Hawks

Welcome to Hawks Class!
We have 6 boys, 3 girls and 3 members of staff in the Hawks team. The class teacher is Sami-Leigh and the 2 TA's are Jody and Alicia.
 
Our children range between Year 4 and Year 5. 
 
Below are lots of ideas and resources for you to access ta anytime at home. If there is anything you would like to ask OR query please feel free to email me.
 
Take a look out our in class topic explorative table / sensory area: Our children have been well underway this week in getting some textured planets for on our topic wall display. If your child has done anything at home that will correspond please do email it me as I can print it in school and add it to the display.

Week 2 (11th January 2021)

I will upload weekly overview of the activities and tasks we will be completing in Hawks class.

 

Computing ­– This week in computing we will be looking at Africa as a country. Please use YouTube and google images to look at African animals, paintings, traditions and food. In addition, I have uploaded silhouettes which can be printed or imitated using any card along with African inspired colours or paints to create an African style painting. I have also uploaded some Africa mindfulness colouring.

 

Art – In Art we will be looking at the work of Robert McCall, this artist used space as his inspiration. Again, additional to the images uploaded below Google images and YouTube can be used here to look at the work of his and find out interesting facts about him as an artist! Can you write any facts about Robert McCall? Can you create a person fact file?

 

History – As part of our History this term we will be looking at the History of Toy. This can be a great opportunity to create a discussion about how toys have changed over the years. Again I have attached images below however YouTube and Google images will be able to support lots with this topic. This week’s task will be to talk about and look at the old and new toys being able to identify new from old before moving on to looking at the materials of new toys.

 

Science (Life Skills) – Our Science focus is: Electricity. This week in Science we will be looking at electricity and what uses electricity. We will then use this knowledge to try to work as group to identify electrical devices around the classroom. Can the children at home find electrical equipment at home? If children can find these items please feel free to send me images and I can show the children in class.

 

 

Week 3 (18th January 2021)

Physical Education

This week in PE we will be working on our fine motor skills. One of the activities we will be doing will be using play dough to complete a finger gym exercise. There are many links for different finger gyms on YouTube. Additionally there are lots of other fine motor exercises and activities that can be completed to strengthen the finger muscles (these can be found on google images / Pinterest).

 

MFL

This term in French we will be looking at the colours and the foods. This week’s focus will be food. We will be looking at our snack items such as cereal, toast, jam, butter, and breadsticks. We will be learning to label these in English and looking at the alternative word for these food items in French. Here is a link for google translate where they will offer the vocal sounds and correct pronunciation for the words you type in: https://www.bing.com/search?q=google+translate&form=EDGHPT&qs=PF&cvid=284d6342365049df888f792039caa91c&cc=GB&setlang=en-US&DAF0=1

 

Music

The targets we are using in music this week are stopping and starting on adult command. Can you child find any music at home; for example pots and pans with a wooden spoon. Can they listen to how different music changes slow music / fast music. In class we will be learning to copy the rhythm of different music. 

 

Geography

In Geography this week we will be looking at the United Kingdom: we will be looking at the different countries, food and topographical features within. Have a discussion at home with the places and the landmarks your child and yourself have seen throughout life. I have attached some images of landmarks with the labels. If you have visited anywhere in the UK can you make your own fact card similar to the ones below?

 

Science

Our Science focus continues for this week and is around Electricity. This week in Science we will be continuing to look at electricity and what uses electricity. We will then use this knowledge to try to work as group to identify electrical devices around the classroom. Can the children at home find electrical equipment at home? If children can find these items please feel free to send me images and I can show the children in class. We will further our knowledge by looking at the different safety measures needed to be safe around electricity.

 

As part of our home online learning, I have uploaded and will continue to suggest some activities, resources and website links below for you to access with your child at home. This will be in line with the context used in school.
 
 
In PHSE we will continue learning about the different emotions we feel and how they change our body. For example: when we are happy, our faces smile / when we are sad we might start to cry. It is such a big part of our curriculum to support our children with their emotional understanding and regulation. It is important to us as a school and the child that they can understand the emotions they may feel and they are able to communicate and regulate them. 
 
Please use the Powerpoint below to talk through the different emotions with your child. 
In PHSE we will continue learning about the different emotions we feel and how they change our body. For example: when we are happy, our faces smile / when we are sad we might start to cry. It is such a big part of our curriculum to support our children with their emotional understanding and regulation. It is important to us as a school and the child that they can understand the emotions they may feel and they are able to communicate and regulate them. 
 
Please use the Powerpoint below to talk through the different emotions with your child. 
The mathematical concepts this term are;
number, shape, size & capacity. 
 
