White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


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.



'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.




PE days are Tuesday and Friday.

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



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





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




18/12/2020 Christmas Fun!

This week Cormorants enjoyed our delicious Christmas dinner. It was amazing to see the hall so beautifully decorated and we enjoyed sitting together as a class. We have also been learning part of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Have a look at the photos and video below to see how we got on! Merry Christmas everyone!

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11/12/2020 Science Learning - Fizzy drinks

This week we have been continuing to learn about how our body stays healthy. As part of this learning we have been exploring why it is important to brush our teeth and the reason we shouldn't eat too much sugar. We began by setting up our own experiment putting egg shells in a fizzy drink and water to see what happened!


We checked after 2 days to find that our egg shells had rotted and were beginning to decay. Now we know what happens to our teeth if we don't brush them after eating sugar!

Incredible Rockets 4.12.20

This week Cormorants have been bringing in the most amazing rockets that they have made for Home Learning. In our Writing, we have been learning about Armstrong the Star Nosed Mole who travels to the moon. Can you spot Armstrong in any of these rockets? Thank you to everyone who helped with the design and construction of these fantastic creations.

Number Lines 20.11.20

This week we have been using number lines to add and subtract in 10s and 1s. We have even learned how to draw our own number lines and some people are now jumping in multiples of 2 and 3! 

Diwali Celebrations 13.11.2020

This week we have been busy learning about Diwali. After retelling the story of Rama and Sita, we made traditional lanterns, used to light door and windows to show Rama and Sita the way home. We also did some traditional Bollywood dancing which was great fun! Have a look at the photographs below to see us in action! 

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Dance 16.10.20

Cormorants 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 Cormorants.

Makaton Signing - 9.11.20

We have found (thanks to Mrs Howard!) a new way to join in with and enjoy our favourite songs. We have been learning to use Makaton to sign along rather than singing out loud! It is a great feeling to have all of our friends joining in at the same time. We have been learning lots of different songs, but our favourite in Cormorants is 'You've got a friend in me' by Randy Newman. Have a look at the video below to see us in action!


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Long Ladder Letters - 2.10.20

This week, Cormorants have been practising our letter formation. We looked carefully at the long ladder letters and thought about where each letter starts and finishes, which direction we need to move our pencils in and what size each letter should be. Have a look at our amazing letter formation below... 

Action Verbs - 25.9.20
This week in Literacy, Cormorants have been learning about different word classes. We used adjectives to describe our friends and ourselves. We also took to the playground to find out about action verbs and writing sentences with adverbs!


Next week, we will be using our baby photos to create timelines about ourselves - make sure you come back and have a look!  

Asking and answering scientific questions - 18.9.20 

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

First we rubbed 'Glitter Bug' lotion onto our hands to show any unclean areas under the UV light.


We then dipped their hands into cold water and looked at our hands under the UV light - our hands were not clean at all! We also saw that some of the lotion had transferred to our clothing and tables. 


The next step was to watch the NHS handwashing song and wash our hands for 20 seconds with soap. When we checked their hands under the light this time most of the lotion was gone. 


Have a look at the photos below to see how we got on...

Maths Learning From Our First Week Back - 11.09.20

We have had a great first week learning about the value of numbers from 0-50. We have been practising counting forwards and backwards. We have also been thinking about our new key words (tens and ones) and learning how to represent tens and ones using Maths resources. Have a look at the photos below to see how we got on!

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