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Ginkgo Class

Welcome to Ginkgo Class

Class Teacher - Mr Garth Lenton

TA/Teacher in Training - Mrs Ali Wymbs

TA - Mrs Greenslade

"Staff know every child at this school really well and put them at the heart of everything they do."

OFSTED Feb '23


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 Friday 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. This term we will continue to have tennis coaching from Excel Tennis on Friday afternoons.


We are really looking forward to Term 5 which will have lots of fun activities such as our history topic on Black and British (including a visitor); sporting sessions including tennis and cricket; ukelele lessons 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, Mrs Wymbs and Mrs Greenslade


T5 Photos (watch this space)

Class Timetable T5

T5 BLACK AND BRITISH Knowledge Organiser

T4 Photos

Class Timetable T4

Termly Outline T4

T4 MARVELLOUS MAPS Knowledge Organiser

Termly Outline T3

T3 ANCIENT GREECE Knowledge Organiser

Class Timetable

Meet the Teacher 10/9/23

Class Timetable

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.

Class Story


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: and login using the credential provided by the school.