St Giles School

St Giles School

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England Class

Class Staff



Kim Smith

Mon - Wed 


Ruth Thalmann

Thur - Fri

Teaching Assistants

  • Sheli Kear
  • Chloe Hassall
  • Taylor Bolton

Class Overview

As one of the Early Years classes, the children in England 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 England 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



Outdoor learning

Included within the above. Please ensure your child has spare clothes, including socks in class in case they need a change of clothing. The EYFS curriculum encourages a range of sensory play and children will get dirty and wet as they explore and learn.

Enrichment Activities


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

As the weather has now turned please ensure you children have spare clothes, spare shoes or wellington boots and suitable outdoor wear. The EYFS curriculum encourages outdoor play in all weathers so we want to keep them as warm and dry as possible.

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 England Class if you wish to speak to us.

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this half term include: