Welcome to Kynance Class Autumn Term 2019
Kynance Class is on fire this term! Literally!
Our topic 'Let The Sparks Fly' already has our new class buzzing with ideas and information. This first half of term we are immersed in history as we study The Great Fire of London. Our classroom reflects our topic with walls aflame and a Tudor bakery busily burning away in the home corner. For a touch of tranquility amid the blaze, our Magic Faraway Tree - themed reading corner allows children a quiet area for immersion in stories and reflects the magic that will become the focus for our topic in the second half of term.
Through this topic, we will examine properties of materials in science and look at jobs, clothes and interview 'witnesses' of the dreadful events of 1666. Our topic will also incorporate dance, art and design technology, as well as learning the story of the fire from a story map in literacy. Much of our learning will take place outdoors, at Godrevy beach, Gwithian nature reserve, Crenver Grove or in our own fantastic grounds. We will be visiting a fire station to experience at first hand our modern methods of fighting fires.
Kynance is a class buzzing with fun and new experiences, where children stretch themselves further than they imagined. The adult members of our team are Miss Austin and Mrs Eustice who teach alongside Mrs McKay, Mrs Tullet, Mrs Barber, Mr Buckley, Mrs Tate and Mrs Skeggs. Each day takes the children further along their own learning journeys, where enquiry and discovery are encouraged all the way.
We use ideas from White Rose Maths Mastery, Phonics Play, The Literacy Shed, a Sense of Place and our own environment to scaffold our curriculum into a vibrant & enriching one which is accessible to all.
The role play area is the Pudding Lane bakery, with flames creeping up to the ceiling
The Magic Faraway Tree - themed reading corner.
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.
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This is the storymap for our class story called Wild. Ask your child to retell the story using the map. We have only just started so there will probably be lots of gaps at the moment but it won't be long before we all know it.
Kynance Class had a fantastic start to their topic 'Amazing Animals' with an in - class visit from Mark's Ark and a trip to Newquay Zoo, where children identified species that are endangered or threatened.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Superheroes outcomes exhibition. We hope you were able to learn how to keep fit, eat healthily and be your best Superhero self!
We have been inspired by the 'real life' superheroes we have met! They have a lot in common with our fictitious superheroes - they all wear special costumes that are designed to help them do their job; they drive special vehicles with tools to help them and all have told us that their desire to help people led them to choose that job, which can be dangerous at times! As Nic the police officer told us... 'Courage grows over time.'
Multiplication arrays in the sand
I've found something with the digraph - Buster
Kynance class had a great morning at Outdoor School; taking part in a phonics hunt and bringing maths alive by making multiplication arrays in the sand.
Our Kynance superheroes visited the Minack Theatre and enjoyed a tour of this stunning landmark, before taking part in some Superhero drama workshops. The children got to perform their plays to an impromptu audience (visitors to the theatre), many of whom commented on their fantastic acting skills.
Kynance visited Pendennis Castle as part of our history study. We learnt how Pendennis worked with St. Mawes Castle to protect Truro from invasion during the rule of King Henry VIII. We dressed up as characters who may have lived and worked in the castle, from a pot boy to an admiral.
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We joined Class 3 for Flashlight Friday. Take a look!
Today we have been learning about 3D shapes in maths.
Kynance Class have had a brilliant time creating a samba band with the help of Truro School of Samba!
Bread making on Pudding Lane before the fire started.
In PE we've been working on our dance to London's Burning.
Kynance really let the sparks fly on their first day of the term.
The Great Fire Of London story map. Children have learnt this map with actions.