Early Years Foundation Stage
At Kehelland Village School, our aim is to provide a happy and safe environment in which your child can thrive and learn. We plan exciting activities to stimulate enjoyment and the enthusiasm to learn. Most of the activities for the youngest children are practically based and make use of our rich outdoor environment. We are commited to the wellbeing of our school community and this is reflected in events such as Gig on the Green which celebrates the life of the school and offers camping, entertainment and community activity for school families on the school field for two nights in the summer.
Ofsted note that "Children enjoy coming to the Reception class because there are lots of exciting things for them to do..... They make good progress and achieve well in all areas..... Many good quality creative activities are provided..... Children are safe and secure. There is a wide variety of activities planned by adults. As a result, children’s basic literacy and numeracy skills are effectively developed through their creative work. "
Our Early Years children (the Pebbles) go to Tehidy Woods one morning a week for half a term. The sessions are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage areas of learning and development, namely Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical development, Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design . Whilst there, they:
- learn about boundaries; playing hide and seek amongst the trees
- learn about safety in the woods; whether plants are safe or harmful
- explore nature; its colours, smells, texture and form
- develop self-confidence and social skills
On the last session the children are treated to marshmallows toasted on the fire!