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Year 2 Cormorants

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 term we are focusing on the wider world around us and what it means to be a hero. We will be creating our own heroes and discussing what makes each and everyone one of us a hero. We will also be looking at the News and at the amazing people making a change across the globe. Finally we will be learning about space and the first astronauts to go to the moon.



The class teacher for this year is Miss Daisy Restorick and the LSAs who work in this class are; Mrs Astin and Mrs Burgess. 


P.E. days: Wednesday and Thursday

Our PE days in Cormorants are Tuesday and Wednesday, please make sure children's PE kit are available at all times. We will ensure they are sent home at the end of every half term.  


Home Learning: 

Handed out on a Friday and in on a Wednesday. This will give you the opportunity to explore your child's learning if you wish.


Team Leader:

Year 1 and 2 Teaching and Learning Lead: Alison Dowdeswell 

Key Stage 1 Lead: Sarah Jarrett. 


If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see the teacher or contact

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




Upcoming Events


Week beginning 11th September - Fitness week

Saturday 16th September 2017: Festival of Learning

Friday 6th October 2017:  Coffee & Cake sale for our 'Macmillan Heroes'! 2:45 in the dining hall

Wednesday 11th October: Open classroom from 2:45pm REARRANGED FOR NEXT HALF TERM sorry for any inconvenience

Academic Year 2017-2018

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Tuesday 17th October 2017 - Dance

In Dance in Year 2, we have been creating a dance around going into space. We created rockets in groups that took off and landed on our own planet. When arriving on the planet, we turned into aliens and then had to use our bodies to hide.

Part, Part, Whole - Monday 16th October 2017


This week in Cormorants we have been using the 'Part, part, whole' method to help us add and subtract two-digit numbers. We have learnt that when we add we always start with the 'parts' to find the 'whole'. However, when we subtract, we start with the whole and only one of the parts! Have a look at our fab investigating skills below. 

Fact or Opinion - Wednesday 11th October 2017


Today we found out lots of facts about dinosaurs. We then came across a sentence that said 'Dinosaurs are scary.' This led to a great discussion on whether a sentence is a fact or an opinion. We then had the challenge of writing our own dinosaurs facts and opinions. 

Eat Cake for MacMillian - Friday 6th October 2017


This term we have been learning about what it means to be a hero. We chose MacMillian as our 'hero' charity as they provide lots of support for people around the country. Year 2 have been busy making cakes, bunting and creating games all in aid of our MacMillian heros! Have a look below at our delicious cakes! A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came to support our cause!

Phonics - 29th September 2017

This week we have taken our Phonics learning outside. We went on a 'ure' word hunt and drew our 'ear' sounds on the pavement with chalk. Look at our pictures below to see what we got up to. 

Time - Friday 22nd September 2017

This week in Maths we have been learning all about time. We used our team working skills to investigate different intervals and we learnt that there are 52 weeks in a year!

Blubber Gloves! – Thursday 14th September 2017.

In Science we have been looking at how penguins have adapted to their habitat. We made our own ‘blubber gloves’ and put our hands in ice water to see if we could feel the cold. Have a look at our exciting learning below.

Lean in 15 - The Body Coach Fitness Week - Wb Monday 11th September 2017


This week Year 2 will be participating in The Body Coaches 'Fitness Week'. We will be completing a HIIT (High intensity, interval training) throughout the week. We will be discussing why it is important to keep our bodies and mind healthy so we can become our own ultimate heroes. Have a look below at our squats, high knees and burpees!

Representing a number - Thursday 7th September 2017


This week Cormorants have been looking at representing numbers using different resources. We have been focusing on two-digit numbers and using mathematical numbers to explain this. Have a look at our exciting learning below.