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Welcome to Giraffe Class

Welcome to our class page. All of our class updates are now posted on the dojo app. Please email Mrs Towers at reception@st-edmunds-pri.wilts.sch.uk for your code to access the app.

This term we will focus our learning around the story of 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' by Ronda and David Armitage. We've chosen this book to reflect the children's interests in the seagulls that live on our school roof! Please see our newsletter below, which also includes our knowledge organiser and curriculum overview.

Mrs Towers - Giraffe Class Teacher


I'm Mrs Towers and I joined St Edmund’s school in 2019 as a reception class teacher. I also lead RE across the school. You can often find me outside joining in with the games and activities that the children do, and love to scaffold their learning based on their own interests and ideas.

My family and I are part of St. Edmund’s Parish and I lead the First Holy Communion programme with my husband. We have two children and love to spend time outdoors. I enjoy photographing wildlife in my spare time and love camping and coastal walks.

Mrs McKinnon - Giraffe Class Teaching Assistant


I’m Mrs McKinnon and I am the Reception Teaching Assistant. I support children in our reception class to develop and flourish to become confident, independent learners. I enjoy creative activities and live locally with my family. I support Giraffe class as well as other classes across KS1.

In my spare time I enjoy sitting at my potters wheel and creating with clay. I love any opportunity to be creative and also enjoy swimming.

Mrs Crabtree - Midday Supervisor

Mrs Crabtree

I'm Mrs Crabtree, I love spending time with my family and taking long dog walks through the forest. I enjoy reading and long, hot, bubble baths! I support Giraffe Class and other classes across KS1

Mrs Macleod - Senior Teaching Assistant


Hello, I'm Mrs Macleod, I love teaching PE and maths lessons. I like running, reading and watching films. I live locally in Calne with my husband. I will be in Giraffe Class on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Things to bring to school

  • A waterproof, named coat
  • A named pair of wellington boots that can stay at school
  • A named water bottle
  • A packed lunch (if you are not having school dinners)

Please note that due to current regulations, children are not allowed to bring toys of any kind from home. 

Reading books

Sharing books together is a vital part of building early literacy skills. Book bags will go home with a reading book in them on a Monday and will stay at home all week. We will ask you to return them to school every Friday so that the books can be changed and sent back home on the following Monday.

Please record all reading at home in the blue diary provided. This can include titles of books from home.

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