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 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 the School Governors, 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.
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
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....
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 8th February.
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.
Welcome to the first blog of the new school year. It has only been three days this week, but the children have settled in really well and have been 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.
Over the last few weeks, we have been reading a selection of Ancient Greek myths. We have read Theseus and the Minotaur, King Midas, Perseus and Medusa, Persephone and Hades and some tales of Odysseus. We have enjoyed the exciting quests and heroic adventures. This week, we started to make up our own quest myths and drew story maps to show what happens to our heroes.
We have also been practising hard for our musical production telling the story of King Midas. We are excited about sharing it with you next week.
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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zkpmhyc). 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.