St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, Brighton, BN2 7HB

01273 303109

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Grace, Strength, Love

Foxes class 


This half term we will be learning about what wintertime is like around the world. In science we will be exploring different materials that can be used during the cold times of the year and 4 seasons, including the weather, that we encounter throughout the year. We will also be exploring the frozen planet of Antarctica and the Arctic. Looking at the different oceans and the animals that survive these cold weathers. Please see the topic web (below) for further information about our learning this term.    

PE & Forest School

PE will be with Mrs Van-Wensveen on Tuesdays. On Thursdays PE and forest school will be with Mr. Jones.  Please ensure that the children come into school on these days wearing their school PE kit: shorts or tracksuit bottoms (depending on the weather), trainers, school jumper or fleece. Children will need to bring appropriate clothing for forest school to change into as necessary (for this term: a waterproof coat and wellington boots)


Homework will be set each Friday for the week ahead. Information, links and resources for the homework are on Google Classroom. Please let me know if you have difficulty accessing any of the information or resources. All the homework set is a chance for the children to reinforce concepts already taught at school and is there to help the children become fluent in recalling and applying their knowledge. 

Maths – At the beginning of year 1, the maths homework will be a combination of Numbots and Active Learn Games. The Active Learn site links directly to the Power Maths scheme we use to support the application and reinforcement of skills. The children have their own login details for both.

Reading – A 10-15 minute read every day will help build fluency and reinforce the daily reading at school.
Over the course of the week it is great to read material from a range of sources, including:
- Colour banded books from school (these can be changed daily)
- Library books (changed on Mondays)
- Phonics book bag books (these need returning in line with the dates on the Fred Frog bookmarks)
- The children's own books at home
Please send in the yellow reading records in to school each day.