White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


The Brambling can be found most commonly in the British Isles during the cold winter months, the rest of the year it explores other regions of the world. They travel in large groups (usually in the thousands!) and we will take this characteristic of this bird and use it in our classroom to ensure that there is a sense of teamwork to encourage all children to work together and support each other in their learning journey!


This Terms Theme

'The Same But different ...'

This term Year 1 are learning about the similarities and differences between each other. Our class text, The Big Book of Families will be used to help highlight how our families may differ. Our PSHE focus this term will be 'Living in the Wider World' where we will be looking at different cultures and compare them to ours in the UK.

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


P.E & Dance days

P.E. will be on a Wednesday and Dance will be on a Thursday.

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 10th October School Photographs

Monday 11th November - Anti Bullying Week 
Thursday 12th December Christmas Nativity


Meet the Team 

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







Autumn term curriculum map


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Tuesday 10th December - Polar Express

Today we had our Polar Express ticket stamped and we boarded the train heading for the North Pole! Whilst we listened to the story of the Polar Express we could hear the thundering of the train on the tracks. We heard wolves howling in the forest as we sped past. We ate our cookie and drank our luxury hot chocolate! When we returned from the North Pole we all received a reindeer bell from Santa's sleigh. What an amazing adventure we had!

Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Maths

Today in Maths we have been looking at how to sort objects based on their characteristics in more than one way. This will help us build up our knowledge and understanding of counting and representing a number as part of our new Maths journey.

Friday 22nd November 2019 - Handwriting

Today in Handwriting we focused on our letter formation and practised the one armed robot letters 'b' and 'h'. 

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Monday 11th November 2019 - Art

Today we learned that blue, green and yellow are primary colours. We experimented and mixed two primary colours together to make the secondary colours orange, green and purple. Have a look at some of the lovely colour wheels we created.


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Wednesday 6th November 2019 - PE

In PE with Mr Leaman, we started looking at a new unit of work that is focused around the core skills of throwing and catching. We used bean bags and hoops to develop technique and accuracy in our underarm throwing.

Monday 28th October 2019 - RE

Today we celebrated the Hindu festival 'Diwali'! Our visitor told us the story of Rama and Sita.  We decorated Diya pots and learned a traditional Indian dance. What an exciting first day back we have had!

Tuesday 15th October 2019 - Phonics Workshop

Today our parents joined us for a phonics lesson. After listening to Mrs Jarrett in the hall telling them all about our phonics they joined us in the classroom. They joined in with our lesson and helped us sound talk our 'trash' and 'treasure''oa' words. 

Thursday 10th October - History

As October is Black History Month we have been learned about Rosa Parks. We listened to a story about her life and then worked together to role play her eventful day on the bus.

Monday 30th September 2019 - Literacy

In our Literacy lessons this week we have been learning the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction books. We learned that fiction books are story books and  Non-Fiction books are books that tell us facts about different things. 

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Wednesday 25th September 2019 - Handwriting

This week we have been practising our curly caterpillar letters 'c' and 'a'. 

We practised different ways to make the letter'c'. Have a look at how we got on. 

Tuesday  17th September - Geography.

In keeping with our theme 'The Same but Different', we have been looking at the World. We started by looking at the 7 continents that make up the World and then looked at where the different oceans are located. We worked together as a team on our tables to place the continent and ocean labels in the correct place.

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Friday 13th September 2019 - Science

Today in our Science lesson we looked at different animals and discussed how they can be grouped. Outside our classroom we saw some seagulls and our goats!

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Tuesday 10th September 2019 - Phonics.

Today in our Phonics lesson we matched CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant) words to pictures. 

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