White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

WELCOME TO YEAR 2 CORMORANTS

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.

 

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 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 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 (Miss Durnford) or alternatively please contact a team leader (Mr Wingrove or Mr O'Sullivan).

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

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

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

Makaton Signing - 9.2.20

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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