Mrs Palmer

Class Teacher

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Miss Thomas

Class Teacher

Thursday and Friday

Mr Townsend

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Kynance!


Throughout the Autumn term we will be learning through the historical topic of ‘Houses and Homes through History’ and a science based topic called ‘Materials’. Please see our medium term planning below for more information about these themes. 


In Science  we will be discovering what different materials there are and how we can identify them from their properties. The children will be asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways and using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to scientific questions.


In Art, we will be working with different tools on a variety of different surfaces and scales. We will be focussing on a range of inspirational artists throughout the Autumn term and learning about the history of the artists as well as trying to create art in the style of their work. The children will be doing observational drawing of the outside environment and completing a collage of prints using toned colours. 


In RE we will be exploring the big questions: Who is Jewish and how do they live? Followed by Who do Christians say made the world? Children will learn about Jewish and Christian celebrations and stories, thinking about the connections between the two faiths. Children will be encouraged to think, talk and ask questions about their ideas and opinions on the learning taking place. 


PE will take place on a Thursday morning, however, please ensure that children have their PE kit in school at all times as PE may also take place on additional days. We will begin with Gymnastics where children will learn to travel, balance and move in a variety of different ways using the floor and apparatus. Jump safely from both the floor and apparatus and roll with control, moving on to linking a jump, roll and balance. 


Building Learning Power

Our new learning power for this half term is 'Empathy and Listening' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be independent thinkers and engaged in their learning reasoning skills. 

If you have any questions, please send a message to the office and we will get straight back to you. 


 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.

Homework will initially be based on the current topic ‘Houses and Homes through History’. Attached to this page is the Chilli Challenge Homework grid based on the topic. Please encourage your children to take part in this creative homework. The children will receive certificates for their contribution and their work will be displayed on our celebration wall in key stage 1. Please ensure your child does a minimum of 10 points on the homework grid.



Our class novel this half term is 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl!


Reading is a lifelong skill that we try to develop as your child continues their journey through our school. We are keen to develop a love of books and escapism as early as possible and we use ‘Reading Karate’ to help us to do this. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this initiative.


Daily reading is very important and the children’s reading records will be checked daily to make sure that they are reading regularly. We endeavour to hear all children read at some point during each week, but this often takes place during Read Write Inc. lessons and wont always be recorded in their reading records. 

Times Tables
During year 1 the children will be working hard to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Below are a few web links, which may help you to support your child with remembering these multiplication facts. 

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