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Summer holidays learning support

I do hope that you are all looking forward to a wonderful summer holiday break and that you will be able to spend some relaxing family time and reconnect with friends.  

I usually send a pack of fun bingo activities for reading and maths to keep the children busy and engaged in their learning over the summer which can be a long stretch for them. Due to the situation we find ourselves in, I have decided to put this on the website instead! Please find these below along with some extra activities, should you want to give your child any further learning to do around these subjects. 

There is also a transition guide for parents who are new to Cocoons. :-)

As a leaflet


Reading bingo

A postcard will be coming out for your child to write from anywhere they go during their holiday. Draw a picture on the front of where they are sending it from then tell me all about it. This can be from a different country, different county in the UK or just somewhere different to home. Please use the school address to send it to. 

I look forward to hearing about where your flip flops (or trainers!) have taken you this holiday and we will display them on the class topic board. 

Here are some English activity booklets.

Year 2    Year 3     Year 4    Answers

Year 1/2 spelling activities

Year 3/4 spelling activities


Year 2        Year 3


Maths bingo

Year 2 to Year 3 Maths challenges

Year 3 to Year 4 Maths challenges

Some other activity booklets Year 2       Year 3       Year 4       Answers

Times tables links

 Times table fluency is essential to many areas of mathematical learning and in Year 4 the children will take the Multiplication Tables Check. Here are some links to help your child practise these. 

2, 5, 10 times tables 

4 and 8 times tables

3, 6, 9 times tables

7, 11, 12 times tables 

All / mixed tables 

You can also visit Maths Frame which replicates the government test and you can adjust the test conditions to suit. 

It has arrived.... St Mark's Virtual Sports Week!

Limber up and get moving by taking part in our virtual sports week from home! Don't forget to send pictures and your results in to the Cocoon Class email address. I can't wait to see how you get on. 

Good luck, everyone!

Please use this super story map of Beowulf and the Death-dragon of the Deep by Sophia to help you with your Beowulf work. Click the pictures to go to a folder with Ms Harris' one too. 

Another fun share from Mrs H this time - A little light relief (dragon style) for breaktime viewing!

What could you draw to help DipDap to escape!? 

A couple of great shares by our lovely Cocoon parents - Thank you to Ms C for fab idea for how to create an origami dragon eye  and to Mrs F for this Springwatch "Dragons of the Pond" episode! 

Please do check them out and send in any follow-up pictures! 

Don't forget you can access many books on the Oxford Owl website if you sign into 'My Class Login' 

( stmarks3   Cocoons ) They have a super ebook about worries linked to the pandemic but also can be generic. 

Other banded books can be found at Collins Connect. Enter your child's details on this page to log in. 

Welcome to Term 6 lovely Cocoons. I hope you have had a wonderful half-term break.

We have a NEW topic.....one of my favourites....


Some amazing books linked to this topic are ...





I have created a new topic grid which is underneath the weekly plans. 

Can you decode my message written in dragon script?! 

Plans for 20/7/20  (Monday/Tuesday)  Powerpoint for the challenges 

Plans for previous weeks:

Plans for 13/7/20 

English ppt             Listen to How to Train Your Dragon - Chapters 1-4

6/7/20 if your child remains at home  

29/6/20     22/6/20     15/6/20       8/6/20       1/6/20 

Rough timing suggestions are as follows:

Reading/Writing  45 mins,  Maths 1 hour, SPAG  30 mins, Topic 1hour 40 mins, PE /music activity 30 mins.

 Don't forget to read other books as normal, keep practising your times tables and use MyMaths games and Spelling Frame games to keep you busy. There are links to other useful websites if you scroll down.

Stay well and happy. I am at the other end of an email 9 -12 weekday mornings if you get stuck. Mrs P :-)

Don't forget that you can find assemblies on The Oak National Academy which cover many important topics.

Thursday 18th June - the Duchess of Cambridge will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the Duchess’ assembly is ‘spread a little kindness’  and encourages children to explore ways in which they can show kindness and recognise the benefits of kindness to others.

​The new topic grid is below to work through based on the different subject areas of the curriculum. Please work from left to right - knowing to evaluating, treating each square as a lesson in a series of lessons by subject. PE and music links are below too!

Useful website and ideas of other things to do:


https://www.literacyshedblog.com/blog/reading-vipers       https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

https://eastsussexlibrary.overdrive.com/library/kids             https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/



Maths Mats Year 3 and 4

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button      https://nrich.maths.org/6499   - Countdown

https://mathsframe.co.uk/         https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1i_bXemCcOb0o00h3VtREOwRHuVjL6z85  - Link to Friday's x table tests.


https://www.hangmanwords.com/create                                 https://spellingframe.co.uk/


29/6/20               Monday               Tuesday               Wednesday              Thursday                 Friday 


Try Prettiest World - the latest song work to join in with from Mr Broad.

An Antipodean link to some of this weeks music activities. Give them a go!

A new link to Mr Broad's music can be found here   and here 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-song-marcus-licinius-crassus-minted?collection=horrible-histories-songs      Roman song to learn!

https://www.nycos.co.uk/daily-activities?fbclid=IwAR0MakMWC-OppyD2NS9bLK0VfQdoTdUHKqM9cbeArW1-3qwjFlUDrqBpTa8  Senua de Dende

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QA5cSeCdW-JW4NDVl4DVgwbuu2J9iG7E     Some Music files from Mr Broad.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1M2UmXrG9J_hbFVvMaB-hMRLXoR8p8alu    Like a Roman


https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround                                             https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/31876/

Useful documents  for Scratch 



https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr   typing 

Please check out apps for times tables as well as fun games like WORDSCAPES. 

Welcome to the Cocoons Home Learning Page.

Maths - Homework set at the weekend - 1 week deadline.

Ms Harris and myself will be setting MyMaths homework. Your child should take responsibility for doing this, although I will try to send out Marvellous Me reminders! https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Times tables are tested at the appropriate level for each child. Information can be found here.

Useful websites:

Hit the button 



Spellings - Spelling Frame - Test Monday

We will be using www.spellingframe.co.uk  Every week I will send out a Marvellous Me message to let you know which rule to practise. They will play zappers throughout the week to test their application of the spelling rules learnt.  

Spelling bingo

Reading - Yellow books in on Friday to be stamped. Reading comprehension set Friday with 1 week deadline.

Please continue to read as often as possible with your child and encourage them to read a variety of texts. 

Reading comprehension to be set in addition to daily reading. http://worldstories.org.uk/
Free tablet friendly ebooks  - Oxford Owl website. See me for login details.

Please see reading bingo to help liven this up during holidays or ...Whenever!

I would like to encourage you to read TO your child in addition to hearing them read. This is invaluable!

Topic Work

Please could you encourage your child to watch Newsround - this could be on television or online.
Term 1 - Choosing homework - Fairy Tales 

Handouts from the parent workshop can be found below.

Useful websites from the handouts

Spellings that pupils in Y3/4 are meant to know by the end of the year are listed here, see p11-17
Government guidance is here.

Important info on using My Maths on tablets HERE
Please make sure children have their PE kit each week. 

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