Welcome back! In Kynance, we are getting ready to set the class on fire (educationally speaking...) with our new topic 'Let The Sparks Fly!'
This all encompassing topic starts with a spark of magic the introduction of our class book 'The Magic Paintbrush'. This beautiful and thought - provoking story is set in China, allowing us to explore some of the art and traditions of this country.
Later, we will travel back in time and light a different kind of spark; understanding the causes and consequences of the Great Fire of London, studying the writing of Samuel Pepys and understanding the reasons for the rapid spread of the fire. To bring this learning to life, we will be making fires of our own in our outdoor learning and visiting Tolvaddon fire-station to understand how firefighters control fires now. We will also be inviting firefighters in to school to show us some sensible safety measures around fire. This study will inspire our dance as children create fire dances of their own.
We follow the mastery approach to teaching maths that promotes fluency and application through reasoning and problems solving. Daily phonics and literacy sessions allow children to develop their understanding of the English language while regular guided and group reading activities develop comprehension skills and promote 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 immersive classroom!
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.
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.