Welcome to the Spring Term in Hawks Class.
Staff in class are Chloe, Lucy, Jackie, Karen and Penny.
We are all looking forward to welcoming the children back . Our topic for the Spring Term is 'Awe and Wonder'. It promises to be an exciting topic, which will involve science investigations!
PE will be on a Thursday and we would be grateful if the children could come to school in PE kits.
We will provide the children with toast as a morning snack. We would be grateful if you send in £1.25 a week to cover the cost of this.
Please follow Hawks Twitter -
Please see email to see which group your child is in.
Please see videos on twitter - these will be Phonics activities/ Reading of a story
Dates for your diary Spring 2021 (Please be advised that some events are currently subject to confirmation)
Monday 4th January – INSET day for staff, pupils not attending
Tuesday 5th January – School reopens for pupils
Tuesday 9th February – Internet Safety Day
Friday 12th February – Chinese New Year
Friday 12th February – School closing for Half Term
Monday 22nd February – School reopens for pupils
Thursday 4th March – World book day (Fancy dress)
Friday 12th March – Mothers-day lunch
Friday 12th March – Red nose day
Monday 22nd March – Down Syndrome awareness day (non uniform)
Wednesday 31st March – Easter service / Autism awareness day (non uniform)
Thursday 1st April – INSET day for staff, pupils not attending
Monday 19th April – School reopens for pupils
Websites for all subjects
Purple Mash – every child has their own log on – it was stuck in their diary a few weeks ago.
Education city – every child has their own log on – it was stuck in their diary a few weeks ago.
You can access age appropriate games for English, Phonics, Maths and Science.
Links to a variety of websites covering different subjects can be found on the Rocklands School website. Follow – Children – Kid’s Zone
Primary Resources - Free lessons plans, activity ideas and resources covering all subjects.
BBC Bitesize has lots of online learning with games to do for each subject and lesson ideas.
Twinkl are offering a month free subscription in light of the current situation affecting education. All you need to do is enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. Hawks Class suggest that you save any resources that you download onto your own home computer hard drive. Twinkl covers all subjects. There are variety of sequenced lessons plans in different subjects that you can download, which will include the resources needed to support the lessons.
Top Marks has links to online education games for the following subjects; Early Years, English, Geography, History, Maths, Music, R.E and Science.
English, Reading & Phonics
Phonics Play have made it free to access a variety of phonics resources. The user name and password can be found on the link.
You do not need to leave the house to visit the nearest library. Sign up for an online account and download as many e-books as you can read! Just type in Staffordshire library ebooks into Google.
Oxford Owl has free online reading books for your child to read. There are also questions about the book for your child to answer.
At Rocklands School we follow Letter and Sounds to teach phonics. On the website there is a variety of resources and online games that range from phase 1 to phase 6.
Forest Phonics. A great spelling game to practice phonics sound learnt in class. Choose a spelling pattern and you will be prompted to spell approximately ten words using that spelling pattern. http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html
Spooky Spellings. A spelling game to learn how to spell tricky words. Choose a year group, then choose bird box to select your word list. Arrange the letters in the correct order to spell each word. The bats will take the letters away when you get it right.
Grammarsaurus has some great FREE grammar resources to download.
White Rose Maths has prepared a series of 5 maths lessons for each year group. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly & simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
Maths Worksheets 4 Kids has lots of free worksheets that you can download and print off.
Math Game Time can make learning more fun and engaging. When children play games, they can apply their math skills to new and unique scenarios while building logic and critical thinking skills. They also get a chance to practice math in a way that is fun and appeals to their interests.
Maths from Scratch. On this YouTube channel you can watch videos designed in such a way that you can teach yourself Maths from Scratch! Created by Pro Online Maths Tutor, Rich Glascodine.
Math-drill is a website that offers a variety of free maths worksheets to download and print off.
Math Salamanders is a website that offers a variety of free maths worksheets to download and print off.
Toy Shop Money Game is a game for helping children understand UK money. There are two game modes; the first where children use coins to make up varying amounts to buy the toys and the second where they work out change.
How Much Left? Lots and lots of money problems here where you need to work out change from amounts from 10p up to £1.00.
The Maths Factor will be making their resources FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support your child and help them to continue learning at home.
