A herd of animals has stampeded through Kynance Class, leaving footprints, droppings and a scene of total devastation!! Luckily, the children of Kynance Class are studying different species of animals this term and will be experts in animal identification.
Through our topic, 'Amazing Animals', Kynance will identify and group animals, examining what they need to survive that their particular habitat provides for them and how they are adapted to life there. A visit to Newquay Zoo will allow close up animal encounters and help us understand why some species are endangered. We will be looking back in time to understand factors that caused the extinction of several species and use this information to help persuade the public what action we must all take now to prevent further extinction. The culmination of our learning will be a 'merchandise sale', including printed t-shirts, posters, badges and more to raise money and awareness for local animal conservation charities.
We follow the mastery approach to teaching maths that promotes fluency and application through reasoning and problem solving. Daily Read, Write, Inc reading and phonics sessions allow children to develop their understanding of the English language, while our storytelling approach to literacy helps us to read like a writer, developing comprehension skills and promoting a love of literature.
We are committed to learning outdoors, both in our own extensive and beautiful school grounds or in any of our outdoor learning spaces; Crenver Grove, Godrevy Beach or Gwithian Nature Reserve.
Our story map this term - can you tell what it is all about?
Our 'Wild Water' activity days; Summer 2022
Painting in the style of Lamorna Penrose Cornish artist.
Steep stairs to the light!
Cooling down on Porthminster Beach
Train from St Erth to St Ives
Cooling off on Porthminster Beach
Our immersive classroom!
Kynance enjoyed their topic launch at Godrevy, making animals in the sand to start their study of 'The Sand Horse' and imagining what might happen if their sculptures came to life.. We also started our geographical study looking at human and physical features of the coastline.
Inspired by the art work of Nick Gustafson, Kynance Class had a great start to their topic making collaborative artwork to further theme their 'rain forest' classroom.
Our story telling approach to literacy - learning the story map.
Learning through play.
Kynance Class made the most of the weather with a quick trip to Godrevy today, where we worked as a team to pass buckets of water as firefighters would have done in 1666. We also made a fire and looked at how wood burns and ash is made. We used our senses to describe the fire, to inspire our Fire of London diary writing tomorrow.