White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 2 CONDORS

Condors are large, graceful and strong birds. They have great hunting skills and travel long distances so they can feed themselves and their families. They have brilliant looking skills and listening skills which we will be using within our own Condors class.

 

THIS TERMS THEME

'Free to be me'

Our learning journey will focus on equality and exploring the rights of people to be treated with fairness and respect. We will explore the issues currently happening in the world and how these have changes through history.

We will also be focus on developing children’s self awareness and personal opinions to allow children to make their own positive decisions and develop independence.

 

 

P.E AND DANCE DAYS

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school all week. We will ensure that they are sent home at the end of each half term.

 

HOME LEARNING DAYS

Home Learning will be set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 7th September - First day of Autumn Term 

Friday 25th September - Whole School Individual Photos

Thursday 1st October - Black History Month 

Monday 5th October - Parents' evening 

Thursday 8th October - Parents' evening 

Friday 23rd October - Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November - Non-Pupil Day 

Tuesday 3rd November - Children back 

Monday 16th November - Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday 3rd December - Reports Out 

Thursday 10th December - Human Rights Day

Friday 18th December - Break up For Christmas

 

 

MEET THE TEAM 

 

If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher (Mrs Brownen) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mr Wingrove or Mr O'Sullivan).

mbrownen@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

swingrove@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

losullivan@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk

Friday 20th November 2020 - Geography

We had great excitement today, as Armstrong the Mole sent us postcards from his travels.

He visited, amongst other places, New York, Paris, Antarctica and Australia. We tracked his trip, seeing if the countries he had visited had a tropical, temperate or polar climate. We also looked at pictures of the fantastic places he had been. What a lucky mole!

 

Tuesday 10th November 2020 - RE

Condors enjoyed leaning about traditions of the Sikh faith. We matched pictures of items associated with the Sikh faith with their descriptions. We then compared Sikh traditions to our own. We discovered both faiths have special places of worship, books, symbols and meals.

Great work Condors!

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Maths

This week the children were addition and subtraction detectives. They had word problems and had to work out if they needed to add or subtract to solve it. Once they had decided which operation they needed they used their number lines to work out the answer and then recorded their calculation.

Great work Condors!

Wednesday 14th October 2020 - Dance

Condors enjoyed dance today. They warmed up with the traffic light game. When Mrs Tyson said green it meant the children walked, amber meant walking on the spot and red meant the children all stopped. The children also played other games including the flight game which had them practicing their spatial awareness and  moving at different speeds.

What a great session. Well done Condors.

Friday 9th October 2020 - Maths

We have had a great  week focusing on addition.  We have discussed what the '+' symbol means and represented addition calculations using Maths equipment. We have learned when adding two numbers together you can swap them over in your calculation and still get the same answer.

Fantastic work Condors!

 

 

 

Friday 25th September 2020 – Writing

As part of our Writing we have learned about verbs. The Condors went outside and all thought about an activity they do. They then acted it out for the class to guess. Some of the verbs the children acted out were skipping, reading, dancing, jumping, running and jogging. The class then wrote about their verb.

What a fun start to our writing.

Well done Condors.

Friday 18th September 2020 - Science

As part of our Science journey, the children used observation to answer the question 'Why is it important to wash your hands for 20 seconds?'.

First the children rubbed 'Glitter Bug' lotion onto their hands which highlights any unclean areas under UV light.

They then dipped their hands into cold water and looked at their hands under the UV light. The children were able to see any parts of their hands that were not clean. They were surprised how many areas were highlighted.

The next step was to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap. When we checked their hands under the light this time there were virtually no highlighted areas.

What a fun and educational Science session.

Great work Condors!

Maths Learning From Our First Week Back - 11.09.20

We have had a great first week learning about number values in numbers from 0-50. We have been remembering how to count forwards and backwards and also learning how to represent numbers using Maths equipment. We have learnt two new words to describe numbers - tens and ones. We can now use this language to identify how big a number is. We even made our own human number line putting numbers in order up to 50.

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