White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


Wrens maybe small, but their inquisitiveness and perseverance enables them to be highly effective hunters. These cheerful characters are lively and outgoing, and as younger members of the Year 3/4 team, we also bring true determination and resilience to our learning.

Welcome to Y3 Wrens Class


The Class Teachers in Wrens is Mrs Claire Brown. Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Edmundson and Mrs Bagnall. Our theme this term is Discovery. We will be learning about famous discoverers and explorers. Our reading and writing will take us on quests and we will discover new genres, authors and stories. We will take an exciting trip to discover a new skill- watch this space! Our learning will be chosen by us as a class and what we want to discover. We will use our imagination to build new worlds, follow our dreams and discover the world around us. We would like to invite you to our talent show at the end of term, where we will showcase the skills and knowledge that we have discovered! 

 For more information on our curriculum, see our Summer Term plan.


P.E. Days: Tuesday and Wednesday


Home Learning: Given out on a Friday and collected in the following Wednesday.


Team Leader: Mrs Foster

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teachers or contact the team lead.




Year 3 Summer Curriculum Plan

Year 3 Spring Term Maths Curriculum Plan

We visited the Plymouth Ski Centre to discover how to ski! Amazingly, we also learnt to toboggan and ski-tube, which was exciting for us all. We travelled like Scott of the Antarctic and had a truly memorable day. Enjoy our photos of this fantastic learning experience. We are looking forward to what we might discover next...

Discovering Magnetism

Can you feel the force? We have discovered how magnets attract and repel. We designed an experiment to investigate whether bigger magnets are stronger. We used horseshoe magnets, bar magnets and ring magnets to measure how effectively they attracted paperclips. The biggest was the horseshoe magnet, which was also the strongest magnet. We concluded that the bigger the magnet, the stronger the magnetic force!
As part of our learning about Europe,  years 3 and 4 have been focusing on Spain. We had a Spanish Fiesta in which we made and tried Spanish foods, improved our knowledge of the Spanish language, and tried Flamenco dancing! A professional dancer and guitarist came to teach us how to dance. We dressed in smart clothes and traditional Spanish dress. It was great fun and we showed our new dance moves to our families and friends at the end of the day! 

To celebrate World Book Day, we took part in lots of activities to show our love of reading books! We came to school dressed in circus fancy dress to reflect our learning about the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Excitingly, we also went to the Torbay Book Shop to use our World Book Day tokens! We were able to choose a free book in exchange for our token and many of us bought other books too. 


We created our own blurbs and front covers for some of our favourite books and we did some paired reading with Year 6. It was very enjoyable to share our books with the older children, and it was interesting to see the books they were reading. We absolutely love reading, and we had a wonderful World Book Day. 

Paddleboat Theatre

Paddleboat Theatre have visited us to deliver a workshop about Europe. We experienced living in France by seeing French objects, feeling French market stall items, listening to French musical instruments and smelling French foods. We created famous landmarks in groups and wrote descriptive paragraphs about life in France. We enjoyed the workshop and learnt lots about life in France. 

Year 3 Autumn Term Curriculum Plan

On 28th November, we opened White Rock's first museum! As we were finishing our Stone Age Survival learning, we wanted to celebrate our work with our families, in our own Stone Age museum. We had lots of activities to try including, shelter building, cave art, clay modelling, artefact drawing and much more. We were tour guides, and showed our visitors all that we had learnt. There were also real artefacts to feel and examine, which was very interesting and exciting. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Stover Survival Day! Shelter building, lighting fires, spear throwing, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows! Brilliant fun!

Investigating Fractions!

We've been making Stone Age shelters from sticks!

Making stone age clay pots!

Writing stories in a 'cave'!

We enjoyed listening to Tom Jolly, a teacher from Peru!

Wrens used the new iPads to research facts about Stonehenge. They then produced a team poster. Each team member had a different 'job'- the artist, the researcher, the I.C.T. technician and the writer. We shared ideas and helped each other. It was good fun!

Our Trip to Kents Cavern

Stone Age Cave Painting

Working co-operatively within a team

We love reading in the mornings and completing an Accelerated Reading quiz!

Year 3 Spring Term Curriculum Plan

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