Gloucester Road Primary School

Gloucester Road
Nursery & Primary School

Home Learning

We have decided to adopt a consistent approach to homework across the school. We firmly believe that establishing a structured routine will ultimately benefit our students in their educational journey.

Homework assignments will be set regularly and will help consolidate and extend the learning that takes place in the classroom. One of our key priorities when it comes to homework in 2023/24 is enhancing writing skills, particularly focusing on grammar and punctuation.

To support this, we have acquired workbooks for each year group. These workbooks are specifically designed to align with the English objectives outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum in England. The teachers will guide the students by suggesting specific pages from the workbooks to complement their classroom learning.

We also encourage students to actively engage in measuring their progress and identifying areas for development. Self-marking their homework assignments will provide them with a valuable opportunity to evaluate their understanding and identify any gaps in knowledge.

To further develop these areas, we recommend students explore relevant web-based activities such as BBC Bitesize and/or the Oak National Academy. Both of these platforms offer a range of resources and activities tailored to support students' learning. We understand that every child is unique and may require additional support or resources when it comes to homework.

Rest assured, we are here to support your child and their individual needs. If you have any concerns or questions regarding homework tasks, do not hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher.

We kindly request your support in creating the ideal environment for your child to complete their homework. Providing a quiet and well-lit space, free from distractions, will aid their concentration and enable them to fully engage with their tasks. 

Online Learning Resources

When you use online learning resources they are often split into Key Stages. These are: EYFS (nursery and reception), KS1 (Years 1-2) and KS2 (Years 3-6).

Reading

Teach your Monster to Read

A series of games which helps children to master the key first stages of reading. It's been created by the Usborne Foundation, led by Peter Usborne (of Usborne Publishing). We're using it at school and your child will benefit more from the game if they can play at home. It’s free to play on a PC and laptop, or you can download the Teach Your Monster to Read app from the app store on phones and tablets. The app is currently free too due to the current COVID-19 virus. To play on the website, visit teachyourmonstertoread.com and start playing in seconds: Visit www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Read Theory

Read Theory is a powerful educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Our custom web application adapts to students’ individual ability level. www.readtheory.org

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl gives free access to e-books which children can read with you or independently online. There is also a handy phonics guide and videos that can be used to support children’s phonics learning.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading/

Storyline Online

A range of stories online that are read by famous actors.

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Barnes and Noble

A book selling site but if you register there are loads of ‘Book Nook’ books which can be downloaded for free. There is a huge range from Disney themed books to young adult novels.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/free-ebooks/nook-books/kids/_/N-ry0Z8qaZtu1

EYFS (Nursery and Reception)

 

Crickweb | Early Years
Free online interactive EYFS, Foundation Stage and Early Years resources, activities and games. Help your child with early learning goals.
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 

Primary Early Years (and Other) Interactive Games
Activities to support all areas of Early Years Learning
http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/

 

KS1 (Year 1 and 2)

 

Crickweb | KS1 Literacy
15 Key Stage 1 Literacy interactive teaching resources for Primary/Elementary Schools. English educational kids games and activities for your IWB, PC or Mac.
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1literacy.html

 

Storynory – Free Audio Stories for Kids
Storynory’s actors read myths, fairy tales, and original series.
https://www.storynory.com/

 

Cool Math Games – Free Online Math Games, Cool Puzzles
Coolmath was designed for the frustrated, the confused,the bored students of the world who hate math and for math geeks of the world who love all things math.
https://www.coolmathgames.com/

 

Thinkuknow – home
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, P2P
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Home Page : nrich.maths.org
Finding your home on NRICH. We have homes for students of different ages, teachers and parents/carers. The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners.
https://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

 

KS2 (Year 3-6)

 

BBC – KS2 Bitesize – Home
This has links to all subjects for primary school aged children with areas to learn and revise. It has areas with explanations and definitions and videos to support learning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

 

Punctuation, English Games for 7-11 Years – Topmarks
Trapped – Punctuation. Three punctuation games where you need to punctuate paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

 

Thinkuknow – home
Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming and other forms of online communication
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
Free Interactive Primary or Elementary Key Stage 2 ages 6-11 years, Literacy and English Teacher Resources and fun Kids Games. English learning as a second language.
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Home Page : nrich.maths.org
Finding your home on NRICH. We have homes for students of different ages, teachers and parents/carers. The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners.
https://nrich.maths.org/frontpage

 

General

 

Planets For Kids – Solar System Facts and Astronomy
Welcome to Planets for Kids I really hope you enjoy the information that I have provided on this website. You will find lots of information about our solar system.
https://www.planetsforkids.org/

 

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids explores the fascinating world we live in. Have loads of fun discovering incredible facts and information.
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

 

Top Marks

Top Marks has links for all subjects and is split into key stages. There is also a useful parents zone where there is advice and ideas for parents https://www.topmarks.co.uk/parents/ There are some great interactive resources that can be used on tablets too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Woodlands Homework Help 

Woodlands site has different zones for some foundation subjects (History, Geography, RE, Art and Science) and core subjects (English and Maths). Different topics can be explored too http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/