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.

Yours sincerely,
Stuart Jones

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Welcome to Year 3!

The Y3 teachers are Mrs Dutton & Mrs de Brouwer (3D/deB), Mrs Holden (3SH), Mrs Noble & Mrs Finney (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.

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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 Ms Reasbeck and Mrs Drury in Y4RD. The children are also supported by our teaching assistants: Mrs Proctor, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Hornsey, Mr Jenkinson and Mrs Wolff. We have help from Mrs Farrell, Miss Lee and Mrs Grimsley too and some of the children are lucky enough to spend time in The Hub with Mrs Allen. 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 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

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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), 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....

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06 May 2016

Flamenco dancing

In Indoor PE this week, Y3 have been having fun producing the first part of their Flamenco dance. This consists of forming standing positions with arm gestures followed by scrape and circle movements. It's looking really good.

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29 Apr 2016

Ancient Greek Day

On Wednesday, we had a lot of fun in Y3 at our Ancient Greek day. We all came to school dressed as ancient Greeks. The costumes were amazing! They included a Hoplite soldier...

A minotaur...

And some fantastic hairstyles...

During the morning we enjoyed lots of craft activities and games. Here are some of the things we did.

We found out that hoplites were foot soldiers who carried a spear and a round, patterned shield. We designed and made our own shields...

We learned to play a game called 'Knucklebones' that ancient Greek children played using dried bones from the neck of an animal (we used plastic bones!). We had to concentrate hard...

We learned that the owl was used as a symbol of the Greek goddess Athena's wisdom. We made clay models of Athena's owl...

We did some Greek maths. We discovered how to use an abacus...

And we built some of the Platonic solids (and learned their names). Here is an icosahedron which has 20 triangular faces...

Some children got together and made a tall stack of dodecahedrons...

We have learnt that masks were used in the theatre in ancient Greek times. We made masks of Medusa, a character from some of the Greek myths we have been reading...

Some of our activities had an Olympic theme. We found out that in the ancient Olympic Games, relay runners passed a torch to each other rather than a baton. The winner lit a fire to the gods. We made our own Olympic torches...

Olive wreath crowns were given to the winners of the Olympic games in ancient Greece. They were made from the branches of the olive trees growing in Olympia. We made our own winning crowns...

One of the events of the ancient Olympic games was the discus. We designed a discus using a paper plate...

We also had a go at writing using the Greek alphabet, completed some puzzles, coloured some pictures and designed key patterns.

Even though it was a busy morning, we found time to relax and read a Greek myth or two...

In the afternoon we showed off our amazing costumes and performed the Greek dancing that we have been practising in PE lessons...

We finished the day off with a huge Greek feast where lots of us tried foods we had never eaten before like feta cheese, olives, figs, dates and pomegranates...

It was a great day!

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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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03 Jun 2015

Sponsored event

Here are some pictures of the Y3s enjoying the sponsored Zumba-style fitness event in school this week. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored the children and helped to raise much-needed funds for school. We worked hard and had a lot of fun!


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18 May 2015

Ancient Greek Olympics

The Y3s took part in our Greek Olympics yesterday. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we all enjoyed an afternoon of sports activities outside. We split into eight teams and completed a circuit of activities, including the long jump, a sprint, hurdles, skipping, throwing and even a water race! We finished the afternoon with our own 'marathon' which involved running all the way round the outside of the school. The children in Y5AP helped to organise the events for us and did a fantastic job helping us to keep going and keeping the score. A huge thank you to them for their support.

Here are some pictures of the action...







The Marathon finishing line:

Here are the winning team when they had received their medals. They also received an olive wreath crown like the winners did in ancient Greek times.

The winners of the marathon received a medal and olive wreath too.



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