White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 3 WRENS

Wrens maybe small, but their inquisitiveness and perseverance enables them to be highly effective hunters. These cheerful characters are lively and outgoing, and as younger members of the Year 3/4 team, we also bring true determination and resilience to 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 Wednesday and Thursday.

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 Johnson) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Miss Durnford, Mrs Sage or Mrs Foster).

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

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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Thursday 21st March 2019- Reach Outdoors,

On Thursday, Wrens started their next Reach Outdoors sessions. We were split into groups and some of us did archery and some of us made a camp fire and got to toast marshmallows. We had lots of fun. We can't wait until next week to go again!

Friday 15th March 2019- Wind Turbines.

Wrens have used their team work skills today to make wind turbines. We have learnt this week that wind turbines are a source of renewable and sustainable energy. We had lots of fun making these! Check out our work below...

Wednesday 13th March 2019- Science Week

This week is Science Week! So far we have created circuits and experimented with adding different components to these circuits. Later in the week, we will be exploring the advantages of wind energy and creating our own wind turbines! Check back later in the week to see how we got on.

Thursday 7th March- World Book Day!

What an amazing day we had! We started off by designing our own blurbs for our reading books and took part in a book quiz. We then went down to Goslings and read with them. After that we took part in a book trail. We had to answer questions about famous books and authors and follow the clues all over the school! We have really enjoyed ourselves today! Have a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to. 

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! 

Wednesday 27th February 2019- European Countries

This week in Geography, Wrens have been locating European countries on a world map. We have looked at continents and capital cities of these countries. We will be using our knowledge of European countries to compare Victorian trade links to our trade links today with Europe. Look at our maps below...

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 how to do forward rolls accurately and side rolls, as you can see from the photographs.

Wednesday 13th February 2019- Food Glorious Food

This week, Wrens have been looking at The Eatwell Plate and have started to group foods according to their food groups. We have looked at dairy products, carbohydrates, proteins and fruit and vegetables. Wrens have explored why we need to eat a balanced diet and the importance of each food group. We have also created a healthier and more balanced diet for Oliver Twist. 

Wednesday 6th February 2019- Safer Internet Day

In PSHE, we have talked about being kind and safe online. Wrens had a discussion and thought about what to do if someone is unkind to us. We have also been learning a song called 'Pause and Think', which the whole school will be singing in assembly on Friday.

Wednesday 30th January 2019- Q19 Music Performance

This week we were joined by Q19 Percussion Duo who performed to us. We listened to lots of music and enjoyed taking part and joining in. In class we listening to lots of different music, especially songs Oliver Twist. Check out our photos and videos below. 

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Wednesday 23rd January- Directional Language

This week, Wrens have been using their knowledge of turns and angles to direct their beebots along a route. We used directional language such as, left, right, clockwise, anti-clockwise, forwards and backwards to support our reasoning. Check out the pictures below...

Wednesday 16th January 2019- Angle Eaters!

This week in Maths we have been learning about angles. We have compared right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. Wrens then looked around the classroom for any 90 degree angles they could see using their angle eater. Have a look at our learning below...

Bikeability - Wednesday 9th January 2019

 

This week Wrens have been involved in a Bikeabilty Presentation! In Year 3 we will have the opportunity to complete our Level 1 certificate. We will learn all about road safety, how to stay safe on the road and some of the highway code. If you are interested in your child taking part in this please contact the office.

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Thursday 20th December- Learning Celebration and Wildwood @ Escot

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

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 Wrens have been exploring with light and shadows. We have learnt about how shadows are formed using torches. We also asked scientific questions about light that we want to investigate further. Look at our learning below...

Wednesday 5th December 2018- Features of our Chariots

This week we have started to write our non-chronological reports of our Roman chariots. We have labelled our chariots and have written a paragraph about each of these explaining their function and compared this to chariots in Roman times. Check out our amazing writing below...

 

 

 

Wednesday 28th November 2018- Chariots

This week, Wrens have worked really hard to plan, design and make Roman chariots! First we planned our chariot and then used wooden doweling, thick cardboard, wheels and masking tape to join our chariots together. We had lots of fun making these and we are looking forward to having our chariot race!

Wednesday 21st November 2018: Non-Chronological Reports

This week Wrens have been learning about non-chronological reports. We have learnt about the features of this type of writing and have matched the features to their correct descriptions. This will help us when we come to write our own non-chronological report...

 

Wednesday 14th November- Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying Week. Wrens have taken part in lots of discussions and activities about Anti-Bullying and Respect. We have learnt about the word 'Respect' and what this looks like and means in school. See our amazing work below...

Wednesday 7th November 2018- Trading!

In our writing this week, we have been trading in the same way as the Celts did! We traded our animals for other animals and learnt what it would have been like to trade within Celtic settlements. We then learnt about how the Romans traded by using coins...we decided this was a more efficient way of trading! See our amazing trading below...

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - Roman Settlement.

This week Wrens have been looking at Roman settlements. We have explored the different areas within the settlement and have designed and labelled our own. Look at our photos below...

Wrens become Robin Hood!

Wrens had the exciting opportunity of turning into Robin Hood last week! We learnt how to hold a bow, shoot and aim for the target! Look how on target we were with our shots.

 

Wrens learn about different types of skeletons!

This week, Wrens have learnt about 3 different types of skeletons-

-Endo-skeletons

-Exo-skeletons

-Hydrostatic-skeletons!

We went outside and found some hidden animals and placed these into the correct groups. Look at our amazing learning below...

White Rock Danceathon!

Wrens really enjoyed our whole school Danceathon last week. We danced to different songs and raised money for our new dance studio!

Adding 100 to a 3 digit number.

This week in Maths we have been using our place value counters, diennes and number lines to add 100 to a 3 digit number. See our amazing learning below...

Roman Skeletons!

This week we have been thinking about the importance of a skeleton and why we we need one. We were very excited by a news report that told us  that archaeologist near Newton Abbot have made a discovery of Roman bones! 

In order to help them put these bones in the right place, we have helped them by creating our own skeletons and labelling the different bones. We have also learnt a song to help us remember this! 

First Day Back at School- Roman Day!

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 the life of a Roman. 

 

 

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