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

'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 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

Friday 1st March - Year 2 trip to Longleat

Tuesday 28th March - Year 2 Learning Celebration at 2.30pm


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

Spring Term Curriculum Map

Wednesday 9th January 2019- The Queen's Handbag

As part of our new topic Queen Elizabeth II we introduced our new text 'The Queen's Handbag'. The story takes place in many well known locations across the UK which we have placed on our class map. To help us learn the story we organised pictures and wrote about each one on a crown. Have a look at our learning below!

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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 classroom 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!

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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