St Giles School

St Giles School

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Spain Class

Class Staff



Michelle Smith


Sarah Braithwaite

Teaching Assistants

  • Mel Bolger
  • Sam Bradshaw (Mon - Wed)
  • James Sutton (Thurs - Fri)

Class Overview


As one of the Early Years classes, the children in Spain Class learn through play. We follow a topic based curriculum based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. This is used in conjunction with B square and P level objectives to ensure differentiation. Children who successfully complete EYFS during KS1 progress onto the National Curriculum.

All learning is delivered through the following strands:

o   Personal Social and Emotional Development

o   Communication and Language

o   Physical Development

o   Literacy

o   Mathematics

o   Understanding of the World

o   Expressive Arts and Design

Engagement, motivation and thinking skills are at the heart of our curriculum. In Spain Class the children use play as a tool to explore and to be active in their learning along with tasks which will develop their creativity and critical thinking.

Topic Summary

 Here are some of our areas of learning which we will be exploring this half term, we encourage you to become involved in your child’s journey!

  • Literacy – this half term we will be singing songs about parts of our body and feelings, such as – if you’re happy and you know it, heads shoulders knees and toes, my teddy bear. We will be using puppets to sing along with and perform actions with. Our reading and phonics sessions will run each day and will support the children with looking and listening.
  • Maths – In maths sessions we will be building houses with small and large bricks and different materials. We will be using our fingers for counting rhymes and lining up objects, we will also be exploring maths through cookery sessions in the learning kitchen.
  • Physical development – Each week we will have access to the hall for PE and the outdoor multi use area. We will be accessing the indoor soft play area to develop our gross motor and carry out our individual physio programs. Each day we will take part in daily disco or a squiggle session to develop our fine motor skills.
  • Expressive Arts and Design – this half term we will be exploring media to make patterns with our fingers, feet and hands. Making tracks and patterns with cars in paint and other materials.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development – each week we will have a different role play activity for exploration, such as – a home corner, doctors. We will be noticing features on our faces as we look through mirrors and make ‘food faces’. Could you send a photo of someone in your child’s family please?

Outdoor learning

Included in the above.

Enrichment Activities

Included in the above.

General Notices

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

As summer is now here please send some suncream and a hat your child can keep at school. 

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 Spain Class if you wish to speak to us.

Dates for your diary

· Please use the diary to let us know information from home and we will write how your child has been at school that day.

· We will be going out into the community this half term, which will include trips to the local shops and parks and a weekly forest school visit. Monday am and Tuesday pm.