Mrs S Palmer

Class Teacher

Miss S Jones

Teaching Assistant


Welcome to 2020 Kynance Class!


At the start of 2020 we are looking forward to exploring a new term of learning in year 1/2.


Throughout the Spring term in English and Topic lessons we will be learning about ‘The Victorians’ and ‘Seasonal Changes’. We will be reading Dragon Dinosaur, The House that Jack Built and Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone we will also read a variety of picture books during each week. The children will also focus on what life was like for children during the Victorian times. This topic will be cross curricular and have links to History, English, Computing and Art / Design Technology.



We will be finding out about the four seasons. We will observe our outdoor environment and how it changes throughout the year and discuss how the weather and day length changes. 

We will learn how stories from the Bible and Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness, peace and friendship affect how Christians lead their lives. 

For more information about the exciting things we will be learning this half-term please have a look at the medium-term plan that is attached to this page.



Weekly events in Kynance:



PE will take place on Thursday afternoon and we will be teaching the children all about developing their games skills. Children will use a range of equipment to throw, catch, roll and kick with control. In Dance, the children will match movements to music to create and perform dances inspired by our seasonal changes theme.

We would like PE kits in school all half term because we sometimes do extra PE sessions during the week.



At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning. Please see the 'Chilli Challenge' homework grid attached to this page. The homework grid has a variety of exciting tasks and activities linked to our topic.


Reading should be enjoyed daily - please ensure that your child reads with somebody at home and that their reading is recorded in their reading record. The children are thoroughly enjoying working towards their next 'Reading Karate' bands, so please keep up with the fantastic support and excitement!


Coats and jumpers, water bottles and fruit

Please ensure that your child is supplied with a labelled coat and jumper.

A water bottle with your child's name can be kept in the classroom so the children can keep hydrated all day.

Fruit is available free of charge at break time but please feel free to provide your child with their own fruit/vegetable snack if you prefer.  Tuck is also available to the children before playtime - please could money for this be provided in a purse or wallet.



Building Learning Power


Our new learning power for this half term is 'Managing Distractions' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be as independent and intrinsically engaged in their learning as possible.


If you have any questions, please catch Mrs Palmer (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) or Mrs Pollard (Thursday and Friday) at the end of the day or pop a note in your child's reading record.

Please keep your eye on our class page for updates and photos showing what we have been up to!