White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


Cormorants are medium sized coastal birds who thrive in their environment by working in teams, just like one of our school values, teamwork. Cormorants can often be found diving in to the water simultaneously. Just like the bird, in Cormorants class we can be found diving into our learning together and using our skills in teamwork to thrive successfully together.


This Terms Theme


This term we will be learning all about astronauts and exploring space! We will be looking at the planets and answering questions such as 'Who was the first man on the moon?' and 'How do rockets go into space?' Also, we will be comparing our lives to the life of an astronaut.

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


P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Tuesday and 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 22nd November - Year 2 Learning Celebration


Meet The Team

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




Academic Year 2018-2019

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

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Wednesday 7th November - We're going on a goat hunt!

As part of our Writing journey we have been looking at the poem 'We're going on a bear hunt'. Today we put on our coats and went outside to do our own version and go on a 'Goat hunt'. We have been learning about repeated language and the effect this has on the reader. Have a look at our learning below!

Tuesday 31st October - Solid, liquid or gas?

In Science today we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases. We investigated with a variety of materials and found out that play-doh is a solid that can be bent, twisted, stretched and squashed. We then used these techniques to make our own rocket!

Monday 30th October - Subraction with rockets

In Maths we have been looking at subtraction using the part part whole method. We learned that when subtracting we start with the whole and take the part away to find the value of the other part. We also spotted that to check our answer we can add the parts together. Have a look at our learning below!

Thursday 4th October - 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!

Wednesday 26th September - Is it waterproof?

This week in Science we have been testing materials to see if they are waterproof. We used plastic cups, a variety of materials, water and pipettes to design our own experiment. Have a look at what we got up to below!

Thursday 20th September - Paper mache planets!

As part of our space theme this term in Year 2 we have begun making the planets of the solar system. We used torn up newspaper, PVA and water balloons to create the spherical shapes. Have a look at our (very messy) learning below!

Thursday 13th September - Maths outside.

In keeping with our space theme Cormorants took their Maths learning outside today to measure the planets. The whole class worked really well as a team and supported each other to find the planets and use the equipment correctly. Then we used our number sense knowledge to order our measurements from smallest to greatest. Have a look at what we got up to below!


Rigid or flexible? - Tuesday 10th September

To start off our Science journey we have been looking at different materials and investigating whether they are rigid or flexible. We looked through our classroom and organised the materials we found. Have a look at our learning below.

Space Food- Wednesday 5th September

This term we will be looking at the life of an astronaut. Where to better to start than looking at what astronauts eat? We learned that food has to be dehydrated so that it weighs less and can be sent up to space. We experimented with how much water would need to be added to make it edible. Have a look at what we got up to below!

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