The Holy Brook School



      Stream Class.

Welcome to our home learning page. Here you can find information about what we have been learning in school as well as a range of activities should your child be at home for long periods of time. 


Below is a copy of our daily timetable.


During our afternoon learning, we cover the following:

  • Monday and Tuesday - science
  • Wednesday - humanities
  • Thursday - sports intervention 
  • Friday - art





This academic year we have covered lots of different texts with different themes. We have had a focus on endangered animals and water pollution. 


We have written for a range of different purposes such as leaflets, stories, character and setting descriptions and letters. 




In phonics and spelling, we continue to work on letters and sounds to support sounding out common exception words. Children are encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to support sounding out unfamiliar common exception words.

In class we take part in 1:1 phonic/spelling interventions every day!

      Below are some tricky words that we come across: 

Below are Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Some children have these as their weekly spelling words and are encouraged to use these in their writing. 

Below are Year 3 and 4 common exception words. Some children have these as their weekly spelling words and are encouraged to use these in their writing. 


These links are games and helpful tools which will support common exception spellings, phonics sounds and letter formations.



During our phonics/spelling interventions, we use key word flashcards and play a range of games such as hangman and match and spell. As well as this, we ensure that handwriting is practiced regularly. 

Please see below for our letter formations. 





We are working hard to promote positive attitudes towards reading. Children take part in daily reading interventions. These are either to work on their word reading skills or their reading comprehension skills. 

Below you can find some links to reading games to support engagement and to help build enjoyment of reading.




Place Value (on going)


 Place value and number are so important in all aspects of maths as well as every day life, so we start every new term with up to three weeks of place value and number work in maths which is then followed by an additional area of maths to be covered for the remaining weeks of that term.

Below are some useful links to games and resources to support with number work.


Below you can also find some useful links to games and resources to support with multiplication and division.



          Science, R.E. and foundation subjects.

This year our Science, R.E. and the foundation subject learning will be delivered through termly Schemes of Work titled Myself, My World and My Environment. Our foundation subjects are taught in blocks of 4 weeks (Geography for 4 weeks, History for 4 weeks and RE for 4 weeks). 

Autumn Term - Myself
Spring Term - My World
Summer Term - My Environment


In history this year, we have had a focus on World War II and VE day. We learnt all about food rationing and the types of food people had to eat each week. 


 At Holy Brook School, we recently took part in a Geography awareness day. We looked at ways that we can become better global citizens as well as creating awareness of reducing, reusing and recycling materials!

Find some links below to support you and your family become better global citizens.

Can you think of more ways that you can help to save our planet? Can you make a list of all of the things you do as a family to reduce, reuse and recycle materials?




During this year, we have covered a range of different subjects such as humans and living things, materials,  forces and magnets and states of matter.

We have taken part in a range of fun experiments such as melting chocolate (and eating it!), freezing different liquids such as ketchup, gravy, oil, washing up liquid and lemon juice!






 This year we have worked on our sketching skills, creating portraits and still life sketches. We have looked at famous artists and re-created some of their most famous works in different ways. 




 Activity ideas for home!

Should your child be at home for any period of time, if they are able to access, there is always lots of quizzes and lessons on Purple Mash -  here: 

Your child will need to log in to Purple Mash to access the activities, they should know their username and password, if not, please do not hesitate to ring and I can give the username and password again. 


As well as supporting learning, why not have a go at some of the following activities:

PSHE activities are equally as important:

  • recognising and expressing how we feel and saying happy, sad or angry
  • taking part in turn taking 
  • understanding hygiene rules
  • measuring ingredients accurately 
  • taking part in physical activities 
  • learning to tie shoe laces 
  • recognising the importance of exercise on mental health




Thank you for visiting our class page. Keep checking regularly to see any updates/new pictures!

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

Steph Needham

Stream Class Teacher



145 Ashampstead Road, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3LJ

0118 937 5489