St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery

We love to learn in Jesus, In Jesus we learn to love

Wickhay, Basildon, Essex SS15 5AF

01268 524263


Welcome to Sparrows class. 

Home learning 

Below are some ideas for over the period of time that the children will be at home. Please also use the ideas that are under the home learning tab as well. We hope this is helpful. 

Please look often as the blog will be updated every Monday


Ways to keep in contact with teachers and friends. 

Tapestryupload pictures of what you have been doing for teachers to leave a comment. Also we have been busy making learning videos, stories and songs for the children for you to use on tapestry. 

Purple mash -  tasks have been put on for you to do and teachers can leave comments. We now have a class blog on purple mash for the children to see each others work and write messages to each other and their teachers. This is at the top of the page under sharing - shared blogs- sparrows blog. 

You can always email if you want guidance on these platforms or would like some information about any homeschool aspect. My email is stated above. 

Reading books : We cannot change books at the moment but if you follow the linkOxford Reading Tree you can join for free and choose ebooks to read which are book banded in the same way as the books at school

For reception parents who have requested a space for your child from Tuesday 2nd June. 

School times are 9:15am till 2pm. 

Please may all parents make sure they have downloaded the school jotter app for school. As this is how school will be sending important notices and information. I don't want you to miss out on any important information during this time. 

To download please go to your phones App Store 

search school jotter 

download (should have a logo that's a green pencil) 

type in the school name 

Make sure you have the notifications turned on (this is great as you get any notices like a text straight to your phone) 

Kind regards 

Miss Coulthard 

Home learning 1/6/20

Half term - 25/05/20

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all well and happy. As it is half-term this week we have not set any specific learning, so have some fun with your family and enjoy the sunshine. We have added a link for some outdoor activities and some art ideas that you might like to try during the week.

Please continue to explore Purplemash and share any of your activities on Tapestry as we love to see them.

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Coulthard,Miss Hardy and Mrs Cassar

Monday 25th May join a whole day of free classes and activities led by expert teachers and performers from across the UK including cookery, dance, drama, singing from a West End teacher, Musical theatre, French class, yoga, signing and much much more. Remember to share this with all your friends and family- this fantastic event is open and FREE to everyone. All you need to do is sign up here to access the FREE day of activities, timetable and reminders And SUBSCRIBE to Tiny Toes Ballet YouTube channel We can’t wait to see you!






Home learning - 4/5/20 

Church story pages 46 -47 

Gods story pages 84-85

Home learning - 27/4/20 

Home Learning - 20/4/2020 

Happy Easter Sparrows class! 

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter with your family. I ate a lot of hot cross buns, chocolate and made a special Easter meal. My favourite time was video calling my family to wish them happy Easter and finding a lot of Easter eggs hidden in my home. 

I can’t wait to hear about all the exciting things you have been doing! 

I have added some photos from my spring walk. 

Can you find some signs of spring on your daily walk? 

Me and Mrs Jenkins miss you all very much and can’t wait to see you soon.

Week two 

Week one 


Sample lesson plan to follow at home. 

  1.  Review all set one sounds with your child 
  2.   Then Pick on sound a lesson to concentrate on for eg. b
  3. Children  can then practice writing the letter
  4. Can your child try and write two  or three simple words with the sound of the day eg.  bat, brush, boy
  5. Support your child attempt to write a simple sentence using the words. For eg The boy can run fast. 
  6.  Practice red words 


below are some helpful document's 


Try and keep maths practical there are lots of great board games for eg snakes and ladders that you can play as a family.

You can also look at the home learning tab on the website as there is a list of some really helpful websites you can use. 

 Maths useful websites 

 From next week 23rd March, they are providing free resources and teaching videos that will be useful for you and your child to learn from.


  •  Nrich is also a fantastic source of activities for maths      ages 5-11 years

Other useful websites

Leads to Body coach 5 minute move videos


Yoga for health


For fine motor 

World book day 

The children really world book day. In the morning we had a special visit from a story teller who told us a funny story about how the salt got into the sea. After we shared our favourite story whilst having hot chocolate and cookies with our friends. 


Reading workshop 

We hope you enjoyed the reading workshop. They children really enjoyed sharing a story and their story based activities with you. 


Healthy eating 

Today in school the children looked at healthy eating. We became healthy fruit and vegetable investigators and found pictures of fruit and vegetables hidden around our classroom. Then we learnt all about a healthy body, we were amazed to find that 4-6 year olds are only allowed 5 cubes of sugar a day. 

We really enjoyed trying lots of different foods, in sparrows class we made a tally chart and we found that our favourite was strawberries and the least favourite was mushrooms and radishes. 


Ash Wednesday 

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the season of Lent. Lent is a beautiful way to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us and prepare us for the Easter season. During lent we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. 

The children experienced an Ash Wednesday service with a special visit from Fr Dan. 


Pancake day 

The children enjoyed celebrating pancake day with their class. 


Whatever next 

The children really enjoyed the visit from freshwater theatre. They had a great time acting out the story and going on an adventure to space.



The children had a great time getting to look inside the ambulance. They even got to try the heart rate monitor which was very exciting. We learnt lots about what to do in an emergency. 

Nativity 2019 



The children were brilliant in the performance and were very proud of what they had achieved. 

We hope you had a great time watching them!