White Rock Primary School

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White Rock Primary School


Condors are large, graceful and strong birds. They have great hunting skills and travel long distances so they can feed themselves and their families. They have brilliant looking skills and listening skills which we will be using within our own Condors class.


This Terms Theme

'Queen Elizabeth II'

This term we will be learning all about Queen Elizabeth II. Initially, we will be focusing on the story of 'The Queen's Handbag' and looking at the journey the Queen takes around the UK. This will involve naming countries and significant places in the United Kingdom. We will also be looking at the role of our Queen and how she leads our country. We will explore the concept of leadership by making our own castles and developing our own laws and rules. 

(For more information about this term's theme, scroll down to our curriculum map)


P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

Friday 26th March- Year two learning celebration

Meet The Team


If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Walker) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mrs Dowdeswell or Mrs Jarrett).




Academic Year 2018-2019

Spring Term Curriculum Map

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Friday 11.1.19- Science: Classifying living, not-living and was living objects

For our science learning we looked at how to classify objects and decide if they are living, not-living or was living. First we sorted pictures into Venn Diagrams, then we took our learning outside to observe which things around our school environment could be classified into the categories listed above.

Thursday 10.1.19 -Literacy features of a newspaper

This week we have been looking at the features of a newspaper. We got into groups and looked at real age related newspapers. We identified; the title, headline, photos, paragraphs and captions.

Tuesday 11th December - All aboard The Polar Express!

Today we started our new festive learning journey where we will be learning about the story of The Polar Express. Today we turned our courtyard into a train and with the other passengers retold the story. Have a look at what we got up to below!

Thursday 22nd November - Learning Celebration

On Thursday we invited parents and adults into class to watch our class poem 'We're going on an alien hunt'. The class did so well learning their actions and words. We then shared our learning from the Autumn term so far. Have a look at what we got up to below! If I can condense the video file I will add it to the page!

Monday 19th November - Will it absorb?

In Science this week we have been investigating what happens to water when it is wiped away. We looked at different materials and tested them to see what would happen. We learned that the water is absorbed but different materials can hold different amounts of water. Have a look at our learning below!

Performance Poetry 28/10/18

This week we have been busy performing poetry ready for our open classroom event. We hope you can come and share our learning on the 22nd November. 

Performance Poetry 28.10.18

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Homelearning, Rockets 19.10.18

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Jake and his dad, researched how to create a rocket which could 'blast off'. They found a design that allowed them to fill the rocket with a small amount of water and pump air into it. The rocket then blasted off! We all enjoyed watching Jake's rocket fly up through the sky.

Science Materials -11/10/18

This week we have been using interactive QR codes to research facts about materials in our environment. We were able to scan the codes and this gave us a quiz that helped us find out more about materials in our environment.


Science materials 11/10/18

Thursday 4th September - Space Odyssey comes to White Rock

Today Year 2 were very lucky to be visited by the space dome. We went up to space with Tim Peake and learned all about the planets. We also looked at the stars and constellations! We made rockets using different shapes and straws. Have a look at our great day below!

Space dome 4/10/18

Science Waterproof and Non-Waterproof  26/09/18

This week we have been learning about waterproof materials. We conducted an investigation to find which materials were waterproof. We found that foil and plastic were two materials that did not let water pass through them. Well done to all the children for their fabulous home learning which supported this!



Science - Waterproof or Non-Waterproof 26/9/18

Paper Mache Planets - Condors Solar System

Paper Mache Planets 20/09/18

This week we have enjoyed working in groups of three to create our own planets. We are going to make our very own solar system for Condors classroom. We used teamwork when covering the balloons with paper mache and are then going to paint the planets appropriate colours after researching facts about our planets.



Place Value 10/9/18

This week we have been learning about place value. We have learned language such as tens and ones and have represented different two digit numbers.



Place Value 10/9/18

An Astronaut's Diet 6/9/18

This week we have looked at how our lives vary from that of an astronaut. We looked at how they eat in space and how food is transported to the International Space Station. We got to try some dehydrated food.



An Astronauts Diet 6/9/18

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