St Giles School

St Giles School

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Spain Class

Class Staff


Michelle Smith

Teaching Assistants

  • Mel Bolger
  • Sophie Basharat
  • Chloe Hassall

Class Overview

We will have a word of the week which will be related to our topic, you can then become involved in our topic with your child.

As one of the Early Years classes, the children in Spain Class learn through play. We follow a topic based curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This is used in conjunction with B square and P level objectives to ensure differentiation. Children who successfully complete EYFS during KS1 progress onto the National Curriculum.

All learning is delivered through the following strands:

o   Personal Social and Emotional Development

o   Communication and Language

o   Physical Development

o   Literacy

o   Mathematics

o   Understanding of the World

o   Expressive Arts and Design

Engagement, motivation and thinking skills are at the heart of our curriculum. In Spain Class the children use play as a tool to explore and to be active in their learning along with tasks which will develop their creativity and critical thinking.

Topic Summary

Welcome back to the children and parents/guardians of Spain class, happy Spring! This half term our topic will be ‘Ourselves’ we will be celebrating pancake day, Mother’s day, World book day, Comic relief and Easter! So quite a busy seven weeks.

Here are some of our areas of learning which we will be exploring this half term, we encourage you to become involved in your child’s journey! Literacy – Daily dough disco and funky fingers activities to help strengthen our fingers. We will be sharing books and joining in with actions to our weekly nursery rhyme Maths – we will continue to access the learning kitchen each week to carry out a cookery activity which will be related to maths. We will also be looking and counting body parts as we make our gingerbread people. Science – in science we will be exploring nature and the animals that are found in forests. We will also be mixing potions and noticing the changes that take place. We will be exploring through our senses – smelling herbs and spices. We will also be having a science week at school where we will be making healthy snacks and becoming involved in experiments to notice changes. Physical development – This half term we will continue to access soft play daily to improve our physical development and will access outdoor learning wherever possible. We will be looking at body parts and exploring what each part can do in our weekly PE session. Expressive Arts and Design – we will be painting with spices and designing our Easter crafts and cards. We will be exploring materials and textures.


Outdoor learning

Included in the above.

Enrichment Activities

Included in the above.

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 here 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 Spain Class if you wish to speak to us.

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this half term include: