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.



'The Same But different ...'

This term we will be learning about the similarities and differences between ourselves and our classmates. We are going to be exploring how people come from different family environments and also exploring how we can enjoy different activities. We will also be exploring children living in different parts of country and the rest of the world to find out how we are the same but also different. 



In Year 2 Cranes PE kits are needed on a Tuesday for both Dance and PE.



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



 8th October & 9th October Parents Evening 
Thursday 10th October School Photographs

Monday 11th November - Anti Bullying Week 
Tuesday 17th December Christmas Nativity




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).





Spring Term

Jokes for the day!

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Here are some of the jokes you have been sending me whilst learning from home. Keep them coming! Videos are more than welcome.

and another...

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Fleet Air Arm Museum 28/2/20

Wow! What a fantastic time we had at the Fleet Air Arm Museum! First we had a really interesting workshop where we learnt all about materials and their properties. We got to touch different metals and materials such as; aluminium, steel and carbon fibre. Then we explored the museum and enjoyed sitting in aeroplanes, dressing up and seeing the concorde plane! A brilliant day was had by all!

Arrays 20.01.2020

As part of our multiplication learning, Cranes have been making arrays to solve multiplication calculations. We are also now confident at counting in our 5s, 10s and 2s!

Arrays 20.01.2020

Monday 13th January 2020 – History

In History this week we ordered dates of great flying events and achievements in chronological order including Amelia Earhart flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the Wright brothers first flight. The class had great fun making a human time line whilst learning some historical flying facts. Great work Cranes!

Aviation History




Autumn term curriculum map

Wednesday 6th November 2019 - Owl Visit

As part of our science topic investigating animals and their habitats, we were lucky to receive a visit from ‘Totnes Rare Breeds Farm’. They brought four magnificant owls and shared lots of information about their habitats and their food chain. The children loved seeing the owls and had the chance to ask lots of questions of their own. We all learned a lot. A big thank you to our visitors.

Monday 28th October - Africa Day!
As part of our Geography and Theme learning we spent the day immersing ourselves into African culture. We spent the morning trying exciting new foods including aubergine and beans and rice. Then we had a go at African drumming and creating a beat. Once we finished that, we had a go at printing using bright colours and exciting patterns. To finish off the afternoon we created our clay sculptures using the designs based on Augusta Savage's art we studied last half term. Have a look at our fun (and messy) learning below!


Wednesday 9th October - African Dance Workshop

As it is Black History Month, Year 2 had the opportunity to take part in an African Dance Workshop this week. All the children had big smiles on their faces throughout and really enjoyed learning some traditional African moves to live drumming.


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Friday 4th October - How do polar bears keep warm?

This week in Science we have been looking at how animals adapt to survive in their environment. We learned that polar bears and other artic animals have a thick layer of fat called blubber around them to keep them warm. To recreate this we made our own 'blubber glove' using lard! Have a look at our super Science learning below!

Maths - Adding and Subtracting 10.  26/09/2019

We have been learning what happens when we add and subtract 10 to a number. We have discovered an important patter and been able to identify that the ones stay the say and the tens change. 


Geography - Human and Physical features 18.9.19 

This week we have been exploring own town as well as other parts of the UK and the world. We have been learning about what are human and physical features of geography. This has helped understand parts of the world that are natural and parts that were built by human beings. 

Maths 10/09/2019 

This week we have been learning about place value in Maths. We have been learning about using key language such as tens and ones. We have been learning to say numbers to 100 and say how many tens and ones they have. 



First Week Back 6/9/2019


A busy first week back in Cranes Class. We have been learning about our families and the different families background we have. We have been also been learning to celebrate how we are the same and also very different. We wrote riddles and then played a game of Guess Who to see if our class mate could guess which member of the class belonged to which riddle. 

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