Want a challange!? Help to protect Mathematica!
Learn to tell the time with Clock and Brain!
The elite team of Karate Cats have completed their training and are now competing to be maths champions! Join them and earn the bronze, silver and gold cups in loads of maths topics in this new adventure. These cats love to dress up, keep playing to find more costumes for the Karate Cats to wear. Unlock challenge mode and impress Coach with a high score. Show off your new skills and become a maths-champion Karate Cat!
Here is a great fractions games to play. Recognise and find simple fractions. Recognise the equivalence between them.
A great game involving both fractions and money. Can you work out how much it cost for a half, quarter or a third of a slice of pizza?
Mostly Postie! Test your skills on reading scales. Choose how you want to read the scales. For example, is steps of 10 grams, 25 grams or 100 grams. Place the package on the scales and read how much it weighs.
Maths Worksheets 4 Kids also has Science worksheets that can be downloaded and printed off for free.
Mysterscience.com over a range of mini lessons to do which will spark discussions with mini clips and questions.
Little Bins Little Hands. Calling all junior scientists, engineers, explorers, inventors, and the like to dive into our INCREDIBLE list of best ever STEM projects for kids.
Science Kids. Enjoy fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. There's a range of free online activities to try with something for everyone whether you're interested in animals, plants, chemistry, biology, physics, space, magnets, electricity, forces, light, sounds, gases or other science related topics. Put yourself to the test by trying to complete as many of the interactive challenges as you can, the games start off easy but will be fully testing your technology skills and understanding of the science behind the game in no time.
Explained with Lego. Explained with Lego bricks is a YouTube channel created by Lego. Each video asks a different questions e.g. How do planes fly? Why do we have seasons? Lego is then used to help explain the answer.
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 free STEM resources. Free home learning teaching resources and activities for Key Stage 1 and 2 children including lesson plans, handouts and videos. Engage your child and keep them busy and learning while at home.
Science. Vertebrate and invertebrates. Do you know what the difference is between the two? Watch the video clip and play the game to test what you have learnt.
Science. Adaptation. How have animals changed to live in their habitats? Learn about adaptation and play the game and test your knowledge.
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves -- then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.
Hour of Code has a huge variety of coding games that children can use to help them learn all about coding.
Planeta 42 History games to explore and study the past and civilization progress. More than 40 online games to learn history, related to different historical subjects, that may be used for fun, interactive education.
Why don’t you visit the home of Horrible Histories? Here you can watch episodes and clips, play games, and even sing along to your favorite Horrible Histories songs! https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/horrible-histories
Little Bins Little Hands. LEGO® is one of the most awesome and versatile play materials out there.
30 Day Lego Challange
Have you lost your Lego set instructions? Follow the link below to see if you can find them on this website. You can download them to view on your device and you can also print them off ALL FOR FREE!
Play Geography. It’s so important to know the world we live in. But it’s so huge! There are so many countries, cities, flags, rivers, seas and more than 7 billions of people. There are lots of education games to play to learn about the world that we live in.
National association of teachers of religious education
Down Dog. Anyone who wants to do exercise at home can do so. Down Dog are making all of their apps - Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout - completely free until April 1st.
On YouTube you can find Joe Wicks Body Coach. There are a variety of 5 minute sessions aimed at primary school children.
On YouTube there is CosmicKids. On there you can find lots of different themed yoga videos.
Moovlee Yoga & Meditation
5 – a – day dances
PHSE - There is also a section called Cosmic Kids Zen Den. Here you can find a fun series of videos about mindfulness for children. The presenter Jaime makes mindfulness relevant for kids, helping them develop awareness of their emotions and sharing techniques for self-regulation.
Music - Singing Hands UK
List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions
Below is a link to a list of education companies offering free subscriptions. All you need to do is click the link and follow the instructions on that website to sign-up.
Plan Bee is the hive of ready-to-use primary resources for KS1 and KS2, including time-saving lesson plans and complete schemes of work. On the link you can find free home learning packs which include a range of resources that you can either print or transfer to your tablet so that children can draw/annotate on them. They also include instructions and advice for parents about how to use them.
Teachit Primary, along with all the Teachit sites, is offering FREE, UNLIMTED ACCESS to ALL resources. No code, not tie-in, no payment detail required. https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/coronavirus