Links

Here you will find Rocks Park's carefully selected choices from the world wide web. There are games to play, videos to watch and things to do - all to support learning. Plus the occasional one just for fun! Things will be added all the time! Make sure that you have permission to use the internet before you start.

Walrus are facing the reality of the climate crisis and we need to know more about how they are affected. WWF and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are asking teachers and students to become ‘Walrus Detectives’ and help contribute to conservation science by searching for walrus in thousands of satellite images taken from space!
Take a look at their website and see if you can help:
https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/schools/walrus-from-space
Important: You must have permission from your parent before you register.

Fifty years after the Apollo Moon landings, the Artemis I unmanned lunar rocket lifted off from launch pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Nov. 16, 2022

The first step is the test flight of its colossal new rocket – the Space Launch System. The maiden flight of the mission – called Artemis I - will have no people onboard. But if it works, the next step will be to take astronauts along for the ride.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/62567068

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

A great place to find out what's going on in the world around you, explained in a much simpler way.

Engaging, accessible, and often explosive—Nanogirl Labs is on a mission to give ALL young people the opportunity to be blown away with science and engineering like never before!

https://www.nanogirl.co/

https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/

Children's Mental Health Week 6-12 February 2023.

Safer Internet Day 2023 will take place on the 7th of February 2023, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration sees thousands of organisations get involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

In the UK, we are celebrating by putting children and young people’s voices at the heart of the day and encouraging them to shape the online safety support that they receive.

That is why we are asking parents, carers, teachers, government, policymakers, and the wider online safety industry to take time to listen to children and young people and make positive change together.


This year we are hoping to answer the following questions:

  • What issues really matter to children and young people?

  • What changes do they want to see?

  • How can we all work together to advocate for them moving forward?

With your help, Safer Internet Day 2023 can be a springboard for conversations that shape how we talk about and respond to online issues, not just for one day, but throughout the whole year.


https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2023 7th of February 2023,

Take a look at our Safeguarding page for more tips and safety advice.

Time Tables Rock Stars - the children have their own login. If you need help with your login, please contact the office. In either paper form or online, Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been practised every third week or so.

Hit the button is a great site which the children use in school. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Our classes love learning about space, take a look at some of these great sites.

The European Space Agency https://www.esa.int/

The International Space Station https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

You can follow all the space news as it happens here: https://www.nasa.gov/and https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html


Mars 2020 is a Mars Rover mission by NASA's Exploration Programme launched on 30th July 2020, and touched down in Jezero crater on Mars on 18 February 2021

https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

July 2019 marked an extremely important space anniversary, as the world remembered 50 years since man first walked on the Moon. The Apollo 11 Moon landing launched on 16 July 1969 and touched down on the Moon on 20 July 1969, four days later.

Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon. He said "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".

Take a look at this link and you can follow the commentary between Apollo 11 and mission control as they land on the moon

http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/ and watch as Neil Armstrong descends onto the lunar surface.

Thursday 2nd March 2023 will be World Book Day.
Take a look:
https://www.worldbookday.com/about-us/

Children’s Mental Health Resources

Home - e-wellbeing (e-wellbeing.co.uk) e-wellbeing is a shared platform between Sussex Partnership and the YMCA Downslink Group specifically for young people. On the landing page young people can access a series of questions to get directed to the right help for them

www.e-wellbeing.co.uk

Families Under Pressure | Maudsley Charity. NHS charity Maudsley Charity have produced this website to support Families Under Pressure.

www.maudsleycharity.org/familiesunderpressure

The National Gallery contains the story of European art, masterpiece by masterpiece.
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Natural History Museum https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

In massive news, London’s much-loved Natural History Museum is getting a model of the world’s largest dinosaur. Move over Dippy, a model skeleton of the largest creature known to walk the earth, a Patagotitan, is coming to the Natural History Museum from the 31st of March 2023. The Patagotitan weighed a colossal 60-70 tonnes and stood at about 35m from nose to tail.
Here's what you need to know:
https://www.londonxlondon.com/natural-history-museum-new-dinosaur/

Our classes have animal names; hedgehog, rabbit, squirrel, woodpecker, owl, fox and badger.

If you would like to find out a bit more about each animal take a look here:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/animals/

British Museum https://www.britishmuseum.org/

History for Kids is a free online history network. Enjoy and have fun exploring our history. The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section. You will find cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.

http://www.historyforkids.net/


Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Children can easily and intuitively navigate this colourful learning hub. Covering 14 main subjects including maths and English, as well as space and sports. There’s plenty to get stuck into, but best suited for children who are already confident, competent readers. Alternatively, this is a great resource for parents of younger children to explore together – you could get wonderfully lost here for hours, drinking in the history and heritage of the Incas or brushing up on the times tables. The images used are plentiful, bright and clear.

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

A collection of educational video content brought to you by TedTalks. You’ve got a wealth of videos to watch – from a couple of minutes up to 20 minutes long, catering to all ages and covering all sorts of topics. At first glance, on the landing page you’ve got “the hidden life of Rosa Parks”; “the bug that poops candy” and “how to vaccines work?”. Each video is marked with its length and what area of learning it relates to from health to science and technology. While this is geared towards children, we bet parents and teachers will get just as much out of it.

https://ed.ted.com/

Stunning images and interactive games and colouring books. A lovely site for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Jump Start Jonny is on a mission to get kids fit! His fun workouts and chill-out videos are loved by over 250,000 Jumpsters in schools and homes worldwide! Get jumping today!

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

Helping children across the UK to get physically active with curriculum linked videos. There's everything from times tables, punctuation, languages, science and English. Take a look.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers

BBC Bitesize offers some great learning, everything from English and Maths to Science and Music. There are separate pages for KS1 and KS2.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

Do you worry about the amount of plastic that we use everyday? This page can tell you all about ways that you can change things:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/11CnCQR0GJfkDgJs57sR5Ps/war-on-plastic

Would you like to know how to programme a robot or write computer code? You can find out more here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zvnrq6f There are also some great games to test your skills.

Our school officially opened in 1979. Take a look at what else was happening in the world in 1979

https://www.onthisday.com/events/date/1979

Find safe and educational games, videos, books, maths zone https://www.funbrain.com/

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website from Oxford University Press, created to support children’s learning both at home and at school:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/


Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyiT8CP1M5A

Numberblocks Sing along and learn all about numbers with the Numberblocks! www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Phonics play is FREE to use https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ user name: march20 password: home

Teach your monster to read

The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun. Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. Designed in collaboration with leading academics. Compliments all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. Computer version is 100% free.

://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

The Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

https://www.startingharrypotter.com/?utm_source=wwd_web&utm_medium=collection_page&utm_campaign=shp-2022