White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School


Cranes are opportunistic birds that change their diet according to the season. Cranes class demonstrate this when they adapt their learning skills to different topics. Cranes are kind and helpful to others and bring teamwork into all aspects of our school day. However, they can be solitary at times, using independence and resilience when faced with certain challenges.


This Terms Theme

is...'Once Upon a Time' 

This term we are learning about traditional tales. We will explore the features of a traditional tales and determine what these stories all have in common. As well as retelling traditional examples we will also be writing and performing our own 'twisted tales'. Stay tuned for our end of term learning celebration where we will be performing these to our parents!


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


P.E & Dance days

P.E. Days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

May 13th - 24th Year 2 statutory assessments
Tuesday 16th July - Year 2 Learning Celebration


Meet The Team


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





Academic Year 2018-2019

Summer Term Curriculum Map

Above Water, Water Education! 12/07/2019 

Today in Year 2 we had a visit from 'Above Water' an educational charity that teaches children about staying safe in the water. We learnt what lifeguards have to do when someone is in danger in the water and how to keep ourselves safe. We tried on a lifeguards uniform and even saved someone from drowning! Our instructor told us by lying on our backs in the water, even if we can't swim, will prevent us from drowning. We also learnt how to make a big motion with our arms to get the attention of an adult if we feel unsafe in the water.

Our instructor told us that we are allowed to ask our parents/guardians to put their phones down when we are in any type of water, even the bath. 7 children died last year due to parents/carers being on their phones whilst a child was in water. Have a look below at all the important and fun learning we did today!

Water Safety 12/07/19

Maths- Fractions of Shapes 8.07.2019

This week we have been recapping our knowledge of fractions. We had a challenge to find a half of a square in as many different ways as possible. We also had a competition to show a half in the most peculiar way possible. 

Maths 8.7.2019 Fractions

11.6.19 Making Porridge 

We have continued using our measuring skills this week by looking at recipes. We have created our very own recipes looking at the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. We made a delicious healthy porridge because we have also been learning about keeping a balanced diet. 

Making Porridge!

4/6/19 Measuring 

This week we have been working on developing our measuring skills. We have been using a ruler to order different heights and measures. We have also been estimating the size of a line and trying to give an accurate guess about how long something might be 


Little Red Riding Hood 25/04/19

This week we have explored the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. We have looked at different versions of the same story and chosen our favourite. We then acted this out with the use of our props (honey, flowers and acorns) and use our little characters to retell the story. 



Little Red Riding Hood 25/4/19

Academic Year 2018-2019

Spring Term Curriculum Map

Learning Celebration 26/03/19

What a fantastic afternoon! Thank you so much for coming and celebrate out learning with us. We hope that you enjoyed our viewing our learning, hearing us sing and sampling some of the delicious food we served. 

Learning Celebration 26/03/2019

The Great Cranes Bake Off 25/03/19

In preparation for our tea party we have been baking cakes to serve to the parents. We hope you can come along and sample our delicious food! 


The Great Cranes Bake Off

Science Week 15/03/19

This week we have been completing our floating garden challenge. We have made a floating devise that can hold soil to help the farmers whose crops are destroyed by flooding. 

Science Week 15/03/18

Adaptations 11/03/19

In order to explain how birds have adapted to the environment that they live in, we have been learning about the types of food they eat. We looked at the different shapes of beaks that birds have and then thought about how they picked up their food. We discovered that some birds found it easier to pick up worms and some beaks were better suited to eating seeds. 

2D Shapes 4/03/19

This week we have been learning about shapes. We had an investigation to see how many different 2D shapes we could make from just 6 lolly sticks. Check out all our shapes from rectangles to irregular pentagons! 

