Kynance

 
This summer term, Kynance class will be taking the plunge into our new topic, 'Wild Water'.
This is the ideal topic to immerse ourselves in geographical study of our beautiful Cornish coast, while diving into the past to find out about Cornwall's shipwrecks and understand how rescue techniques have changed through time. To this end, we will be visiting the Maritime Museum in Falmouth to learn about the 'Breeches buoy' and to understand how we can make vessels that float and move over the surface of the water, as well as welcoming members of the RNLI into school. Our artwork will consider Cornish painters of the sea through time, focusing on the painting of Cornish artist Lamorna Penrose, whose work will inspire our own painting and felting work. We will bring the past to life by singing and composing Cornish sea shanties and listening to music by Cornish folk bands such as Fisherman's Friends. 
Our work will culminate in an exhibition of our artwork and a film of our watery journey in the very Cornish backdrop of Heartlands, where we will put our homemade vessels to the test in a good old - fashioned boat race down the stream. 
 
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. 

 

 

 

Our immersive classroom!
Please find below our story map for this term, based on Ann Turnbull's 'The Sand Horse'. 
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.