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 problem solve. 


As younger members of the year 3/4 team, Robins use these skills to work together harmoniously and set their sights high on soaring in the sky.

The class teacher in Robins is Mr Shaun Wingrove. The Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Pateman and Mrs Netherway.


PE days: PE kits are required to be left in school from Wednesday and Thursday. The kit consists of a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers / plimsolls. During winter months, it is suggested that children are provided with a tracksuit. All items of PE kit should be labelled with the child's name and class.


Home Learning:  Will be given out on a Friday to be collected the following Wednesday. 


Team Leader: 

Year 3 and 4 Teaching and Learning Lead: Miss Sarah Durnford

Key Stage 2 Lead: Mrs Leanne Foster

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the class teacher (Mr Wingrove) or contact

swingrove@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk or alternatively a team leader:





Academic Year 2017-2018

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This week we have been learning about fractions. We have compared the size of fractions and putt them in order on a number line. We have also made fraction walls (below) to help us with comparing and ordering. 

Reading our own Superhero Adventures

This week we entered a young writers competition to write our own superhero adventure. We have been practising read these aloud with intonation and expression in order to build suspense. 


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Sun Dials 

To continue our learning on the Sun this week we made sun dials. We made them in the morning and noticed how they had completely changed in the afternoon. We used our observations to describe what we thought was happening to the Sun. 

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This week we have been looking at how shadows are formed. As part of our 'be curious' topic we were interested to see why some shadows were bigger than others. We noticed that when the light source got closer to an object the shadow was bigger. We did a fair test investigation to find this out...


Outdoor Learning Day 

This week we celebrated outdoor learning day. We went outside for our Math lesson where we collected data and built human bar graphs. 

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Maths - Time 

This week we have continued our learning on telling the time. We are now confident on telling the time on both analogue and digital clocks. We have also learnt how to read and write Roman Numerals. 

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This week we have been learning about Light. We have discovered that light enters our eyes from a light source. We have been learning about how we see objects through light reflecting off different surfaces. We have made models to show this... 

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Money Matters 

This week we have been learning about Money. We were visited by guests from The Yorkshire Building Society. They told us to plan a party and work out how much the party would cost. Then we have to charge money for the tickets to cover our costs. The winning team planned a fantastic space themed party. 


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This week we have been learning about where soil comes from. We have been conducted experiments on different kinds of soil to decide whether they are soakers or drainers. Messy work!

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Plymouth Aquarium 

We had a fantastic day at Plymouth Aquarium! During our tour, we learnt about all the different types of fish and their habitats as well as getting up close and personal to stingrays, sharks and lobsters! We also had a great Science workshop investigating how the Hammerhead shark had died. It was so interesting to learn about how if we don't take care of our rubbish it may have a disastrous impact on our environment. Thank you to Sarah the Plymouth Aquarium team and also our parent helpers for making the day so great!

Making Rocks

As part of our learning on rocks we have been making sedimentry, igneous and metamorphic rocks out of chocolate! We have learnt how to tell these rock apart from one another and how they are made in different conditions. We are now moving on to exploring fossils. 

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Primley Woods

We have had a fantastic time with the Reach Outdoors team where we have been learning about outdoor survival. We have built shelters, lit fires and even learned how to hunt. Watch out Bear Grylls!

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'Do all Heroes wear Capes?' Learning Celebration

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Thanks to everyone who attended the learning celebration. It was great to see so many people looking through books and talking to the children about their achievements this term. The class are looking forward to performing again for you at the Christmas Market..

Fire Brigade visit

This week we had a fantastic opportunity as Fire Brigade came to school and talked to us about the role they play in the community and how they help to keep us safe. They kindly showed us what they carry in their fire truck and what all of their equipment is used for. Finally, we all had an opportunity to control the horse pipe and explore the different settings that it has. Below are some pictures of the fun we had... 

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This week we have been learning about Forces. We started this topic by experimenting with 'balloon rockets'. We fired balloons across different materials to see which one travelled the furthest. We also learnt about making our results as accurate as possible.


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Dance this half term

In Dance in Year 3, we have looked at traditional African dance positions and used ideas from these to create our own short dances in groups. We had to ensure that we had strong movements within our dances and included different levels.

Netball Kidz session

This week, we had a fantastic opportunity to have a taste of netball. Netball Kidz came into school to lead a session for our children. The children loved this opportunity where they practiced their throwing, catching and team work skills...

Macmillan coffee morning

We have been learning about the hero Marie Curie and her contributions to helping to fight cancer. We wanted to help in raising money which goes towards the fight against Cancer as well as helping those who are currently experiencing this horrific disease. In order to do this, we organised a coffee afternoon where we brought in cakes and made cakes ourselves. All parents were then welcome to come and have a slice of cake, a cup of squash and give a donation to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Below are a few pictures of what we got up too...

Science - Human Body 

Recently we have been learning about Marie Curie. We looked Marie and how she performed the first x-ray. This prompted us to learn about the Human Body. We made our own models of the leg looking at how the leg moves. We used elastic bands to represent tendons and cotton wool to show the muscles


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Maths Learning

This week, we have been exploring 3 digit numbers and how we can represent them using a range of Maths resources. From the pictures, you can see the children using dienes on a place value grid to understand the place value of each digit...

Maths Place Value

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