Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

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EYFS at St Columb Major Academy

The Early Years classrooms have been redecorated and refurnished with amazing resources and furniture from Community Play. The environment now has a calm and natural feel with wooden tables and chairs, furniture and hessian display boards. This allows children to play and work in an environment that is less distracting and hectic, supporting their focus and learning while allowing their work on the walls to be the centre of attention.

The two classrooms are joined with a sliding partition which we open during continous provision. The children are able to flow between the two classrooms and outdoors during their own learning time.

At St Columb Major Academy, the children learn mainly though child initiated play. The experienced Early Years adults teach the children and move learning forward through the children’s self-chosen play. We also teach the children in small focused groups and whole class taught lessons. This enables us to teach children new concepts and skills for them to practice and apply within their play.