White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


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

'Once upon a time...'

This term we will be learning about traditional tales. This will include looking at different versions of familiar stories including Jack and the Dreamsack and Hansel and Gretel. We will be exploring our own dreams and ambitions as well as learning different types of plants, possibly even beanstalks!

(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

Monday 25th March - 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).




Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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Friday 3rd May 2019 - Assembly Performance

This week two children from Redwings demonstrated that they sing as sweetly as our namesake birds during a whole school celebration assembly. They performed two songs, have a look at the videos below!

Fight Song

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I'm A Mess

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Wednesday 24th April 2019 - Scientific Seeds

This week Redwings started a Science experiment to find out what plants need to grow. We decided that they need nutrients from soil, water, air and sunlight. We planted cress seeds and then put some in a dark box, and some in the sunlight. We are going to water some of them and leave others without water. We are going to monitor them over the next few weeks to see how well they grow.

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Bushcraft at Whitehill Country Park - Thursday 21st March 2019

This week we had our first visit to Whitehill Country Park. We did archery, den building and fire building. Whilst we were building our dens, we came across lots of King Alfred's cakes! These are brown fungi (names after King Alfred because apparently he always burnt cakes!) were the first way to transport a fire as they hold embers which made it easy for people to relight fires as they travelled. In archery, we had to use bows to aim at a target and try and get the highest score! Have a look at the photos below to see how we got on.

Science Week - 15.3.19

This week has been Science Week at White Rock Primary School. In Redwings, we looked at how electricity is conducted and how that helps many countries around the world. We then learned about sustainable energy and how wind and solar power can help underdeveloped countries. We then made our own wind powered machines. 

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day 2019

What an amazing day we had! We started off by reading stories to children in the nursery, we then took part in a book trail. We had to answer questions about famous books and authors and follow the clues all over the school! In the afternoon, we did a book quiz and even designed new covers and blurbs for our favourite books. Have a look at the pictures below to see how we got on.

Wednesday 27th February 2019

This week we began our new Literacy Journey. We are going to be learning about Britain and the European Union and how leaving might affect our lives. We will be writing letters to our local MP, Kevin Foster, to persuade him to come and talk to us about Brexit. Check back here for updates on our learning! 

Gymnastics Spring 1 Half Term

In Year 3 this half term, we have been practising our Gymnastics skills, including egg rolls, log rolls, rock'n'rolls and teddy bear rolls. We have also been learning different balances and how to do forward rolls accurately.

Wednesday 6th February

This week we have finished our Literacy journey and have written our time travel stories. We have been learning about complex and compound sentences as well as how to use rich vocabulary. Have a look at our stories below and see where we have applied our learning.

Wednesday 30th January 2019

In French this week, we learned how to say our ages in French as well as ask other people how old they are. We had to say 'quel âge as-tu?' and reply with 'J'ai sept/huit ans' to find a partner who was the same age as us! Have a look at the photos to see how we got on.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

In music this week, Redwings have been learning a song from the musical 'Oliver Twist'. We listened carefully to the different instruments we could here and compared it to other musical theatre songs. Look at the video below for a 'sneak peak' of our performance... 

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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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