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Autumn Term 2020

Miss Young is our class teacher in Year 3

Mrs Dinsdale and Mrs Bowen work as TAs in Year 3

A Christmas message from Miss Young

It is the end of my very first term at Ley Hill and I would like to say thank you!

Firstly, thank you for all the lovely gifts and messages I have received - they are more than generous and your words mean the world.

Secondly thank you - to both children and parents - for all your support, enthusiasm, kindness and hard work over the last few months. It has been incredible getting to know you all and I have had such fun - long may it continue!

Have an amazing, safe (and hopefully restful) Christmas and I will see you all in the new year.

Best wishes, 

Miss Young

Spring term planning and curriculum letter

Christmas Craft Week

This week we have been doing a range of Christmas crafts, including making collage Christmas cards and stockings! Have a look at some of the things we have made:

Outdoor Learning

We have been taking lots of opportunities to learn outside! Have a look at some of the work we have done:

We used objects in our environment to write word problems and bar models

We made Iron Age hill forts using the features we had learnt about:

We used our knowledge of shapes and angles to draw pictures

History Enrichment Week

As part of black history month, Year 3 have been learning about the influence of black culture on our music and movement. 

We focussed on how people have used dance and music to come together and express themselves, even through times of adversity.

 

Here are some of the things we have learnt:

 

Juba dance:

Juba dance started in the plantations. Slaves were banned from having instruments, so the slaves improvised by using clapping and stamping to create rhythms with their bodies. They created complex dances together.

 

This style of dance heavily influenced what we now know as tap dancing!

 

We worked together to create our own rhythms using clapping and stamping.

Jazz

We listen to jazz music and learnt about improvisation. We thought about how the music made us feel and what it made us think of. We created pieces of art work based on a piece of music by Fats Waller.

 

Soul Train

We learnt about the TV show 'Soul Train' and how it was the first to show predominately black performers. 

We talked about how 'Soul Train' was about expressing yourself in a time of judgement in the world. 

We made our own soul train, encouraging each other and supporting each other to express ourselves through dance.

 

This week year 3 have tested rocks for permeability and made their own cave painting using hand stencils and blown paint.

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