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....
We set a challenge this week to use your 'maths eyes' to look around for when things are divided into equal groups and think about how this relates to fractions. Here are some photos of fractions that people have found:
Libby noticed that each egg was 1 sixth of the box and labelled them. She then used one egg to make some gingerbread and had 5 sixths left.
Kate arranged the 10 segments of her orange into 5 fifths.
Arin used boxes of eggs to show 1 third and 12 twelfths. He also explored the fractions on a clock.
Sammy used Minecraft to count in sevenths.
This boy saw fractions in some birthday balloons. He said that 2 eighths of the balloons are yellow and 1 eighth is gold.
Freya made some blueberry muffins and noticed some fractions before she baked them. She said that the green cases were 2 twelfths of the whole tray and that there were 1 sixth of the blueberries in the green cases. There are lots of equal groups in this picture. Can you spot some more fractions?
If you have been inspired to look around you and find some fractions after looking at these pictures, then please take a photo of what you spot and email it to us. We will then add your pictures to this blog.
This week, the writing challenge was a story about where trolls come from. Here are some of the Y3 stories for you to read.
Zaina sent us a 20-page story called 'The Magic Rainbow' that we enjoyed reading.
Lots of you enjoyed finding out about Greece. Charlie and Matilda made posters to show their information:
Aleena made a factfile:
Phoebe made a PowerPoint presentation:
This girl wrote about when she went on holiday to Greece:
We have been sent lots of pictures of Greek flags children have made in different ways. We think they look great!
This boy has been enjoying finding out about history at home. He has been making a timeline and here is a picture of the Greek and Roman section. He also enjoyed dressing up as a Greek soldier.
Jacob has shown us his musical and creative talents this week. He passed his grade 1 cornet exam (which was taken virtually) and learned to knit.
Sophie has been thinking about Article 24 - The Right to Healthcare, and has thought about how to keep healthy.
Lots of you are getting outside in the lovely weather. This girl has been on a bird watching walk:
Leon went fishing and caught a brown trout:
This girl went on a walk to Pete McKee's Gallery to see her art work displayed in his window:
Daisy has been busy making a stop motion animation this week:
It has been another week with lots of creative ideas for keeping busy and learning at home. Once again, thank you to everyone who has emailed us to let us know what you have been doing. We really enjoy reading everything you send to us so please do continue to keep in touch.
We have seen lots of great examples of maths work from fractions, to times tables, to playing games, singing and measuring. Leo and his family have been enjoying playing a board game that they would recommend if anyone is looking for something new to play. It is called 'City of Zombies'.
Eddie has made a stop motion animation with Lego. It must have taken a very long time to make as he has taken a lot of pictures to make the characters move so smoothly.
For literacy home learning this week, the Y3 children read a text called 'The Truth about Trolls'. They then created their own mythical beasts including some of the features that they had read about.
Take a look at some of these creative troll pictures and read all about them:
Caitlin has warned us that her story is not for the faint-hearted!
Here is Aidan's great writing. We love the twist at the end!
Fimi wrote about what trolls like to eat.
Eva made a lovely collage picture using felt.
Emilia made a detailed line drawing.
Art has made two pictures of trolls. The second one is inspired by a street artist named David Zinn who uses chalk. We like the way he's used the plant as the troll's hair.