It's time to boogie down to Brazil!

This term, Kynance Class will be learning to party, Rio - style,  while they immerse themselves in the music and culture of Brazil, from samba beats to rainforest heat, taking in our nearest 'rainforest' at the Eden Project.

We will study the significance of the Amazon rainforest in sustaining the delicate ecological balance of our planet, as one of the largest carbon 'sinks' on Earth. In science, we will begin to understand global warming and how our own actions impact on this, including deforestation in places such as the Amazon. More importantly, we will be finding ways to reduce our own carbon footprint and attempting to hone our debating skills while persuading others to do the same. In art, children will study the work of Nick Gustafson using his colourful representations of rainforest creatures to inspire story telling and writing based around Lynne Cherry's brilliant book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. We will be learning samba dancing and drumming from experienced local samba instructors and hope to share our Carnival moves with parents, including our beautiful masks and costumes, at our outcomes. To completely immerse all our senses, we will be cooking some traditional Brazilian foods such as 'pao de queijo' and Brazilian salsa. 

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. 




Please check the school Facebook page for regular updates and photos of our learning in Kynance Class. 
Our immersive classroom!
What has happened to these poor veggies? Could it be the work of The Evil Pea? Kynance use the evidence to deduce who the perpetrator of this crime could be... Launching our class book 'Supertato'. 
Our 'Wild Water' activity days; Summer 2022
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.