Churchfields Primary School

2019/2020 Year Term Dates now available under the 'Term Dates' tab

Ginkgo class

Welcome to Ginkgo class. Your teachers are Mrs Cruz (Mon-Wed) Miss Tarbuck (Wed-Fri) and Mrs Coyne.

We are learning

This term, we are learning all about the Great Fire of London and we are excited to research all aspects of this time in London history.

In English, we are reading some very special books, including ‘Winter’s Child’ by Angela McAllistar; such a beautifully written and illustrated book that will help us generate ideas for our writing.   Another beautifully illustrated book we will be reading is ‘Ocean meets Sky’ by The Fan Brothers.

In Maths, we are solving word, money and shape problems.

In Science, we are investigating uses of everyday materials. We cannot wait to carry out experiments to understand how and why a certain material may or may not be suitable for particular use. 


At the beginning of each half term, you will have a sheet with English and Topic homework for that half term. Maths will be set weekly on Fridays.

Our Spelling test is on Friday. Please practise these with your child.

All homework to be handed in the following Thursday.

Reading books will be changed on Wednesdays. Please continue to read with your child daily and discuss the book as much as possible. 



PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

Changing reading books:

The children’s books are changed every Wednesday afternoon. They need to put their reading book and reading record in the box by the door if they would like to have it changed. Unfortunately if they forget to put their book in the box we may not always be able to change it as we have a very busy timetable.

Forest School:

We will have Forest School in the second half of the Spring term. Advance notice will be given as to when the children have to bring in their clothes and boots!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at

If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick your child up is the best time. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Cruz, Ms Tarbuck and Mrs Coyne

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383