Welcome to our Home Learning page.
Home learning consolidates and reinforces skills and understanding in literacy, numeracy and other curriculum areas, and provides opportunities for parents/carers and children to work together. This page will help you find the information you need for to aid your child's learning at home.
Growth Mindset at Home
At Gordonbrock, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful.
We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.
Central to this attitude and approach to learning, are the theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset.
We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.
For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.
Maths at Home
Please take every opportunity to help your child help your child practise their math skills in everyday situations, for example when you are shopping or talking about time.
Please help you child to learn and practise their times tables and associated division facts as this will greatly improve their maths skills. This includes knowing them out of order and related facts, eg. If 3x4=12, then 30 x 4 = 120 and 120 ÷ 4 =30.
If you would like to encourage your child to practise their math skills at home suggest they have a got at one one of our Maths Problems.
Reading at Home
Please support your child to read daily and keep a record of their reading their reading journal . The reading journals are checked weekly.
Even if your child is a fluent reader, please read with him/her as often as possible and discuss what he/she is reading. This will help to develop comprehension and reasoning skills as well as enjoyment. Please click here for a list of question to aid you when reading with your child.
If you would like to encourage your child to do some extra reading at home suggest the have a look in our book corner for some inspiration as to what book they could read next.
If your child is in Reception to Year 2 why not join Oxford Owl. It is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading. You can even download free e-books. To take advantage of this great resource simply create a free account via the join us link from the Oxford Owl homepage.
Useful Websites for Learning
Please find below a range of links to help support the learning your child has been doing in class.
All Key Stages
Play along with Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
Practice writing letters with Squiglet.
The Teddy Numbers game can help you to learn the numbers to 15. Learn the digits and words for the numbers and the game can help you count too.
Have fun ordering and sequencing numbers with our friendly caterpillar.
Try to pop the bubbles and collect then in the container at the bottom of the screen.
Sort the mail into the correct post boxes by adding, subtracting, dividing and using mutltiples.
Choose the past tense of a given word to fuel the rocket.
Help Hutch park the words by following the instructions.
Its the year 2110 and the world has been taken over by Roboidz. You need to use number pattern know-how to crack the Mission 2110 and cut off the enemy's food source.
Sort words into either proper nouns, common nouns, adjectives or comparative adjectives so that you can escape from the Forbidden Chamber!
Collect Jewels by selecting the correct decimal, fraction or percentage. There are lots of levels to complete.
Take care! If you don't improve the simple sentences you may be locked up in the tower.
Use your math skills to answer quick fire questions and beat the clock.
Choose a book of the shelf, read it and then answer questions about what you have read.
Please find some useful links below to sources of further reading that will aid you in supporting your child's home learning.