St Giles School

St Giles School

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Elmer Class

Class Staff


Jess Griffiths

Teaching Assistants

  • James Gough
  • Norsheen Pervez
  • Henrietta Heron

Class Overview

Elmer Class is an EYFS provision, children will be learning skills, acquiring knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through seven areas of learning which include; communication and language, physical development, personal social and emotional development, literacy, maths, knowledge and understanding of the world and expressive arts and design. Pupils in the EYFS provision with have access to a continuous provision as well as adult led activities, this provides pupil with the opportunity to access their own learning. Pupils in Elmer class learn by playing and exploring, being active and through creative and critical thinking which take place both indoors and outside. 

Topic Summary

Welcome back to the last summer half term. This half term our topic is ‘Royals Rule’ and ‘Jobs from the Past’. In our English sessions we will be looking and reading the book ‘The Queens Hat’ and ‘The Queens Knickers’ we will be re-telling the story through role play and also through sensory pouches. In math we will be looking and exploring shapes and building our own castles in a variety of ways including through paint, building blocks and shapes. In art we will be making robes and crowns to wear in Elmer class and as part of our role play area we have a castle and thrones to explore. In Elmer class we will also be looking at jobs from the past including police offices, knights and chimney sweepers. Towards the end of this half term we will be having our own Elmer wedding and will be making invitations, bunting and flags. Your child will be able to come to school in a party outfit to celebrate the Elmer wedding. I will let you know dates towards the wedding. This half term we also have sports day and an end of year party. It is a really busy half term but a very exciting one and lots of exciting activities. We will keep you updated and also send pictures of all of the learning we have been doing at school through Dojo.

Outdoor learning

School will have a continued focus on ‘Outside Learning in all Weathers’ this year, with this in mind if possible please ensure that on each day your child has a suitable coat for the weather conditions.

General Notices

    • Social money for the term is £6, this is for snack and learning experiences.

    • Please send in a spare change of clothes in case your child has an accident at school, as well as any nappies or pull ups they may need. We will let you know when we run out.

    • Please can you send in sun cream and a sun hat (fingers crossed for warm weather).

Dates for your diary:

Upcoming events this half term include:

  • 1st July- Sports day
  • 9th July- Reports sent home
  • 20th July- Break up for Summer

Home / School Communication

Class Dojo

As part of our Covid-secure procedures, we are unable to issue home-school diaries this year.  Government guidance say's that schools must quarantine any books that come into school from home for up to 72 hours.  All home-school communication will therefore need to move over to Class Dojo.  You should expect to receive home-school communication from your child's class team approximately three times per week.  This will provide a fine balance between staff workload and their well-being whilst ensuring you are kept regularly up-to-date on your child's experience in school.  We must however politely remind parents/carers that staff will not be expected to read and/or respond to any Class Dojo messages in the evenings, at weekends or during the school holidays. 

Thank you to those parents who have already signed up for this - your child's class team will be in touch if you have not yet logged in.


There is normally member of the class team available to speak to between 8:15 - 8:40 am or 3:00 - 3:30 pm, please phone the school office and ask for a member of staff from the class if you wish to speak to us.