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 & Miss Roberts (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....
This week in Y3, we have been telling stories using the iPads.
We have been reading 'The Boy with the Bronze Axe' by Kathleen Fidler. After reading an exciting chapter called 'The Day of the Eagle', we painted pictures in the style of Stone Age cave paintings to retell the main things that happened in the story.
After that, we took photographs of the paintings and used the iPads to record our voices retelling the story. We enjoyed trying to put lots of detail and expression into our presentations. We are very pleased with the results!
Last week in Y3, we read a chapter of the BFG that introduces a disgusting vegetable called a snozzcumber. The BFG hates the taste of them but that is all he has to eat in Giant Country!
We decided to make up some recipes to make the snozzcumber taste better. We used the iPads to film each other presenting a cookery programme demonstrating our ideas. We used lots of time connectives and imperative verbs in our presentations!
After watching some of our videos, we wrote our recipes to be part of a cookery book for giants. Here is some of our great writing:
You will need:
Tomato ketchup, grated carrot, cheese, grapes and a mixer.
What to do:
First, blend the carrot.
Next, cut the grapes carefully into little bits.
Now, scoop the middle out of the snozzcumber and cut the ends off.
Then, pour the carrot and grapes in the snozzcumber.
Finally, stick the top of the snozzcumber on with tomato ketchup.
Final note of warning:
You will need a big mouth to eat it because it is gigantic!
What you need:
Strawberries, milk, apples, apricots, mango, fresh cream, snozzcumbers, a knife, 2 spoons and a bowl.
What to do:
First, slowly cut one end of the snozzcumber off and keep it.
Next, spoon out the yucky middle of the snozzcumber.
Then, grab the bowl and drop in the strawberries and apples followed by the mango and apricots.
Squirt in the yummy cream and pour in the milk.
Mix the ingredients together and spoon it into the snozzcumber.
Put the end on (the one you chopped off earlier).
How to make a snozzcumber smoothie.
Have you only got disgusting snozzcumbers? Well no more! Follow these instructions and snozzcumbers will be delicious!
You will need:
A cheese grater, a smoothie cup, a straw, a potato masher, water, a snozzcumber and a mixing bowl.
What to do:
First, grate the snozzcumber into the bowl.
Next, mash up the grated snozzcumber.
Now, add the water and mix the mixture with your hands.
Finally, pour the mixture into the cup and place the straw in.
And now, the moment you have been waiting for, you can drink it!
A final note from me...I hope you enjoy your smoothie!
How to make snozzcumber pork
What you will need:
Snozzcumber, pork, milk, eggs and bread.
What you need to do:
First, chop the snozzcumber into 5cm bits.
Then, put them in the bowl.
Next, pour the slippery eggs in.
Then, put the pork in and whisk it until the pork is mixed in.
After that, pour the milk on top and put it in the oven.
Wait for exactly 47 minutes.
Finally put the bread on top.
In ICT lessons this half term, we are learning how to do more coding. We will be concentrating on conditional events where we use 'if statements' which select different pieces of code to execute depending on what happens to other objects.
This week we have started by designing a maze. We programmed the spaceship to move around when we press certain keys and to stop if it hits a wall.
Here are a few of our designs:
This week we have been building Lego models and using computer coding to make them move. This links to our Design Technology project on making moving monsters. We started by building a 'hungry alligator' and then connected it to the computer. We discovered how to make the mouth open and close and program the alligator to make noises. Some of us managed to use a motion sensor to make the mouth close when we put our hand in it. It was a lot of fun and we can't wait to have another go at building a different model!