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Giraffe Class (Reception)

Hello! Welcome to our Giraffe class page.

We are delighted to have Giraffe Class back to join us in celebrating the season of Easter and our 50th Anniversary! This term our learning takes us outside exploring our school grounds as we head out on a Bear Hunt, inspired by the very well know story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen! We will be extending our learning into minibeasts and plants as we go into the summer term. All of our class updates are now posted on the Dojo app, so please check in regularly. Please email Mrs Towers at reception@st-edmunds-pri.wilts.sch.uk if you wish to access it. 

If you have recently been allocated a place at our school for September 2021, please head over to our admissions page here. As soon as places are confirmed, we will be in touch with you regarding our information evening and settling in process. We can't wait to meet you all.


Reception Welcome Video (2).mp4

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 on welly walks and I love to scaffold children's 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 Hamill - Giraffe Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Crabtree - Nurture Lead

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 usually support Zebra class but sometimes do small group work with Reception.

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 and I teach Giraffe Class on a Thursday morning.

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 in 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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