"Achievement Partnership Success"

Zen Zone 2020 - 2021

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 your final weekly challenge from Miss Cannon, Mrs Minshull and Ms. Samuels.

WB 13/07/20

This week the challenge is a bit different.

This is the last week of term before the summer holidays. After the holidays you will be in a new class.

Your challenge this week is to create a poster telling your new teacher all about yourself.

You could include information about:

  • what you like to do in school and at home
  • anything you don't like
  • any hobbies that you may have
  • games that you like to play
  • anything that you need to help you to learn in school
  • an interesting fact about yourself
  • you could also include information about anything you have done during the school closure time

You can be as creative as you want.

Some of you will not be returning to the Zen Zone in September. Remember to work hard and try your best in your new class - you are amazing!

Have a super Summer holiday.

Stay safe.








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Alma Park Primary School

Errwood Road

Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PF

T: 0161 224 8789

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