Number
  • Number exploration in sensory bins
  • Number hunt - Can you recognise numbers in the environment? Local shops / in the home! 
  • How many ways can your child represent a number?
  • Playing number based games: Snakes & Ladders 
  • Number formation - use resources such as paint, bingo markers, felt tips, play-dough to write numbers.
  • Can your child help counting things around the house? For example: counting the shoes.
  • Collect pebbles whilst our on a walk and make number pebbles / stones to use as a maths resource. 
  • Can the children sequence these number pebbles? 0-10   10-20   or even backwards 10-0
  • Use a glove and rice / flour to create a sensory hand to represent numbers. 
  • Understand and use the terms lots and one.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
The mathematical concepts this term are;
number, shape, size & capacity. 
 
Number
  • Number exploration in sensory bins
  • Number hunt - Can you recognise numbers in the environment? Local shops / in the home! 
  • How many ways can your child represent a number?
  • Playing number based games: Snakes & Ladders 
  • Number formation - use resources such as paint, bingo markers, felt tips, play-dough to write numbers.
  • Can your child help counting things around the house? For example: counting the shoes.
  • Collect pebbles whilst our on a walk and make number pebbles / stones to use as a maths resource. 
  • Can the children sequence these number pebbles? 0-10   10-20   or even backwards 10-0
  • Use a glove and rice / flour to create a sensory hand to represent numbers. 
  • Understand and use the terms lots and one.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Shape
  • Cut out scrap pieces of paper into different shapes (children can help depending on ability). Let the children make a replica of their home, a rocket or any other designs the children would like to make.
  •  Build different shapes with collected stones.
  •  Chalk different shapes on the pavement. 
  •  Dried pasta / cocktail sticks and play-dough to create different 3D shapes.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Shape
  • Cut out scrap pieces of paper into different shapes (children can help depending on ability). Let the children make a replica of their home, a rocket or any other designs the children would like to make.
  •  Build different shapes with collected stones.
  •  Chalk different shapes on the pavement. 
  •  Dried pasta / cocktail sticks and play-dough to create different 3D shapes.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Size
  • Can you find small & big objects around your home. One of our children used their PJ Masks characters to show this concept at home - What a great idea :) 
  •  Build big lego towers & small lego towers
  •  Line the shoes in small too big size order or big too small.
  •  On a walk find small leaves and bigger leaves.
  • Cut straws into big and small and trace around to investigate which is the biggest? smallest? 
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Size
  • Can you find small & big objects around your home. One of our children used their PJ Masks characters to show this concept at home - What a great idea :) 
  •  Build big lego towers & small lego towers
  •  Line the shoes in small too big size order or big too small.
  •  On a walk find small leaves and bigger leaves.
  • Cut straws into big and small and trace around to investigate which is the biggest? smallest? 
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Capacity
Try exercising some of these key vocabulary (displayed on the word mat below) at home with your child. This will encourage and support them to understand the concepts of this vocab. Below are some ideas in doing so for you to try at home...
  •  Fill different bottles (used fruit shoots) up with different coloured fluid liquid and allow children to fill other bottles up.
  •  Use lego / porridge oats / flour and other materials or resources as a replacement for water to fill different containers to different capacity levels. 
  •  Use colouring / whiteboard pens to represent full / empty / half full on hand drawn glasses. 
  • Capacity bingo
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Capacity
Try exercising some of these key vocabulary (displayed on the word mat below) at home with your child. This will encourage and support them to understand the concepts of this vocab. Below are some ideas in doing so for you to try at home...
  •  Fill different bottles (used fruit shoots) up with different coloured fluid liquid and allow children to fill other bottles up.
  •  Use lego / porridge oats / flour and other materials or resources as a replacement for water to fill different containers to different capacity levels. 
  •  Use colouring / whiteboard pens to represent full / empty / half full on hand drawn glasses. 
  • Capacity bingo
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
In this section there are lots of ideas and website game links to support your child with their phonics and literacy at home. 
In this section there are lots of ideas and website game links to support your child with their phonics and literacy at home. 
Reading with your child:
Enjoy some of your children's favourite books with them. Here are some suggestions and questions you can use whilst reading to your child...
  • Encourage children to turn the pages independently
  • Ask children to point to the different characters / pictures in the story
  • Ask children to recall the story.
  • What might happen next? 
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • What do you think will happen in the end?


Reading with your child:
Enjoy some of your children's favourite books with them. Here are some suggestions and questions you can use whilst reading to your child...
  • Encourage children to turn the pages independently
  • Ask children to point to the different characters / pictures in the story
  • Ask children to recall the story.
  • What might happen next? 
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • What do you think will happen in the end?


Open a book and you will find, 
People and places of every kind.
 
Open a book and you can be, 
Anything that you want to be.
 
Open a book and you can share,
Wonderful worlds you find in there.
 
Open a book and I will too, 
You read to me and I'll read to you.