St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15


Tricky word mat to help at home.

Today we designed clay pots and drew our portraits to celebrate families.

Today we drew Rangoli patterns on our hands and followed a tutorial showing how to create a tiger.

It's Art Wow week this week. Lily from Eagles taught us how to draw our family portrait. Thank you so much Lily!

We learnt about Mola Art from South America. The Mola or Molas is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women's clothing of the indigenous Guna people from Panamá and Colombia, South America. Instead of using fabric we layered coloured paper for effect.

SPORTS AT RUTLAND. We got to take part in lots of different sports. Would you like to join a club?

AHOY ME HEARTIES! Pirate day was the best day ever!



To celebrate the end of Sats and all the hard work in Puffin class, we had a surprise trip to the park.

Puffins have seen the light! Look at our amazing torches - we used batteries, bulbs and wires to create them.

Spr2.8.5 - Count faces on 3D shapes

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Spr2.9.1 - Count edges on 3D shapes

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Spr2.9.2 - Count vertices on 3D shapes

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Spr2.9.3 - Sort 3D shapes

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Spr2.9.4 - Patterns with 3D shapes

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Aut2.8.4 - Subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number - crossing 10

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Easter Bonnet Fun!

Puffins have created fantastic cave paintings using their own handmade natural paintbrushes!


KS1 SATS Information 2021-22


Children starting Year 2 in September 2021 will need to be prepared for the KS1 SATs that were introduced in 2017. In the summer term 2022, children at the end of Key Stage 1 will sit SATs assessments.

At the end of Year 2, children will take SATs in:-

• Reading
• English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Maths

Key Stage 1 Reading

The new reading test for Year 2 pupils will involve two separate papers:-

• Paper 1 consists of a selection of texts totalling 400 to 700 words, with questions interspersed
• Paper 2 comprises a reading booklet of a selection of passages totalling 800 to 1100 words. Children will write their answers in a separate booklet

Each paper is worth 50 per cent of the marks, and should take around 30 minutes, but children will not be strictly timed, as the tests are not intended to assess children’s ability to work at speed. The texts in the reading papers will cover a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and will get progressively more difficult towards the end of the test. Teachers will have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child.

There will be a variety of question types:-

• Multiple choice
• Ranking/ordering, e.g. ‘Number the events below to show in which order they happened in the story’
• Matching, e.g. ‘Match the character to the job that they do in the story’
• Labelling, e.g. ‘Label the text to show the title’
• Find and copy, e.g. ‘Find and copy one word that shows what the weather was like in the story’
• Short answer, e.g. ‘What does the bear eat?’
• Open-ended answer, e.g. ‘Why did Lucy write the letter to her grandmother? Give two reasons’

Key Stage 1 Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

Children taking Key Stage 1 SATs will sit three separate papers in grammar, spelling and punctuation:-

• Paper 1: a grammar and punctuation written task, taking approximately 20 minutes, and worth 15 marks. Children will be provided with a prompt and stimulus for a short piece of writing, with a clear text type, audience and purpose. Handwriting will be worth four per cent of the marks.

• Paper 2: a grammar, punctuation and vocabulary test, in two sections of around 10 minutes each (with a break between, if necessary), worth 20 marks. This will involve a mixture of selecting the right answers e.g. through multiple choice, and writing short answers.

• Paper 3: a 20-word spelling test taking approximately 15 minutes and is worth 10 marks.

Key Stage 1 Maths

The new Key Stage 1 maths test will comprise two papers:-

Paper 1: arithmetic, worth 25 marks and taking around 15 minutes.

Paper 2: mathematical fluency, problem-solving and reasoning, worth 35 marks and taking 35 minutes, with a break if necessary. There will be a variety of question types: multiple choice, matching, true/false, constrained (e.g. completing a chart or table; drawing a shape) and less constrained (e.g. where children have to show or explain their method).

Children will not be able to use any tools such as calculators or number lines.

When will the KS1 SATs take place?

The KS1 SATs are due to be administered in May 2022.

Addititional Useful Information on KS1 SATS

Government Information on KS1 and KS2 SATS

Practice Papers

We would like to recommend this site as a good source of practice papers.

Buddy reading with our friend from Kingfisher class.

Puffin class thought about their favourite book, we had a vote, made a tally chart and then a human graph to show the results. Can you spot our favourite?

well done to ALL the children who sent in photos of reading in an unusual place - very imaginative!


Here are the questions we want to find out about the Stone Age. Can you help us to find the answers?

Meet our new members to Puffin class. They are Petunia (Percy's wife) and Poppy (their daughter). They have just flown in from the North Sea to join us! Thank you so much again Mrs Arter for all your hard work!

This artwork represents our feelings on global warming.

LS Lowry - we have completed our paintings in the style of LS Lowry. Aren't they amazing?



I have popped 4 activities below to help support our learning next term. The children will also have the book to take home called 'The Boy with the Bronze Axe'. Please begin to read together. It is a challenging text and adult support will be necessary. In class we will be using short extracts to help our understanding of that time in History, do what you can. I appreciate there is a lot here and you may have a busy half term so I will give the first 2 weeks of next term too. The chapters are also on You Tube should this be something you think you might use.

Thank you so much for all the hard work this term.

Have a fantastic holiday.

Don't have the book or finding it a bit tricky? Then try this other story to help us get started on the Stone Age topic next term.

Stone Age Boy

Miss M reads our class text, Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.

Brilliant Balance Bikes!