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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?! 

6/7/20   This week's planning looks a little different as we now have more children in school.

If your child is in school this week, they will be doing their English writing work at school. They will need to do their maths and SPAG work on the days they are at home. I have attached plans to show what I mean.

If you child remains at home all week, please follow the plans as normal. You will need the English ppt.

6/7/20 - If you child is in school Monday/Tuesday

6/7/20 - If your child is in school Wednesday/Thursday

6/7/20 if your child remains at home    English writing work PowerPoint

Plans for previous weeks:

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 


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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