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/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Mrs Finney (3N/R) and Miss Wall (3AW). We have three Teaching Assistants who work within the team: Mrs Allen, Mrs Dawes and Mr Gartrell.
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 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
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....
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.
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.