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Year 3 Blog

Introduction

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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Introduction

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.

 

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Welcome to the Y4 blog. We know that the question that children are mostly asked as they leave school is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs we will share with you what your children have been getting up to and all of the wonderful work that they have been doing. The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Shaw and Mrs Drury in Y4S/D, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (this is not a typo!) in Y4S/S, Miss Norris in Y4HN and Miss Wall in Y4AW. The children are supported by our teaching assistants too, including Mrs Biggs, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Tandy. We also have help from Miss Lee, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Flynn and Mrs Wolff. Some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub too with Mrs Tandy. What a team!

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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

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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....

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22 Sep 2017

Visit to Alfred Denny Museum

This week all classes in Y3 visited the Alfred Denny Museum at Sheffield University. We took part in lots of different activities and learned lots about bones and skeletons. 

In the laboratory, we put on lab coats and observed different animal remains and bones to decide which were actually bones. We learned that bones are alive and about the jobs of osteoblasts, osteoclasts and osteocytes. We used a life-sized human skeleton to identify a range of human bones and discussed how to keep our bones healthy.

We experimented by carefully placing weights in bags hanging off different bones with and without calcium and collagen. As predicted, the healthiest bone had high levels of both.

We also took part in a visit to the museum containing hundreds of animal skeletons and preserved exhibits. We followed clues to identify different mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. 

It was a great day! Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the University of Sheffield for leading the day for us and helping us with our science topic, and to all the parent volunteers who gave up a day to come with us.

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22 Mar 2017

Trip to Pooles Cavern

We had a great time on our trips to Pooles Cavern in Buxton this week, despite the bad weather! Y3JD and Y3R/D got very wet on Monday but still did our best to work on soggy paper! Unfortunately, we couldn't walk right up to Solomon's Temple as the ground was too slippery but we really enjoyed going into the cave.

The cave is amazing and the tour was fascinating. We loved seeing the huge stalactite in the middle and learning about the stalagmites that look like a pile of fried eggs! We also enjoyed looking down the river at the 'long view'. When we were deep into the cave, the tour guide turned the lights off so we could experience how dark it is. It made us realise why the Stone Age people didn't go that far in as we couldn't see anything at all!

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24 Sep 2016

Visit to Alfred Denny Museum

This week all classes in Y3 visited the Alfred Denny Museum. We took part in lots of different activities and learned lots about bones and skeletons.

In the lab, we put on lab coats and observed different animal remains and bones to decide which were actually bones. We learned that bones are alive and about the jobs of osteoblasts, osteoclasts and osteocytes. We used a life-sized human skeleton to identify a range of human bones and discussed how to keep our bones healthy.

We experimented by carefully placing weights in bags hanging off different bones with and without calcium and collagen. As predicted, the healthiest bone had high levels of both and easily supported over 26 heavy stones.

We also took part in a visit to the museum containing hundreds of animal skeletons and preserved exhibits. We followed clues to identify different mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.

It was a great day! Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the University of Sheffield for leading the day for us and helping us with our science topic, and to all the parent volunteers who gave up a day to come with us.

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19 Apr 2016

Visit to the EIS

Y3JD and Y3R/W visited the English Institute of Sport yesterday to take part in a morning of sports skills led by students from Sheffield Hallam University.

They all enjoyed a very busy morning and learned about agility and ball skills by playing lots of different games.

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28 Jun 2015

Trip to Kelham Island Museum

Last week we visited Kelham Island for the day to get a taste of what life would have been like for a child during World War 2. Throughout the day the children took part in different activities including examining the items in an evacuee's suitcase, identifying enemy aircraft, taking refuge in an Anderson shelter and looking at the life of a munitions worker. It was a very worthwhile visit and hopefully gave the children an insight into life during that period.

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