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....
It has been a busy first couple of weeks in Year 3. The children have settled in really well and we are very pleased with how quickly they have learned the routines and how well they are engaging with their learning. They have also enjoyed catching up with their friends.
Alongside plenty of 'getting to know you' and 'settling in' activities, one of the first tasks was to create a self portrait using oil pastels. The children have impressed us with their art skills and we are busy putting their creations up as displays in school. As we are unable to have visitors in the classrooms at the moment, we will post photographs on this blog soon so you can see their wonderful work.
All children should now have brought home two reading books. One is a levelled book that the teacher has directed them to choose and the other is a free choice book to share at home. One of our top priorities for learning this term is to get the children reading as much as possible. We would like them to read at home every day if possible, or at least three times a week. They will be able to change their books in school once a week if they need to but we are asking that they bring their books into school every day for when we read in class.
Apart from reading, the children will be given some small weekly homework tasks to complete:
Monday - they will bring home a spelling list to learn for a test on Friday.
Tuesday - a times tables practice booklet to complete by the following Monday. The more the children can practise quick recall of these number facts, the better so you could look out for online games or apps that they might enjoy.
Friday - a homework task linked to our work in school to be returned the following Friday. This will usually be sent on green paper so it is easily identifiable.
We will try to post details of the weekly homework task and the spelling lists for the half term on this blog although we will not be able to include all of the printed sheets due to copyright.
We look forward to sharing lots of the children's great work on this blog in the coming weeks so please check back to see what they have been up to.
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.
We have all enjoyed our first week in Year 3 and we have been really busy!
As well as learning our way around and new routines, we have written letters to our teachers, read 'Flat Stanley' by Jeff Brown, invented our own number systems, made self portraits, looked at different types of sentences, played maths games on the computers, played parachute games, talked about 'wants and needs', and much more!
Thank you to all the children who brought in their 'What's through the window?' picture from their holiday homework. We have enjoyed sharing them and listening to all the places they have been and stories they have to tell.
Everyone has taken home their own Flat Stanley for this week's homework. Stanley would like to have some adventures outside of school. We would like an adult to look after him for a week and then talk at home about what he has been doing (it is fine to take some photos if you'd like to). The children will bring him back to school by Monday 18th September ready to tell their class what he has been doing.
We have all finished our self portraits and they are brightening up our classrooms with smiley faces welcoming people.
Can you work out who they are?
We have all enjoyed our first week in Year 3 and we have been really busy!
As well as learning our way around and new routines, we have written letters to our teachers, read 'Flat Stanley' by Jeff Brown, invented our own number systems, made self portraits, practised extending sentences, played maths games on the computers, played football outside, talked about 'wants and needs', taken part in an Atlas quiz, and much more!
Everyone has taken home their own Flat Stanley for this week's homework. Stanley would like to have some adventures outside of school. We would like an adult to look after him for a week and then talk at home about what he has been doing (it is fine to take some photos if you'd like to). The children will bring him back to school by Monday 19th September ready to tell their class what he has been doing.