St Margaret's CofE

Primary School

A welcoming village school in the of the Rottingdean community

Year 1

Tier 4 - Lockdown Remote Learning


All learning during this time is available on our class page on Google Classroom.  Please go there to find it.  You were all sent codes and login details last term, however, if you are having problems logging in, please contact me directly on my email


Online learning is statutory and, as much as is possible in your family, should be treated as a normal school day.  Although I will be posting the work on Google Classroom, much of it will need to be done on paper with pens and pencils.  You can then take a photograph of your work and submit it to me on Google Classroom.  If you have any problems with accessing the work, or doing the work, please contact me - you can send me a message on Google Classroom or to my email.  


Full instructions on how to use Google Classroom are here:



We have started on Phase 5a phonics this half term and we are learning alternative ways of making the same sounds.  This week we have looked at 'ay' and 'ou'.  Prior to this week, we knew that we could make these sounds with 'ai' and 'ow'.  We are teaching the children that in order to become good readers and writers, they need to be good problem solvers in order to make choices over which grapheme they use to make the phoneme.  The only way that this can happen is by them being regular readers, so please do read with your child every evening - 5 minutes is all it takes!

PE and Forest School


PE will be every Monday and Tuesday - please ensure children are wearing their PE kits on these days. I recommend a pair of long bottoms to be worn under PE shorts for the winter.


Forest School is on Tuesday as well.  Please ensure that they are wearing their PE kit and bring a pair of wellies to school.


If you have any questions or need to let me know anything, please e-mail me at the address below.

Year 1 Curriculum Map - the overview of the Year 1 Curriculum

SEND - if your child has some challenges with their learning and cannot access packs provided by the school, here are some alternative ideas for activities that you can do at home.