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.



'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.



P.E Days are Tuesday's and Wednesday's. 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 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.



Parents evening  - Tuesday 8th October  and Wednesday 9th October.

Christmas performance -Thursday 12th December 10am and 2pm.

Phonic workshop 15th October 2.15pm.




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).






Autumn term curriculum map


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Friday 29th November 2019 - Handwriting

Today in Handwriting we focused on our letter formation and practised our zig-zag letters. 

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Thursday 14th October 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 October 2019 - Science

In Science we are learning about our senses. We had to use our senses inside and outside and talk about our findings!

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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!


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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.

Friday 11th September 2019

We have been learning about Rosa Parks. We listened to her life story 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 wrote the letter c in different ways. Have a look at how we got on. 

Tuesday 17th September 2019 - Theme

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 label the continents and oceans.

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Friday 13th September 2019 - Science

In Science we have been learning about living things. We looked at different animals and talked about how they can be grouped. Outside our  classroom we saw a seagull, rabbit, worm, guinea pig and our goats!

Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Writing

We have been perfecting our letters by writing them on the tables!

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Thursday 5th September 2019 - Handwriting

In year 1 we learn to perfect our letters. Here we are making sure the letters l and t are really tall. They are part of the long ladder family!

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Wednesday 4th September 2019 - First day of Year 1!

We had lots of fun on our first day!

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