White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


Buzzards are beautiful, graceful and strong birds of prey. They have to find their own food by hunting, so they constantly have to learn where food can be found and how they can get it. Buzzards learn every day in the same way we do.  Buzzards have fantastic looking and listening skills. These skills are as important to us in our learning as they are to Buzzards in their daily life.


This Terms Theme

'Once upon a time...'

This term Year 1 are learning all about fairy tales! We have already listened to a wide variety of stories. We will be adapting them and writing our own versions. We will also be learning how to create different story settings in preparation to perform our own puppet show to Reception children. The children will have an opportunity to role play their favourite character. We would like to invite you to share our learning on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

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


P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Thursdays and Fridays.

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

 Wednesday 17th July 2019- Year 1 Learning Celebration


Meet The Team

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



Academic Year 2018-2019

Summer Term Curriculum Map

Wednesday 17th July 2019 - Learning Celebration

Today we performed our learning celebration to our parents. We showed our adults how to identify a tree by its leaves and then we planted an apple seed. Hopefully it will grow into a strong healthy apple tree!

Friday 12th July 2019 - Literacy

Today we worked with the Reception children to perform the story Three Billy Goats Gruff!

Thursday 11th July 2019 - PE

Here we are with Mrs Tyson practising our throwing skills!

Monday 8th July 2019 - Art

We have been rolling, squashing and twisting clay! Next week we will be making a thumb pot!

Thursday 4th July 2019 - Writing

Today we worked in small groups to role-play a traditional tale.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 - Handwriting

Today we went in the sunshine to form our letters on the ground. We had to make sure our small letters were small and that our ascenders were tall!

Monday 24th June 2019 - School trip to Stover Country Park

Today we all went on a trip to Stover! Have a look at the busy activities we took part in!

Wednesday 12th June - Maths

We have been learning our bonds to 10 and 20. We partitioned into two parts using the part part whole model.

Friday 7th June 2019 - Writing

A very well deserved headteachers award. We're all super proud!

Wednesday 5th June 2019 - Teddy Bear Workshop

Today we have some medical students come and visit us. They showed us lots of different medical equipment that they use in their hospital. We learned about what each piece of equipment does. Then we helped our teddy bears feel better by bandaging them up!

Thursday 23rd May 2019

We are learning how to form a diagonal join. Look at how neat our letters are!

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - Theme

Today we watched a theatre performance of 'The Three Little Pigs'. It was really funny!

Monday 13th May 2019 - Maths

Today we did a number workout. Instead of our fingers we used a bead string. 

Thursday 9th May 2019 - Maths

We are currently learning about the value of money. Today we had an item and we had to choose the correct coins to pay for it!

Friday 3rd April 2019 - Assembly

Today we had some visitors come in to talk to us about their job. They work for the RNLI. Ask us what their job involves!

Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Art

Today we created circle paintings using colours we mixed ourselves!

Tuesday 30th April 2019 - Science

In Science we are learning about common plants. Oscar, Finnley and Morgan kindly donated some plants which we were able to study closely. We looked at all the different parts of the plants and talked about why every plant needed each part.

Monday 29th April 2019 - Theme

Our theme is 'Once upon a time...'. We are reading the story Little Red Riding Hood. Today we took on the part of a character and re-enacted part of the story with our friends.

Thursday 25th April 2019 - Handwriting

We are continuing to join our letters. First we do warm up exercises. Then we draw a pattern. Next we join our letters. The letters this week were ld and nd. Have a look at our neat letters!

Tuesday 24th April 2019 - 2D Shapes

Today we identified 2D shapes and discussed their properties. We made our own squares using pegs, sticks and spaghetti! 

Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Learning Celebration

Today we invited our parents in to share our learning about Queen Elizabeth II. We had a tea party and made a jam sandwich!

Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Story telling

Today we visited Reception class to read them our Queen stories.