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Summer Term  - Daily Learning and Videos
Below you will find the learning and daily hellos uploaded by your child's teacher.
07.05.20 -Thursday 7th May 2020 
07.05.20 - Learning Journey

Greek Vase Templates

Miss Clayton's Greek Vase example

07.05.20 - Maths

06.05.2020 - Wednesday 6th May 2020
06.05.20 Learning Journey

Miss Clayton's Greek myth summary example

06.05.20 - Maths
06.05.20 - Guided Reading

06.05 Computing - the link is at the bottom

07.05.20 - Science
05.05.2020 - Tuesday 5th May 2020
05.05.20 - Learning Journey

Greek Gods and Goddesses Powerpoint

05/05/20 - Art
05.05.20 - Maths
04.05.2020 - Monday 4th May 2020


Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Time! Competition 

The Cracking Ideas competition is a brilliant initiative from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to get children aged 4-11 creating their very own inventions - just like Wallace and his trusty companion Gromit! 
This is a chance for you to get creative and is a great way to keep you busy at home.
To take part, download the worksheet (linked below), then upload your entry here: https://crackingideas.com/ideasgallery

There are some incredible prizes, including:

- An Aardman model making workshop for your school, 

- Your invention will be made by the Kids Invent Stuff team and featured on their Youtube channel, 

- Your invention will be features in an exciting new Wallace & Gromit Augmented Adventure, The Big Fix Up. 

Ancient Greek Timeline Events

01.05.20 - Friday 1st May

Darcy's Chrome Music Lab

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01.05.20 Learning Journey - No Video Upload today - please see the message below. Have a great Friday! :)

01/05/20 - SPaG Activities

01.05.2020 - Science activity

01.05.20 Computing

30.04.20 - Thursday 30th April

30.04.2020 - Science Activity

30/04/2020 - PE Quiz


As the weather is due to be rubbish for a couple of days, I have written a short sports quiz for you. There are some current questions, some historical research for you to do, an anagram to solve and a follow up clip to watch if you wish.


Hopefully this will keep you busy and thinking about the history of sport until the good weather returns next week!


Feel free to email me to let me know what you found out and what you thought of the sports performance clip at the end.


Good luck from Mr Leaman!

29.04.20 - Wednesday 29th April 

BBC - Great British Bunting

With so many events cancelled or restricted for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May, BBC Radiowanted to come up with a way for people across the UK to mark the occasion and express their pride in our country and to remember and honour the men and women of WW2.


They have sent some guidance on making some bunting that you can display in your window, so we wanted to pass this on.


If you do make some bunting then we would love to see some photos of it.

29.04.2020 - Daily Science Activity

29.4.20 Computing

28.04.2020 - Tuesday 28th April 2020

28.04.20 - Art - Hieroglyphic Alphabet

Powerpoint - Why was the Nile important to the Ancient Egyptians?

28.04.2020 - Daily Science

27.04.2020 - Monday 27th April 2020

27.04.20 Daily Hello Merlins

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Virtual tours

Click on the links below to watch virtual tours of various attractions. During the tours, click on the information button ('i') to read more. Have fun!

27.04.2020 - 5 minute Science experiment

27.04.20 Computing

24.04.2020 - Friday 24th April 2020

24.04.2020 - 5 minute Science investigation

24.04.20 Computing - Purple Mash

23.04.2020 - Thursday 23rd April 2020

Lewis with his thumbs up for the postie!

23.04.2020 - EMW

22.04.2020  Wednesday 22nd April 2020



22/04/20 - History - Session 2

22.04.20 PE


Basketball has always been a popular sport at White Rock, and our nearest professional team are the Plymouth Raiders. Some of their staff have released a number of videos designed to challenge and develop your skill set.


Work your way through the videos from number 1 onward and see how many of these challenges you can complete using the correct techniques.

You may use a ball of your choice (the bigger the ball the harder it gets!) If you have a basketball - brilliant! But if you don't any ball will still create a challenge for you.


Enjoy the challenge, and whilst you are on the Raiders YouTube page, check out some of their game footage to see how the game is played at a pro level in the UK.


Mr Leaman.

