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.



'Around the world in 80 days'

 Please scroll down to see our curriculum map to find out all about this terms learning.



Please see the letter attached regarding Year 3's start and end of the day arrangements and times.


      P.E. Days are Thursday's and Friday's.

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 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.



Monday 4th January 2021- First day of Spring Term

Monday 25th January 2021- Parents Evening

Thursday 28th January 2021- Parents Evening

Friday 12th February 2021- Break up for half term

Monday 22nd February 2021- Non-Pupil Day

Tuesday 23rd February 2021- First day of Spring 2

Thursday 18th March 2021- Reach Outdoors- Bushcraft

Friday 19th March 2021- Year 3 Virtual Learning Celebration

Thursday 25th March 2021- Reach Outdoors- Bushcraft

Thursday 25th March 2021- Reports out

Thursday 1st April 2021- Reach Outdoors- Bushcraft

Thursday 1st April 2021- Last day of Spring Term



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





Spring Term Curriculum Map



Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Tuesday 15th December 2020- Christmas Dinner Day!

Redwings had so much fun during their Christmas Dinner today! Although it was different this year, we had a great time in our class. We listened to Christmas music, had a dance and made it a personal challenge to see how many pigs in blankets we could eat!! Merry Christmas everyone!


Friday 11th December 2020- Escape from Pompeii Diary.

In our writing we have been reading the text 'Escape from Pompeii'. For our final piece of writing, we wrote a diary as if we were in Pompeii on the 24th August 79AD when the mighty Mount Vesuvius erupted! We thought about our 5 senses and what we would be able to smell, see, hear, touch and taste if we were there! 

Monday 16th December 2020

Have a look at our shadow puppet shows!

Tuesday 1st December 2020- Lemon Volcanoes!

As part of our writing journey and our class text 'Escape from Pompeii', we have learnt all about volcanoes! We learnt how volcanoes are formed and watched videos of volcanoes erupting! We recreated our own volcanoes by using lemons, food colouring and baking soda. We had so much fun recreating our own erupting volcanoes...take a lot below.

Friday 27th November- Can light travel around corners?

In our new topic of Light, we have been asking lots of questions about light, for example: How do we see? How does light travel? We set up an investigation to answer the question 'Can light travel around corners?' To investigate this we made a tower with some objects and put our whiteboard in between the light and the object. Then shone the light on it, we noticed that we could not see the object on the other side. We came to the conclusion that light does not travel around corners but in fact straight lines! Look at our investigation below...

Anti-Bullying Week- Thursday 19th November 2020

This week is anti-bullying week. In class we have discussed what bullying is. We decided that bullying is intentional and repetitive and deliberately hurts somebody either physically or emotionally. As a class, we discussed what individual part we would play in uniting against bullying. Some examples included: telling a teacher and being kind to everyone. Have a look below at our anti-bullying puzzle pledges.

Rhyming Couplets - We received a letter! Wednesday 11th November 2020


Something strange has been happening in Year 3. At first, we noticed some green leaves growing up our wall and it has now turned into a beanstalk that nearly touches the ceiling! We have a beanstalk in class!! We were unsure of why it was there and then we received a letter from a giant! He had fallen down the beanstalk and couldn't find his way back. The funny thing about giants is they always talk in rhyme, so we what to respond in rhyme when writing back to him! Have a look at our poems below and remember to keep your eyes peeled for that giant.

Traditional Tales- Friday 6th November 2020

We've had a great first week back in Year 3 this week!! Our new writing journey is all about traditional tales and our class text is 'Jim and the Beanstalk'. We have started to create a story map and have come up with some actions to help us learn the story. We had so much fun doing this, look at us in action...

Making a healthy and balanced wrap- Friday 23rd October 2020

Today we have come to the end of our Science learning all about 'Animals and Humans'. First we had to select the appropriate tools to be able to cut our foods. We used cheese graters, knives and spoons! Then to put our knowledge of healthy and balanced foods to the test, we selected a range appropriate ingredients to put inside our wrap! As you can see we really enjoyed eating our wraps too!

Colour Theory in Art- Friday 16th October 2020

As part of our Pop Art learning in Art, we have been revisiting the colour wheel and deciding which colours are harmonious colours. On Friday we used paint to record primary colours, secondary colours and even tertiary colours! We presented this in our sketch books in a variety of ways, we had lots of fun painting. Check out our photos below...

Working our Muscles- Thursday 8th October 2020

In Science we've been investigating the question 'How do I know I've worked my muscles?' We went outside and did lots of strength exercises including squats, star jumps, running on the spot and burpees. We came back in and felt really tired! We decided as a class that it's because we have worked our muscles extremely hard! We have learnt that our muscles work in pairs to contract and relax and that's how we are able to move them!

ìHola! Uno, Dos, Tres- Jueves 1st Octubre 2020

We have been so excited to be learning Spanish with Senora Head so far this term. We have learnt lots of new phrases such as good morning- buenos dias, good afternoon- buenas tardes and good evening- buenas noches! We have also been learning our numbers in Spanish from 1-10. Look at us in action below...

Throwing and Catching- Wednesday 23rd September 2020

In PE this week with Mr Leaman we have been learning how to throw and catch a dodgeball with control. We put our skills to the test and in teams we worked together to defend and attack our zones. Check out how much fun we had in PE this week below... 

Labelling Skeletons- Tuesday 15th September 2020

This week in Science we have started our new learning all about humans and animals! Firstly we looked at why our skeleton is important and found out it helps keep us upright and gives us our human shape! We then took a skeleton, cut it up and put it back together correctly. We then used scientific language to label our skeletons. Check out our amazing Science learning below!

Representing numbers to 100 - Tuesday 8th September 2020


We have had such a great few days back in Year 3! In Maths, we have been looking and representing numbers up to 100! Soon we will move on to bigger numbers. It is important to do this using our Maths resources as it deepens our place value knowledge and will help use later with our addition and subtraction. Check out the numbers we were able to represent in class today!

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