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Hello Kynsa class! 


While Miss Curnow is teaching in Kynsa, Mrs Taylor will be providing some fun, daily English activities to complete on Class Dojo.


Maths ideas are uploaded for the week, below.


If you haven't signed up already, please check your emails for an invite. A link has been sent for student logins via message on Dojo. Some instructions are below to show you how to use. 


*Remember to participate in Ruth Miskin's daily phonics lesson* - 


Read daily with an adult and enjoy a book online too:


PE with Joe Wicks, Go Noodle, Cosmic Yoga (links below)


There are apps available from Spelling Shed, TTRock Stars etc, all the links are below.


Mrs Trembath and Miss Sedgeman will be in touch with you every week to check in on the work you've been doing.


Take care,

Mrs Taylor :)


Message from Miss Curnow:

Miss Bellis and I miss you all very much and can't wait to see you guys again soon. It's been lovely seeing some of you back. 

Sending you lots of Kynsa team smiles from Miss Curnow and Miss Bellis :)



        username: student8271

        password: pendeen


In Espresso, you can pick a topic subject each day - learn something new! 



You're adults will have had your individual link sent to them via the messages on Dojo.


Handwriting practice:


Username: pen

Password: deen

Choose Class 1 and easy letters/ easy words.


Maths Ideas W/C 06.07.2020:


Here's what we're learning in school this week in maths. Have a go at home too!


Enjoy the story, How Many Legs?, here:


Watch the videos to go with your daily lessons here:

Maths Activity Mats

Learn about animals: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Enjoy the story to find out.

This year would have been Tokyo 2020 - the summer Olympics. If everything was as normal, we would be in school learning about the Olympics. So, for your home learning we have created a grid with activities that you can pick and choose to complete. 

Home Learning Ideas for Kynsa Class


Physical: Fine Motor Skills

Early Learning Goal

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Make your own Grass Head

A Kynsa class competition to see who can grow/cut the most creative hairstyle at the end. Photos can be shared on our Kynsa class Twitter account (more news on this to follow)


You will need:

  • A pair of tights or stockings
  • Grass seeds
  • Sawdust, potting mix or soil from the garden
  • Small yoghurt pot 
  • Water-proof glue (if attaching decorations)
  • To decorate, use things you’ve got around the home. If you’ve got a box of creative things that’s great but equally you could be very creative using your  recycling or things around the home

Step 1 – Cut off the foot end of the tights approx. 8-10 inches

Step 2 – Stretch the ‘foot’ over a mug so the toe end is inside the mug and the open end is stretched over the mug. Use a teaspoon to pour in 1-2 spoonfuls of grass seed.

Step 3 – Pack the ‘sock’ with sawdust or soil, twist the open end of the sock around and tie a knot to close it.

Step 4 – Decorate the grass head and sit it on a yoghurt pot to ensure any moisture drips into the yoghurt pot once you’ve watered it.

Step 5 – Lightly water each day in a sunlit area and watch the hairstyle grow!


Other growing ideas either in the garden or on a window ledge indoors:


Grow a fairy garden with flowers

Paint a flower pot and look after a plant / flowers

Grow a beanstalk for Jack

A Kynsa class Sunflower growing competition – who will get the tallest Sunflower?

Plant some quick growing veg and make some soup together when it’s grown and ready to eat


Please email me if you’d like more information or instructions for the above ideas 😊









Early Learning Goal

Children explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.


Challenge: to experiment with colour and texture by creating a painting or sculpture. Allow your child to choose what they’re going to paint or sculpt (use recycling as ‘junk modelling’ if your child chooses to make something 3D). We can use the class Twitter page to share our creations.



Create a whole herd of Elmers out of plastic milk bottles...

You will need:

A plastic milk bottle (remove the lid, label and wash out the inside)

Lots of colourful tissue paper cut into squares

PVA Glue


Googly eyes (or use pen)


A grown-up




Ask a grown up to cut off the bottom of the bottle to create Elmer’s legs and trunk, and cut out Elmer’s ears using the card.

Cover the surface of the bottle with PVA glue and then stick tissue  paper squares all over the elephant in an Elmer patchwork style.

Stick Elmer’s ears to his head and cover with patchwork tissue paper squares. Once your elephant is complete, give it another coat.

Finally, add some eyes (we’ve added googly eyes but you can make your own with paper and pens).

Upload a photo to our Class Dojo and our Kynsa Twitter page.



Understanding The World

Early Learning Goal

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Challenge 1: Ask your child to draw a picture of the people in their family. This doesn’t necessarily have to be on a permanent surface (eg a drawing on paper) it could be using chalks on the patio or fence in your garden if you have the opportunity to do this. Just remember to take a photo of the final creation! While your child is creating the picture this is a great opportunity to talk about the people in their family and discuss similarities and differences, family traditions and people in the community.

Challenge 2: A picture of the people who help us. What better an opportunity to say thank you to the NHS and other emergency services than creating a picture to say thank you. We will be able to share these on the class Twitter page.




Early Learning Goal

Children know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

Challenge: Create a number line up to 20 using either objects found outside (in your garden if you have one) or objects around the home. For example 1 pebble, 2 daisys, 3 leaves etc. You could also create the number out of objects found eg a number 5 made out of daisys. You could estimate and predict how many daisy flowers it will take to make the number 5.



How to make Numicon biscuits

You will need:

  • 125g/4oz butter
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar
  • 180g/6oz plain flour
  • Smarties / Choc buttons / raisins (your choice of something to show the Numicon quantity)
  • Icing sugar and water or make a small amount of buttercream to stick the Numicon decoration to the biscuits


  1. Get a grown up to heat the oven to 190C
  2. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.
  4. Cut into the shapes of Numicon (see photo attached), place onto a baking tray and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
  6. Make a small amount of icing or buttercream to stick the Numicon decoration to the biscuit.
  7. Upload a photo to Class Dojo or the Kynsa Twitter page and enjoy! You deserve a biscuit after your Joe Wicks workout (who else has sore legs?)



Early Learning Goal

Children use their phonetic knowledge to write words that match their spoken sounds. They write simple sentences that can be read by themselves others. Some words are spelt correctly and some are phonetically plausible.

Challenge: Ask your child to tell you what is happening in this picture. Can they tell you a story about it?

Now think of words to write down about the picture.

Finally have a go at writing one sentence to describe what is happening. For example:

The dinosaur is drinking water.

Please note that the sentence should be phonetically plausible but does not need to be spelt correctly. For example your child may write “The dighnsor iz drinkin wortr”. This could would be using their phonetic knowledge of ‘igh’ sound and is having a go at sounding out.

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