St Giles Spencer Academy

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Lion King Class

Class Staff


Rebecca Ball

Teaching Assistants

  • Sam Moore
  • Jodie Payen
  • Rebecca Blackham (Mon - Tues)
  • Sam Bradshaw (Wed - Fri)

Class Overview


Topic Summary

Welcome back after half term. We hope you had lots of fun over the half term break. This half term our topic is ‘A long, long time ago … locally?’.  During this half term, we will start off with exploring a range of traditional tales, such as the Roman traditional tale Romulus and Remus.

In English we will focus on exploring how characters feel within the older texts, focusing on facial expressions and how different situations affect them. In Maths we are focusing on money; exchanging and recognising different coins. We are also looking at 3D shapes and their properties.

In science we are learning about the human body. We are learning about the components of a healthy lifestyle such as exercise, having a balanced diet and the importance of sleep.

In history we are focusing on learning about the Romans. We are role playing different traditional Roman outfits, exploring old and new buildings and what the Romans did for us.

Outdoor learning

We will have PE on a Monday afternoon. This half term we will be developing our tag Rugby skills. Please send a PE kit into school. We will keep this for the half term to ensure children have it each week.

General Notices

We ask for a contribution of £6 per half term which contributes to regular class cooking sessions and daily snack.

We are aiming to enrich the curriculum through a variety of trips and will give you notice of these in advance. Please can you also ensure that you send into school a pair of wellies and spare clothing to use when its wet or if the children need a change of clothing.

Dates for your diary:

A list of upcoming dates for the year will be sent home shortly. These will also be posted on class dojo. 

  • Tea party – 29th June
  • Transition days  6th + 13th July
  • Y6 transition – Friday 17th June
  • Sports day – 7th July

Home / School Communication

Please see upcoming Family Homework. In addition we want to develop our children’s independence so please encourage this at home through dressing and eating skills.

Please keep in touch using Class dojo, we will regularly share pictures and updates on your child’s learning. If you have any immediate concerns please phone the school office.

We are hoping to have different events for parents during the school year and it would be fantastic if you could attend these to become part of the wider school community.


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.


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.