White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


Robins are cheerful and friendly birds, well known for their distinctive colouring and beautiful song.These colourful characters are lively and outgoing, and will brighten anyone's day. Although small in stature, they are daring and adventurous, and use their inquisitive nature to innovate and solve problems. As young members of the year 3/4 team, Robins use these skills to work together harmoniously and set their sights high and soaring in the sky. 


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 Tuesdays 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 2019 - 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 Clohessy) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Miss Durnford, Mrs Sage or Mrs Foster).





Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Above Water, Water Education! Friday 12th July 2019 


Today in Year 3 we had a visit from 'Above Water' an educational charity that teaches children about staying safe in the water. We learnt what lifeguards have to do when someone is in danger in the water and how to keep ourselves safe. We tried on a lifeguards uniform and even saved someone from drowning! Our instructor told us by lying on our backs in the water, even if we can't swim, will prevent us from drowning. We also learnt how to make a big motion with our arms to get the attention of an adult if we feel unsafe in the water.

Our instructor told us that we are allowed to ask our parents/guardians to put their phones down when we are in any type of water, even the bath. 7 children died last year due to parents/carers being on their phones whilst a child was in water. Have a look below at all the important and fun learning we did today!

Money Matters Workshop - Friday 5th July 2019


Today in Year 3, we were lucky enough to be visited by a local bank to discuss money and savings. We discussed what a 'budget' was and why adults use this a lot! We were then given a budget and asked to create someones 'dream holiday'. This included use having to factor in flights, hotels and food! We then created a poster to advertise our holiday deals! Have a look below at our amazing learning. 

Visit from an author - Friday 21st June 2019


This morning, we were lucky enough to be visited by author Adam Nevill, who just so happens to be a parent in Robins! Adam is a successful author who writes scary stories for adults. Adam started the workshop by reading us 'The TIger Who Came To Tea' and we talked about why this wasn't suspenseful. He spoke to use us about how he creates suspense in his stories and taught us how to write our own suspense stories. He told us that we need to make our characters scared in order to scare our readers, as well as some other trade secrets! We helped Adam by drawing a scary version of the tiger before listening to Adam’s version of The Tiger Who Came to Tea…’Sophie’s Last Tea’ and then wrote our own versions. We would like to thank Mr. Nevill for taking the time to visit us. BE sure to check out Robin's Suspense Storied, coming soon!

Personification - Monday 17th June 2019


This week in our writing we have been looking at using personification to add impact to our stories. This means giving human characteristics to an object or animal. The children in Robins loved investigating this! Have a look at our descriptions below and see if you can spot the personification! 

Wednesday 5th June 2019 - Fractions of a number!


This week in Robins, we have been looking at finding a unit fraction and non-unit fraction of an amount. A unit-fraction is a fraction with a numerator of 1. A non-unit fraction is a fraction with a numerator greater than 1. Have a look at our learning below. 

Run Robins, Run! Tuesday 14th May 2019


This week in PE we have been practising for Sports Day! We have been lapping the field, timing ourselves then going even faster. We cannot wait to see you on Thursday 6th June for the big event! Have a look below at our athletic abilities. 

Telling the Time - Thursday 1st May 2019


This week Robins have been learning to tell the time on an analogue and digit clock! We are learning to tell the time to the nearest minute and will apply this to word problems. Have a look at us using the clocks below!

Salvador Dali Art Work - Wednesday 24th April 2019


In Art we have been looking at the work of Salvador Dali and discussing our opinions on some of his surrealistic art work. We created our own animal pictures in the style of Salvador Dali. Here are some of our opinions from Robins.


"It makes the picture look more interesting." Grace


"The picture is silly but really creative." Reece


"The picture looks very odd." Todd


Have a look below at some of our own creative pieces. 

Adding using a formal written method - Tuesday 2nd April


This week we have been learning how to add using a written method. This is called the columnar method and many parents will be familiar with this. We have been looking what happens when we need to exchange! Have a look below. 

Year 3's Learning Celebration! - Monday 25th March 2018


Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to watch our rendition of 'Oliver!' we hope you enjoyed! Have a look below at some of our learning we shared with you all.

Wb Monday 11th March 219 - Science Week


This week at White Rock is Science Week. We will be looking at electricity and how to make circuits. We will then discuss renewable energy and make our own wind turbines. Keep an eye out for this later this week!

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day.


Well done to all the children in Robins for their amazing World Book Day outfits! We enjoyed lots of activities throughout the day including a book trail and quiz. Have a look below at a snapshot of our day. 

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.

Time Travel Story - Tuesday 13th February 2019


Over the last week we have planned and written our stories based on time travel. Our characters have traveled back in time to the Victorian era! Have a look at some our extracts below. 

Debate for Workhouses! Monday 28th January 2019


This week during our Theme sessions we have been learning about social classes in the Victorian times. We have discussed workhouses and who would work within these. Robins then came up with a debate 'For' and 'Against' workhouses today. Have a look at our planning below. 

Wednesday 23rd January - Beebots


This week for in Robins we have been using our directional language of 'clockwise' and 'anti-clockwise' to navigate the Beebot around the classroom. We have learnt the language 'degrees' and know that a 90' turn is the same as a quarter turn. Check out our Beebots below. 

Wednesday 16th January 2019 - Social Classes


Today in Robins we have been learning about the different social classes during the Victorian times. We have looked at the difference in houses, clothes and food that differed depending on an individuals social classes. Have a look below at what we discovered. 

Bikeability - Wednesday 9th January 2019


This week we have learnt all about Bikeabilty! 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. 

Wildwood Escot - Wednesday 19th December 2019


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!

Light and Shadow - Wednesday 12th December 2018


This week we have been learning about how shadows are made. We have been investigating this using the torches and objects. We discovered that shadows are made when light is blocked by an object. Light only travels in straight lines so when light is blocked by an object the light cannot pass through. 

Scaling - Wednesday 5th December 2018


This week in Robins we have been looking at scaling an object, we did this using Jack and the Giant. We discussed that if Giant is 3x taller than Jack then Jack must be a third of the height of Giant. We used resources to represent this. Check out our learning below. 

Building a Chariot! Friday 30th November 2018


After learning about chariot races last week, we decided to make our own chariots! We used our D&T skills to attach the wheels and dowels to the main structure. We designed the front using traditional Roman colours. 

Chariot Racing! Friday 23rd November 2018


Today Robins have been learning about chariot racing! This was very popular in ancient Rome. We talked about who would take part in these races and how brutal the game was! Have a look below at our diary entries. 

Cuisenaire Rods for scaling - Tuesday 13th November 2018


Today in Maths we have been looking at scaling objects using the Maths resources. We looked at problems such as 'Find a rod that represents Jack and the Giant if Giant is two times taller'. Have a look below at our amazing Maths. 

Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Anti Bullying Workshop

This week Robins 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 Robins 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.

Ordering Fractions


Today in Cranes we have been ordering fractions using > and <. We have been learning about the words 'denominator' and 'numerator'. Check out our amazing Maths below!

Reach Outdoors


Over the next few weeks Year 3 will be completing different activities with the Reach Outdoors team, including going in the sea! Have al ook at what we've been up to so far!

Mystical Creature Story


This week we have been writing stories based on mystical creatures. We used descriptive language to describe our characters and created our story around this. Have a look below at some of our finished pieces. 

Adding 100 to a 3 digit number


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

Roman Invasions!


Today in Robins we were acting out some Roman invasions! We will be learning more about this throughout the coming weeks. Check out Robins' Oscar worthy performances! 


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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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