Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday and Friday
Welcome back to Kynance!
A happy new year to all of you. We cannot wait to welcome you back this January!
For the Spring term, we will be learning through the topics of ‘Seasonal Changes’ and ‘Victorian Britain’. Please see our medium term planning below for more information about our topic.
In Science, we will be learning about weather patterns during this Spring term. This Science theme will give us lots of opportunities to do investigating and thinking scientifically while we observe the outdoors and the environment around us.
In Art, we will be continuing to work with different tools on a variety of different surfaces and scales. We will be focussing on a range of inspirational artists throught the Spring 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 question: 'what is the good news Christians say Jesus brings?' We will be investigating the lives of some people for whom Jesus was good news. Jesus offered friendship, forgiveness and peace. We will think about how these three offers are ‘good news’.
If you have any questions, please send a message to the office and we will get straight back to you.
Please keep your eye on our class page for updates and photos showing what we have been up to!
Weekly events in Kynance:
PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon and we will be learning to throw, catch, roll and control a ball. We will then move on to learning to strike a ball with a bat. We will use the skills we have learnt to take part in competitive games with each other.
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. Last year we introduced ‘Reading Karate’. This is a reward based system for reading at home, which results in the children moving up through coloured ‘belts’ (wristbands) depending on how many ‘reads’ they have completed. We would greatly appreciate your support with this new 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.
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 be initially be based on the current themes ‘Seasonal Changes’ and ‘Victorian Britain’. Attached to this page is the Chilli Challenge sheet 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.
Building Learning Power
Our new learning power for this half term is 'Reasoning' and we will be looking to inspire all of our children to be independent thinkers and engaged in their learning reasoning skills.