St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

A welcoming village school in the of the Rottingdean community


Welcome to Reception!

Here you will find lots of information about what we are doing in Reception.


Home learning January 2021

Hello all, 

We just wanted to remind you about Reception's remote learning that started on Tuesday 5th Jan. It will be on Tapestry (not Google classroom like the rest of the school). You have to log in to Tapestry through a browser and not through the app. When you have logged in, you click on the activities tab at the top, and then planned activities. It's exactly the same as when you access the phonics videos. If you have any questions, you can ask using the question box below the activity. Be aware that all the families can see this. If you have something to ask about your child specifically and do not wish others to see, please email both teachers during school hours and one of us will reply when we can.

We have to complete a 'register' for the children accessing the home learning, so please can you 'like' the phonics activity once you have watched it each day, as we'll be using that for our registers. 


We know Tapestry is having some technical issues so we are seeing error screens at points. Tapestry are aware of this and their technical whizzes are working on it. Keep trying, it usually comes back a few minutes later. 


We also think it's important the children get to see us, so we'll also be doing a zoom meeting. You will have been seen the details for this on ping. 


Good luck and stay safe. 

Miss Goddard, Mrs Hancock, Miss Carroll and Miss Moore

Here is our topic work for the week. It is based on the whole school topic, 'Here we are in Rottingdean'. If you would like to add an observation for any of the tasks, please feel free to do so. We would love to see what you are doing at home. You can complete the tasks at any time over the week.

MATHS Tuesday 5th Jan


Please watch the video Alive in 5! Week 1 Session 1 You can copy and paste this link: 

Afterwards the task is to sing the song, 'Five Currant Buns in the Baker's Shop'.
If your child wants an extra challenge, can they make a five frame to go with each verse of the song?

PHONICS Tuesday 5th Jan


This is today’s phonics lesson.

If your child was confident sounding out the words, please read the sentences attached in a separate file. Don’t worry if your child is not yet ... many won’t be.

Please bring paper and pencil tomorrow!

Spring 1 Topic Web

Download Reception Spring 1 topic web

Download Reception Autumn 2 topic web

Download Reception Autumn 1 topic web

Meet the New Teacher Presentation from 21.9.2020

Wellbeing during this time

These are hard times for both adults and children's wellbeing. Here are some websites with information and ideas for how to help. some lovely resources and activities support around talking to your children about Coronavirus



The Reception Curriculum Map