Welcome to our Year 3 class page
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.
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:
We have been taking lots of opportunities to learn outside! Have a look at some of the work we have done:
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 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 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.
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.