Warden Park Primary Academy, New England Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 3JR

01444 451264

Warden Park Primary

'Reach for the Stars'


During the period of school closure, to ensure that there is provision for continued learning at home,  we suggest your child completes the following ‘core’ activities on a daily basis:


We suggest spending the following amount of time on each activity:
Spelling - 15mins
Independent reading for pleasure - at least 30 mins
Reading tasks - up to 40 mins
Writing tasks -  40 mins


  • Times Tables Rock Stars
  • 1 arithmetic activity from the arithmetic booklet
  • Maths - one activity from the Classroom Secrets learning booklet - pupils need to choose the level of challenge they feel is appropriate.  They do not need to complete all three levels of challenge.
We suggest spending the following amount of time on each activity:
Times Tables Rock Stars - 15 mins
Arithmetic - 20 mins
Other maths tasks in books or online - 45 mins

Wider Curriculum

  • Choose two other activities to complete from the home learning booklet
  • Physical/active time. There are suggestions for this in the link below. 


Reading and Writing resources:

Pobble 365 - use the calendar in the top right-hand corner to choose a day - a huge amount of reading and writing activities

Once Upon a Picture - click on an image - ideas to inspire writing are underneath each image.

The  Reading Realm (Y3-4) - Fairytales  Animal and Nature


Maths resource:

SATs companion  - tasks as set by the teacher


Should you wish to do more than this with your child, there are a range of other options which are accessible on the ‘Useful resource/activities’ and 'Youtube channels for home learning' pages of the school website.


Your child has a Home learning Booklet. and a Classroom Secrets Booklet to work through

NOTE - Home Learning Booklets are designed to provide a range of learning opportunities for your child.  We DO NOT expect them to complete all the activities.  


On-going communication between home and school:

  • Teachers will respond to contact/questions from parents and children via SeeSaw, daily between 9:00 and 12:00
  • We encourage parents to upload videos and photos of learning/ learning activities via SeeSaw
  • Teachers will send a video at the start of each day (Monday - Friday) 
  • Please reassure your child that teachers and teaching assistants will be thinking of them and monitoring their online learning
  • Please note that it will not be possible for work to be marked by teachers when the school reopens.


When managing during a period of school closure, you may find the following suggestions useful:

  • Establish a timetable/routine - children are used to this at school and it will help them to understand your expectations and what each day has in store.
  • Set up a learning space - if you have room at home, this may help children to know when it is ‘learning time’
  • Reward positive behaviour - if your child follows your instructions, interacts kindly with you/their siblings and completes learning - reward them (this could take the form of verbal praise or a sticker/star or tick).  If they achieve something really special or try particularly hard, you could award your children their own ‘reach for the stars’ point. At school, the children aim to achieve 10 points before reaching a special certificate.
  • Encourage all the incidental learning - consider involving children with household jobs and cooking/food prep.
  • Try to spend time outside where possible (following Public Health England)
  • Limit screen time



Try to have fun and enjoy being together

If your children asks you any question, run with it...

Encourage your children to become more expert in an area that they are passionate about and interested in. 

What do you enjoy?  Share this with your children!

Teach your children card games, play board games, complete puzzles, build a fort/camp

Watch and discuss classic films and documentaries together