Home Learning

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.

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.

Our Maths Basic Skills outline and Calculation policy may provide further assistance in you supporting your child with other aspects of mathematics at home. Our Standards for Mathematics outline end-of-year expectations for each year group.

Reading  and Writing 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.

Our Handwriting Policy may help you in supporting your child develop a cursive script, whilst our Practising Spellings at Home document provides some useful tips on ways in which you can help your child with spellings at home.

Our Standards for Literacy outline end-of-year expectations for each year group.

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.

Thank you for your support with your child’s home learning: it really makes a difference!

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