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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 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.


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Welcome to the Y4 blog. 

The Y4 team consists of the following teachers: Mrs Purdom in Y4JP, Mrs Smith and Mrs Smith (yes, that's right) in Y4SS, Mrs Wymer in Y4CW and Mrs Drury in Y4JD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Mulqueen, Mrs Allen, Mrs Hill and Mr Gartrell. We have help from Ms Reasbeck, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too. What a team!

We know that the question children are mostly asked when they arrive home is 'What did you do today?' The response is often 'nothing'! Well, here is where you can find out what 'nothing' looks like. In our weekly blogs your children will share with you what they have been getting up to and show some of the wonderful work they have been doing. Check in each weekend for our latest news.


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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

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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....

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02 Feb 2018

Stone Age Day

Year 3 have enjoyed a visit from Jenny and her History Van (thehistoryvan.com) for a day of 'Surviving the Stone Age'. It was a very busy day, packed full of hands-on activities which taught us much more about how Stone Age people might have lived. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot!

In the morning, we began by talking about the work of an archaeologist and how we know about the Stone Age. We became 'hunter-gatherers' from the Palaeolithic Age (early Stone Age) and thought about what they would have done to survive. We made spears, scraped fur to make leather, hammered animal guts to make a string for a bow, identified animal bones, painted with chalk, looked at rocks and made necklaces from shells.

After lunch, we skipped forward several thousand years and we become 'farmers' in the Neolithic Age (new Stone Age). We crushed wheat to make flour, milked sheep, tried on stone age clothes, worked out how to make soup using a clay pot and a large stone and played games with stones. We also built a wall out of sticks and talked about how they would have built houses out of wattle and daub.

At the end of the day, we learned about stone circles. We sat by our stone circle and thought about all the things we had learnt throughout the day. We decided that we would be able to survive as Stone Age people, but it would be very hard work!

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10 Feb 2017

Stone Age Days

Year 3 have enjoyed a visit from Jenny and her History Van (thehistoryvan.com) for a day of 'Surviving the Stone Age'. It was a very busy day, packed full of hands-on activities which taught us much more about how Stone Age people might have lived. We had a lot of fun and learnt a lot!

In the morning, we began by talking about the work of an archaeologist and how we know about the Stone Age. We became 'hunter-gatherers' and took part in lots of practical activities. We made spears, scraped fur to make leather, hammered animal guts to make a string for a bow, identified animal bones, sorted rocks, painted with chalk and made necklaces from shells.

After lunch, we skipped forward several thousand years and we become 'farmers'. We crushed wheat to make flour, milked sheep, tried on stone age clothes, built a wall by weaving sticks, worked out how to make soup using a clay pot and a large stone and played games with stones.

At the end of the day, we learned about stone circles. We sat by our stone circle and thought about all the things we had learnt throughout the day. We decided that we would be able to survive as Stone Age people, but it would be very hard work!

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