Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ

01483 572510



The Burpham Way - Spread your wings and fly high!



Here at our CoIN Centre we give children with communication and interaction needs (CoIN) the opportunity to achieve their potential; academically and socially. 

Meet the team


  Francesca Barrett         Aileen Williams         Sue Martin              Donna Carnell      Jo Sayer

Head of CoIN Centre       Senior LSA               Senior LSA                          LSA                        LSA



       Elisa Zupnik                     Jane Robins           Hamira Akhtar  

          LSA                                  LSA                                      LSA                          

                                                                                          Deana Mason



Weekly newsletters and resources

Week beginning 6th July 

 Parrots newsletter and sample timetable 3.7.20.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 29th June 

 Parrots newsletter and sample timetable 26.6.20.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 22nd June

 Parrots newsletter and sample timetable 19.6.20.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 15th June 

 numicon pieces.pdfDownload
 Parrots newsletter 12.6.20.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 8th June 

 Move like a sea creature.pdfDownload
 Parrots newsletter 5.6.20.pdfDownload
 Snail and the whale describing.docDownload
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Week beginning 1st June 

 Parrots newsletter 29.05.20.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 18th May 

 Day 1 --b.pptxDownload
 day 1 ng.pptDownload
 day 3 -f..pptxDownload
 day 3 intro u.pptxDownload
 Frog Subtraction Counters and Dice.pdfDownload
 Frog Subtraction Game Boards.pdfDownload
 Frog subtraction instructions.pdfDownload
 Gross motor skills roll and excercise.pdfDownload
 How to Grow a Plant Display Posters.pdfDownload
 Inference pictures.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 11th May 

 Colour hunt.docxDownload
 Elmer biscuits.pdfDownload
 Elmer colour by numbers.pdfDownload
 Parrots newsletter 8.05.20.pdfDownload
 Phonics- ch.pptDownload
 Phonics- e.pptxDownload
 Phonics- h.pptxDownload
 Phonics- r.pptxDownload
 Phonics- sh.pptDownload
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Week beginning 4th May

 3 Little pigs story map.pdfDownload
 Measuring length challenge cards.pdfDownload
 Parrots planning 4.05.20.pdfDownload
 Ph 2 CVC word building.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 27th April 

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Week beginning 20th April 

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I hope you are staying healthy in these unsettling times - we are missing the children and send all our best wishes.

I am sure you are doing all you can to keep busy within the restrictions applied but thought it might be useful to highlight some extra things you could be doing:-


I hope the weekly newsletters are providing you with some ideas of what to be doing but there are also some more ideas on this page. I will periodically add new bits to it for you to try. Please pick and choose the bits that feel right for your child as they are all at different stages with their learning. Further down the page, you will find the weekly newsletter and any related documents for future reference.

If you would like any more ideas or specific resources, please don't hesitate to drop me an email.


Keep safe and hope to see you soon :) 

Visual resources to support the understanding of Coronavirus and it's guidance can be found at:   http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources 

Home Learning ideas

Speech and Language

Why not have a go at some of these activities? 

 Blanks Level guidance.pdfDownload
 Games to support attention and listening.pdfDownload
 What goes where answer cards.pdfDownload
 What goes where Scene Boards.pdfDownload
 Word games for families.pdfDownload
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In English, we spend time developing all our literacy skills including our phonics and our handwriting. We aim to foster a love of stories/books with the children and use stories in a range of ways to support this. The children are often found to be role playing the book of the week or retelling it using sequencing cards.

We help the children to build up their literacy skills with a range of different strategies that include the Colourful Semantics programme which supports sentence structure, developing their vocabulary through mind maps and specific vocabulary lessons as well as using a range of visual resources to help the children in their work.

We spend a lot of time getting the children ready to write and this includes taking the time to ensure their shoulder and arm muscles are strong, through a range of gross and fine motor activities. We plan lots of opportunities for the children to mark make  including painting on big paper on the walls, using pens to draw under the tables and writing on the floor outside with chalks. When the children are ready to put pen to paper, we work hard with them to develop their pencil control and to begin to form their letters.

Encouraging your child to mark make in a variety of exciting ways, really supports their handwriting development. Examples of this include using sticks to write in the mud, using your finger to write in shaving foam and making your own paintbrushes out of leaves to paint mud outside.

Below, there are some general English activities that you can use alongside the weekly newsletter suggestions.

 Beach writing prompt.pdfDownload
 Colourful semantics sentence strips.pdfDownload
 CVC Pics and Words 2.docDownload
 CVC Pics and Words 3.docDownload
 CVC Words Mixed.docDownload
 Farm writing prompt.pdfDownload
 Find the rhyme.pptDownload
 School writing prompt.pdfDownload
 Under the sea writing prompt.pdfDownload
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In Maths we are busy learning all about out numbers. We are using the Numberblocks programme to support the children’s understanding of numbers and what they represent. We are spending a lot of time getting to grips with what each number means using different representations e.g. 3 counters, 3 fingers, 3 spots on a die and the numeral 3. We love to get practical with our maths and encourage its use during the children’s play. Having a solid understanding of what each number represents, really helps as the children move forward and develop their mathematical understanding.

There are so many opportunities in the big wide world to support your child with maths such as spotting numbers on registration plates, counting the stairs as you climb, counting the fruit as you buy it in the supermarket and laying the table for dinner.

Some useful websites that have different maths resources on are:

Numberblocks resourcces. You can get the episodes on YouTube  https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/52060

 White Rose Maths Hub


Below, there are some general maths activities that you can use alongside the weekly newsletter suggestions.

 addition by counting on sheets.pdfDownload
 Counting on addition to 10.pptDownload
 Maths and Addition Workbook.pdfDownload
 Ordering and Comparing Numbers to 20 booklet.docxDownload
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Don't forget to keep practicing your sounds. You can find the songs and actions here

Phase 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Qpn2839Kro

Phase 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8Jp5MutVlQ 

 Phase 2 and 3 sound mat.pdfDownload
 Phase 2 outdoor phonics cards.pdfDownload
 Phase_2 & 3 sounds_powerpoint.pptDownload
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Parrots Gallery 

Take a look at what your friends have been up to. Have you been doing the same? We love seeing pictures of what you are getting up to, keep sending them in!