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....
This week in Year 3, we have been thinking about simple past tense and have looked at regular and irregular spellings of past tense verbs. The sheet sent home today gives some further practice.
Please return the sheet to school by Friday 23rd October 2020.
For homework this week, we have sent home a board game to play. It involves adding and subtracting 10 or 100 from a three-digit number which is an essential part of developing the children's number sense.
As well as playing the game, you could practise counting forwards and backwards in tens or hundreds from different starting points (for example, start at 7 and count on in tens to get 7, 17, 27, 37, etc, or start at 820 and count back in hundreds to get 820, 720, 620, etc).
Enjoy playing the game and please return the sheet to school by Friday 16th October 2020.
The homework for this week is about imperative verbs. We have been writing instructions in class and have learnt that imperative verbs are when the verb is used at the start of the sentence to make it a command.
There are some tasks on the sheet sent home today to complete and return to school by 9th October 2020.
Your homework task this week is to compare the land use in two different pictures.
You will have brought home a recording sheet for your ideas. Here are the pictures we would like you to compare:
Things to think about:
Which word would you use to describe the location in each picture (urban or rural)?
Describe the physical features you notice in both pictures.
Describe the human features you notice in both pictures.
What similarities do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?
What differences do you notice between Picture A and Picture B?
Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture A. Use your senses.
Describe an experience you have had whilst visiting a locality like Picture B. Use your senses.
This homework is due back by Friday 2nd October 2020.
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!