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

Rosa Parks Class

Welcome to Rosa Parks' class

Snow day activities: Friday 10th March:

- Can you build a snowman that is higher than you as well as one shorter than you? 

- Can you estimate how much your snowmen weigh and how tall they are. 

- Can you measure your snowman to see how wide and long it is?

- Go for a short wintery walk with your trusted adult to take some photos to share with us all through tapestry. 

- Help to make a warm drink  with your trusted adult. 

- Have a read of a book on Active Learn and answer the bug questions. 

- Draw a snow day picture and label with words using your phase 2 and beginning of phase 3 sounds. 

- Write about your snow day as a diary entry (Yr1s only) eg. Friday 10th March 2023 was a snow day! I started the morning by getting out of my warm cozy bed and brushed my teeth before going downstairs for my yummy breakfast; it was porridge made with milk this morning yum. Next I went back upstairs and got dressed in some warm clothing ready to go and play in the snow. etc.... 


Have a wonderful day and weekend, make sure you stay safe and have lots of fun. 

Summer 2 Overview- What can we learn from the world around us?

Summer 1 Overview - How did Dinosaurs turn into fossils?

Spring 2 overview - Why is food important?

Spring 1 overview - What makes a good superhero?

Class information:

Home learning:  

Home learning will be given on a Friday and due the following Friday, for example, given on the 11.11.22 and due on the 18.1122 


Home learning will be in their blue home learning book that should be kept in your child's book bag and placed in the clear box on a Monday morning ready to be marked and new home learning to be given. 


Reception spellings: 

Reception will be given tricky words (exception words, words that don’t fit a phonic pattern) these will be given at appropriate times based on individuals. There is a copy of the tricky words in the back of the blue home learning book. We will highlight the words we want you to focus on and once secure with reading and writing each word a tick will be placed next to the word.  


Year one spellings: 

Every Monday Year Ones will be given 5 spellings. These spellings will be tricky words (exception words, words that don’t fit a phonic pattern). Please practise these words at home reading and writing them. We will then focus on these words the following week in their writing. These words will be stuck into their home learning books.  


Active Learn: 

Your child's login details are stuck in the back of the blue home learning book. We use active learn during the school day so we ask that your child practises at home how to log themselves into Active Learn.  When using Active Learn you need to allow pop ups as the e-books open in new window. Each e-book has a small picture of a bug and these are the children to click on and a question will be provided about the book for your child to answer. Please ensure your child answers the bugs. 




Your child will bring a reading book home each night these will be changed regularly in school; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We encourage re-reading books to allow for questions to arise to ensure a better understanding. We advise parents to read at least 4 times a week with your child. Please ensure you record when your child has read and to who in their reading record. We also advise a mix between e-books and physical books. Your child will bring home a book of choice as well from our class library which will be changed once a week.  


The purple stage / picture books: These books are to encourage your children to look at the illustrations and infer what is happening in the story and what might happen next. There is support and example questions in the inside cover of each book.  



If your child reads four times or more in a week they will be given a raffle ticket which will be stuck in there reading record and a chance to win a prize in the Monday Collective Worship.  


Word reading + Understanding = A GREAT READER! 


WOW moments:  

If your child has a WOW moment please record it and inform Parks’ class staff of the WOW moment and any photos you may have of it. These moments can be record on tapestry. WOW moments can be things like riding a bike, baking a cake or achieving something they had found difficult. We want to share these with the class.  



Reward systems in class: 

Each child has an individual sticker chart and once they reach 10 stickers they will have a chance to pick an item from the treasure box and the process will start again. 


We also have merits and a star of the week which is shared with the entire school on a Monday during Collective Worship.  

Below is a link to aid with phonic and reading at home:

Healthy lunch box ideas

We encourage all of our children to have a hot school dinner. However, some of our children bring their own lunches which we encourage to be healthy and should be NUT free. Above is a document to share a healthy balanced meal for 4 and 5 year olds.