St Giles School

St Giles School

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France Class

Class Staff



        Becky Green

Teaching Assistants

  • Hayley Dexter
  • Sam Bradshaw (Mon - Wed)
  • Louise Pipes (Wed - Fri)

Class Overview


Topic Summary

Our topic this half term is ‘Where in the World are we?’ We will be learning about ourselves and the community in which we live.

In Maths we will be developing our understanding of number and learning about shape. France class will be counting, identifying numbers, singing about numbers and understanding that numbers represent quantity. We will be making shapes, building shapes and taking part in shape photo treasure hunts in the environment.


English sessions will focus on practicing their fine motor skills and developing their reading ability through exploring different books and using symbols to match and identify words and objects. Speaking and listening will be enhanced through visits in the community and geography based sessions about where we go to school and our local community.


In Science, France Class will be exploring materials through sensory activities that include cooking, experimenting with water and outdoor learning. To enable the children to fully engage with our outdoor learning sessions, please send in wellingtons and warm outdoor wear as we will be learning outdoors as much as we can. There will also be a letter sent home about Forest Schools which we will be taking part in on Tuesday afternoons this half term.


If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the class team at any time.

Becky (Class Teacher), Hayley, Sam and Louise (Teaching Assistants)


Outdoor learning

We will be utilising our outdoor learning area daily for work sessions with interesting activities and resources to support our topic each term. 

Enrichment Activities

There will also be a letter sent home about Forest Schools which we will be taking part in on Tuesday afternoons this half term. Please make sure children have appropriate and warm clothing to suit the season.

General Notices

Please send social fund contribution (£6) into school as soon as possible to enable us to cook and provide daily snack.

As winter is now approaching please send a pair of wellington boots your child can keep at school.  As well as a hat and gloves when necessary.

Home / School Communication

Home School Diaries

Your child has a home school diary for communication.  You can expect a message from school at least 3 times a week, you are welcome to write to us as often as you chose.  Messages from school will focus on academic work but if there is something specific you would like us to comment on, such as food eaten, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate this.

Class Dojo

Thank you to those parents who have already signed up for this - we hope you are enjoying the insights into your child’s time at school.  You can expect at least 1 photograph a week of your child in class as well as them receiving ‘Dojo Points’ daily.  I will resend login details for those still wishing to sign up.


There is normally member of the class team available to speak to throughout the day, please phone the school office and ask for a member of staff from France Class if you wish to speak to us.

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this half term include:

  • SEND Plan Do Review Meetings -