Welcome to Kynance Class Spring Term 2020

Kynance are having a party this term with their new topic, 'Boogie In Brazil'. Our rainforest- themed classroom has already seen some bouncing samba beats and calming rainforest sounds as the children have embarked on their art topic for the term, a study of nature's patterns and textures, based on the artwork of Nick Gustafson. We kicked off our literacy with work based on the film 'Rio' which had the children samba dancing in their seats!

Our exploration of Brazil includes the country's humid climate; the abundant species and importance of the rain forests, the tradition of 'Carnival' in Rio and the samba drumming and dancing that the children will perform at their outcomes. Through this topic, we will explore reasons for, and impacts of, climate change in science, while studying a range of contrasting climates in different continents in Geography. This theme will be further explored as part of our Wide World PSHE theme. Since we sadly can't manage a trip to Brazil, we will be exploring the rainforest biome at Eden. Mrs Sicolo will be taking groups of children to experience some Brazilian cooking including fruits from the region and Brazilian cheese bread, which will all be on offer at our outcomes. 

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 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.

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.