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

01273 303109

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Grace, Strength, Love

Online and Remote Learning

Online learning for KS1 and KS2

In order that children can access high-quality learning online as well as in school, St Margaret's are adopting G Suite for Education (Google Classroom).  This will be used for homework, but will also be our online learning platform in the case of a partial or full lockdown.  

On this page, you can access all the information that you will need to be able to use the G Suite for Education and support your child's home learning.

Online learning for EYFS

Parents of children in Reception are already familiar with the Tapestry online platform for keeping up to date with their child's learning.  In the event of a full or partial lockdown, the learning for Reception will be on Tapestry.  

On this page, you can access all of the information that you will need to be able to access and use Tapestry to support your child's home learning.


Important info

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Using Google Classroom 

On a laptop/computer:

To login to the Google Classroom, pupils need to visit and log in using the details their teacher has provided for them.  

Pupil login information is also available from your child's class teacher upon request.

On an iPhone/iPad:

Google Classroom is best accessed through the dedicated Google Classroom app which is available on the App Store or Google Play.  Look out for this icon:

In addition to the Google Classroom, you will also need to download and install the following Google apps which work together with Classroom:


How to find and complete work on Google classroom

On a laptop/computer

To find homework tasks or home learning tasks (remote learning) activities, your child should visit their classroom (e.g. 1CP) and then click on the Classwork tab at the top of the page.

On the Classwork page will be all topics on the left-hand side.  They need to click on the relevant topic - for homework, this will be done by 'homework', but in the event of a lockdown it will be done by 'week beginning'.

On the Classwork page will be learning materials and assignments.  Clicking on these will open up a preview window and the option to view the material or assignment in more detail.



On an iPhone/iPad

Visit the Classroom page on the Google Classroom app, then click on the Classwork button at the bottom of the page.

Clicking on an assignment or teaching material will open it up to a new page with the instructions on it.  To view the attachments or upload files, click on the Your Work area at the bottom of the screen.

The new screen will show attached files and the button that allows you to add attachments (e.g. documents, pictures) to Hand in to the teacher.

When an assignment attachment is opened, some basic editing tools will appear at the top of the screen.  To begin editing, click on the pencil icon.  For more advanced editing tools, click on the share icon (a square with an arrow pointing out of it). This will open the attachment in the appropriate Google app (e.g. Google docs).

Documents on Google apps automatically save.  To hand the work in, go back to the Google Classroom app and click on Hand it.

How to share home learning on Google classroom 

On a laptop/computer:

At the moment, pupils can only share home learning with their teacher as part of assignments that their teacher has set.  Teachers will usually set assignments that include the file they want them to use attached or set assignments that don't require uploading files at all.  When a teacher sets an assignment, pupils will have the option to add or create a file, link, document, presentation, spreadsheet or drawing, before they hand it in.


On an iPhone/iPad

To add attachments to an assignment, Click on the Your Work area at the bottom of the assignment screen.


The new screen will show attached files and the button that allows you to add attachments (e.g. documents, pictures) to Hand it to the teacher.  Click on the +Add attachment button to add files from the iPad to the assignment before handing it in.


How to ask for help on Google classroom 

On a laptop/computer

Google Classroom has a private comment feature for each assignment which allows pupils to ask their teacher a private question about the activity.  Pupils should only use the private comment feature if they are unable to ask their teacher a private question about the activity.  

The private comment box is on the right-hand side of the assignment pages only and not included on material pages.

On an iPad/iPhone

On the same page where you can add an attachment is a box that says Add private comment.  This is where you can write a message to the teacher about the assignment.  Clicking on the paper aeroplane icon sends the message.



The work that I am trying to hand in is blank

We're not sure why this happens, but never fear, it will still be there.

  • Click on the waffle on the top right hand side of the screen.
  • Find the 'Drive' app and click on it.
  • In there, you will find your work.  
  • Click on it to ensure that it has been completed.
  • Go back to the classwork and find the 'Your work' box on the topy right hand side.
  • Click on +Add or create (the blue bar)

  • Attach the work to here and 'Hand in'.