Welcome to Ginkgo Class!
Miss Katie Jackson Mrs Lynne Woolaston Mrs Debbie Wiles
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant
As we start a new academic year, we warmly welcome you to Ginkgo Class which is made up of 28 Year 3 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 creative curriculum full of inspirational topics in a vibrant setting.
As we start the year we begin by exploring our local area and answering the key question 'How has Langford changed over time?' In Term 2 we explored WW1 and explored what life would be like in the trenches. In Term 3 we stepped back in time again but to the Stone Age and created fantastic adventure stories. In Term 4 we took a train tour round Europe and explored Greek Mythology.
As we begin Term 5 we will step back in time to Roman Britain!
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 'busy time' as an extension of our learning. Busy 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, challenge, and allow the children to involve themselves in a practical and immersive activity. Busy time also develops the children's independence skills by encouraging them to actively take ownership of their learning. We also have an outdoor area the children access to perform and act, construct using our amazing materials, grow and manage our own herb garden and work out in the beautiful sunshine! In Ginkgo we love provision!
We also SHINE in provision as we take ownership of our work, persevere, be independent and support one another!
Meet the teacher slides
Term 1 Topic Web and Knowledge Organisers
Term 2 Topic Web and Knowledge Organiser
Term 3 Topic web and Knowledge organiser
Term 4 Topic Web and Knowledge Organiser
Term 5 Topic Web and knowledge organiser
Term 1 KIRF worksheets and guidance
Term 2 KIRF resources and guidance
Term 3 KIRF resources
Term 4 KIRF Resources
Term 5 KIRF resources
RE - Hinduism (Salt and water experiment) Brahman
Following written instructions - Making a edible Roman Road.
Science - labelling and drawing plant specimens.
Oliver and the Seawigs. Designing a 'Seawig'.
Celtic shields - understanding Iron Age warfare and culture.
Roman mosaic design
Computing - creating branching databases.
Geography European Landmarks
DT Purses / wallets for an explorer to keep their belongings safe.
Science double page spreads on Animals, including humans.
Do people who exercise more have better balance? Science investigation.
Our new outdoor area! We love provision!
Climate zones of European countries
Stone Age adventure stories!
New Arrivals - chicks!
Burford Multiskills session
Hill End Stone Age experience day!
England Information Posters
Practical maths - division of 4
WW1 - The end of the war and Remembrance
DT - Information light boxes
Our leaflets about St Christopher's
Designing and building trenches using classroom resources
Creating tableaux scenes from our class book 'Pugs of the frozen north'.
Busy Time (Provision in Y3)
Busy time provision stations
History - acting out the main events that led up to WWI
Art - designing and making paper fans.
Topic - Journey sticks around the school grounds.
Maths place value investigation
Science Topic 1 Forces freeze frames
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.