St Mark's CE Primary School


Welcome to St Mark's CE Primary School

The teachers are amazing and so welcoming!  (Parent Survey 2019)


We understand the pressures you may feel around home learning.  Our advice to you, is to be realistic and to use the weekly tasks set by your child’s teacher to help with ideas.   These are sent out via Tapestry and the website every Wednesday.  You should all have received log in details for Tapestry, please email your class email address if you need any help with home learning. For example: 

You're not expected to become teachers, and your children aren't expected to learn as they do in school. Simply providing your children with some structure at home will help them to adapt. Use the tips below to help you make this work for your household


Here are some easy steps you can take to build a great home learning routine with your child.  Point it out when your child is doing something right and say well done! Find out more here.



Have fun with reading. Let your child choose what they read and enjoy it together. Short or long, it’s time well spent.  Don’t worry about what your kids are reading: recipes, cereal packets… It’s all useful! Keep books and other reading materials close by.  Reading to kids of all ages is helpful. Ask lots of questions: who, what, where, when and why?  And ask them to summarise when you’ve finished.  When you see your child reading, praise them! “I love to see you reading.”

Follow this guide here on reading using the TRUST approach to helping your child with reading.

You will find a summary of tips and ideas for how you can support your child at home here.

SUPPORT FOR WELLBEING: Useful Information 

 Sussex Families Lockdown Edition magazine June 2020.pdfDownload
 Wellbeing ideas.pdfDownload
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Our Classes

Children, staff, governors and parents/carers voted for the theme for our new class names.

The unanimous winner was "Sea Creatures".  Every class is now named after a sea creature. We use this as a learning opportunity to find out facts about our creatures.

Our class logos were designed by our head teacher's dad, who is a professional artist - Stuart Spencer, and Mrs Fendley has created a mural using these designs, to welcome our sea creatures to their new home here at St Mark's. 


Click on the class tabs to find out more about each class.