St Giles School

St Giles School

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Australia Class

Class Staff



Lisa Mitchell                                          

Teaching Assistants

  • Helen Singleton
  • Jackie Bladon
  • Charlotte McIlvenna (Mon - Wed)
  • Rebekah Preston (Wed - Fri)

Class Overview

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Topic Summary

 Our Topic this half term is “Our Town”.

· In English we will be listening to a range of stories linked to our topic. We will begin by

looking locally before exploring what make our town special. We will be creating class

books and writing class rules. We will also be taking part in regular reading sessions.

· In Maths we will be doing lots of counting, ordering and sorting numbers as well as

using numicon and other objects to practise our one to one correspondence. We will

also be exploring number placement. In shape, space and measure we will be

focussing on 2d shapes and their properties.

· In Science we will beginning to create our own scientific experiments as well as

exploring materials and their properties.

Enrichment Activities

Every Thursday morning this half term, children will be taking part in a Cycle Derby

session. This aimed at improving children’s skills and proficiency.

General Notices

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

We are aiming to enrich the curriculum through a variety of trips and will give you notice of these in advance.

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this term for your diary:

Divali Day: 24.10.19

Last Day of term: 25.10.19 (dress up day, Theme: Alice and wonderland.)

Home / School Communication

Please see the attached family homework sheet for ideas on what you can do at home with your child. We are always encouraging independence in Australia class, so we are always encouraging our children to do as much as possible independently.

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 Brazil Class if you wish to speak to us.