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

01444 451264

Warden Park Primary

'Reach for the Stars'

Y4

During this 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:

Physical Activity - 30 mins

Maths - 30-60 mins

English - 30-60 mins

Learning Projects - Up to 60 mins

Teachers will communicate every morning via Seesaw to share expectations and suggestions for the day.

 

English

  • Reading - independent reading or shared reading; online activities/websites like Once Upon a Picture or Pobble 365 (for KS2)
  • A spelling activity, which could include use of Spelling Shed 
  • There are writing opportunities in the home learning booklet

Maths

  • Times Tables Rock Stars
  • Maths - one activity from the home learning booklet or one of the online options
  • MyMaths

 

 

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

 

 

Should you wish to do more than this with your child, there are a range of other options which are accessible on the ‘Curriculum' pages of the school website.

 

 

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