St Giles School

St Giles School

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France Class

Class Staff



Sue Cartwright

Mon - Wed

Ruth Thalmann

Wed - Fri

Teaching Assistants

  • Alex Quenby
  • Tracey Stephenson
  • Joanna Jeffries

Class Overview

Welcome to France Class. Sue Cartwright will teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while Ruth Thalmann will be teaching Thursday and Friday.  Tracey and Alex, our excellent Teaching Assistants, will work full-time across all days.

France class follow a topic based curriculum. We are a sensory based class, where the children will extend their skills and knowledge through a range of child initiated and adult led activities that give them the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn using sensory and practical resources, to develop their creativity and critical thinking, both in class and through outdoor learning. We put a great emphasis on communication, through gesture, symbols, signing, communication boards and PECs. We provide a happy caring environment to ensure that the children in France Class enjoy coming to school and access a large range of activities to develop their skills and knowledge.

Topic Summary

Welcome to the Summer Term.  As we continue to follow Government Guidelines in relation to the Covid-19 response please access support and ideas for Home Learning on either on: 

Outdoor learning

Where it is possible and safe to do so we encourage you to utilise garden spaces and local parks and green spaces in line with Government guidelines.  

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this half term include:

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Home / School Communication

Class Dojo

You can contact the class teacher through the in-built messages service.  Please be aware if you contact a teacher on Class Dojo responses can be expected during normal school working hours Mon - Fri 8:45 - 3:30 and may be delayed if a teacher is self-isolating or unwell.


School leaders will continue to make regular 'Safe and Well' phone calls and can be reached on the numbers provided on the letter dated 17th March 2020.