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 learning

This term, our topics are Great Explorers’ and Living on an Island’.

We will find out about great explorers in Space (Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong) and why they are important figures in History.

When looking at life on islands, we will be researching about the plants and animals that live on two very different islands, comparing the UK and the Galapagos islands!

 In English, we will be looking at writing for different purposes. This will include diary entries, instructions, recounts and narratives. We will be using a range of books, videos and pictures to inspire our writing, including dragons and Tolkein! We will also be making links between our learning and writing to inform in our science, history and geography lessons.

 In Maths, we will be learning about fractions, time, word problems, shape and revising our number knowledge.

 In Science, we are investigating plants and animals. We cannot wait to learn about the unusual plants and animals we might find in the Galapagos Islands and how they have adapted to life there!


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


Ginkgo class have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday. Every child needs a full PE kit, including a top of their house team’s colour and clean socks. These will be sent home each half term to be washed and returned back.

 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 straightaway.

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