Welcome to Falcon Class!
“Belong, Believe, Become”
Thank you for visiting Falcon class website, which we hope you find useful and informative.
The staff in Falcon class are welcoming, friendly and happy which creates an environment, where children feel safe and secure.
In Falcon class we aim to create a happy, caring, safe and stimulating learning environment. By doing this we place the children at the centre of all our teaching, which enables us to meet the needs of each child in everything we do.
Lessons are planned so that children have access to a stimulating, applicable and diverse curriculum. As a school we feel that providing this is will enable them to make progress in all aspects of their learning and development.
Welcome back to Rocklands School! We hope that you have all had a fantastic time during the Christmas holiday! It has been great to hear all about the children's Christmas holiday. The children have had a great first day back at school. All of Falcon's staff have enjoyed seeing the children back.
Please check the school site regularly for information on exciting trips and activities that we will be doing!
Falcon class now have a Titter page! Here is the link https://twitter.com/class_falcon
Football & P.E
On Tuesday mornings the Falcon class children will be taking part in football lessons, weather permitting it will take place in the football area. Also on Tuesday afternoons the children have P.E lessons. Please can you send your child into school wearing appropriate clothing to take part in these lessons e.g. jogging bottoms, t-shirt and a sweatshirt or hooded jumper & trainers for your child to wear. This would be a great help as it will save the children the time having to get changed at school.
We will be doing football and P.E on;
Tuesday 23rd January 2020
Tuesday 30th January 2020
Tuesday 6th February 2020
Tuesday 13th February 2020
Detectives: Mission Impossible
This term the whole school theme is Detectives. The children in Falcon class will become detectives,
learning different skills and taking part in activities and lessons so that they can beat any mission impossible! Please check the Falcon class website for updates on what the children have been doing!
Falcon class will be swimming this half term. We will be starting on Wednesday 8th January 2020 and it will last for 6 weeks, finishing on Wednesday 12th February 2020. Please ensure that you send your child in with a swimming kit every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks. Thank you!
Wednesday 8th January 2020
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Wednesday 29th January 2020
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Dates for your diary
Friday 17th January 2020 - Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime
Thursday 23rd January – Friday 24th January 2020 - Chinese New Year in school
Tuesday 11th February 2020 - Internet Safety Day
Friday 11th February 2020 - School closes for half term
Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February 2020 Half Term
Monday 24th February 2020 – School re-opens
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Whole School 'Forensic' Science Day
Thursday 5th March 2020 - World Book Day
Friday 13th March 2020 - Sport Relief
Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Mother's Day Lunch
Friday 20th March 2020 - Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Thursday 2nd April 2020 - World Autism Awareness Day
Friday 13th April 2020 - Easter Service and Easter Bonnet Parade in school & last day of term
Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April 2020 – Easter Holiday
Monday 20th April 2020 – School re-opens
Procedures for Adverse Weather Conditions
It is the policy of the school to make every effort to remain open whenever possible.
The decision to close the school either before or during the school day will be made by the Head Teacher. The school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:
1. Insufficient staff are able to come in to keep the school running safely.
2. Conditions on site are dangerous
3. Conditions are considered to be or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel.
If the school is to close:
1. The closure will be recorded on the Staffordshire County Council (SCC) website by the Head Teacher. This information will be displayed to the public on the SCC website:
2. Parents/carers who have opted into the scheme will be alerted to the closure using the Teachers 2 Parents Text service activated by the Head Teacher once the closure has been logged with the County Council.
The school will make all practicable efforts to keep parents/carers informed as to the situation with the school during adverse weather conditions, as we appreciate that such conditions and the uncertainty places very considerable difficulties upon parents/carers. However parents/carers are expected to check the website and/or make themselves aware of the radio broadcasts when it is clear that a closure is a possibility.
The school appreciates that during bad weather children may arrive later than normal; parents/carers should endeavour to contact the school to let them know they are on their way if likely to be delayed. The school recognises there will be isolated instances where families are cut off, even where the clear majority of children can get into school. In such instances parents/carers should inform the school of the circumstances of this exceptional situation, as the school has a duty to clarify the circumstances of each case so as to be able to formally authorise the absence to the Local Authority.
Parents/carers acting on the assumption that the school would be closed without gaining confirmation, or failing to inform the school of the circumstances that prevents the child coming into school risks their child being registered as an un-authorised absence.
Where the school is officially closed, all absence is counted as authorised absence.
In the event of the school having to close during the day due to unforeseen worsening weather or similar unforeseen circumstances, parents/carers will be contacted by phone either at home or work and asked to collect their child/ren. Such an early release will only be contemplated in very extreme circumstances.
In the event of snow some pathways will be cleared and salted. Parents/carers, children and visitors will be made aware that pathways, even where cleared, do remain dangerous. Children will also be reminded of this in class.
Before and after school opening hours parents/carers are responsible for ensuring their children do not slide on the premises.
In icy conditions essential pathways will be maintained as clear as possible throughout the day.
On school days where the school is closed to pupils, the pathway will still be maintained during snow and ice weather on a daily basis by the caretaker, so as to keep the pathways clear and prevent build-up of ice and snow.
In the Head Teacher’s absence the senior teacher on site will assume responsibility for making all decisions relating to the Adverse Weather Procedures.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.