Crofty class is made up of pupils from Reception to Y6. Our class is led by Jenny Buckland (class teacher) assisted by a team of teaching assistants who are extremely knowledgeable of the needs of the pupils. We are supported by a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists with whom we work closely to produce targets and programmes for the pupils. These programmes are built into our everyday learning and the therapists enjoy joining us to see their programmes in action! Crofty class provides a happy, stimulating, fun and safe place to learn.
Crofty class learn through a structured and holistic multi-sensory curriculum. This is informed by a developmental perspective where the starting point is the individual learner. The curriculum is personalised for each pupil and addresses the priority areas relating to the development of the learners throughout the day. The aim in Crofty class is for each learner to achieve his or her potential in terms of communication & interaction, sensory development, physical & motor skills, emotional & social development and personal care & independence. We practice our communication and interaction skills with our friends, class team and the wider community. We learn through physical, fine and gross motor activities benefiting from spending lots of time learning in different environments and when out of our chairs. We learn through social & emotional activities which often include working and playing with our friends from other classes and Illogan school. We develop our personal care & independence skills with support from the class team. We particularly enjoy learning through sensory activities which are often very messy but great fun!
At Curnow Lower school we access a range of learning environments which support and vary our learning opportunities. We have a spacious classroom with a covered balcony, outside play areas including a sandpit, trampoline and plenty of flat ground which enables walkers to be used outside. Our sensory room is used for a wide range of sensory, social, physical and conceptual development activities and the movement room provides a soft play area for structured and free play sessions. We use the Hall for physical activities both in and out of our chairs. We also travel to Curnow Upper School to use the water skills pool weekly. The pupils work in small groups in different learning environments throughout the school day ensuring their learning is stimulating, varied and fun!