Welcome to Ginkgo Class
Class Teacher - Mr Garth Lenton
TA/Teacher in Training - Mrs Ali Wymbs
In our class, we have a perfect mix of fabulous Year 4s and thrilling Year 3s! I teach full time in the classroom along with our amazing Mrs Wymbs who is currently training to be a teacher. We are both really looking forward to having the children in the classroom for a new year and getting on with some brilliant learning.
Our PE days this term are Monday and Wednesday but please make sure the children have their kit in at the beginning of every week in case we change a day or even do additional PE outside of our scheduled time.
We are really looking forward to Term 1 which will have lots of fun activities including our topic on ‘The History of Flight’; sporting sessions including parkour, tag rugby cricket and football as well as lots of engaging English and maths activities!
Here’s to being ‘The best we can be for ourselves and others’.
Mr Lenton, and Mrs Wymbs.
Meet the Teacher 10/9/23
T1 THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT Knowledge Organiser
Summer Term Learning!
(Below is from 22-23 Ginkgo Class)
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.