of the wonderful self portraits the children have been creating using oil pastels. Can you recognise anyone?
Over the summer, we bought lots of new reading books for our Y3 book corners and the classrooms had some new bookshelves/boxes too. We want to encourage a love of reading and the children have told us they are enjoying browsing the new selection.
The children in Y3D/dB and Y3RH have written book recommendations to each other and they are displayed in the book corner as kites flying with Flat Stanley.
In our science lessons, the children had a go at building a human skeleton using art straws. We think these ones by children in Y3SH look great!
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.
This week, we have been reading 'Stanley and the Magic Lamp' by Jeff Brown. In the story, there is a character called Tom McRude who is the best tennis player in the world and loves showing everyone how good he is. However, he is very rude to everyone.
Based on his actions in the book, the children have been thinking about what the other characters think of him and wrote words to describe him around the outside of a picture of a person. They then considered whether he might think the same about himself and wrote words that he might use inside the picture. We were very impressed with the vocabulary that the children thought of. Based on his actions, they described him with words such as 'arrogant', 'sour', 'disgraceful' and 'jealous' but thought he might think of himself as 'impressive', 'inspiring', 'special' or 'mighty'.
Following this, the children discussed what reasons he might have for behaving in the way that he does and predicted what might happen next in the story.
They enjoyed rewriting the events in the book from Tom's point of view.
We have been busy organising and decorating our class libraries. All of the children have now chosen their first reading books. They can choose two books each - one from the book band colour that the teacher has directed them to and one that is free choice from any colour/section of the library. We talk to the children about how to choose books that are appropriate for them and we provide a wide variety of books, magazines and newspapers for them to find something that they enjoy. We want to encourage a love of reading.
We have recently added many new books that we purchased from funds donated by FOLA. We have tried to make our reading areas look inviting with colourful displays and plenty of comfy cushions to sit on. The children are enjoying spending time in them.
Y3D/deB and Y3SH chose their favourite books and wrote their recommendations on colourful kites that are displayed for others to read. Flat Stanley is flying amongst them too!
Y3AW and Y3N/R have a large tree above their book shelves.
The first homework for Year 3 is to help Flat Stanley to have adventures outside of school! We would like an adult to look after Stanley for a week and take him in their pocket/wallet/bag everywhere they go. In a week's time, the children will bring him back to school and tell us all about where he has been.