Mrs Taddeo

Class Teacher

Mr Mark Townsend

Teaching Assistant

Chilli Challenges Homework

The Chilli Challenges provide a range of learning activities for your child/children to engage with at home.  These will require varying levels of support.  Children earn valuable points for their house team by completing a challenge.  We regularly celebrate this learning in the classroom.  To view this term's new Chilli Challenges, please see below.

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage from the children and adults of Tehidy Class.


At St Uny Academy, the implementation of our EYFS curriculum ensures that our children can develop as independent, confident and successful learners.  We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework that sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to 5.


Community is at the heart of our classroom practice; our children have high aspirations and understand the value of making positive contributions to the world around them. Our goal is to ensure that all of our children are happy and engaged.


Through our child-led curriculum, we provide an environment that allows each child to display high levels of concentration, creativity, energy and persistence. The rationale behind this is that high levels of well-being and involvement foster positive development for children and facilitate deeper learning. 


We believe that children should be able to lead their learning by initiating activities that are significant to them, derived from their own interests and ideas. Our curriculum is centred around our children; our EYFS team plan and enhance our classroom provision based on their knowledge of the children. In addition to this, and in order to broaden the experiences afforded to our children, our EYFS curriculum is enhanced each half term with a thematic focus. These themed activities are integrated into our daily classroom practice, with the aim of inspiring our children and enriching their daily learning.


Our EYFS curriculum enables our children to continually demonstrate their ability to:

  •      Play and explore
  •      Learn actively 
  •      Create and think critically
It is our hope that each of our children will be inspired and motivated to actively engage with our EYFS curriculum during their time at St Uny Academy; experiencing enjoyment and transitioning into Key Stage One with the confidence and skills to flourish as independent and resilient learners. 

Tehidy is part of our EYFS unit at St Uny and we welcome both Nursery and Reception aged children in our class.

We follow the EYFS curriculum and take part in a combination of child-led and adult-led activities throughout the day. We also share an outside space with Kynance class where we can play and interact with all children and adults from our EYFS unit. 

 This term we will learning through the topic of 'Where I live'. Please see our medium term plan below for more information on the areas of learning that will be covered this term. 

 PE will take place on Friday mornings throughout the Spring term, although PE bags are required in school at all times so that additional sessions can take place at different times.  

We teach reading through a scheme called Read Write Inc which introduces children to phonemes (sounds) in a systematic approach and helps them to progress through oral blending (hearing & identifying sounds in words) through to word blending and then sentence reading. Children are given a sound book to take home detailing sounds learned and we expect parents to practise these sounds at home daily. 

On starting school your child will be given a reading book (at an appropriate level for them), Love to Read book (a high-quality picture book for you to share) and a reading record. We expect you to read daily with your child and to record in the reading record. At school your child will be taking part in daily reading activities and we aim to change reading books at least weekly. Reading at home will also help children work towards our Reading Karate bands.

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