2D Shapes 4/03/19

Cranes Visit Longleat! 1/3/19

Cranes left bright and early on Friday morning to visit Longleat and what a fantastic day it was! We had a coach ride full of good spirits and excitement made even better by the fact we got to watch Despicable me! When we first arrived at Longleat, we jumped straight on the boats and witness the sea-lions being fed! They were jumping out of the water and making such a loud sound. Then we got to look round all the animal exhibits! We loved seeing the crocodiles up close and personal. Then we went in the house and saw the amazing ceilings and paintings on the wall. We even got to see the chair that the queen sat on the last time she came to dinner. At the end of a long day, we then went and viewed the safari park we got to see lions, tigers and wolves up close and some even followed our bus! 


Around the park we had lots of comments about our behaviour with visitors noticing how well we represented the school. I would like to thank each and every Crane for making this day such a special one and the amazing way you conducted yourselves at all times. It was an absolute pleasure to take your there! 

Monday 11th February - Blubber glove!

As part of our Science learning we have been looking at living things and their habitats. We wanted to investigate how animals in the Arctic survive the extreme temperatures so we made our own 'blubber glove'. We learned that this layer of fat acts as an insulator to keep the heat in! Have a look at our learning below!

Gymnastics Spring 1 Half Term
This half term, we have been building on our Gymnastics learning from last year and been developing our rolls. This included egg rolls, log rolls, rock'n'rolls, teddy bear rolls and learning forward rolls. We learnt to do teddy bear rolls with a partner as well, which was great fun.

Monday 21.1.19 - The Queen comes to visit

Today, we had a very special visitor in our school! We all stood for her entrance and hummed along to the national anthem. We asked her some questions and found out that she does not travel in a taxi but in a royal carriage! We also found out that the Queen has two Dorgis which go with her to every house she lives in (which is quite a few!). She also brought in  bag which weighed 4kg so we could feel how heavy her Coronation crown was!

A Royal Visit 21/01/2019

Science - Living and Non-Living 11/1/19

This week we started our new Science topic of... Animals and their Habitats. We have been deciding the differences between objects that are living and non-living. It was very interesting and threw up lots of misconceptions. We then went on a hunt to find things around our school which were living but are not alive anymore. 

Science - Living and Non-Living 11/1/19

Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Science Absorbent Materials 16/11/18

This week we have continued our learning on materials in Science. We have been testing materials to see which ones absorb the most water to help Mr Wingrove clear up his spillage! 

Science Absorbent Materials 16/11/18

Children in Need Day 16/11/18

We had lots of fun raising money for a worthy cause. Thank you for all the wonderful outfits and crazy hair!


Children in Need Day 16/11/18

Performance Poetry WB 28/10/18

This week we have been busy performing poetry ready for our open classroom event. We hope you can come and share our learning on the 22nd November. 

Performance Poetry WB 28/10/18

Science Materials -11/10/18

This week we have been using interactive QR codes to research facts about materials in our enviroment. We were able to scan the codes and this gave us a quiz that helped us find out more about materials in our enviroment.

Science Materials 11/10/18

Space Dome 4/10/18

We had a fantastic day in our Space Dome. We learnt lots about the different planets and also got to see what it would be like for an astronaut. Unfortunately we weren't able to take photos inside the Dome but the children will be able to tell you lots about it! 

Space Dome 4/10/18

Science Waterproof and Non-Waterproof  26/09/18

This week we have been learning about waterproof materials. We conducted an investigation to find which materials were waterproof. We found that foil and plastic were two materials that did not let water pass through them. Well done to all the children for their fabulous home learning which supported this!

Science - Waterproof or Non-Waterproof 26/9/18

Maths Measuring 13/9/18

This week we had great fun measuring planets and putting them in order according to their size. This has also helped with our ordering numbers learning in Maths.

Maths Measuring 13/9/18

Place Value 10/9/18

This week we have been learning about place value. We have learned language such as tens and ones and have represented different two digit numbers.

Place Value 10/9/18

An Astronaut's Diet 5/9/18

This week we have looked at how our lives vary from that of an astronaut. We looked at how they eat in space and how food is transported to the International Space Station. We got to try some dehydrated food.

An Astronauts Diet 5/9/18

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