Welcome to our 'Enchanted Lands' topic...
Once upon a time, there was a class of wonderful children, who had battled through two lockdowns with the bravery of a knight, triumphed at returning to school with the determination of a handsome prince and worked the kind of wonders with their learning that would put a fairy godmother to shame. These children were true, valiant little heroes and heroines.
But while they rested in their castles for the Easter break, little did they know their classroom had been enchanted and now held the doorway to a world where the children themselves were the main characters in their own exciting and wonderful tales...
Through our Enchanted Lands topic we will immerse ourselves in the fantasy worlds of traditional tales, while exploring stories of real-life royalty in our historical study of castles. We will examine maps in geography and create our own fantasy lands to navigate using ICT, while our experimentation with materials in science will allow us to help those poor little pigs protect themselves against the big, bad wolf and create a banquet that Heston Blumenthal would be proud of, complete with Tudor dancing.
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.
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 immersive 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.