Welcome to Year Three at Mill Park Heights Primary School.
In Performing Arts, students from Classes 3C, 3D & 3E are exploring elements of music through playing the xylophone as well as learning about a variety of percussion instruments. Students are learning how to sit behind the xylophone, how to hold and use the mallets and how to correctly play the xylophone bars. While learning different songs students are gaining an understanding of beat, rhythm, music notation and melody. Students have been very excited to be learning a musical instrument as well as learning the lyrics to different songs. In Visual Arts, Classes 3A & 3B are modelling with clay. Their goal is to create a Crazy Clay Critter. During this process they will be learning how to mould a pinch pot, how to add features using correct joining techniques, how to add texture and finally how to underglaze and gloss glaze their finished creation. All Year 3 classes have been very enthusiastic and have settled in well ready for an exciting year in the Arts.
Mrs Hurrey, Ms Fribbs & Mr Evans
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
Different Year 3 classes are doing either Visual or Performing Arts in Term 1 and they will swap over in Term 2.
In Visual Arts, the students have created a front cover ‘poster’ look design in their journals using specialty craft paper. Learning and incorporating the skills of block/bubble writing showing an awareness of size, shape, spacing and readability. The students are now taking a magical journey into their imagination in a unit called ‘Creative lmaginary Creatures’ and learning new skills in colour mixing, design and collage as they explore contrasting colours, shape, size, spatial relationships and theme.
In Performing Arts, we are exploring elements of Music through playing and researching a variety of melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments. There is a particular focus on playing the xylophones thinking about beat, rhythmic patterns and melody, as well as singing, playing and creating songs. There will be a whole class performance of a musical piece with rotating groups of singers, rhythm percussion players and a melodic xylophone section. Lots of enjoyment by all J
Laurelle Fribbs, Garry Evans
Arts Quote of the Week: ‘Great things are done by a series of small things brought together’ ~ Vincent van Gogh