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.
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.
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!
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’.
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
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
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.
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
Families Under Pressure | Maudsley Charity. NHS charity Maudsley Charity have produced this website to support Families Under Pressure.
We have some amazing museums in Sussex, take a look:
The Observatory Science Centre https://www.the-observatory.org/
The Brighton Toy Museum https://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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
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.
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!