St Giles School

St Giles School

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Jungle Book Class

Class Staff

 Teacher(s)

Anna Young

(Mon - Wed)

Karen Toulson

(Thurs - Fri)

Teaching Assistants

  • Alex Quenby
  • Kirsty Erwin
  • Lyn Scoles

Class Overview

Welcome to Jungle Book Class. We have nine pupils, three Teaching Assistants and two teachers; Anna who works in class Monday to Wednesday and Karen who works in class Thursday and Friday. We are a total communication classroom and we work on and use different ways to communicate throughout each day (e.g. Makaton, symbols and gestures). We will engage in sensory based learning such as mark making in foam and sensory stories whilst following our daily routines and timetable for teaching and learning. We also spend time doing interventions such as Tac-Pac which supports sensory communication.

Topic Summary

Welcome back to Jungle Book Class. This half term, our topic is ‘Royals Rule’. We will be asking and answering the question ‘What is a King and Queen?’ We will use sensory props and experiences to follow the story ‘The Queen’s Hat’. We will also be mark making, focusing on our wrist movements, developing our fine and gross motor skills through sensory experiences. In Science we will be looking at plants, animals and habitats by creating and visiting our own royal gardens. We will also be exploring and handling different materials through making castles, royal clothing and crowns. In History we will be engaging in King and Queen role play and we will be making our own crowns and royal jewellery in Art and Design along with creating our own Andy Warhol artwork similar to his image of the Queen. We will be handling money in our flower shop and café, as well as learning sequences such as now and next and noticing differences in objects. Please keep up to date with our Jungle Book class Dojo, we will continue to send pictures and information for you to see each week.

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
  • 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 wellies in and a water proof as we will be doing outdoor learning most days.

Dates for your diary:

Upcoming events this half term include:

  • Sports Day – Thursday 1st or Friday 2nd July (TBC)

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.

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.