22.04.20 Computing - Hour of Code
21.04.20 - Tuesday 21st April 2020


Art - Session 3

Picasso - The Three Musicians

20.04.2020   Monday 20th April 2020
20.04.20 Computing - Purple Mash
17.04.2020   Friday 17th April 2020

17.04.20 Daily hello, Merlins

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Happy Birthday Charlie!


Joe Wick - T-shirt competition 

This morning, Joe said that he would like his listeners to design a T-shirt to help support the NHS. The details are at the end of today's PE session. 

If you would like to do a design first then below is a template you can use. 

17.04.2020 - Guided Reading Activity Sheet

17.04.20 PE
17.04.20 Computing - Purple Mash
16.04.20 Thursday 16th April 2020




History - Session 1

Learning Journey Setting Description

15.04.20  -  Wednesday 15th April 2020 


Makaton - Sign of the week


Art - Session 2 - Renaissance Art and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Daily Hello 09.04.20

15.04.20 Computing

Daily Hello 06.04.20
Daily Hello 03.04.20
Daily Hello 31.03.20
30.03.20 - Monday 30th March 2020

Happy birthday Eva!

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27.03.20 - Friday 27th March 2020

EMW - 27.03.20

27/03/20 - Design and Technology - 30 Day Lego Challenge 

Here is a Lego Challenge to help you fill part of your day. Using Lego, helps to develop your creative and problem solving skills. 

27.03.20 Computing - If you have a keyboard complete the typing task, if not continue with 2Code.

26.03.20 - Thursday 26th March 2020

26.03.20 - Daily hello Merlins

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Happy birthday to Harry and Ruby!!! Thank you for sending in your clips - I couldn't fit them all in the video!

26.03.20 - EMW

PE Challenge in Partnership with the Total 14 Football Academy!


Craig from Total 14 has today set an online challenge to his Academy players  which includes White Rock children as he comes in to provide us with our football coaching.


There are 20 football teams that Craig has described only by using emojis. He has not given us the answers yet - so between us do you reckon that we can crack the 20 and send them to Craig before anybody else can?


To help you out, I reckon 14 is New York Red Bulls...


Chat to family, FaceTime your friends and see how many you can get.

Email me your ideas ileaman@white-rock-primary.torbay.sch.uk.


Feel free to design any others and send them to me and I'll see if I can guess them!


Good Luck from Mr Leaman!


25.03.20 - Wednesday 25th March 2020

25.03.20 - EMW

25.03.20 Computing - Hello, I hope you are enjoying 2Code!

24.03.20 - Tuesday 24th March 2020

24.03.20 - EMW

23.03.20 - Monday 23rd March 2020

Birthday wishes from Magpies

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23.03.20 EMW

23.03.20 - Art Week 1

23.03.20 Computing - 2Code


For this activity you will need a device with access to Purple Mash. 

23.03.20 - Spanish


You will need your learning journey book and a pen.

20.03.20 - Early Morning Work

19.03.20 - Early Morning Work

18.03.20 - Early Morning Work

Maths learning

Times Table Rockstars


Battles have been set: Magpies vs Merlins

Maths Activities -

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 - Lots of Maths games for you to choose from.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb - More Maths games for you to choose from.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers - A number of Maths Games about place value

https://uk.ixl.com/standards/england/maths/key-stage-2 - A number of National Curriculum Activities for KS2 Maths

Learning Journey

https://uk.ixl.com/standards/england/ela/key-stage-2 - A number of National Curriculum interactive tasks for KS2

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - Stories and clips for writing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p - SPAG activities. 

Free English and Maths materials in Learning at Home packs

Hamilton Trust will be providing free packs for English and Maths for each year group so that these materials can be made available for parents and children at home. Packs for Week 1 are being added as soon as they are completed and will all be available by the end of the week. Further packs will follow.




Writing at Home

If you're looking for resources or activities for independent learning or home education, these YouTube Kids playlists have been created to make it easy for children to create some inspired writing. Scroll down to find each playlist and to download writing templates. Suitable for KS1 to KS3.





Below is a link to free e-books available to parents, you can choose your child's level by clicking on 'levels' and find a book appropriate to your child's current reading level.  



https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Oxford Owl Login: Redwings Password: 1234
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html - Free children's books and audiobooks 

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