White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 3 ROBINS

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

'#Explore More'

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

 

 

START AND END OF THE DAY

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 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

Thursday 1st April- Final day of Term

Monday 19th April- First day of Summer Term

Monday 3rd May- Bank Holiday

Monday 17th and Thursday 20th May- Parent's evening

Friday 28th May- Last Day

Monday 7th June- INSET day

Tuesday 8th June- First Day Back

Wednesday 7th July- Science Museum

Wednesday 14th July- End of Year Reports

Wednesday 21st July- Sports Day

Friday 23rd July- Final day of Summer Term
 

MEET THE TEAM

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

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

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

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

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

SUMMER TERM

Summer Term Curriculum Map

 

 

Wednesday 21st July - The Big Butterfly Count

Today we went into the woodlands to do the big butterfly count! We found lots of white butterflies, a few admirals and some spotted wood butterflies.

We then talked about habitats and had a go at making some bug houses! 

Wednesday 21.07.21- SPORTS DAY!

Today is Sports Day! We were so excited come into school in our house colours and take part in our sporting activities. We started with the track events, where we ran a lap of the track and we enjoyed cheering each other on. We then took part in a long jump to see how far we could jump, whilst making sure we kept our feet together! Finally, we had so much fun throwing the javelins. Look how far we threw these! We had such a great time. THANK YOU Mr Leaman and Mrs Tyson for organising these events for us! 

Friday 16th July 2021 - #ExploreMore – A celebration of our learning.

 

This term, our learning journey has been called ‘#ExploreMore’. We have been linking our learning to the topic of plants. We have named and described the different functions of a plant and have learnt about the requirements that plants need to grow. 

 

We found out that the best way to help a plant grow is by planting it in a greenhouse. This would mean the plant would be in a light, warm and airy environment, to give it the best chance of growing and surviving. 

 

We have linked our learning in Science to our Design and Technology learning. Firstly, we spoke about the importance of the materials that greenhouses are made out of to allow the plants to grow.

 

We worked in groups to find out which 3D structure would be the best design for a strong and sturdy greenhouse.  After looking at some different images of greenhouses, we chose the most suitable materials that we could use to make our own mini greenhouse.

 

We had lots of fun learning about plants and greenhouses in this journey.

Check out our mini greenhouses and learning below...

Thursday 8th July - Reach Outdoors

What an amazing afternoon we had at Goodrington Beach! We warmed up with a game of 'Cut the Cake' on the beach - it was really tiring running through the sand! Then we did some relay races, ending in the sea. It was great fun and we were all exhausted afterwards! 

Friday 18th June 2021- Cave Art!

We have really enjoyed our writing journey of 'The First Drawing'. This week, we have been preparing A3 pieces of paper to make them more cave like. We used tea staining, glue and sand to create a rough, cave like texture! Today we acted like cave boys and girls and began by collecting our own natural materials to create our own cave art. We collected sticks, leaves and stones and made them into tools. Once back in class, we put our tables on their side and used natural materials like charcoal and oil to make paint! We had so much fun creating different cave paintings including animals, people and different lines! Check us out in action...

Wednesday 9th June 2021- Right angles!

This week we have started our new Maths journey all about properties of shapes. We have been identifying right angles in shapes and used our very own angle eaters to help us find right angles in our classroom. Have a look at us in action...

Monday 7th June 2021 - History

It was lovely to see so many happy faces after a sunny half term. We went to look at our wattle and daub walls and were really excited to see that they had still managed to stay as we had left them!

Friday 14th May 2021

Today in Spanish we learnt how to say the names of objects we find in our pencil case. Senorita Head said we speak Spanish just like the children in secondary school! We also played a funny games where we created a freezeframe with silly phrases. Have a look at our photos below.

Friday 7th May - Art

Last week in art we used pastels to cover our page and painted in black. Today we used a range of techniques to scratch off the paint to reveal some beautiful artwork! 

Friday 7th May 2021 - History

We enjoyed being historians today looking at what life was like in Britain before the Romans invaded. We had a go at weaving before attempting our own wattle and daub!

Thursday 29th April 2021- The goats return!

Welcome back Arnie and Archie! Robins were really excited to hear the goats had returned to school, so whilst completing our outdoor learning we stopped to say hello to the goats.

Thursday 29th April 2021- Plant Observation Skills!

This week we have been plant explorers! We have used our knowledge of the parts of the plant to observe different types of plant and make up our very own! We gathered lots of plant parts and discussed their functions. A plant needs the flower to attract bees, the stem to keep it upright, the leaves to produce food and the roots to keep it in the ground and absorb nutrients! We decided that if a plant didn't have all of it's parts it wouldn't survive. Look at us in action...

Wednesday 28th April 2021- Celebrations!

We were delighted to celebrate Elsie's medal for completing a triathlon at the weekend! First female and 4th overall, what an achievement!

Tuesday 20th April 2021- Computing

This week in Computing, we got to explore the new Scratch 3. We had a lot of fun exploring the new features and commands. We also had a go at tinkering and also changed our characters (Sprites) appearance and the backgrounds. Look at us in action.

Monday 19th April 2021- Welcome back!

We were excited to see one another and get to know some new faces today. To do so, we played some team games in the sun.

SPRING TERM

Spring Term Curriculum Map

Thursday 18th March 2021 - Writing

Oh no, there are giants on the loose! Today we read the beginning of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'. We had fun making up our own giant names and describing them. We made wanted posters so they can be found (they love eating juicy humans!).

Friday 12th March 2021- Forces

What a great week we have had back in school. We've really enjoyed our time back and being back with our friends. Today we started our new Science learning all about forces. We found out that a force can be a push or a pull. We sorted lots of different actions according to if it is a push, so it moves further away from us, or a pull, when something comes closer to us. 

AUTUMN TERM

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Tuesday 15th December 2020- Christmas Dinner Day!

Robins 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! Take a look at some diaries below...

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...

Moving 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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