Burpham Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ


01483 572510

Welcome to Parrots

KS1 COIN Centre

The children in Parrots also spend time in their KS1 classes so please look at both of their class pages to see all their wonderful learning and play! For further information on what our COIN Centre has to offer, please look at our website under COIN Centre.

Julie Lodge (starting 29/4/2024) Sue Martin Jo Sayer
COIN Centre Teacher Senior LSA  Senior LSA





Hafeeza Akram Donna Carnell Charlotte Briski Jane Robins

Year 2 sewing practice...

Sports day superstars!!

Yr 2 Trip to Wonderful Wisley....

Mastering number with numicons...

Busy time....

 NEWSLETTER Parrots Spring 24.pubDownload
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 CURRICULUM Spring term 2024.pptxDownload
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Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Thinkuknow. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, social media and other devices such as tablets and phones.



Speech and Language

Why not have a go at some of these activities? 

 Blanks Level guidance.pdfDownload
 Games to support attention and listening.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 1 - Four Word Level.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 1 - Three Word Level.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 1 - Two Word Level.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 2 - Four Word Level.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 2 - Two Word Level.pdfDownload
 Listen and Do 3 - Three Word Level.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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