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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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Introduction

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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21 Sep 2020

Art, reading and skeletons

As promised, here are some pictures of the wonderful self portraits the children have been creating using oil pastels. Can you recognise anyone?

Over the summer, we bought lots of new reading books for our Y3 book corners and the classrooms had some new bookshelves/boxes too. We want to encourage a love of reading and the children have told us they are enjoying browsing the new selection.

The children in Y3D/dB and Y3RH have written book recommendations to each other and they are displayed in the book corner as kites flying with Flat Stanley.

In our science lessons, the children had a go at building a human skeleton using art straws. We think these ones by children in Y3SH look great!

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18 Sep 2020

Homework - Skeletons

In our Science lessons, the children are learning about the skeletons of different animals. They have looked at the human skeleton and thought about why we have bones.

For their homework this week, we would like them to label some of the bones in the human skeleton with their scientific names. They will have brought home a sheet to complete.

Here are some links to short videos about the human skeleton that you might like to watch together at home:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9339j6/articles/zqfdpbk
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/ztfnvcw

Please return the sheet by Friday 25th September.


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07 Feb 2020

Homework - Light

This half term, we have been learning about light and shadows in our science lessons. For homework this week, we have sent home a choice of challenges and we would like you to choose 1 or 2 to complete and bring back to school to share next week.

As school is closed for an INSET day next Friday, please be ready to share your work on Thursday 13th February.

We look forward to seeing what you have created.


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29 Nov 2019

Homework - Magnets

In science lessons this half term, we are learning about forces and magnets. For homework this week, we would like you to explore everyday uses of magnets.

We look forward to sharing what you have discovered on Friday 6th December.

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29 Jun 2019

Homework - Parts of a Flower

In Science lessons, we have been learning about the parts of a flower and what plants need to grow.

For homework this week, the children will bring home a diagram of a flower to label the parts.

This document will help you:

www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/pdf/school-visits/rosemoor/activity-sheets/parts-of-a-flower-sketch-ks2.pdf

You might like to have a look at a real flower and see if you can find the different parts. You could even try building a model of a flower using the diagram to help you.

Please return your homework to school by Friday 5th July.


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