St Giles School

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Iron Giant Class

Class Staff

 Teacher(s)

Iron Giant Class

Class Staff

 Teacher(s)

Tom Few

Diane Overton


Teaching Assistants

  • Helen Singleton
  • Jacob Ward

Class Overview

Iron Giant Class is a classroom full of energetic and excitable personalities! In Iron Giant class, children really enjoy independently researching and sharing their findings back to their class and peers across St Giles. Children in Iron Giant Class are keen to share their learning experiences with visitors into the school and will always give a warm welcome.

Topic Summary

Welcome back everyone! Hope you have enjoyed your break. Our topic this half term is Royals Rule this term we will be learning:

  • English: We will be learning new sounds and using our knowledge of sounds in order to blend to read and segment to spell! We will be reading ‘You Wouldn’t Want to be Cleopatra’, focusing on the vocabulary within the story and developing our comprehension skills. We will then answer questions based on what we have learnt from the story. 
  • Maths: We will deepen our knowledge of number through learning fractions, addition and subtraction and money. We will be recognising and using money when completing addition and subtraction problems. We will be practically and pictorially recognising halves and quarters when learning about fractions. 
  • Science: We will be focusing on the human body, specifically on diets and what is healthy or unhealthy for our bodies. This will deepen our knowledge of the different food groups and nutrition. We will then explore the growth of plants, what is needed for them to grow, and how they reproduce. Towards the end of term we will deepen our knowledge of liquids, gases and solids.
  • P.E.: will now take place on Wednesday afternoons, please ensure your child has a suitable P.E. Kit consisting of a t-shirt, shorts or joggers and pumps or trainers. We will be learning about throwing and jumping, through exploring a variety of throwing techniques, we will also be practising for sports day. 
  • Art and design: We will begin the term by researching famous sculptures and their work. We will then look at sculptures from Ancient Egypt, and have the opportunity to give our preference and opinion of each sculpture and discuss the different techniques used, this will lead onto designing and producing our own sculptures in an Ancient Egyptian style. To end this term we will look at art work depicting Pharos and produce a piece of work based upon Tutankhamun. 
  • History: We will be developing our knowledge of Egypt nowadays and Ancient Egypt, we will observe artefacts, dress and architecture. The children will discover facts about Tutankhamun and his tomb and explore Ancient Egyptian writing systems.

 

Outdoor learning

Please send in a spare set of clothes which we can keep for this purpose as we may get very wet and muddy and sun cream and hats as it may get sunny as we will be outdoors often in all weather conditions, please be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately

 

All classes use the forest school site as an extension of our classroom to help enhance positive learning experiences. Iron Giant class also have PE on Wednesday afternoons, please ensure that children come into school in their PE kits!

General Notices

Please send the social fund contribution (£6) into school as soon as possible to enable us to take part in cooking, snack and other activities!

We always participate in outdoor learning, whatever the weather, so can you please send a pair of wellington boots your child can keep at school.  As well as a hat and gloves when necessary, or indeed sun-cream and a hat.

Dates for your diary:

Upcoming events this half term include:

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  • Friday 2nd July- Sport’s Day @1.15pm
  • Monday 5th July- Meet new teachers/teaching assistants 
  • Thursday 8th July- Year 6 sleepover @ the Hive 
  • Friday 9th July- Reports go out! 
  • Monday 19th July- Yr 6 Leavers/ end of year awards

NB: All dates to be confirmed/ adjusted to suit COVID guidance at the time

Home / School Communication

CLASS DOJO

Tom, Diane, Helen & Jacob will be posting regular updates in terms of activities in class, along with updates on children’s learning experiences! If you require a new sign-up sheet, please let a member of the class team know!

 

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME

Please see this terms Family Homework sheet and class dojo for specific topic related homework.

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.

Telephone

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.

 

Tom Few

Teaching Assistants

  • Helen Singleton
  • Jacob Ward

Class Overview

Iron Giant Class is a classroom full of energetic and excitable personalities! In Iron Giant class, children really enjoy independently researching and sharing their findings back to their class and peers across St Giles. Children in Iron Giant Class are keen to share their learning experiences with visitors into the school and will always give a warm welcome.

Topic Summary

Welcome to the second term of 2020! Tom, Diane, Helen and Jacob hope that you had a great half term and are excited for this term’s topic! Our topic this half term is “Hindus in the community", this term we will be learning:

English: we will be learning new sounds and using our knowledge of sounds in order to blend to read and segment to spell!

Maths: pupils will be deepening their knowledge & understanding through recalling multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables.

Science: we will be learning about light and dark, along with earth and space (you could research different planets at home!). We are aiming to draw lots of comparisons and connect learning beyond these two areas.

P.E.: takes place on Thursday afternoons, please ensure your child has a suitable P.E. Kit consisting of a t-shirt, shorts or joggers and pumps or trainers. We will be learning sequencing movements through dance this term.

R.E.: We will be continuing to look at key information throughout different religions, such as their holy books and places of worship.

Across our Music lessons we will we be recapping our knowledge of different instruments and using musical language to describe these. We will then explore music from different cultures and countries, drawing similarities and difference from these.

Outdoor learning

Please send in a spare set of clothes which we can keep for this purpose as the children may get very wet and muddy. As it is approaching winter, please be mindful of the weather And dress children appropriately.

General Notices

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

We always participate in outdoor learning, whatever the weather, so can you please send a pair of wellington boots your child can keep at school.  As well as a hat and gloves when necessary, or indeed sun-cream and a hat.

Dates for your diary:

Upcoming events this half term include:

  • Anti-bullying week– Commencing Monday 16th November 2020
  • Road safety day- Wednesday 18th November 2020
  • INSET day- Friday 4th December 2020
  • Family Workshop- Thursday 10th December 2020
  • Christmas Party Day- Thursday 17th December 2020
  • Last Day of Term/ Headteacher’s assembly- Friday 18th December 2020 NB: All dates to be confirmed/ adjusted to suit COVID regulations at the time.

Home / School Communication

CLASS DOJO

Thank you to all parents/ carers in class as we now have 100% of parents and carers signed up in class! Tom, Diane, Helen and Jacob will be posting regular updates in terms of activities in class, along with updates on children’s learning experiences! If you require a new sign-up sheet, please let a member of the class team know!

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT LEARNING AT HOME

Please see this terms Family Homework sheet and class dojo for specific topic related homework.

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.

Telephone

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.