Hawks

Welcome to Hawks Class!
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Pupils
We have 10 Year 4 pupils and 5 members of staff in the Hawks team.
 
Staff
The class teacher is Rebecca and the support staff are Georgia, Mel, Hayley and Ailish.
 
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On our class page you will find lots of different sections to help you engage with your child during with home learning (Remember to take lots of pictures - we love looking at them on the IWB as a class to celebrate the children's achievement) such as:
 
Topic (Music / Science / PHSE)
Literacy
Communication
Maths
 
Our aims over this term:

  • Develop effective communication
  • Build secure relationships
  • Enhance and encourage social skills including sharing and working alongside our peers
  • Independence skills
  • Attention and engagement skills
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In PSHE, we will be learning about the different emotions the human body can experience and what these can each look like. We will also work towards finding calming and self-regulation strategies to support us. We check-in with our feelings daily during registration and use symbols to communicate how we feel.

We will also be learning about topical issues such as recycling and how we as humans can make a difference to our planet. We would love if you could send in any used recyclable materials for Hawks class to use as part of their learning this term, such as cardboard boxes, tubes, plastic bottles, yoghurt pots, etc.
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: 
Size
  • Can you find small & big objects around your home. Can you use your toys and order them from small to big?
  •  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: 
In this section there are lots of ideas and website game links to support your child with their phonics and literacy at home. Some general ideas for phonics learning at home are: 
 
  • Writing letters from the alphabet in different sensory bins such as oats / glitter / sand etc.
  • Phonic tubs - use different objects of reference such as an apple for the letter 'a' for children to identify the initial sound. 
  • Mark making in different sensory materials.
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?