Once upon a time, there was a class of children who believed they had come to school for a normal day of learning. What they didn’t know, however, is that while they had been away, a spell had been cast upon their classroom, turning it in to an enchanted land.
Once through the door, the children would become no longer just children, but characters in wonderful stories that have been told for many years – stories of magic and wonder. Stories that teach us how to live; stories of enchantment.
Our Enchanted Lands topic will show us castles, kings, knights and feasts. We will learn dancing and wizardry, painting and portraiture.
We are going to step through this magical door and immerse ourselves in whatever lies beyond. Our only limitation is our imagination.
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.
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.