Tehidy Class - Reception KS1
Welcome to Tehidy!
Tehidy class is made up of our youngest pupils (from Reception to Key Stage 1). We have a very dedicated staff team who work very closely with our team of Physiotherapists, Occupational and Speech and Language Therapists to set both group and individual programmes as required.
We are proud of the relationships that we are able to forge with the youngest members of our school, and believe that the building of trusting and respectful relationships is at the heart of everything we do.
Our teaching is approached through an Early Years model, suiting the needs and stages of development for our pupils. Our activities are stage appropriate and individual targets set for each child are taken from the EYFS areas of learning.
PSED (Personal Social Emotional Development) - We plan to enable the children to become as confident and independent a possible through activities and experiences that support their health and well-being. We support them to develop a positive sense of self and develop their curiosity to explore and learn through interest led and play based learning. We incorporate sensory communication activities such as intensive interactions and TAC PAC to support those developing positive relationships.
C&L (Communication & Language) – Many of our themes are bases on stories, helping to develop a love of reading, delivered through sensory story sessions and Attention Autism sessions. These support the children to build engagement and develop their listening and attention skills. In Tehidy we use various communication methods to support each child needs, encouraging the children to make choices and enabling them to express themselves.
PD (Physical Development) - We are lucky enough in school to have some great outdoor space, with equipment for our children to explore and enjoy through daily access. We set individual targets and ensure our sessions include a range of large and small apparatus to meet the needs of all of our children.
Within Tehidy, we pride ourselves on creating a positive environment and a happy and fun atmosphere, which promotes learning through exploration, curiosity and play.
Reading in Tehidy Class
In Tehidy class, reading is linked to every aspect of our learning journey. We endeavour to promote the love of reading through, stories and books; we use sensory stories, music, song and rhymes within our daily routine. Taught sessions focus on children building attention to support their engagement and support their speaking and listening skills, the foundations for pre reading skills.
We are focusing on the phonics phase 1 scheme of letters of sounds, which includes environmental sounds, copying rhythmic patterns and exploring instruments. Additionally we use choice and story boards to interpret photos and link to symbols and signs.
As a team we encourage interest by reading and sharing a range of stories, we use puppets, role-play, repetitive verse through cross-curricular learning; we make it fun and exciting and use as many elements throughout the EYFS to incorporate our love of stories.
We are very lucky here at Curnow to have variety of learning environments that provide quality spaces for children to undertake learning activities. Our classroom is well resourced with engaging activities which help us to develop the children’s independence and love of learning.
We have our own balcony which is themed according to the needs of the class group. Our outside play areas include a trampoline, slide and other physical equipment. We use the outdoor learning areas as much as possible as we recognise the positive effects that being outside can have on the children’s wellbeing and engagement. We access the shared areas in smaller groups and 1-1 at various times to provide activities such as learning walks, sensory explorations and gardening
We have a beautiful sensory room, a movement room, a learning pod, teaching kitchen, library area and the school hall, all of which are easily accessible for every child within the class.
Whenever possible we also enjoy spending time with our friends from Illogan School and we embrace the ethos of ‘Two schools, One community’.