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Reach 2

Woodside
Primary Academy

Parent Guide

In light of our school closure, we have prepared schoolwork for your child to complete at home. You will find guidelines for reading, numeracy and spelling, as well as a separate sheet for self-directed home learning activities. There are also daily activities for mindfulness practice. Please see the list of websites for further learning.

READING

It is important that you are reading for 30 minutes every day. Remember to work on your fluency, expression and applying the skills you have learnt in guided reading. You can also challenge yourself by writing and answering a range of retrieval and inference questions about what you have read.

NUMERACY

You need to practise your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 10 times tables every day. Remember to learn the related division facts, as well as the multiplication facts. You need to be able to recall each fact within 5 seconds – see if someone in your family can test you or you could find an online test. Don’t forget to also practise your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

SPELLING

It is important to continue with your spellings homework. Within this pack is the Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings list known as common exception words. Please learn to spell the words and make sure you understand the definition of each word too. Practise writing the words you have learnt in super sentences.

MINDFULNESS

So that we keep our minds healthy, it is important that we practise mindfulness each day, just like we do in school. Use the body scan and breathing techniques you have been taught at school. You can also use the websites listed for further mindfulness ideas.

Be Intentionally Kind

Each day, do something kind towards another person. This could be, holding the door open, sharing, helping your parent to cook or smiling at someone. Think about how it makes you feel when you are kind or when kindness is shown to you.

List of websites

Guided Meditation for Children- Your Secret Treehouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWOHcGF1Tmc 

5 Minute Move- Kids Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

A range of educational games across the Year 3 subjects: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Games and videos to support primary age learning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/

Website dedicated to PSHE learning: https://www.brainpop.com/health/

Engaging encyclopaedia with good illustrations and clear text: https://www.howstuffworks.com/