Welcome to our website. We hope that you will use it to find out about all the exciting things we have done and have planned at Rosewood Primary School. Rosewood Primary School, Burnley. BB11 2PH 01282 463790

Rosewood Primary School Believe, Enjoy, Succeed Together - B.E.S.T.



To contact Miss Faulkner or Miss Insley please use:

** We have exciting news for you! The duck eggs have started to hatch! Please go to the Reception Gallery page to see photographs and updates! **

Create a Rainbow


Rainbows are often a symbol of hope.

Please will you create a rainbow?

Be as creative as you like - draw, paint, chalk outside or even use glue and coloured papers.

Send a picture of your rainbow to your teachers so we can add it to our rainbow display for everyone to see!

The activities we are providing for the children are differentiated. 

1. Mild 

2. Medium 

3. Hot


Please choose an appropriate level for your children. If you need any support deciding which activity your child should be doing please don't hesitate to email us. 


Please choose 1 Literacy activity, 1 Maths activity and 1 topic based activity each school day. There are additional activities that you can complete with your child, should you wish to.


If your child is in Pink group for phonics (email the teachers if unsure) please practice reading and writing the words below. The children should already know these special friends. 


Can you sort the words in the documents by special friends. Use the template below as an example. Can you add any other words?

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If your child is in Red or Purple group for phonics (email the teachers if unsure) please practice reading and writing the words below. The children should already know these special friends. 

Please go on the reading section on the Home Learning page to find daily phonics lessons. There are also lots of ebooks that are an appropriate level for your children on ...


Please email the teachers for a log in. 

Look at all these ebooks!

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If your child is taught by Miss Insley for phonics (email the teachers if unsure) please practice reading and writing the sounds below. The children should already know these sounds. 
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If you are in Miss Hensby's phonics group, please practise these sounds and words. If you master it, then you could have a go at the words on Miss Insley's list.

Home Learning - Reception 30.03.20

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Monday 30th March 2020


The ducklings are sad that they haven’t had the chance to meet all of you. Can you draw a picture of yourself and write a short letter telling the ducklings all about you? You could start each sentence with “I am…” or “I like…”



How many different calculations can you find by colouring in the duck eggs?


There are 5 ducklings that have hatched at Miss Insley’s house! One has been named James Pond! Can you think of names for the 4 other ducklings? Draw their pictures and write their names. You can email your suggestions to the email address at the top of this page.

Name the ducklings

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Tuesday 31st March 2020


Read the story The Ugly Duckling. You can read the flipbook below or you can watch it on youtube.

Talk about the story. Who are the characters? What is the main event? Where is the story set (where does it take place)?


Look at the story Brenda’s Boring Egg. Can you use different shapes to decorate your own egg?

1. I can name and find a circle, square, rectangle and triangle.

2. I can name and find a circle, square, rectangle and triangle, pentagon, hexagon.

3. I can name and find a circle, square, rectangle and triangle, pentagon, hexagon, semi-circle. Do you know any other shapes?



Sing a song about our new ducklings.

For example,

5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day


Little Baby Ducklings
Little baby ducklings, all brand new,
Fat ones, skinny ones, short ones, too.
But the biggest duck, with feathers on his back,
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack,
He led the others with a quack, quack, quack.
                                                Adapted Traditional


Can you find any other songs about ducks?

Wednesday 1st April 2020


Re-read or re-watch The Ugly Duckling. Can you make up a different ending to the story?

1. Draw a picture of the new ending and write simple labels.

2. Draw a picture of the new ending and write at least one simple sentence.

3. Draw a picture of the new ending and write at least two sentences. Can you use describing words in your sentences?



I can share the eggs equally between the nests. 


Make a duck using junk, paint or paper. Send a photograph of what you have made to

Thursday 2nd April 2020


All of the teachers are missing you very much! We would like you to draw a picture and write a sentence about what has been your favourite activity since you have been at home.

Here are some of our ideas:-

Miss Insley - "I have enjoyed giving the ducklings a bath and baking cakes and cookies with Jade and Peter."

Miss Faulkner - "I have enjoyed quiet walks with my dog and knitting Easter chicks."

Miss Hensby - "I have enjoyed early morning walks with Ollie and we have done lots of craft outside in the garden."

Miss Conway - "I have been relaxing and watching my favourite TV programmes."

Miss Dodd - "I have enjoyed seeing the wildlife in my garden."



Make an Easter card for someone you love and write a message inside. Here are some ideas if you need them.



I can investigate different weight and capacity.


Can you find things around your house that are heavy and light? You could even create your own scales like the ones below. 

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Now can you look at the different jugs and containers in your house. Which one would hold the most water? Can you prove it? You might want to add some colour to your water and make some potions while you investigate!
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Challenge** Try some tricky year 1 work.

Friday 3rd April 2020


What would you do if you were the Ugly Duckling? Can you draw a map to show where you would go? Remember to add who you would meet. Can you add labels to your map?



I can count objects carefully. 

1. In ones to 10.

2. In ones to 20.

3. In twos to 20.


Challenge** We all have 10 fingers. How many fingers are in your house? Count them in 10s. How many fingers and toes?

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Watch the videos of the ducklings hatching on the school website (Gallery, Reception). Can you describe what is happening? If you could hold them, how do you think the ducklings would feel when they have just hatched? And how would they feel when they are 1 day old? Can you look at an egg shell at home? How do you think this might keep the ducklings safe?

Additional Activities

  • Can you log on to purple mash and try some of the activities on there?
  • Make up a song or dance. Perform it for your family. Can you record it on an iPad or phone?
  • Have a teddy bear's picnic. Can you share the food equally between all the teddy bears? Take a photograph or draw a picture of your picnic if you want to.
  • Build a fort using things from your house (duvets, sheets, clothes maiden, cushions, chairs etc). Go on an adventure in your fort. Tell a story about what is happening.

How many can you do?

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Have you tried these free online resources?

* PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube - weekdays at 9am.

* Wildlife with Steve Backsall on Facebook - every day at 9am.

* Maths with Carol Vorderman - free access at

* Story time with David Walliams - every day at 11am at

Helpful Resources
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