Welcome to Ginkgo Class!
Mrs Freyja Clark Mrs Lynne Woolaston Mrs Debbie Wiles
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
We warmly welcome you to Ginkgo Class which is made up of 17 Year 3 and 12 Year 4 children.
Here in Ginkgo we want our children to be the best that they can possibly be. We have a strong commitment to providing a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which is full of inspirational topics.
Key things to note:
- Reading books are changed on Thursdays and Mondays. Please ensure reading records are in school every day.
- Spellings are given on a Monday and are due back the following Monday.
- Treasure chest books are changed on Fridays.
- PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays, but this is subject to change. Please ensure children's PE kits are in school from Monday - Friday.
Curriculum Map - Summer Term 1-2
Summer Term Learning!
Ashmolean Trip - Ancient Egyptians
Spring Term Learning!
World Book Day!
Science - Classification
Debate - Is Banksy an Artist or a Criminal?
Problem Solving - Maths
Science - Cup and String Phones
Autumn Term Learning!
DT - Earthquake Proof Buildings
Science - Working Wall
Science - Wire Buzzer Games
Art - Charcoal Drawing
English - Explanation Texts
Maths - Place Value
Comic Strip Initial Ideas
Archaeological Dig - Stone Age to Iron Age
Our Working Walls
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth, and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the curriculum guarantees we as a school provide to develop the independence and responsibility of all of our pupils. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education that provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. We aim to teach our pupils how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills so that they achieve their full potential.
In Ginkgo, we also have 'independent learning' time. Independent learning time allows the children to extend what they have learnt and challenge themselves. Each activity is carefully selected to align to what the children are learning. They are design to challenge and allow the children to involve themselves in a practical and immersive activity. This approach also helps build the children's independence by encouraging them to actively take ownership of their learning. We also have an outdoor area the children access to, with activities such as construction often taking place outside. We try to use the school's amazing outdoor space as much as possible.
The school uses a closed private social media site, Class Dojo, to message and share pictures of the children’s learning story. If you are a parent of a child in the class, please follow this link: https://www.classdojo.com/ and login using the credential provided by the school.