Churchfields Primary School

Ginkgo class

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

We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!

We are learning

In English, we are learning how to use interesting adjectives and joining words to describe settings and characters. The book we will be using is ‘The Little Gardener’ by Emily Hughes.

In Maths, we are exploring numbers to 100. We will be using our knowledge of place value to compare two numbers and to add and subtract.

Living things and their Habitats will be the Science topic for this half term.   We will be exploring the environment around our school and researching further afield to investigate the habitats of different animals.

In Art, the pupils will be exploring the use of colour through the work of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. They will be studying some of her artworks and using them to inspire their own.

Our focus in Computing is learning how to research and use the internet safely to create a PowerPoint presentation linked to different habitats and landscapes.


Homework is given out on Fridays and is collected the following Thursday.

Each half term we will send home a week by week planner for the spellings (tested on Fridays) and for the Topic or English work. The maths will be sent home each week to match up with our learning.



This year Ginkgo class have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. It would be fantastic if every child could bring in a full PE kit including a top of their house team’s colour, clean socks and suitable trainers.

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 for a half term later in the year. 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