Welcome to Kynance Class Autumn Term 2020


Kynance are flying into the new term with our Autumn topic, 'Super You'. An apt topic for this moment in history, where we will be discovering the superhero in us all, as well as celebrating those real - life superheroes who have been keeping us safe this year. In science and PE we will look at foods and exercises that help us become our best superhero selves, while our conversations in PSHE will focus on those human qualities, both physical and emotional, that make a true hero. We will talk to some real life heroes - parents and local people-  that are in our midst every day to help us understand what inspires them to do their job.We couldn't study superheroes without looking at the comic strips and graphic novels inspired by Marvel and DC or studying the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

This will be a flying start for the newest adult member of the Kynance team too, Mrs Backhouse, who is with us on Thursdays and Fridays while Miss Austin takes time out to have her baby.  Like all of us, Mrs Backhouse is committed to learning outdoors as much as possible and, with Mrs Eustice, will promote a play - based approach to ensure a smooth transition back into learning. Rest assured the only masks we will be wearing in Kynance (*subject to government U - turns) will be of the superhero variety, along with shiny capes and pants outside our trousers! From the outset, however, Kynance will be promoting good hand hygiene, and following government guidance and our own good sense to ensure our classroom is safe as well as engaging.  


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.