St Giles School

St Giles School

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France Class

Class Staff



Sue Cartwright

Mon - Wed

Andy Whitt

Wed - Fri

Teaching Assistants

  • Alex Quenby
  • Tracey Stephenson

Class Overview

France class is 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, both in class and through outdoor learning.

Topic Summary

 Our topic this term is “Out & About.” We will be looking at the local environment and looking at how we travel to different attractions in our area. We will look at different forms of transport and read the book “The Naughty Bus.” As part of our topic we will look at the seasonal changes, we will make observations and go on sensory walks. We will read the book “The Leaf Man” as part of our autumn topic. We are looking at numbers and 3D shapes in Maths. As part of our Science based work we will incorporate cookery into our lessons to observe the changes that occur to food when it is heated.


Outdoor learning

We will be utilising our outdoor learning area daily for work sessions with interesting activities and resources to support our topic each term. We will be going out on trips in the community on Monday mornings, please ensure your child has warm and suitable clothing for that day.

Enrichment Activities

As per the above,  please make sure children have appropriate and warm clothing to suit the season.

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 here please send a pair of wellington boots your child can keep at school.  As well as a hat and gloves when necessary.

  • If your child is absent please phone the school office as soon as possible.
  • If you have any messages for the teacher please put it in the Home/School diary.
  • A medical notification form needs to be filled out for medical appointments during school time please, so that your child’s attendance percentage is not affected.
  • P.E. will take place at least once a week; please send in your child’s P.E. kit at the beginning of the half term. We will send it home during the holidays.

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 France Class if you wish to speak to us.

Dates for your diary

Upcoming events this half term include:

Wednesday 25th September - Family Homework

Friday 27th September - Macmillian Afternoon tea @ 2pm

Thursday 3rd October – Family Workshop @ 2pm

Friday 11th October – School closed

Wednesday 16th October – Harvest Assembly @ 1.45pm

Week beginning 21st October - SEND review week

Friday 25th October – School breaks up for half term