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

This half term our topic is “Meet the explorers” during which we will answer key questions regarding travel and exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic.

In English we will be learning through non-fiction texts about great explorers and the Arctic. We will also be identifying and using features such as photos, diagrams and captions for information.

In Maths we are initially learning about fractions. The children will be making halves and quarters of objects physically. Later in the half term we will be learning about weight. Children will be using terms heavy and light to compare weight of different objects. We will also use non-standard measurements to weigh classroom objects.

Our Science area of learning this half term is ‘space’. We will be thinking about what we can see in the night sky and explore the orbit of planets around the sun and the impact this has on earth. A space dome experience will be coming into school, where the children will be able to watch an interactive science show all about the solar

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. 

  • Week beginning 24.01.22 SEND plan review meetings (information to follow)
  • Tuesday 01.02.22 Behaviour Workshop
  • Wednesday 09.02.22 Family homework
  • Friday 18.02.22 Last day of school
  • Tuesday 01.03.22 School begins again

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.