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

'Free To Be Me'

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

 

START AND END OF THE DAY TIMES

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

P.E AND DANCE DAYS

      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 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 7th September - First day of Autumn Term 

Friday 25th September - Whole School Individual Photos

Thursday 1st October - Black History Month 

Monday 5th October - Parents' evening 

Thursday 8th October - Parents' evening 

Friday 23rd October - Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November - Non-Pupil Day 

Tuesday 3rd November - Children back 

Monday 16th November - Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday 3rd December - Reports Out 

Thursday 10th December - Human Rights Day

Friday 18th December - Break up For Christmas

 

MEET THE TEAM

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). 

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

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

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

AUTUMN TERM

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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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