The Holy Brook School

Welcome to River Class’ Homework Page.

Here you will find information about the work that we have been doing in our class and resources that you may want to complete at home.

If you have time, why not look at the websites under each subject heading that feature exciting games and some of the areas of the Holy Brook Curriculum that will be covered this year.

We have included some suggestions of key areas that you may want to support your child with alongside the website links that can support learning at home.


Check out some of our English work!


Our Class Story is:

You can support your child by asking them:

  • Who are the main characters?
  • What skills does Alex have that make him a good spy?
  • What gadgets does Alex have?
  • What do you think will happen in the end?
  • Who is the villain in this story? How do you know?

Here are some suggested books that you may want to read as a family:

 Early Readers (books that the children can read on their own):

The Rainbow Fish – Marcus Pfister

Max - Bob Graham 

The Family Book – Todd Parr

Peace at last – Jill Murphy

The Bad-Tempered Ladybird – Eric Carle

The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson

A Bear called Paddington – Michael Bond

Owl Babies – Martin Waddell

*Other books that carry the themes of family, friendships and relationships*


Advanced Readers (1:1 reading opportunities with your child):

Goodnight Mister Tom – Michelle Magorian

Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo

Holes – Louis Sachar

Matilda - Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

*Other books that carry the themes of family, friendships and relationships*


Measure - Money

Monday 10th May - Friday 28th May

 We will learning about how to count monetary amounts, give change and making totals using different coins.

You can support your child by:

  • Allowing them to pay for shopping when you are out and about
  • Playing with toy/ real money and talking about the value each coin carries

Additional Maths Websites



Light & Shadows

Monday 22nd February 2021 - Friday 12th March 2021

We will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and creating our own shadow puppet theatres using shoe boxes, tissue paper and torches.

You can support your child by:

  • Drawing around your shadows in chalk outside and talk about why they are long/short based on the time of the day and position of the sun
  • Creating a simple shadow puppet show using a torch and your hands

Additional Science Links

We looked at the different classification of animals last term - can you child still remember each category taught?

BBC - Mammals

BBC - Amphibians

BBC - Birds

BBC - Fish

BBC - Reptiles

BBC - Minibeasts & Invertebrate

Check out some of our Science work!



Communication - Past and Present 

Monday 22nd February 2021 - Friday 12th March 2021

We will be exploring how the Internet was created and they ways in which people used to communicate before the Internet. We will be learning about Tim- Berners Lee, the inventor of the Internet and discussing how the internet has changed our lives. We will also look at how telegraphs were used to send information before phones were invented. 

You can support your child by:

  • Talking about toys that children used to play with before electricity and the internet
  • Looking at encyclopedias and history TV shows to find out more about the internet

Additional History Websites


World Rivers

 This term we will be looking at the rivers of the world and creating a small fact file of three of the biggest Rivers in the world.

You can support your child by:

  • Looking at an atlas or globe and trying to find these major rivers of the world
  • Talking about which continents these rivers are on/in.


You can support your child by:

  • Creating power point presentations based on your child's interest
  • Showing them how to write an email to a loved one
  • Searching for information using a search engine
  • Looking at videos that explain how to code/ use algorithms 
  • Helping them to type a small paragraph using a word document
  • Allowing them time to create pieces of digital art using Paint


Computing Websites




October 2020

River Class learnt about Diwali, the festival of lights. This festival is celebrated by Hindus. Have a look at our oil lamps and tealight holders.

Check out the story of Rama & Sita here: The Story of Rama & Sita 


Portraits & Pencil Control - Julian Opie & Andy Warhol

September & October 2020

 Have a look at our portraits that we created using the paint app on the computer and clay! 

If you have any queries or questions, please do let me know by using the contact form or calling the school office on 0118 937 5489.

Many thanks

Sam Gardner

River Class Teacher

145 Ashampstead Road, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3LJ

0118 937 5489