White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 3 REDWINGS

Redwings are sociable birds who enjoy working together towards a common goal, just like the children in Redwings class. We are also determined and enjoy demonstrating our resilience in all of our learning.

This Terms Theme

'HOW HAS THE REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA IMPACTED US TODAY?'

This term we will be learning about the Victorians and many different aspects of their lives. This will include looking at workhouses, how the Victorians lived and social inequality. We will look at how the reign of Victoria has impacted our lives in the 21st century.

(For more information about this term's theme, scroll down to our curriculum map)

 

P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please ensure that your child has the correct kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of every half term

 

Home Learning days

Home Learning will be handed out on a Friday and collected in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore aspects of your child's learning if you wish.

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 18th December - Year 3 Learning Celebration

 

Meet The Team

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Miss Durnford) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Miss Durnford, Mrs Sage or Mrs Foster).

sdurnford@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

lsage@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

lfoster@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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Wednesday 16th January 2019

This week we have been learning about right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. We used 'angle eaters' to compare different angles around our classroom before using our new knowledge to solve problems involving angles.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from 3 firefighters from Paignton Fire Station. We learned how to keep ourselves safe in the event of a fire as well as how to prevent fire. We also learned about the importance of having and testing smoke alarms.

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Thursday 20th December 2018 - Learning Celebration and WildWood @Escot.

What an amazing end to our first full term as Redwings! On Tuesday, we were able to share our learning with our adults at Redwings Learning Celebration. We were so pleased that so many adults came to see us singing and dancing.

Then, On Wednesday we went to Wildwood @Escot where we met some Celts who told us all about life as a Celt. We went on a woodland walk to see the different animals that would have been roaming free during the Roman times, such as Lynx, wolves and boars. We also had a go at different Celtic activities such as wood and metal work and got to look at the houses that Celts would have lived in. We had an absolutely fantastic time!

Wednesday 12th December 2018 - Light and Shadow

This week we have been learning how shadows are created. We asked scientific questions about the process of light and then investigated this using torches.  We learned that shadows occur when a light source is blocked by an object. 

Wednesday 5th December - Writing compound sentences

This week Redwings went on a treasure hunt to find out about the history of chariots. We then used these fact to write compound sentences. We had to include the conjunctions 'when', 'although, 'before' and 'after'.

Wednesday 28th November 2018

This week we have been making Roman chariots. We used different materials to create the wheel structure and the body of the chariot. Have a look a the photos below to see how we got on.

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Roman Home Learning

For the past three weeks, Redwings have been making Roman artefacts at home. We have made Roman villas, chariots, shields and even a Roman mosaic!

Have a look at the pictures of our home learning below... 

Anti Bullying Week - Wednesday 14th November 2018

Following on from the anti-bullying workshop last week, we have been thinking carefully about  the theme of this years anti-bullying campaign - 'Choose Respect'. We thought about how we show respect to everyone, both in school and at home. We then generated words that linked with respect.

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We also explored what bullying would look like so we can help to 'spot it and stop it'!
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Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Anti Bullying Workshop

This week Redwings took part in an anti-bullying workshop. We watched a drama performance and thought about how we can include everyone and celebrate our differences.

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - Fossils and sedimentary rocks!

 

In Redwings we have been learning all about fossils! We have looked at fossils found in Lyme Regis and have been explaining the process of fossilisation. Did you know that fossils can only form in sedimentary rock? Have a look below at our amazing learning.

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Adding 100 to a 3 digit number

This week in Maths we have been using place value counters, diennes and number line to add 100 to a 3 digit number. Have a look at the photos below to see how we got on! 

Mythical Descriptions

This week Redwings have been learning about Roman myths and legends. We created our own mythical creatures and used adjectives, adverbs and similes to describe them. Have a look at our learning below.

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Redwings become Romans!

We really enjoyed starting our first day of Year 3 as Romans. During the day, we made and baked traditional Roman honey and ricotta tartlets and enjoyed eating these during our Roman banquet. We also got to design and make our own shields and found out some interesting facts about life in the Roman Empire. 

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