"Achievement Partnership Success"

Zen Zone 2019 - 2020

Ms Samuels

Welcome to the Zen Zone page

Miss Cannon

Mrs. Minshull


Hello and welcome to the Zen Zone's page. This year your child will be working with Miss Cannon, Mrs. Minshull and Ms. Samuels. We will keep this page updated with all the fun and exciting things that we do as well as any key information that can help your child.

Working with children at home

Please understand that these activities are merely suggestions for things you could do at home. We understand that every family is dealing with this situation differently. The Zen Zone team has no expectations for the amount or quality of work which is completed.

If you can, try to find some time for:

Reading, with you and by themselves, and talk about what they have read.

Learn some times tables

Write something for a purpose, like a letter or email to a relative or neighbour. Or a diary of this event.

Some children may also need to practice their handwriting. 

Remember to make the most of incidental learning opportunities that occur everyday - counting in twos when sorting socks; comparing measurements; reading labels; adding and subtracting coins; the list is endless!

Family discussion time also provides lots of opportunities for learning - improving listening skills; turn taking; hearing new words; exploring feelings. We find that the Blue Planet videos are excellent and the children really enjoy watching.

Learning should be done in short sessions (15-20 mins) 2 or 3 times a day.

We are all trying our best to navigate this situation.

Please find below the challenge set for your children to do during the school closure. The challenge is for your child to do in addition to or instead of the work set by their class teacher. However, it is optional and there is no expectation for it to be completed. Each week we will put a new challenge on this page for you to access and download. All of the challenges will also be saved on our Google Drive. To go to the Google Drive please click here. It can also be found in the zip folder below.


If you are using a mobile phone to access the work sent, then you will need to get the work from the Google Drive.

All of the resources that we are providing you with do not require a printer. You can complete the work on the computer or use a piece of paper to write them out.

If you have any questions about the Zen Zone work please email zz@almapark.manchester.sch.uk and a member of staff will get back to you as soon as possible.


You also have access to the following websites. 

Reading Eggs - click here

Numbots (year 2) - click here

Mathletics  - years 3 & 4

If you need their login details please email your child's class teacher using one of the following emails:





Useful Websites

Cosmic Kids Yoga  https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


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Termly Plans

Weekly Challenge

Hi there Zen Zoners!

This is where you will find a weekly challenge from Miss Cannon, Mrs Minshull and Ms. Samuels.

WB 06/07/20


Read carefully through the text about Marcus Rashford and then answer the questions.

Remember to practise your handwriting – starting on the line and using the approach stroke.



Work through the Maths problems activity board. You can do it all at once or a section each day.

Remember to practise your 2, 5, & 10 times tables and the division facts to go with them. If you are confident with those, start to learn your 3 and 8 times tables.


Extra challenge

Try to do at least 5 minutes reading everyday this week.

Off you go!







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Alma Park Primary School

Errwood Road

Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PF

T: 0161 224 8789

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