Welcome back Peacocks Class!
We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and we are looking forward to our spring term with you. Our new topic for the term is 'AWE and WONDER' where we will be learning about what mountains, rivers and coasts actually are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. They will learn about the climates, human interactions, and lifestyles shaped by the mountains, rivers and coasts of the world.
Suzanne and Kelly
Suzanne- Monday - Tuesday
Kelly - Wednesday - Friday
This is the timetable we follow in school. Please use it as a guide for your timetable at home. However do what works best for you as a family.
9-9.30 Settling activity, (boggle,word search, drawing, spot the difference)
9.30-10.30 complete english task
10.30-11.00 Break/ Snack
11-11.45 Complete maths activity
11.45- 12.00 Reading
12.00-1.00 Break and Lunch
1.00-2.00 Science/Topic activity/ PE
Use mindful activity as and when suits.
We will put English, phonics and Maths activities within the different groups we use in class, if you need to know which group your child is in I can send a private message regarding this. There will also be topic activities which will follow our new topic 'Awe and Wonder'. Science will be posted once a week and there will always be a variety of mental health and wellbeing activities to have a go at throughout the week.
Activities will be added to Twitter which you can also access.
Please don't forget to post pictures of your child taking part in tasks and email or twitter them to us so that we are able to provide regular feedback.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Check out PE Rocklands twitter to find a weekly activity bingo card, weekly challenges and lessons.
Joe Wicks is also doing 3 sessions a week to keep up your fitness.
Please share any activities you do as we would love to see how you are keeping fit and healthy.
Add to our team score. Every little adds to our total!!
Join us on our journey to Tokyo for this summer's Olympics. All activity counts as miles to our target. Challenges will be set along the way. Prizes can be won just log your activity using the link below.
Here are some websites for reading which children can read themselves or listen to stories being read to them.
Also don't forget to go to the current week where your class teacher will be reading stories for your child to listen to.
Artist John Clayton, a teacher at Kelsall Primary School- Cheshire, has set an art challenge inspired by Amanda Gorman's Poem "The Hill we Climb". Take a look at his video for ideas and inspiration to come up with your own artistic masterpieces.
This week is World Book Week on Thursday 4th March. In topic this week you will be focusing on UK mountains and the 7 summits of the world. Hope you enjoy your week and we can't wait to welcome you back into school peacocks.
Week Beginning 22.02.2021
This half term you will be becoming an explorer and finding out about famous explorers along the way. In topic we are going to become enthusiastic mountain experts. Hope you enjoy.
February Half Term
Hope you all have a lovely, well deserved half term!!!! You have all worked amazingly hard peacocks and we are so very proud of you. If you fancy doing something over the week I have added some pancake day activities and a construction project.
Look forward to hearing all about what you get up to.
Rivers have always been extremely important for people whether it be for leisure, industry or transport. This week we are going to learn more about this and then by the end of the week we will be finding out about how water gives us power.
This week in our 'Awe and Wonder' topic we are going to understand about what happens when a river reaches the coast, learn about the ten major rivers and continents through which they flow and review our knowledge of the stages of a river through music.
Week beginning 11.01.2021
This week we will be looking at the different type of water we find from sea, lakes and rivers. We will then be looking at the role of the water cycle and creating our own water cycles.
Picture news is a child friendly look at current events from the world. Each week there is a newspaper to read through and a topic for discussion.
This week the topic is the armed forces and how they are helping us at the moment.
Why not have a go at starting your own football team story.
Take a look at the tips given by Roy of Rovers - Chapter 1
Week beginning 4/01/2021
This week we are being introduced to our 'Awe and Wonder' Topic. You will be being creative making your own rivers and then creating models or collages of them.
In english for Wednesday we will be looking at a picture stimulus and answering questions about it. Thursday and Friday we will be planning and writing an adventure story based around a river.
Maths is attached below please select the group that applies to your child. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Please post pictures on to twitter of your childs work or email it to us.
Enjoy peacocks and look forward to chatting with you at the end of the week
Check out our twitter page. Here you will find out what we have been up to each week!
Peacocks Class Home – School Pack
In the event that your child or family needs to self-isolate and your child is not able to attend school, the Peacocks Class staff have put together a pack of resources for you to use at home with your child.
In class we follow a routine of:
Snack & outdoor play
Lunch & outdoor play
If you want to maintain your child’s routine, then you may wish to do something similar at home.
You may want to also use this time to teach your child a like skill such as cooking a special dish, learning how to sew get outside in the garden together, all life skills worth teaching.
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. Falcon 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.
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 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.
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.
Little Bins Little Hands. LEGO® is one of the most awesome and versatile play materials out there.
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.
YouTube – please be aware of the amount of time that your child spends on YouTube. Also please be aware of age restrictions of certain videos that are posted on YouTube.
We in the Peacocks Class hope that you find all of these resources helpful in keeping your child’s education active at home.
The Peacocks Class Team